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Open Quilting Details

EBHQ launched a new activity called Open Quilting in June 2022. We are getting together in person again! 

Each attendee must register for this activity and be willing to adhere to the rules outlined below.

You will be able to come to the Albany United Methodist Church as we did pre-Covid on the second Tuesdays and the third Saturdays of each month.

Oh, yes, we realize that it's going to feel quite different from the busy, buzzing church get togethers we enjoyed pre-Covid, that's why we gave it a new name. As of now, eating and drinking are not allowed by the church, so there will be no potluck lunches or free communal coffee. However, friendly conversation and communal sewing is definitely allowed and anticipated.

Available for your use during each session: irons, ironing boards, cutting mats, extension cords for your sewing machine, large tables with risers for pinning quilts (if space allows), and design boards.

Scrap Swap: you may bring fabric of any size to give away. However, if it's not scooped up by someone else, you must take your leftovers home again. There is no space to store any extra fabric in the closets. They are quite full--crammed actually.

What you can do during Open Quilting:

      • bring your own sewing project to work on
      • share your work in an informal Show & Tell
      • get advice if you're stuck on a project
      • exchange ideas
      • bring fabric for the Scrap Swap
      • pin a quilt, or cut fabric, on a high table (if space available)
      • share your quilting energy with your friends
      • schmooze to your heart's content

To comply with the church's Covid protocol:

      • masks must be worn by everyone
      • acknowledgement of vaccination is required when registering online 
      • 2 people to a table for social distancing: 24 attendees max, including 2 hosts
      • no eating or drinking in the room -- therefore, no potluck lunches, no communal coffee pot (So sorry!)
      • doors will be propped open for air circulation, so layer up

Participant responsibilities:

      • each attendee must register online in advance to secure a spot
      • cancel online as soon as you know you are not coming to allow waitlist people to join
      • bring/wear a name badge (make a fun one)
      • bring your own water or coffee container for sipping (the only time you can remove your mask)
      • bring along a small container to collect small fabric scraps and thread in your work area as you work
      • tidy up your own work area before leaving (gather your scraps, etc.)
      • take your leftover Scrap Swap fabrics home
      • have fun connecting with your fellow quilters

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Second Tuesday and

Third Saturday of each month

9 to 11:30 a.m. Register

Registration will close at 6 p.m. the evening before this activity.

Location: Albany United Methodist Church, entry on 980 Stannage Ave. (cross street Marin Ave.) 


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