Country Quilters Guild Newsletter

2017 - 2018 Officers

President - Shirley Seifert
Vice-President - Cyndi Beres
Secretary - Carol Maltais
Treasurer - Karen Grace

President’s Message - March 2018

Dear Members,

Happy Almost Spring!

Hopefully everyone’s power is back on and the snow has melted away.
I know many of us have already started to unearth our flower and vegetable beds in preparation for this new season of growth.
Karen will be demonstrating how she does her double piped binding at next week’s meeting.
When you see Erika and Irene please be sure to thank them for stepping up and taking charge of organizing our previously collected blocks of the month. Erika sorted, gathered, combined and grouped blocks that can now be sewn together to make quilt tops. Irene took the first collection home and created a beautiful top that is ready to be quilted, photographed & logged into our charity quilt album. Speaking of charity quilts…

Our charity quilt day that is normally in March will be held on April 7.  Magnet’s meeting is in March.

Take note of the following changes: Due to building maintenance The Walker Valley Schoolhouse will be closed the first 2 weeks in April.
*Pending approval: Stitch & Bitch will be held at the Walker Valley Firehouse on Monday April 2nd and the 9th.

Community Quilt day will be held at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. (The stone church with a big heart is located on Rt. 302 in Thompson Ridge.)  On Sat. April 7 from 8 AM- 4PM, as we have a supply of completed community quilts, we will be working on Fidget Activity lap quilts for Alzheimer patients in Park Manor, Valley View and Montgomery Nursing homes. Please bring 24” by 24” lap quilts.  Bring your lunch and any of the following items to attach to the lap quilts: Large buttons, working zippers, Velcro, covered elastic hair bands, ribbon in different widths,textures and finishes, empty spools of thread, etc.

April’s meeting – Betsy will do a presentation on selling handmade items on ETSY.

May’s meeting will be held on the 18th.  Jeannie Campbell will do a lecture on Intro. to Machine Quilting.

May 19th Machine Quilting workshop at Walker Valley Schoolhouse. 10 AM-4PM. The cost is $40 for Guild members, $45 for guests. Space is limited to 18, sew sign up early.

QUILT SHOW MEETING INFORMATION: The next show meeting will be on April 22nd at 2PM at the Schoolhouse. 
Schoolhouse will open it at 9 for sewing, etc.

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Note: Those on monthly refreshments are responsible to come early to set up & start the coffee. You will be required to clean up also.  Refreshment members must bring milk or ½ and ½ for the coffee. Coffee and paper goods will be supplied  and restocked by Sandy McKeon. Thank you all for providing this service to enhance our meetings.

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