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Join us at the Calvary Lutheran Church at 2820 Donald Street East -located at the intersection of Donald Street and Edward Street. We will meet on the third Monday of each month, September through June – our meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. Click here for a full listing of the dates, time and location…
Our next meeting of next year will be: Monday, May 15, 2017.
Guild Bags and Pins – We will be selling bags and pins with the new Guild logo! The bags are navy cotton with a zippered closure and will be available at a cost of $15 cash, exact change please! Pins are available at a cost of $5. Exact change would be appreciated.
Nametags – We are sold out of Nametag kits, more will be available in September. I am including the pattern again (click her for the Nametag Pattern), and encourage you to make it from your own stash. Please note it is reversed for paper piecing. If you need help, here is one good tutorial, (you do not need a fancy ruler, all quilting rulers have a quarter inch on them!) http://ellisonlane.com/2013/08/beginningpaperpiecing.html
Click here for information about our past meetings and a schedule of our future ones.
Dorothy Mills – 1st Place Viewers Choice Flights of Fancy
2017 Superior Quilt Show – click here for more information!
Placemats – *New Patterns* added
Our response to the placemat initiative this year has been outstanding and your generosity is greatly appreciated by the clients, as recognized in several notes of thanks received from Meals on Wheels this year. Twenty-four placemats were donated in April. Once again this month we will have labels for the placemats available at our meeting. These are to be folded wrong sides together and inserted under the binding on the back of the placemats.
We will be planning a finishing bee for next year. We have several tops assembled that need to be quilted so this will be the focus next year. If you are interested in working on a quilt top or finishing a quilt over the summer please see me at the May meeting or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ten comfort quilts were collected at the April meeting. A total 53 comfort quilts were displayed at the Quilt Show and admired by many. Thanks to everyone for their contributions. The Comfort Quilt Committee will be meeting to distribute the quilts in May.
For more information on Quilt Bees and our Community Projects – click here.
Christmas Cheer Teddy Bear Quilts
There has been some discussion lately among guild members about our Christmas cheer teddy bears so I want to clarify things. We spoke to someone on the Christmas cheer committee and she filled us in. Teddy Bears don’t have to be specifically teddy bears, they can be rabbits, cats, dogs, or any stuffed animal. Dolls are also acceptable because hard dolls can be given to older children and soft ones to the younger ones.
November is Teddy Bear Quilt month. No labels on the quilts as these are from Santa. For more details about this and other Community Service Projects click here.
There were 11 new comfort quilts collected at the October meeting and 18 quilts collected in September. The Comfort Quilt Committee members will be invited to meet after the November meeting to decide on distribution of the quilts within the community. Quilts collected after the November meeting may be kept for display at the Quilt Show in April. The quilts were a big hit with visitors at the last show. To read more about our Comfort Quilts and other community projects click here.