February 2017 Newsletter

SPECIAL NOTES

Attention Members

The two wall cabinets in the Flossie White room are now locked for security reasons. Unfortunately, we had some fabric and quilts taken that were being stored in the FWR. If you need access to Quilts For Heroes fabric or batting, the irons and boards please contact one of the following three people that have keys to the cabinets:

Sheryl Lentini 828-734-8306

Linda Hanst 828-734-0453 Elsie Orrell   828-926-9177

February 16 2017 MEETING

Members should bring up to 3 tips they’ve learned, with props, if they have them available (tips/props) like Fons & Porter does at the end of their show

6:30 PM 3rd Thursday,
First Methodist Church
566 S. Haywood Street
Waynesville
Board meeting at 5:30 PM

COMMUNITY QUILTS

Flossie White Room. Call Elsie Orrell for questions 926-9177. The quilting sessions will be the 2nd and 4th Thursday. (Elsie’s Maggie group will still be meeting on Wed)

Quilting won’t solve all your problems, but then again neither will housework!

Workshop

Let’s slow down and play with our fingers on Friday, February 17!

I’ll have an 8″x10″ base and patterns (map of Haywood County, mountain scene, animal patterns). We will applique, reverse applique and big stitch pieces of fabric to the base. Then we’ll embroider and sew on buttons, ribbon, cording, embellishments, etc.

The goal will be to learn stitches and methods of handwork that can be done every day even with limited time-while creating a small piece that can be framed as is, used in a larger piece or pieced together with other small works created with the same methods to create a larger piece.

On Friday, February 17, bring the following to the Flossie White room at 10:00 a.m.:
5 pieces of coordinating fabric (fat 1/8’s, 1/4’s, etc.)
YLI silk thread (neutral color)
Hand sewing supplies
Small pair of scissors
Buttons, ribbon, cording, yarns, embellishments and found objects (man-made or natural)

Please email denise.seay@ctt.com if you’re coming so I’ll know how many kits to make.

2017 GUILD BOARD MEMBERS:

President – Sheryl Lentini 734-8306

Vice Pres – Linda Hammar 648-9234

Sect’y -Gretchen Tope 627-2040

Treas. – Alyson Nelson 400-0587

At Large – Linda Carver 926-8582

At Large – Terri DeLano 630-677-6701

At Large -Susan Balantine 456-3101

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2017 COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Challenge Quilt Chair Jeannie Theodore 245-9455

Community Day/Quilts For Heroes Chairs

Linda Hanst 734-0453 and Elsie Orrell 926-9177

Donation Quilt ChairDenise Seay

Library Chair Volunteer Opportunity

Membership Chair Janeen Conway 926-6211 (home) 269-405-6135 (cell)

Newsletter Chair Terri DeLano 630-677-6701

Program Chair 2017 Denise Seay 803-528-3786

Program Chair 2018 Denise Seay

Publicity Chair Connie Nicholson 246-0557

Quilt Show Chair Jan Hartmann 926-5318 (summer)

Sunshine Chair Betty McMillan 550-7814 (summer) 904-743-0503 (cell)

Vendor Chair Volunteer Opportunity

TAG SALE

Before and after the February meeting, we will be selling some fabric and a few other odds and ends from the Flossie White room. Bring your dollar bills and quarters. We will sell for half an hour before the meeting, starting at 6:00 pm

and then will stay a bit after the meeting too.

Baby Lock Machine

There is a Baby Lock Decorator’s Choice sewing machine in the Flossie White room. Is this your machine or is it a donation? Please let Sheryl Lentini know if this is your machine. It is currently locked up for safe keeping in our cabinet.

CARING AND SHARING:

REMINDER: Betty McMillan is our Sunshine chair. If you know of an illness or death in our membership, please let her know: hokodah@peoplepc.com or 904-743-0503 (winter) or 550-7814 (summer).

