*** DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ***
HOW TO DONATE:
- Contact us (see below) for pick up
- Bring to January 23rd Guild meeting – to be collected by Liz Swan & Pattie Gregg
HOW TO VOLUNTEER – SIGN UP AT THE JANUARY 23 GUILD MEETING:
- Sorting on the morning of February 15 in Haverhill at the First Church of Christ
- Auction set up on February 20 to begin a few hours before the meeting
Please take this opportunity to recycle your stash and make room for new projects! And, if you know any non-member quilters that would like to make fabric donations (perhaps they are moving?), please mention our auction to them. We are available to meet people at the Storage Unit and/or come to your homes for pick ups.
We would like donations of quilting cotton fabric, unfinished quilt projects, quilting supplies, embroidery, knitting, vintage sewing items and quilting books newer than 2015 (no magazines, please), and any other items you think would be of interest to your fellow quilters.
Thank you all in advance for your contribution to another successful auction!
Stacey & Sue Contact Info:
Susan@Spinelli.us / 978-869-3632
StacCaru@gmail.com / 978-914-390
Congratulations to Stacey Caruso, Sue Spinelli, the committee members and all the volunteers for a successful UFO Auction. There were lots of donated items to be had. Members and guests were bidding often and generously. The final numbers are not in yet, but the preliminary numbers appear to be very good. We will have the final numbers at the March meeting. I hope everyone had an opportunity to purchase a new treasure. I know I did! Thanks, again, to the entire UFO Auction team on a job very well done!
Liz Swan, President
SORTING donations – Saturday, Feb 16
First Church of Christ
10 Church Street
We are also accepting donations at this time.
SET UP auction – Thursday, Feb 21
Guild Meeting, Norther Essex Community College
Please note: The guild can only accept cash or check for winning bids at auction.
Hope you can join us!
One month after joining the Guild, 5 years ago, I found myself caught up in the bidding frenzy that occurs every February at the UFO auction. Lots of cool, gotta-have-it stuff!!! YES, good stuff. One particular item beckoned me….a huge box filled with solid colored, polyester and cotton, twill weight fabric; EVERY color of the rainbow, but mainly BRIGHTS! Just Gorgeous I think, no one will want them, its polyester! Being inexperienced, I failed to recognize the gusto, the fevered pitch, the determination of MVQ quilters and I quickly lost the bidding war. I suffered massive bidder remorse, depression, and then was obsessed about my loss. I approached the “winner” to ask to buy her out…..and luck was with me as she quickly said “let’s split it”. And so began the next journey of this FABULOUS fabric which has been sitting in my sewing room since that day, five years ago. Stop me if this story sounds familar.
We all know, you can never have enough fabric, so when inspiration struck this summer …I was READY! I attacked those polyester and cotton textiles with a vengeance. I made: 2 personalized “coloring book” tote bags for the great nephews birthdays, they held all of their gifts and goodies; 16 tote bags to hold personal care items for a battered woman’s shelter (a few great accent fabrics added more pizzazz); 2 larger tote bags for shopping green instead of choosing “paper or plastic”; 3 – 17″ Nancy Crow style pillows for the cabin of our sail boat, highly washable; 2 ditty bags to hold wallets, keys, cell phones and items we didn’t want to lose overboard; 2 large ditty bags for containing spare oak mast wedges and a collection of miscellaneous engine parts; and 4 “superperson” capes for the same 2 great nephews and their super friends.
Phew, I’m done, $5 well spent, and a terrific bargain among many great UFO bargains! While sharing this story I just realized, there are bits and pieces of fabric remaining…..absolutely TOO good to toss….Perhaps my chocolate labrador would like a new dog bed! So I’m back to stitching like mad and thinking maybe the rest of this FABULOUS fabric will show up at this years UFO auction on February 18th ….you know, it is possible. ——————————————————————————–