We have a variety of small groups that meet during the year. Consider joining one or more of these small groups or get a new group started.
2020 Mystery Quilt - The cost is $4. Sign-ups will close at the February meeting. Clues will be handed out February through November. The quilt uses 5 fabrics: a light, medium, and dark of one color and a medium and dark of another color. The size is 'lap/throw' and the finishing instructions include borders to make it a generous twin if you desire.
Featherweight Group – The Featherweight Small Group is for sewers who own a Featherweight Sewing Machine. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 am at Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN. Contact Julie Johnson to be added to the email list for meeting notices.
Undercolor Club – This group meets the last Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Dunn Bros. Coffee Shop in the Coborn's on Cooper Ave. S. This group works with the "Color Play" book. Make a small project or bring fabrics to illustrate color combinations. Contact Marlyn Anderson
Hand Stitch Small Group - If you like to do wool work, applique, handwork, or just need time to bind a quilt, join us for our first gathering, Tuesday, January 28th from 6-8 pm at Julie Johnson's home. Please RSVP to her so she can plan for space. It will usually be the 3rd Tuesday, but if Julie has a conflict it will be the last Tuesday of the month.
Long Arm Quilting Group - If you are a long arm or mid arm quilter, or are considering becoming one, there is a new small group forming in January that will focus on this subject. Kathy Gunderson and Alice Sue Becker have offered to facilitate the new group for 2020. The first meeting will be held Monday, January 6th at 6:30 at Alice Sue’s house. At that time, all those who are interested are invited to bring their ideas concerning what they would like to do in the new group. Since there is currently not a regular meeting place (and long arm machines aren’t really portable), it is hoped that members would be willing to take turns hosting the group. That way everyone can share what they know and demonstrate their particular machine at the same time.
Scrappy Stash Busters - You pick a block pattern that you like. and you can only use fabric from your stash. Only the background fabric can be newly purchased. Sewing can be done either at your home or if available sewing in Gruber's Classroom at a cost of $5, or if you eat in the café the $5 is waived. When these quilts are finished, they can be given to the Guild to donate to our different service projects. This is a win, win group! Our sewing rooms get room for a new stash supply and the recipients will be very happy with their new quilts!