For challenges this year we are going to give you three choices. You can do one, two or all three each month.
- The first choice is to do a charity project for our Donation Quilts group. In January we did placemats and mugrugs for the senior center, February is pillowcases.
- The second choice is to finish a UFO. So if you have one, bring it in this month.
- The third choice is a round robin which Mike will explain at the meeting.
In February you can get your name in the drawing for the charity item and for your UFO.
Welcome to the Scrapbasket Challenges for 2018. We have created challenges for the first six months of 2018. We hope you join in and have fun with the various months. There will be some that will be simple and others that will hopefully get your creative side thinking. Some members may wish to do one or two projects to get a head-start on a future month. Please join us and have fun with all the ideas. Here are the first two month’s worth to get you going:
November 2018: The November challenge will be making CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS to be donated to a charity. Another opportunity to use some of the Christmas fabric that many of us own!
October 2018: The October meeting is NO QUILT. It can be any project apron, table runner, placemat etc. This is an opportunity to start your Christmas projects now instead of December.
September 2018:The challenge for September is a KIDS’ QUILT to be given to the Kid’s committee. At the July meeting, many members were inspired by the speaker in creating a quilt with “that yard of fabric” by adding different borders. It will be interesting to see all the many ideas.
July 2018: The challenge for July is any project using only black and white fabrics with a contrast color. Remember that any project — placemat, napkins, table runner to throw size using black and white is the challenge.
Our challenges have been interesting and fun to see.
There will be NO challenge for August. The auction will be our meeting and fun for all of us. The challenges for September, October and November will be announced in August.
See you at the July meeting.
June 2018: Scrapping up with Scrapbasket is the June challenge and we are sure all of you are busy using up all those scraps from many projects. It will be interesting to view all the creative designs that many members are designing. See you at the meeting.
April 2018: UGLY FABRIC PROJECT DUE THIS MONTH.
The Challenge for April is supporting the food bank at Messiah Lutheran Church. That’s all.
Simple, Quick, Easy. They are always in need of canned vegetables, canned meats such as tuna, pastas, and paper products for the home. And, of course, you can always donate cash. The challenge
committee chose April since it can be a slow donation time, and it is also a chance for us all to work on and complete our UGLY FABRIC project. This is the month for the REVEAL of your creative masterpiece.
We will have a sign-up sheet at the meeting for the food bank donation.
Since the May meeting is going to be a quilt game night, we will advance the May challenge to June.
The challenge was SCRAPPING UP WITH SCRAPBASKET. So—- SCRAPPING UP WITH SCRAPBASKET is our Challenge project for June.
See you all at the April meeting.
Finish It Up. Got a UFO hanging around? Time to put in the last stitches, hand a label on it, and show it off.
Since the January Scrapbasket meeting was cancelled, all the monthly challenges will advance one month. So, the challenge of finished or unfinished Christmas project will be the February challenge.
Will there be any unfinished projects since we had an extra month?
At the meeting this month, we will be introducing the UGLY FABRIC project. Each person will receive a fat eighth of the UGLY fabric to be used in a creation of their own choosing. We know that some of you are anxiously waiting to view this fabric! The reveal for this fun creation will be at the April meeting along with the food bank donation. We hope you will have fun with this challenge.
- Your Christmas Project, Any Stage, Finished or Unfinished. This challenge was announced at the Christmas party in December.
- Ugly Fabric. Each person will receive a 10″ square of the same ugly fabric (yep, we choose). It must be used in a project of your choice.