Upcoming shows

The Heart of the Triad Quilt Guild is celebrating their 20th year anniversary with their bi-annual quilt show:

“Our 20th Anniversary Celebration, Not Just Another Quilt Show” Show Dates are April 21 and 22 – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

Location: “The Church on 68” (formerly C3 Church Greensboro) at 300 NC Highway 68 South, Greensboro, NC 27409 I-40 exit 210

Admission $5.00 with free parking

We will have over 100 quilts, including the guild challenge category. Lorraine Covington of Clemmons, NC is our certified NQA Judge.

We have a great line up of vendors for your shopping pleasure and our Boutique has popular items that sell out at every show. Granny’s Attic has the best selection of things you didn’t know you needed! We will also have a fantastic “Silent Auction” with fabulous items to bid on or “Buy Now”.

This years opportunity quilt is “Curved Log Cabin”, an Augusta Cole Design. The drawing for this beautiful quilt will be Saturday, April 22nd at 3 pm. Tickets are available for $1 each and you do not have to be present to win.

For more information on the show, visit our websitehottqg.com, or emailhotqg874@gmail.comwith any questions.

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The Roanoke Star Quilters Quilt Show is March 24 and 25.

Attached you will find a flyer and a registration form.

The show is not just for Star Quilters.

Join us-hang a quilt and/or see the show.

(Our 2015 Best in Show came from North Carolina.)

Roanoke is a fun day trip for a lot of you!

Thanks for helping us advertise.

Elsie Bailey

More info http://www.quilting.org/star-quilters-guild

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The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild 40th Anniversary Quilt Show “A Walk Down Memory Lane” will be held on March 10th and 11th at the Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road (off Highway 74) in Monroe, NC. Admission is $5.00 with plenty of free parking.

We promise a fun day trip for any quilter (and non-quilter) attending the show. We will have more than 100 judged quilts on display, a special exhibit of our past Best of Show winners, local and regional vendors, our raffle quilt and wonderful raffle basket prizes. Our flyer is attached which lists our sponsors and vendors. You can also enter to win a Featherweight sewing machinedonatedby FeatherweightPoppy.

 

Please share our quilt show information with your membership, quilting friends and family. We would also appreciate it if you can add our information to your newsletter and/or website.

Visit our website for more information at http://www.charlottequiltersguild.org or email us at

quiltshow@charlottequiltersguild.org with any questions.

HELPING OTHERS

Quilts for Heroes -Keep quilting! Donna will be returning for a visit during the spring.

Kitten/Puppy beds – Keep making beds!

12 X 12 square pillows. Stuff lightly with all those scraps we throw away and sew closed. Keep one by your sewing machine and fill lightly. If they are stuffed to tight they are hard to wash. Or, bring your scraps to the meetings and we will finish them. They go in the cages and given when an animal is adopted. The critters would love to have beds made out of that fabric you can’t remember why you bought it!

Thanks

Bernice and Elsie

Bad Habits Quilters need to break

Not organizing your fabric scraps

Will you ever use fabric scraps if you can’t even tell what you have? Our favorite thing is to organize scraps by colors. If you don’t have them organized, you might as well throw them out because they won’t be used and they’re taking up precious space!

Overly criticizing your work

Do you nit-pick and over analyze your stitches and points? Stop it. Seriously, just stop. You’re not doing anyone any favors and especially yourself by trash talking. Why not celebrate that you actually made time to sew? Congratulate that you finished a project. Be happy that you created something that didn’t exist before. That’s pretty cool.

Putting water in your iron

We might all be guilty of this one. Water in the iron (with the exception of distilled) can corrode your iron. Or worse, a leak could leave a spot stain on your fabric. Get a spray bottle of water to help with misting needs.

Cutting in the same place on your mat

Want a quick way to wear out your mat? Always cut at the same place. Mats need time to heal. Here’s a little more on how to care for your mat.

Sewing over pins

Sewing over a pin causes problems. Needles bend, dull, or worse-break. If you have a habit of sewing over pins because you haven’t experienced issues yet, please stop now.

