My mother’s 97th birthday

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I am planning a party for my mom for her 97th Birthday. Someone asked me if this Birthday is special? I said all birthdays are special for my mom.  My mom does not like the fuss so I can not talk about the party to much around her or she will get upset and worry about something…?  Nice thing is she will forget about the party within a day so I can keep on planning and inviting her friends.

We will be playing a game of trivia questions about mom as well as playing Bingo and having a social with Birthday gifts, cake and ice cream.  I thought I would refer all unanswered trivia questions to mom to answer. I have placed pictures of all the relatives around the room as decoration. Mom gets to look at the pictures for about a week and memorize who they are.  She can remember quite a lot about the past.

Most of her church friends and some of my friends will be attending. She loves to play “Kings in the Corner” ( a card game) and Sequence. If you do not pay attention when you play games with her, she will beat you. 

I thought it would be fun to share the pictures of my mom’s family. First are the Weitknecht’s, who were her maternal grand parents and aunts and uncles.  Next are the Brown’s, who were her parents. I even found a picture of my grandmother Estella holding baby Mildred. There is a picture of my grandmother Estella and grandfather Edward on my mom’s wedding day. My mom had 2 sister’s and 3 brother’s. The bride and bridesmaid are her sister’s Lillian and Ethel. My mother is from Bethlehem, Pa.

I also have several collages of Jenny’s Sewing Studio. My mom was my bookkeeper for 25 years. Pictures of my dad and my brother’s are every where in the house. I did not include all the pictures, but just a few to make it interesting.  The guests will learn a lot about my mother at the party, we will celebrate her life of 97 years.

The birthday party is February 23rd. I reserved her birthday February 24th for my brother Jim to take her out. I hope she has fun!

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Lap Quilt Club – Jan 31st at 2:00 pm

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The very first lap quilt club meeting is Thursday January 1st at 2:00pm at the Bradford room in the MAC center  in Salisbury, MD.

Lesson one-Introduction to Lap Quilting and the book by Georgia Bonesteel. There will be a review of what supplies and fabrics are needed. Learn how to design a quilt using the traditional lap quilt blocks.

Electric quilt will be introduced. We will talk about the quilt design and the fabrics needed.

Templates will also be introduced. the 1/4″ seam and foot will be shown and we will create 2 of the most basic blocks. Homework will be to make all the templates in the book for lesson 2.

Come and learn to plan your quilt. Club fee is $5.00 payable to Jenny’s Sewing Studio. Pay at the door for your first meeting. An enrollment form is below.

 

 


Enrollment form for Lap Quilt club, Lap Quilt Sew Along and Beginning sewing- Sew Along

 

Name:

 

Address:

 

City:

 

State:

 

Zip code:

 

Phone:

 

Cell Phone ( can I text reminders and supply lists) :

 

Email address required:

 

Please check the session you are enrolling for:

 

Total fee you have paid______________

 

Payment date________________

 

Lap Quilt club Feb 28th – $5.00_____________

 

Lap Quilt Sew along– one session $20.00 – date of session____________

Check one time period!

1:30 to 3:30pm __________

 

6:30 to 8:30pm _________

 

Beginner Sewing sew along – one session $29.95 – date of session____________

Check one time period!

1:30 to 3:30pm __________

 

6:30 to 8:30pm _________

Join Jenny for the 2019 monthly Lap Quilting Club at the MAC Center in Salisbury, MD. The fee is only $5.00 per meeting. We will start in the Bradford room with our meetings. Depending on the size of the group, our location at MAC can change. Sign up for the newsletter at Jenny’s Sewing Studio to stay up to date. Enroll using links at www.jennys-sewing-studio.com before the meeting and I will put you on a text or email list for updates.

Lap Quilting Club meetings for 2019 will be January 31st, Feb 28th, Mar 28th, April 25th, May 30th, June 27th, July 25th, Aug 29th, September 26th, October 31st, November 21st ( 3rd Thursday because of Thanksgiving) and December 19th (3rd Thursday because of Christmas). Time for club is 2:00 pm. Most club meetings are scheduled every 4th Thursday of the month and the sessions are 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Each session will introduce techniques to help you piece a traditional sampler Lap Quilt. The quilt size you decide to make is up to you. I will be completing a quilt along with the sessions. After we get started I will hold a “Show and Tell” at the beginning of each meeting so you can share your sewn blocks and fabric choices with the group.

