Friday, June 14, 2013

Busy Event Day and June Meeting Notice

Jun Meeting Date - Friday, Jun 21st

It’s Summertime and that means that here in Florida we seek out Air Conditioning!  Well, Crafty Threads is the place to be next week for our next Quilts of Valor meeting in their cool and refreshing classroom.   We will be cutting fabric for kits and preparing backings for at least six quilt tops.  We will also be having quilts coming back in and that means machine sewing of the bindings and after that the hand sewing of the bindings and labels.

Our special presentation this month will show you what you can do with a Jelly Roll … and we’re not talking pastries (but knowing this group, that could happen also!).  This technique has been sweeping the quilting circles and makes charming quilts with the greatest of ease.  Come see the demonstration – if you bring your own jelly roll (usually about 40 precut 2 ½ inch strips) and your machine, you can workup a quilt on the spot.

So, bring your cutting mats and favorite rotary cutting tool or sewing machine to this meeting.  You will have your choice of favorite projects to work on!

We will be meeting at the Crafty Threads Quilt Shop on Racetrack Rd on Friday, Jun 21st from 10:00 – 2:00.  Everyone is invited – no sewing skills required.

Today, June 14th, is Flag Day

Fly your flags with pride today!  Learn more about the occasion from this post.

Today, June 14th, is also the Birthday of the US Army

The US Army was founded on this date in 1775 and is now 238 years old.  It all began with those rebellious colonies and their pesky Revolution seeking Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Each of the 13 colonies raised their own militias, often made up of only amateurs with little experienced leadership.   It was quickly recognized that they must organize to go up against the professional troops of the British, so the Massachusetts Provincial Congress applied to the Second Continental Congress to assume responsibility for the New England Militias.  That Congress resolved to form a committee to draft rules and regulations for the governance of the Army.  George Washington received his commission to lead the Continental Army the next day and formally took command on July 3, 1775 in Boston.
   GO ARMY !!
Source:  US Army Center of Military History

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