Not maintaining your machine

Clean your machine regularly. Change the needle when you see stitch quality decrease or hear a gentle thud sound. Take your machine to the mechanic once in a while. Be good to your machine and she’ll be good to you!

Not completing your projects

Having too many unfinished projects is discouraging. If you find you have a project you started, but haven’t returned to in years, probably you’re discouraged or simply not interested. This is a great opportunity to donate your half-done project to your guild or a friend who might love a head start on a new project!

Unthreading the machine incorrectly

When you change a spool color, the first thing we normally do is just pull the spool off the machine and pull the thread backwards through the tension discs. Easy? Yes. Bad for your machine? Yes. Time to break the habit and cut the thread at the spool and pull it out through the needle.

Using dull cutting tools

This is a no brainer, but sometimes you just hope our rotary cutter will make it a few more squares or that the frayed fabric edges from your shears aren’t that bad. Sewing is much easier with crisp edges and choosing to use high quality sharps can help alleviate a lot of frustration and save time.

Using low-quality thread and fabrics

You knew this was coming! Low quality threads shed lint, break, and may not stand the test of time. Similarly, fabric quality will affect how long your quilt will last. We recommend buying the highest quality you can afford. This will make sewing and quilting much more enjoyable.

MEMBERS CORNER…If you have news or something for sale…..

Please email Terri at highcountryquilt@att.net if you have items for this area. Please send all articles by the 5th of the month. We hope to have the newsletter out by the 6th or 7th so watch for it. Thank you.

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January 2017 Newsletter

SPECIAL NOTES

Donation Quilt Workday
January 20 2017
Flossie White room

Thank you all for your patience in my taking over newsletter duties. Please let me know if I need to change or fix anything.

Terri D.

Monthly Meeting
JANUARY 19 2017 MEETING
MEMBERS WILL BE DISCUSSING FUTURE GUILD PLANS
6:30 PM 3rd Thursday,
First Methodist Church
566 S. Haywood Street
Waynesville
Board meeting at 5:30 PM

COMMUNITY QUILTS

Flossie White Room. Call Elsie Orrell for questions 926-9177. The quilting sessions will be the 2nd and 4th Thursday. (Elsie’s Maggie group will still be meeting on Wed)

REMINDER FOR QUILT SHOW 2017: The Row Quilt is coming along with all the groups and a group workshop to complete the top, is scheduled for January 20, 2017. The blocks should have been turned in to Denise Seay by the December Party (if you have not already done so please contact Denise).

REMINDER FOR CHALLENGE QUILTS 2017:

Jeanne reminds you to be thinking/working on the challenge quilts for next year’s show: Childhood Games. Make your small quilt a memory from your childhood: cops and robbers; cowboys and Indians; kick the can; hop scotch; blindman’s bluff; leap frog; pick-up-sticks; marbles; twister; capture the flag; hide and seek; red rover; wheelbarrow race; tug o war; jacks; ring around the rosie; musical chairs. Also included might be skip/jump rope; climbing trees; bed jumping; simon says; button button, who’s got the button, telephone; water fights; kite flying.

GUILD BUSINESS:

Member will be discussing future plans for the Guild especially growth and recruitment of new quilters.

Reminder Message from our Treasurer

2017 Dues

It’s time for your 2017 dues. The cost for renewing members is $15.00 and for new members is $20.00. Renewal dues must be paid by February 2017 to assure you are included in the 2017 membership directory. Please mail dues to HCQG, P.O. Box 706, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.

What does a member get for $15.00? First, you should know that the price of our dues is the most reasonable in our area. Secondly, your dues help to provide programs at our monthly meeting and workshops throughout the year. Most of our workshops are free to members! We occasionally charge a small fee for some nationally known teachers to help defray the costs. Your dues helps pay for our newsletter software program and all the other supplies the guild needs.

And don’t forget our sewing days at the Maggie Valley committee center in the Flossie White room are free.