I have scheduled 2  Monthly Sew Along at my home studio. You can bring your machine and sew with me for extra help or inspiration. Sessions will be held once a month at Jenny’s Sewing Studio, 1030 South Schumaker Dr in Salisbury, MD. One is on the Lap Quilt Club follow up and the other is a Learn to Sew project. See our web site for more details. Here are the scheduled dates for each event. I can supply 2 sewing machines, just reserve one when you enroll, or you can bring your own. You must enroll in advance for these sessions.

Sew Along  Lap Quilting class will meet on a Thursday afternoon from 1:30 pm till 3:30 pm or from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm . (Please note the schedule of dates is below) Enrollment in our Lap Quilting sew along is limited by space. Please specify the time period you would like to come and your space will be reserved. You must enroll for each month. Fee is $20.00 per month. Class dates for 2019: Feb 7th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, September 12th, October 10th, November 7th, December 5th.

Sew along Beginning Sewing sessions– $29.95 per month. Session meet either 1:30 to 3:30 or 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Session dates for 2019 are posted here: February 21st, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, August 22, September 19th, October 17th, November 14th and December 12th.

 

There is no carry over on monthly enrollment fees if you cannot make the session since the space will be reserved for you pending weather problems and illness.

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Enroll Now for Lap Quilting Club and Sew Along class each month!

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Lap Quilt Club at MAC center!

Each month Jenny’s Sewing Studio will introduce a brand new quilting skill or Quilt block in our lecture demo Lap Quilt series at the MAC center in Salisbury, MD. Beginners are welcome.  Sessions are only $5.00 each and will be scheduled in the Bradford room at 2:00 pm each month.  You can enroll using my web site shopping cart at this link. You can also register at the door of the seminar with Jenny. It helps me plan hand outs and seating when you enroll in advance.

Our first meeting is Thursday January 31st at 2:00pm. The series will be lecture demonstration and you will learn the steps needed to start your quilt. Beginners are welcome. I will demonstrate some of the basic tools needed for quilting. This month I will also introduce electric quilt to help you visually understand how your quilt will look and how much yardage you will need to create your quilt. I have a few handouts to share. We will talk about fabric choices. I will make a few templates and sew a few seams using a 1/4″ foot.  Plan on the session taking about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Bring paper and pen for notes.

I suggest you purchase the Lap Quilting book which contains patterns for 70 Lap Quilt blocks. Attend as many months as you can and work along with me each month to complete your quilt. I will hold a Show and Tell session at the beginning of each club meeting starting in February.

Club meetings for 2019 will be January 31st, Feb 28th, Mar 28th, April 25th, May 30th, June 27th, July 25th, Aug 29th, September 26th, October 31st, November 21st and December 19th . Time for club is 2:00 pm.

Let’s start quilting! See you next Thursday January 31st at 2:00pm.

Lap Quilt Sew Along!

Bring your sewing machine and sew. Following each monthly Lap Quilt club meeting I will schedule a Lap Quilt Sew Along at my Sewing Studio at 1030 South Schumaker Dr, in Salisbury, MD. My first Sew Along for Lap Quilting is February 7, 2019. The fee is $20.00 per session. Enroll for the 1:30 – 3:30 pm session or the 6:30 to 8:30 session. Class is once a month. This class is designed to help all beginner quilters with hands on sewing help while you are constructing the quilt. Classes are limited to 6 sewers. You can enter by the front door unless there is snow on the walk, then come in the back door. I always clear the back walk.

Bring your sewing machine or reserve one of my machines to use in class. Bring  Lap Quilting by Georgia Bonesteel, template plastic, a black sharpie marker, a wash away marker, clover chalk triangle for dark fabrics and a ruler to begin making  templates for your quilt. You will need sharp bent handled scissors and straight pin for cutting.  We will make a few templates and cut a few blocks. Let’s get started making your quilt.

