For October's Club Meeting, Project #10 needs to be completed.
We all have a number of UFOs (Unfinished Objects ) laying around our sewing room. Maybe all the blocks are sewn but you just can’t find the motivation to add the sashing. Or maybe you picked out all the fabrics and found just the right pattern but you just can’t seem to make the first cut. And then there’s those mystery projects that have been in the tote so long you have no idea how much work is left to finish them - it might be a pleasant surprise or it might be a ton of work - who knows.
The UFO Crusher Club is here to help you finish those projects! There’s satisfaction in finishing the project, but for a little extra motivation, we’ll have prizes each month. Each month we’ll draw a number. You’ll have until the next club meeting to complete that particular project from your list. Completed projects must be brought in during the next club meeting (2nd Tuesday of each month) for show and tell or posted in the Rae-Bon Sewists Facebook group by 10 am on club day to be eligible for prizes.
Do I need to come in the shop? Can’t I just participate online?
- Everyone who turns in a completed project will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing. Or maybe everyone will get a prize - it will vary by month
- Every completed project also gets you an entry into the grand prize valued at over $250.
- There will be a special prize for people who complete all 12 projects.
The UFO Crushers Club is also a social gathering. Each month, you can stop in the shop to visit with your fellow quilters and see what they’re working on. Or maybe you want a little advice on how to finish your project or what fabric you should add. They’ll be a room full of other quilters to offer they’re opinions!
Plus if you need a little extra motivator to make the trip into the shop, we’ll have special sales just during the club meeting. Things we know you’ll need to finish those projects!This sounds great! How do I sign up?
To sign up, pay your $50 membership fee
(that’s a low price of about $4 per month) and turn in your list of 12 projects you plan to finish this year. Bring in your list of 12 projects or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Projects can include embroidery, quilting, bag sewing, knitting, etc. Keep in mind you will have roughly 30 days to complete the project once the number has been drawn, so be realistic. To encourage you to pick one project that might be a wee bit too big for a 30 day challenge, we will remove number 1 from the first two draws. We encourage you to finish all projects in their entirety (even binding). But we know some of you prefer to quilt by check, so for those projects larger than 36” x 36” a completed top will count as a finished project. Stop in the shop or sign up here: UFO Crusher Club (rae-bonsewingcenter.com)Oh No! I can’t possibly complete the selected project this month. Do I have any options?
You joined this club for a push and deadline to complete your projects. But we know life happens and we want you to feel good about your progress. So we will allow one swap & one substitution during the year. Let us know of the change when you turn in your completed project and will notate you used your swap or substitution.
- Swap - We drew #6, but you really need to get project #2 done this month. Swap the numbers of two projects.
- Substitution - #5 was your stretch project and there is just no way you can get it done this month. Pick a project from your stash that was not on your original list. The original project will no longer be on your list.