We do require all members sell 24 tickets for our donation quilt each year and while many members buy the tickets themselves, you can certainly sell the tickets to family, friends and neighbors keeping your yearly financial commitment to our guild at $15.00.

Please review our proposed 2017 budget which will be voted on at the January 2017 meeting. If you have any questions about the budget, please let me know.

Alyson

January meeting

Bring your ideas and suggestions for the upcoming year’s philanthropy, focus and general direction.

Sheryl

Workshops:

January None   (Weather Considerations)
February     Denise       Handwork
March Sheryl         Cut curves without Rulers
(Quilts for Heroes Workshop)
April   Sandra Baker     Crazy Quilting
May Mark Sherman   Applique by Mach
(still to be confirmed)
June 10 The Quilters Gallery       Scrappy Kites
(This is a SATURDAY Class)
June 15 Jeneen Applique
July Liz Florom Wonky Houses
August Open
September   Bernice        Scarecrow
October None
November   Terri Watercolor Wreath
December   None

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Lectures:
January Sheryl       Future Guild Plans
February     Denise       Hand work
March       Bring Quilting/Needlework from other Cultures
April Sandra Baker   Crazy Quilts
May Mark Sherman Man Quilting
June Open
July Liz Florom Color
August       Social
September Challenge Quilts and “Bring a book”
October None Quilt show
November Open
December Party

2017 THEME/DONATION QUILT

*Row By Row

donation quiltDenise has scheduled a work day Friday, January 20, 2017 to begin to put it together. Bring your sewing machine, neutral (cream) thread, and the usual sewing supplies. Flossie White Room. Let’s all “get ‘er done”.

2017 GUILD BOARD MEMBERS:

President – Sheryl Lentini 734-8306

Vice Pres – Linda Hammar 648-9234

Sect’y -Gretchen Tope 627-2040

Treas. – Alyson Nelson 400-0587

At Large – Linda Carver 926-8582

At Large – Terri DeLano 630-677-6701

At Large -Susan Balantine 456-3101

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2017 COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Challenge Quilt Chair Jeannie Theodore 245-9455

Community Day/Quilts For Heroes Chairs

Linda Hanst 734-0453 and Elsie Orrell 926-9177

Donation Quilt ChairDenise Seay

Library Chair Volunteer Opportunity

Membership Chair Janeen Conway 926-6211 (home) 269-405-6135 (cell)

Newsletter Chair Terri DeLano 630-677-6701

Program Chair 2017 Denise Seay 803-528-3786

Program Chair 2018 Denise Seay

Publicity Chair Connie Nicholson 246-0557

Quilt Show Chair Jan Hartmann 926-5318 (summer)

Sunshine Chair Betty McMillan 550-7814 (summer) 904-743-0503 (cell)

Vendor Chair Volunteer Opportunity

CARING AND SHARING:

REMINDER: Betty McMillan is our Sunshine chair. If you know of an illness or death in our membership, please let her know: hokodah@peoplepc.com or 904-743-0503 (winter) or 550-7814 (summer).

HELPING OTHERS

Quilts for Heroes -Keep quilting! Donna will be returning for a visit during the spring.

Kitten/Puppy beds – Keep making beds!

12 X 12 square pillows. Stuff lightly with all those scraps we throw away and sew closed. Keep one by your sewing machine and fill lightly. If they are stuffed to tight they are hard to wash. Or, bring your scraps to the meetings and we will finish them. They go in the cages and given when an animal is adopted. The critters would love to have beds made out of that fabric you can’t remember why you bought it!

Thanks

Bernice and Elsie

MEMBERS CORNER…If you have news or something for sale…..

Please email Kathy at highcountryquilt@att.net if you have items for this area. Please send all articles by the 5th of the month. We hope to have the newsletter out by the 6th or 7th so watch for it. Thank you.

Quilters are not Greedy, they’re just Materialistic!