For the quilt blocks I suggest you color coordinate at least 4 different 100% cotton fabric prints for your blocks.  Bring at least one yard of 4 different fabrics to mark and cut. That way you have choices when designing the blocks. We can add more prints later. You can also buy additional yardage of a favorite print. The choices are up to you. Bring your fabrics and a neutral thread to class. It will speed things up if you have your bobbin filled and your machine threaded and are ready to sew. I will have plugs and places for sewing machines to set up and sew. I also have cutting mats available.

You can always bring scraps of 100% cotton fabrics and border the blocks later with a neutral color like off white or black. We will talk about borders, backing and binding in another class.

Bring a neutral color thread like off white or black.

I hope to see you in class. Questions? Email me at jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com

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Winter Institute of Classes at MAC

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Jenny’s Sewing Studio will present “Learn to Quilt” on January 15th and “Learn to Sew” on January 22nd at 1:00pm at the MAC center in Salisbury, MD. I hope you will join me, Jennifer Friedel,  as I present ideas on Quilting and Sewing you will want to try. Free projects will be offered for you to start your quilting and sewing adventures. Plan on 2 fun afternoons of quilting and sewing inspiration. Both events are $3.00.

MAC’s Winter Institute offers 27 different classes for you to choose from. You can register now using the MAC registration form link (Page 1 and Page 2) I have attached. You can then mail the registration form to MAC, Inc., 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD 21804. For more information call 410-742-0505.

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 Registration is $3.00 a class. Call MAC at 410-742-0505 to register for the classes of your choice. Enroll for Learn to Quilt on January 15th or Learn to Sew on January 22nd and receive a discount code from Jenny for 10% off any “One on One” class at Jenny’s Sewing Studio.  Code is good through January 31st.

Jenny will be providing a free easy sewing or quilting project in class. Come and join the fun.

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Mac Center enrollment and class information is final for Winter Institute

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Jenny’s Sewing Studio will present “Learn to Quilt” on January 15th and “Learn to Sew” on January 22nd at 1:00pm at the MAC center in Salisbury, MD. I hope you will join me, Jennifer Friedel,  as I present ideas on Quilting and Sewing you will want to try. Free projects will be offered for you to start your quilting and sewing adventures. Plan on 2 fun afternoons of quilting and sewing inspiration. Both events are $3.00.

MAC’s Winter Institute offers 27 different classes for you to choose from. You can register now using the MAC registration form link (Page 1 and Page 2) I have attached. You can then mail the registration form to MAC, Inc., 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD 21804 ( postmarked by Jan 3) or register at the front desk by Friday Jan. 4th. For more information call 410-742-0505.

Here is a link to “A Gift for You!” You can give a friend a gift of a class for Christmas or a birthday. Invite friend’s to come with you and register them for the classes you think they will enjoy. Registration is $3.00 a class. Call MAC at 410-742-0505 to register for the classes of your choice no latter than Jan. 4th 2019.

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Join Jenny for the 2019 monthly Lap Quilting Club at the MAC Center in Salisbury, MD.

Club meetings for 2019 will be January 31st, Feb 28th, Mar 28th, April 25th, May 30th, June 27th, July 25th, Aug 29th, September 26th, October 31st, November 21st ( 3rd Thursday because of Thanksgiving) and December 19th (3rd Thursday because of Christmas). Time for club is 2:00 pm. The clubs are scheduled every 4th Thursday of the month and the sessions are 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Each session will introduce techniques to help you piece a traditional sampler Lap Quilt. The quilt size you decide to make is up to you. I will be completing a quilt along with the sessions. After we get started I will hold a “Show and Tell” at the beginning of each meeting so you can share your sewn blocks and fabric choices with the group.

Our first Club session will be held on January 31st, 2019. I will introduce supplies and fabrics you will need to gather to complete the quilt you would like to make. We will talk about templates and I will demonstrate a few 4 patch blocks. I suggest you purchase Lap Quilting by Georgia Bonesteel. The book contains over 70 patchwork blocks with template patterns and will be your guide for making a Lap Quilt. Amazon.com has the book at a very reasonable price.

