Thursday, November 20, 2014

December's Update

President's Message

What a wonderful meeting.  It was great to see so many people there.  I don’t know about all of you, but I certainly learned some things I didn’t know about modern quilting.  The quilts they showed after the presentation were wonderful and certainly illustrated the points that were brought up in the slide presentation.  I don’t know about anyone else, but I wanted to run right home and start on a modern quilt that used negative space just so I could play with all of the fun quilting that could happen in an area that wide open.  I don’t need another project, but it’s fun to think about.
There were five people who identified the block correctly.  They were Pat Erickson, Grace, Bethaney, Joyce, and Dora Cary.  I’ll have a little something for you at the next meeting.  The quilt block was Broken Dishes. It has a history that dates back to the civil war.  It was used as a signal during the underground railroad.  It indicated that there would be a signal at a future landmark that would involve broken crockery. 
Just a reminder the next board meeting is scheduled for 6:00 November 20th at my house.  
Keep Sewing,  Kristin

Christmas Party

Time to put on your party hats and holiday finery! Thursday Dec. 4th we will be meeting at the bowling alley in Hanford at 6:30 to kick off the holiday season. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert to share. Guild will furnish the drinks. We will be selling raffle tickets on the donated baskets for $1 each or 6 for $5. Drop your ticket in the drawing bag for the basket of your choice and you have a chance to win.  Baskets need to be delivered to the bowling alley by Thurs. afternoon or call Rita or Cheryl to arrange an earlier pick up. Baskets can be anything you imagine. Fabric, kits, quilting theme items, gardening, BBQing, movie watching, puzzles doing, gift cards you'll never use, Aunt Mary's antique jigamathingy you never want to dust again, an UFO you are sick of looking at! We have lots of new quilters in our guild who enjoy those things we never have and never will use! Homemade goodies are always exciting! One year I did a Pepsi challenge. Diet and Regular Pepsi and Target gift cards for $5 and $50 but I didn't know which Pepsi had which gift card! We currently have 4 live auction items. A Christmas wreath, a dragonfly wall hanging, and 2 quilts donated by Darby. If you have any larger items you would like to donate give Rita or Cheryl a call. See you all there! Please contact Rita or Cheryl if you have any thoughts or questions.