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December 2016 Newsletter

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY QUILTING 2017

Monthly Meeting

NO MONTHLY MEETING
SEE YOU AT THE
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
THURSDAY DECEMBER 15
11:30 a.m. AT PASQUALES
SOUTH MAIN STREET
WAYNESVILLE

COMMUNITY QUILTS

Flossie White Room. Call Elsie Orrell for questions 926-9177. The quilting sessions will be the 2nd and 4th Thursday. (Elsie’s Maggie group will still be meeting on Wed)

REMINDER FOR QUILT SHOW 2017: The Row Quilt is coming along with all the groups and a group workshop to complete the top is scheduled for January 20, 2017. The blocks should be turned in to your group leader at the December luncheon to Denise (if she has not already done so).

REMINDER FOR CHALLENGE QUILTS 2017:

Jeanne reminds you to be thinking/working on the challenge quilts for next year’s show: Childhood Games. Make your small quilt a memory from your childhood: cops and robbers; cowboys and Indians; kick the can; hop scotch; blindman’s bluff; leap frog; pick-up-sticks; marbles; twister; capture the flag; hide nd seek; red rover; wheelbarrow race; tug o war; jacks; ring around the rosie; musical chairs. Also included might be skip/jump rope; climbing trees; bed jumping; simon says; button button, who’s got the button, telephone; water fights; kite flying.

GUILD BUSINESS:

Attend the luncheon and have fun!

Reminder Message from our Treasurer:

2017 Dues

It’s time for your 2017 dues. The cost for renewing members is $15.00 and for new members is $20.00. Renewal dues must be paid by February 2017 to assure you are included in the 2017 membership directory. Please mail dues to HCQG, P.O. Box 706, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.

Alyson

Message from our President:

shlquiltmom@hotmail.com

*Row By Row donation quilt blocks are due to be turned in to Denise Seay by the December luncheon. She has scheduled a work day on Friday, January 20, 2017 to begin to put it together. Bring your sewing machine, neutral (cream) thread, and the usual sewing supplies. Flossie White Room.

*Our December Social will be at Pasquale’s, Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. This luncheon will be instead of an evening meeting. Denise Seay needs a head count for the restaurant so if you did not sign up at the October meeting, please contact Denise to let her know you would like to attend. Get out your holiday clothes and those Santa earrings!

Sheryl

PROGRAMS:

2017 THEME/DONATION QUILT

GUILD BOARD MEMBERS:

President – Sheryl Lentini 734-8306

Vice Pres – Linda Hammar 648-9234

Sect’y -Gretchen Tope 627-2040

Treas. – Alyson Nelson 400-0587

At Large – Linda Carver 926-8582

At Large – Terri DeLano 630-677-6701

At Large -Susan Balantine 456-3101

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COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Challenge Quilt Chair Jeannie Theodore 245-9455

Community Day Chair Elsie Orrell 926-9177

Donation Quilt ChairDenise Seay

Library Chair Andrea Tilmont 926-9936

Membership Chair Janeen Conway 926-6211 (home) 269-405-6135 (cell)

Newsletter Chair Kathy Kelsey 926-3169

Program Chair 2017 Denise Seay 803-528-3786

Publicity Chair Connie Nicholson 246-0557

Quilts For Heroes

Quilt Show Chair Jan Hartmann 926-5318 (summer)

Sunshine Chair Betty McMillan 550-7814 (summer) 904-743-0503 (cell)

Vendor ChairJan Hartman 926-5318

CARING AND SHARING:

REMINDER: Betty McMillan is our Sunshine chair. If you know of an illness or death in our membership, please let her know: hokodah@peoplepc.com or 904-743-0503 (winter) or 550-7814 (summer).

Please pray for Janie and Larry and the family/friends of Juanita Metcalff after her passing.

Please pray for the people of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Please pray for their leaders and all the firemen (in State and out) , first responders and clean up people. Please pray for rain in Tennessee and North Carolina. Thank you.

HELPING OTHERS

Quilts for Heroes -Keep quilting! Donna will be returning for a visit during the spring.

Kitten/Puppy beds – Keep making beds!