You will need to register for each club session in advance and can register in club for the next session or use this on-line link to enroll. Please enroll in advance so MAC sets up enough seating and tables for you to attend.

All club meetings will be power point demonstration. I will also introduce “Electric Quilt” software to show you how you can design your quilt and blocks using the computer.

All club fees will only be applied to the upcoming club. Enrollment date will show the session you are choosing. No carry over fees please.The MAC center is at 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD 21804. Club will be in the Bradford room near the gym.

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Winter Institute at the MAC center announced

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From   Cindy Robinson:

Don’t let the cold, gray days of January keep you stuck in the house. MAC’s first Winter Institute offers the chance to get out, meet new people and hear about a variety of entertaining topics!

An exciting schedule of classes is planned for this first Winter Institute, including basics of sewing and quilting, gardening, local history, tips for taking great pictures, scrap booking, local history, Musical Magic with WBOC’s Charlie Paparella, and more! Learn how to connect with your children on Facebook, get information on investing, find out what amazing opportunities are available through the Salisbury Kennel Club and your local library, and learn about user friendly apps for iPads and iPhones; and still more. A total of 27 sessions are planned.
Classes will be held Jan. 9-10; Jan. 14-17, and Jan. 22-24 in the Perdue Family Living Well Education Center at MAC. Three 90-minute sessions will be held each day, starting at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $3 per session.
Registration forms and complete class schedules are available at MAC, at the main reception desk. All ages are welcome.

Advance registration is encouraged; registration at the door will be accepted as space permits.

For more information on classes or registration, call 410-742-0505.

The following is the complete schedule of classes:

Schedule of Classes for MAC’s Winter Institute

Session one: 9-10:30 a.m.
Session two: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session three: 1-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9
Session two:
Tips & Tricks for Taking Great Photos, with Brice Stump, noted local photographer, author
Session two: The Art of Scrap booking, Jennifer Johnson with Pat Wilgus, scrap booking enthusiasts
Session three: Antiques: What You Need to Know, with Steven Blumenauer, From Charlene Upham Antiques

Thursday, Jan. 10
Session one:
Downsizing Do’s and Don’ts with Jill Yost, Realtor, Long & Foster Real Estate, Salisbury
Session two: Get Ready to Run Your First 5K, with Vanessa Junkin, Eastern Shore Running Club
Session three: King Tut: The Boy King of Egypt, with Dr. G. Ray Thompson, retired SU history professor

Monday, Jan. 14
Session one:
Unlock Your Local Library from Home, with Wicomico Public Library Staff
Session two:  iPads & iPhones: Got Apps? With Janet Parke, MAC trainer
Session three:
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Salisbury Kennel Club, with Peggy Bradford, Kennel
Club board member

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Session one:
Fiber Art Traditions, with Cynthia Byrd, curator, Julia A. Purnell Museum, Snow Hill
Session two: Ward Museum: Wood & Soap Carving Demonstrations, with Ward volunteers
Session three: Quilting How-To with Jenny Friedel, owner Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Wednesday, Jan. 16
Session one:
A Lighter Look at U.S. Presidents, with Sylvia Bradley, SU Professor Emeritus of History
Session two: Improve Your Memory Skills, with Mary Slate, retired nurse
Session three: “Graves, Tales and Incredible Tombstones,” with Brice Sump, noted photographer and writer

Thursday, Jan. 17
Session one:
Your Brain on Investments, with Eric Johnston, InFocus Financial
Session two: Get Your News in the Newspaper! With Greg Bassett, editor, Salisbury Independent
Session three: Let’s Get Social! Using Social Media to Connect with Family, with Victoria Kent, marketing officer, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Session one:
Adventures of the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, with Lou Hyman, first mate
Session two: Writing Your Stories, with Dr. Carolyn Stegman, author and educator
Session three: Sewing How-To With Jenny Friedel, owner, Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Wednesday, Jan. 23
Session one:
Creative Container Gardening, with Ginny Rosenkranz, Extension educator
Session two: Master Gardening: Building Healthy Gardens, with Ginny Rosenkranz, Extension educator
Session three: The Ugly Pie: A Small Business Start, with Shaina Bounds, owner, The Ugly Pie

