from Rocket City Modern Quilt Guild
Summer Has Arrived!
We receive new information regarding Covid-19 each week. Health and safety of members are always a top priority and therefore, all RCMQG gatherings virtual through the end of July.Those events include "Sew-cial Saturdays" and monthly meetings.
We want to encourage meeting on zoom together, and sharing sewing projects together.
June General Meeting : June 16th at 6:00 pm
Sewcial Saturday in July will be the 11th rather than the 4th.
Check your emails for invitation links!
The Shibori & Indigo Dyeing event is in the process of being rescheduled for the end of August. This will be an outdoors and social distancing friendly event. Click HERE to sign up. Please email with any questions. The event is open to non-members, so share with your other sewing circles!
Don't forget to send in your sew & tell photos to the guild email by noon on meeting night!
North AL Foster Closet is ready to being distributing pillow cases again. Kerry has dropped of a tote full for area foster kids to select for personalizing. If you are seeking to help, please reach out to Kerry!
There are block of the quarter kits available for pick up or drop off.
Brews to Benefit has been cancelled indefinitely by Straight to Ale. If scheduling begins again, we will share that with everyone.
The Sew-signment sale has been cancelled for this year. If friends ask, it will be back in 2021!
Membership: June Birthdays
Web & Social
Planning a summer get-away?
- Consider a portable sewing room. You may want a folding table, a portable sewing machine, an iron and ironing mat, and a cutting mat. Especially outdoors, you may want to include an extension cord in your kit.
- Do the prep work ahead of time. Consider prepping all of the cutting, and just chain piecing while away from you sewing space. or bring a project you don't have to worry about getting blown away in a breeze.
- Try hand sewing. English paper piecing can be easy to carry with you given a little prep-work. EPP is an excellent opportunity to squeeze in some fussy cutting. If you have all the cutting prepped, a small baggie of thread, needles, and snips can go anywhere while you baste and sew shapes!
- Don't take too much with you. The more you carry along, the more opportunity to accidentally leave something behind.
- Consider notions with a magnetic feature. A magnet needle minder can keep up with you needles and snips which makes them less likely to fall and disappear in the ground below. There are even lanyards out there just to keep up with you scissors! (anybody feel like you need those anyways?)
New to Zoom?
Member Spotlight: Scavenger Hunt Winners
In the end, we all won the game by having an opportunity to laugh together as a group. We will keep looking for opportunities to laugh and share together as we take baby steps forward.
Stay well friends.