12 X 12 square pillows. Stuff lightly with all those scraps we throw away and sew closed. Keep one by your sewing machine and fill lightly. If they are stuffed to tight they are hard to wash. Or, bring your scraps to the meetings and we will finish them. They go in the cages and given when an animal is adopted. The critters would love to have beds made out of that fabric you can’t remember why you bought it!

Thanks

Bernice and Elsie

MEMBERS CORNER…If you have news or something for sale…..

Please email Kathy at highcountryquilt@att.net if you have items for this area. Please send all articles by the 5th of the month. We hope to have the newsletter out by the 6th or 7th so watch for it. Thank you.

Quilters Bill of Rights December 25, 2016: A quilter has the right to collect as much Christmas fabric as she wants (and maybe not use it for a few years).

  1. Kelsey

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November 2016 Newsletter

Nov. 17 meeting: The Church is having an evening event…see below.

Let’s try this: Bring two 2-1/2″ strips. Red/green/white/off white for Christmas. Prints or solids.

Congratulations 2016 show winners:
Jeneen Conway #1
Kay Ross #2
Barbara Burke #3

Thanks to everyone who worked at the show to make it a success!

Monthly Meeting

5:30 PM BOARD MEETING
6:30 MEMBERSHIP MEETING
3rd Thursday,
November 17, 2016
First Methodist Church
566 S. Haywood Street
Waynesville

COMMUNITY QUILTS

Flossie White Room. Call Elsie Orrell for questions 926-9177. The quilting sessions will be the 2nd and 4th Thursday. (Elsie’s Maggie group will still be meeting on Wed)

QUILT SHOW 2017: 2016 was pretty much a success and plans are already in the works for next year. The Row Quilt is coming along with all the groups and a group workshop to complete the topis scheduled for January 20, 2017. The blocks should be turned in to your group leader in November so that she can turn them to Denise at the December luncheon.

CHALLENGE QUILTS 2017:

Jeanne has come up with a challenging idea for next year: Childhood Games. Make your small quilt a memory from your childhood: cops and robbers; cowboys and Indians; kick the can; hop scotch; blindman’s bluff; leap frog; pick-up-sticks; marbles; twister; capture the flag; hide nd seek; red rover; wheelbarrow race; tug o war; jacks; ring around the rosie; musical chairs. Also included might be skip/jump rope; climbing trees; bed jumping; simon says; button button, who’s got the button, telephone; water fights; kite flying.

GUILD BUSINESS:

Message from our Treasurer:

2017 Dues

It’s time for your 2017 dues. The cost for renewing members is $15.00 and for new members is $20.00. Renewal dues must be paid by February 2017 to assure you are included in the 2017 membership directory. Please mail dues to HCQG, P.O. Box 706, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.

Alyson

Message from our President:

*Please be aware that parking will be an issue for our November meeting as the church has other activities planned for the same time. HCQG members should plan on parking either at the post office or the library (bring a flashlight). Members can also carpool and/or have someone drop them off and pick them up. Please don’t let the parking keep you from enjoying our speaker who will be telling us about what’s new at Quilt Market this year.

*Please email Sheryl, shlquiltmom@hotmail.com, with your suggestions to make our quilt show better for 2017. You can also deliver a list in person at the November or December meetings. She will compile and pass out the suggestions at the January meeting for discussion and decisions.

*Sheryl would like to have a list from HCQG members of previous community projects: what was made, approximately how many, approximately when (year), and what community entity received them. This list will be printed up as a poster display for the Flossie White room as well as possibly put on our website so we can let people know what we have done and we are doing. This can include those projects that maybe weren’t official HCQG projects but that HCQG members worked on such as when they helped my daughters complete their ambitious pillow case project (benefitting Broyhill Children’s Home) and our helping Bernice with animal beds. Email: shlquiltmom@hotmail.com

*Row By Row donation quilt blocks are due to be turned in to Denise Seay by the December meeting. She has scheduled a work day on Friday, January 20, 2017 to begin to put it together. Bring your sewing machine, neutral (cream) thread, and the usual sewing supplies.

