29th Annual WWIB/Sew Complete "Warmth from Wisconsin" Quilts should be with their new owners!
The 29th annual WWIB/Sew Complete "Warmth From Wisconsin" quilt contest quilts have now been judged and are on display. There are two categories of quilts. The small size must be at least 46" x 36" and no larger than 60" x 56". The larger size must be at least 60" x 72". Each quilt contains a "Warmth from Wisconsin" starter square from Sew Complete. The starter square must be included in the quilt top to qualify for the contest. They were on display at Sew Complete, before being distributed to Youth With a Mission and Apple Pregnancy Center, Inc., in Eau Claire. Youth With a Mission missionaries are currently working with the homeless population in San Antonio, TX, and Apple Pregnancy Center is working locally with new Mothers and families.
The Grand Prize was a $100 Cash Award from WWIB Radio (the judges chose the Grand prize winner from the first place quilts from the Bed quilt and Crib quilt categories).
Congratulations to Norma Klotz, 2019 Grand Prize winner for her Bed Size Quilt. She received the $100 cash prize from WWIB Radio
Bed Size Quilts:
First Place: Norma Klotz, $50 gift certificate from Sew Complete
Second Place: Alice Weickelt, $25 gift certificate from Sew Complete
Third Place: Julie Paine, $15 gift certificate from Sew Complete
Crib Size Quilts:
First Place: Julie Paine, $50 gift certificate from Sew Complete
Second Place: LaVonne Ganz, $25 gift certificate from Sew Complete
Third Place: Sue Kulig, $15 gift certificate from Sew Complete
We are very grateful to all who have participated in this endeavor in the past. Hundreds of quilts have been given to people who really need them over the years.
The next contest will be the 30th annual "Warmth From Wisconsin" quilt contest. Watch for details!
The next Sewing Club meetings will be held Tuesday, September 3rd, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Saturday, September 7, at 10 a.m. Several women have done a local "Hoffman Challenge" over the last several years--just for fun! This year, they chose to do their challenge using Bohemian Rhapsody fabric that they purchased at Sew Complete. At the September meeting, we will have "Bohemian Rhapsody Challenge Projects" to show. We will also have ballots, and you will be asked to vote for your favorite. The voting will be open for a couple weeks following the Club meetings, but each person is allowed to vote only once. The challenge winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate from Sew Complete (very high stakes competition). Pam will talk about fusible and water soluble threads, and Jamie will demonstrate ruffling one fabric to another piece on a serger. In addition to the Bohemian Rhapsody projects, we will have wardrobe items and accessories to inspire you to get started on your fall sewing. Club members, your reservation for your preferred time helps us plan for seating and refreshments. Feel free to bring your show-and-tell items, as we are all inspired by what you are doing, too.
The featured Class is Serger Fun Club. This is a great place to expand your serger skills using a variety of serger techniques and oftentimes decorative thread. Everyone chooses their own project each time, and we help each person as needed with thread choices, techniques and tension.
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