Sunday, August 13, 2017

August 21 - Solar Eclipse AND Martha Steele

Sure, next Monday, August 21, will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the United States in the past 38 years, but it will also mark the return of Martha Steele to the Choo Choo Guild!  Martha has been quilting for years, worked at the beloved Sew Bee It, and teaches quilting classes at multiple places all over the Chattanooga/North Georgia area.  She will be showing us some of her favorite projects using multiple innovative techniques.  She will also be demonstrating a method of quilt-as-you-go that she has found useful for all kinds of quilts.  

Members will not need to bring anything for the meeting except your show and tell.  You can just come relax and take a break from the hot muggy summer weather.

As a special treat, we also will be meeting Martha for dinner before the quilt meeting. Everyone is welcome to come to Choo Choo Barbeque Restaurant just north of Valleybrook Presbyterian on Hixson Pike.  We will be meeting her at 5:00, and if you are interested in joining with us, please RSVP to Ginny Minninger. (On the other hand, should you find yourself able to go at the last minute, come on anyway!)

Our Cuddle Quilt Workshop is this Saturday August 19

Come join us all at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church at 3204 Hixson Pike from 9:00 to 2:00. We'll be making quilt tops, spray basting completed tops with batting and backing, and enjoying a day with friends.  All this will benefit the Chambliss Center for Children, our local foster care and extended child care facility who has been helping local children for 140 years!  So bring your sewing machine, cutting supplies, completed tops, and we'll provide fabric, batting and backing for your cuddle quilts.   

We hope to see you both Saturday for the Cuddle Quilt Workshop and Monday for the Choo Choo Quilters Meeting!

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