*Our December Social will be at Pasquale’s, Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. This luncheon will be instead of an evening meeting. Denise Seay needs a head count for the restaurant so if you did not sign up at the October meeting, please contact Denise to let her know you would like to attend. Get out your holiday clothes and those Santa earrings!

Sheryl

PROGRAMS:

October 20
Connie Wulkowicz and Kay Ross

Kay was not feeling well so Connie gave usthe history lesson regarding the quilts made before and after the Civil War. Everyone enjoyed it! Thank you, Connie.

November 17
Sandy Fogarty will tell us What’s new at QuiltMarket…Trends and things.

December 15
Christmas luncheon at 11:30 at Pasquales.

To sign up for the luncheon contact: Denise Seay.

2017 THEME/DONATION QUILT

It appears there is a lot of interest in creating the rows for next years quilt! Groups are busy making their 10 blocks and some are already finished.

“A row quilt is a quilt set together in horizontal rows. Each row is made up of blocks from the same pattern, with each row showcasing a different type of geometric pattern or block design.

These quilts are easy to design and put together.” –Craftsy.com

DESIGN
10-1/2″ blocks (10″ final block, 1/4″ seams)
10 blocks of each pattern
9 different patterns
Mountain or NC theme
Color scheme: Cream or off-white background
Colors found in nature: Blues, greens, reds, yellows, browns

Guild work day for assembling top: January 20, 2017.

Denise.Seay@ctt.comis in charge of the quilt.

GUILD BOARD MEMBERS:

President – Sheryl Lentini 734-8306

Vice Pres – Linda Hammar 648-9234

Sect’y -Gretchen Tope 627-2040

Treas. – Alyson Nelson 400-0587

At Large – Linda Carver 926-8582

At Large – Terri DeLano 630-677-6701

At Large -Susan Balantine 456-3101

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COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

 

Challenge Quilt Chair Jeannie Theodore 245-9455

Community Day Chair Elsie Orrell 926-9177

Donation Quilt Chair Your name could be here!

Library Chair Andrea Tilmont 926-9936

Membership Chair Janeen Conway 926-6211 (home) 269-405-6135 (cell)

Newsletter Chair Kathy Kelsey 926-3169

Program Chair 2016 Gail Holt 456-4477

Program Chair 2017 Denise Seay 803-528-3786

Publicity Chair Connie Nicholson 246-0557

Quilts For Heroes Donna Sharpe 734-3444

Quilt Show Chair Jan Hartmann 926-5318 (summer)

Sunshine Chair Betty McMillan 550-7814 (summer) 904-743-0503 (cell)

Vendor Chair Jan Hartman 926-5318

CARING AND SHARING:

REMINDER: Betty McMillan is our Sunshine chair. If you know of an illness or death in our membership, please let her know: hokodah@peoplepc.com or 904-743-0503 (winter) or 550-7814 (summer).

HELPING OTHERS

Quilts for Heroes -Keep quilting!

Kitten/Puppy beds – Keep making beds!

12 X 12 square pillows. Stuff lightly with all those scraps we throw away and sew closed. Keep one by your sewing machine and fill lightly. If they are stuffed to tight they are hard to wash. Or, bring your scraps to the meetings and we will finish them. They go in the cages and given when an animal is adopted. The critters would love to have beds made out of that fabric you can’t remember why you bought it!

Thanks

Bernice and Elsie

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Quilt Frame (80+ years old)

Donna Sharpe was given this hand quilting frame by a lady in Asheville. The frame is stored in the Flossie room. If anyone knows of a historical place that might want it call Kathy Kelsey at 926-3169.

Small Organ

If anyone knows a small church or an individualwho might need a small organ call Kathy Kelsey at 926-3169.

Quilters Bill of Rights #40 A quilter has the right to sew buttons for embellishment but not on shirts or other clothing.

Quilters Home Ju/Aug 2007

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