Thursday, Jan. 24
Session one:
Twists and Turns of Annuities, with Eric Johnston, InFocus Financial
Session two: Origins of Salisbury, with Dr. G. Ray Thompson, retired SU history professor
Session three:  Musical Magic with Charles Paparella, musician, storyteller and WBOC personality

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MAC center introduces “Learn to Sew” and Learn to Quilt” in January 2019

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January 15th Jenny will present a “Learn to Quilt” seminar at 1:30 pm at the MAC Center in Salisbury, MD. See all the ideas you can consider when learning to quilt. Discover what materials you will need so you will be ready to piece and quilt your project. Review all the techniques you can do by sewing machine therefore making quilting easy and fun. Explore quilting methods and see a trunk show of quilts as you learn about the craft. Skills are geared to the beginner but everyone will enjoy the review. Jenny will cover stippling, strip piecing, quick pieced quilt ideas, crazy quilting, applique’ and stain glass quilting plus many more fun and easy methods of making a quilt. You can try free projects offered on line and in person. Learn about our plans for a Lap Quilt Club at the MAC center in 2019. Also learn about classes you can take at Jenny’s Sewing Studio for a “One on One” approach.

 

For more information on classes or registration, call 410-742-0505.

Student at Jenny's Sewing Studio is learning to sew.
Learn to use your sewing machine!

“Learn to Sew” with Jenny’s Sewing Studio in Salisbury, MD. On January 25th at 1:30pm Jenny will present a seminar at the MAC center showcasing the skills you can learn in our Beginner sewing class. See fabric and pattern ideas for the classes offered. Discover free sewing projects you can try, watch demonstrations of sewing techniques and review future class offering at Jenny’s Sewing Studio. A sewing machine can even be supplied in class for you to learn on. There is no excuse not to enjoy the winter days in doors by learning to sew.  Enroll Now for a fun and exciting hobby, Learn to Sew!

For more information on classes or registration, call 410-742-0505.

Information on enrollment at the MAC center for the 2 seminars is coming soon. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated.  Dates on our new MAC Center Lap Quilt Club will also be posted soon. Do not miss out on this brand new way to learn quilting. Club will be lecture demo and the introduction fee will be $5.00. If you can straight stitch on your machine, you can learn to quilt. You can email me at: jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com if you are interested in attending the club and have questions about the meetings. I will be updating information on the club when MAC has set dates and times.

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Easy placemat sewing project

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Fall place mat to sew

To celebrate the current season you can make new place mats for the table and they as easy as one, two, three..!

I used a rounded oval place mat that we already had in the linen closet as a pattern. Trace the place mat shape on a paper bag to make a permanent pattern. Make sure you fold the place mat in half and then in quarters before you cut the pattern. The folding helps you keep the pattern symmetrical. Add 1/4″ to the outside diameter for seam allowance before you cut the shape. Open the folded pattern to check the shape and trim if corrections are needed.

To make sewing the place mat easy,  I use a single faced pre quilted fabric on the reverse side as a lining. Cut the top print in the shape of the place mat. Once the top place mat print is cut, lay the print right sides together on the uncut pre quilted lining. For every 1/2 yard of fabric you can sew 3 place mats across the width of the 45″ fabric. Rough cut the place mat to make sewing the edges easier. Sew the outer edge using a 1/4″ seam (width of the presser foot). Leave a 3 inch opening on one long edge to turn the place mat to the right side. If you own pinking shears you can use them to trim the seam. The pinking shears make trimming curves easier. Turn the place mat so the fabric is on the right side. Roll the edges with your fingers to make sure the edges are turned smoothly and press the place mat with a seam iron to shape. Pin the opening so the edges are folded in and look finished, press. Top stitch the place mat a scant 1/4″ from the edge, on the right side to finish and close the opening. You are done with one. repeat the process to create how many place mats you need.

I hope you have enjoyed our easy sewing project. Join me by enrolling in one on me many sewing classes to learn more at my sewing classes in Salisbury, MD. You can email me at jennyssewing@gmail.com .

Jenny
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