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              November Program - Jelly Bean Factory

          The format for the November meeting will not be business as usual.    

We do not have a speaker, and the announcements and committee reports will be very brief.  The library will not be open and no magazines will be for sale.

          Comforting Quilts will present our semi-annual sit and sew for charity event - the “Jelly Bean Factory”. Jelly Beans are simple 4-patch blocks featuring colorful novelty prints and bright solids that will be sewn into crib quilts.  Construction is simple and quick, and the assembly line set-up at our “factory” facilitates the production of many blocks and quilts. 

          Sewing the pre-cut strips will begin soon after our 9:30 start time.  We will be busy, but this meeting is also an opportunity to interact with other guild members while working on various tasks.

          We will need people to sew, press, cut, sort, carry blocks between work stations, and arrange blocks on design walls.  If you will be sewing, please come early to set up your work station and bring the following: sewing machine (must be able to sew an accurate ¼ inch seam), neutral sewing thread, scissors for clipping threads, pins, extra sewing machine needle, and a seam ripper.  If you will be cutting, please bring a small to medium cutting mat, rotary cutter (with extra blade), and a medium size ruler (at least 4” by 8”).    

          Be sure to mark your name on everything you bring!  Please keep the back parking lot open for members with large, heavy loads and those needing handicap parking.  Help will be available if you need assistance carrying your sewing machine in from street parking.

          If you would rather be less active, the library will be set up to tie quilts.  We will supply needles and needle threaders, but remember to bring your own thimble.  If you have never tied a quilt, this will be a great opportunity to learn how.