Join the Club

WELCOME!  

Membership is open to all Sun City Anthem residents.  Our mission is to promote interest and learning of sewing and quilting and to encourage fellowship among members.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER:

Visit our Website to join the Club.   Choose LOG IN on the menu bar on the left on the HOME page.  At the LOG IN screen, choose CREATE NEW ACCOUNT.  Fill in all the information and click the CREATE NEW ACCOUNT button on the bottom of the page.  You will receive an email verifying that your application was received and requesting you visit the Sewing Room to pay your $20 yearly dues.  Once your dues are received (monitor will verify your SCA Card ID) you will be taken out of the PENDING status and become an ACTIVE member of the club.  You will then need to create a password.  Go to the Home page and choose LOG IN.  This time choose RESET YOUR PASSWORD.  Fill in the requested information and click the SUBMIT button.  You will then receive an email with instructions on setting your password. 

WHAT’S NEXT?

Orientation and Machine Training: New members must have Orientation and Machine Training prior to using a Club sewing machine or participating in Sewing Club activities.  Based on demand, Orientation is offered twice monthly. Check for dates and sign up via the Website.   Have questions? Contact Melissa Williams at melissa.mj.williams@gmail.com.

Sew Simple: These classes are designed for new and returning sewers to promote proficiency in basic sewing skills following club orientation and machine training.  It is a voluntary program covering essential information and mentored practice over a number of consecutive weeks ( and continuing based on individual need).  Students will complete a personal sewing sample book and a simple project in preparation for beginner-level project classes. 

Club Classes:  A variety of sewing classes are offered and taught by Club members.  The description of each class including skill level required and supplies needed are available on the Website.  Samples are posted on the bulletin board in the Sewing Room.  There is no charge for class sign up, however, please review the Rules of the Sewing Room regarding cancellations.

Quilting 101: The leaders of this series of classes schedule the sessions and present the skills that are needed to quilt successfully. Sessions will cover fabric choices, safe use of a rotary cutter, and the steps to complete a 4-block table runner or a wall hanging with binding. For more information contact: Donna Lyttle, lyttle246@aol.com or Georgia Tobey, georgiapeach4444@aol.com.

Featherweights and Friends: Own a vintage Singer sewing machine? This group is for you. Meets monthly to create and sew a variety of projects using their featherweight machines, however because they have "sew" much fun all members are invited to join. Owning a featherweight is not required. Contact Wilma Schirra-Kays, williekays@yahoo.com.

Stitching Divas: This group meets the first Monday of the month to focus on embroidery.  They share and discuss information on various topics as stabilizers, thread and the latest resources and techniques for machine embroidery.  Members have their own machines. Contact Sue Grater at gratersc@aol.com.

Loose Threads: This group focuses on the various aspects of quilting.  Meeting the second Monday of each month in the SCA ballroom, members are encouraged to share their skills and techniques of quilt making.  Projects are completed individually as well as in small groups. Contact Donna Lyttle, lyttle246@aol.com or Georgia Tobey@georgiapeach4444@aol.com

 AccuQuilt group:  Works on blocks that can be used in a Sampler or any other quilt of your choosing using our new electric AccuQuilt GO!Big and 8" or 6" Qube system.  Be prepared to be amazed and have fun.  Both sessions are the same.  Not sure what you will do with your new quilt blocks?  Think about making a quilt you can donate to Safe House.   Would you like to teach a class or a special project on the AccuQuilt?  Contact our Education Coordinator, Hinde Socol at hinde27@cox.net.

MAPP: Machine Applique or Paper  Piecing: Individuals work on their machine applique or paper piecing projects.  They share ideas, show off their projects, get encouragement, and just have fun.  Although this is not a class for instruction of beginners, assistance is always available. Contact Hinde Socol at hinde27@cox.net.

Wool Applique and Needlin' Around:  Do you have a wool applique project you purchased and never got around to doing?  Are you looking for projects that are done by hand and are easily portable?  Then Needlin' Around is the group for you.  Beginners are welcome.  Come see what others are doing and get motivated to try a project out for yourself. Contact Hinde Socol at hinde27@cox.net.

Independent Sewing: Members are welcome to use Club sewing machines and equipment to work on their own projects when there is a monitor on duty. Please check the Website for hours of operation which can vary due to room usage concerning workshops, special events, classes and other activities.

Monthly Membership Meetings: All members are welcome at the monthly club general meetings on the 4th Wednesday at 7 pm in the Anthem Center.  This is an opportunity to know what's available thru the club, meet members and see the beautiful show & tell items that members have created.

Lottery Block: A Lottery Block is presented at most monthly meetings of the Sewing & Quilting Club. The Lottery Block Coordinators present the project for that month; members can sign up for a block, receive the fabric and instructions.  Members work on the block on their own and return the completed block to the Sewing Room.  At the following monthly meeting a drawing will occur for that set of finished blocks.  The winning member may not win again until that project is completed. Complete instructions are available on the Website.

Show & Tell:  All members are encouraged to bring their completed items to the monthly meetings, share their expertise and show off their accomplishments.

Become a Room Monitor: Room monitors must know the rules and procedures of the Sewing Room.  They assist customers, answer the phone, take memberships, sell our products and generally supervise the room during their shift.  Monitors keep the room open for use, and in return maintain a personal entry Key Card to use the room when they want during SCA hours of operation.  Check the Website for complete details on the procedure to become a monitor. Contact the Monitor Coordinator, Chris Schroeder at CJSWestat@yahoo.com.

General Workshop and Cut Up Gals: This is a workshop to benefit the Club.  Members are encouraged to commit their time and talent to creating products such as Mah Jong mats, towel aprons, luggage tags, teddy bears, placemats and many other quality items for sale in the sewing room and at SCA craft fairs.  Proceeds fund club activities.  Each group meets twice monthly. Sign up online and come on in to see what's happening.

So What's New? The Club will be sponsoring a special sew in every other month starting January 2, 2020.  Any member is welcome.  We will sew an item not normally available, have some fun and put them up for sale for one time only.  Come check it out!

Dolly Mommas: This is a specialized workshop that meets three times a month.  The members are responsible for designing and making doll clothes that are sold by the club. Contact Jean Abraham at jeanabraham@cox.net.

Longarm Quilting:  Coordinators are available to instruct members on the use of the longarm.  A coordinator must always be present in the room to assist during operation of the machine.  Complete procedures are available on the website. Contact Chairperson Carolyn Newman at carolyn_newman@yahoo.com.

Quilters for Veterans:  A chapter of Quilts of Valor, a national organization that recognizes veterans for their service to our nation.  The Quilters for Veterans' mission is to provide a quilt for all veterans living in Sun City Anthem.  QFV members meet to sew quilt tops.  Contact Bonnie Meadows, bonjo7477@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please contact club officers and coordinators at “Contact Us” on Website.

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