Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The Committee did an awesome job of making this a funfilled ending to the year.
There are pictures to check out, so see the bottom of this blog site under the heading of Shutterfly Photos for all the photos taken.
So on to the New Year - 2009 - What quilting adventures lurk with the arrival of our new board.
To start the year off we have a Block of the Month Pattern - Annie's Choice - is the block name and is to be done in Any Bright color with Black Background as shown in this demonstration.
The Block of the Month for December was won by Laura (she is hiding behind the cute Penguin which is one of the blocks she won)
Also the Presidents Block is being collected so if you have one try to bring it in January, some remembered theirs this month.
Let's join our New Board in January for all that is to be in the New Year!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Old Business....The Holiday fair was reported on. Carolyn Collette reported the total earnings for the boutique and the 15% total the club received from the boutique amounting to a little over $100.
Evie Sheldon silent auction cashier was not present to give a report on the silent auction earnings.
Our annual Christmas party will be Dec 1st at Angelos Pizza Parlor at the River walk in downtown Pueblo 6 PM. Final reservations needed to be in to Charlotte by close of our meeting.
If you are planning on bringing a non member they must pay full price.
NEW BUSINESS: The 2009 executive board was voted in.
A combined 2008/2009 Executive board transition meeting will be held November 17 at Laura Ries's Home at 7 PM.
Patsy Morris presented Mari Pretzer's out going President's block. The block will need to have a white or white tone on tone background, dark burgandy and dark green Christmas fabrics. When completed the blocks will make a Christmas package quilt.
Block of the month was presented. It is a penguin block please bring your blocks to the December Christmas party to be drawn for.
Mary Richardson and Joey Snow provided drinks and refreshments.
Discussion took place on holiday project ideas.
Sorry no pictures this time, no one had their camera and your blog mistress, Patsy forgot hers!!!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR HOLIDAY FAIR ON SATURDAY. WE WILL SET UP AT 10 AM AND START FOR BUSINESS AT NOON. THE FAIR ENDS AT 5 AND WE WILL CLEAN UP AND BE DONE BY 6PM.
WE WILL APPRECIATE ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE!
I WILL BE HANGING QUILTS ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 1PM - 3:30PM SO IF YOU ARE FREE AND WANT TO HELP OUT, COME ON IN.
OUR NOVEMBER MEETING WILL BE MONDAY, NOV. 3RD AT 7PM AT THE ECUMENICAL CHURCH, 434 CONQUISTADOR.
SNACK - JOEY SNOW DRINK-MARY RICHARDSON
THE NEW BOARD WILL BE VOTED IN:
THE NOMINATED BOARD IS:
PRESIDENT - MARY RICHARDSON; VICE-PRESIDENT - PATSY MORRIS;
SECRETARY- CRYSTAL Martinez ; AND TREASURER- VICKIE BECKER
OUR THANKS TO THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR THEIR WORK AND THANKS ALSO TO THOSE WHO VOLUNTEERED TO BE ON THE BOARD.
THE NEW BOARD WILL BE LOOKING FOR COMMITTEE PERSONNEL, SO IF YOU CAN HELP OUT IN ANY AREA, PLEASE LET THEM KNOW.
ALSO, THE AUDIT COMMITTEE NEEDS TO BE PLANNING THEIR AUDIT FOR DEC.
TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY - ITS JOEY SNOW, CARLA WENDLER AND NINA STEVENS!
BRING YOUR HOLIDAY PROJECT IDEAS FOR THE MEETING AND WE CAN SHARE THEM. AND IF YOU WANT TO WORK ON ANYTHING, BRING IT AS WE DON'T HAVE A GUEST SPEAKER SCHEDULED.
ITS TIME TO RELAX AFTER OUR HARD WORK WITH THE HOLIDAY FAIR!
LUV QUILT COUNT IS UP TO 52 - GOOD JOB, PWQ!
SEE YOU SATURDAY AND/OR MONDAY,
Monday, October 13, 2008
The October meeting was called to order by Mari Pretzer in our new meeting place The Ecumenical Church on Spaulding.
Old business was discussed. Lapel pins are being sold by the guild for $4.00 each. Our November quilt fair was discussed. Head of each committee chair gave a report.
Joey Snow.....Silent Auction
Mari Pretzer...Quilt show/sale & refreshments
Christmas Party.....Marilyn Vigil
If you have items for the silent auction you need to drop them off with Mary Richardson, Joey Snow, Evie Sheldon or Nina Stevens before Nov 1st.
New Business: Patsy Morris gave a report on the volunteers for the 2009 board . Mary Richardson President. Patsy Morris Vice-President, Vicki Becker....Treasurer and Chrystal Clift Secretary.
Chris Magan gave us the new block of the month. She also gave a demo on quilt design using crayons and coloring book pages.
Sew and Share
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Hello Pueblo West Quilters
1st Meeting In Our New Home!!!
MONDAY OCTOBER 6TH 7PM
ECUMENICAL CHURCH OF PUEBLO WEST
434 Conquistador (Corner of West Spaulding and Conquistador)
Local Quilter Chris Magan will give a presentation on Basic Art In Quilt Design
Thank-you, Chris, for stepping up and doing this program - our scheduled speaker, Sandy Fox from Trinidad had to postpone her trunk show until next year.
HOSTESSES: SNACK - Bernie Chavez Villanueva DRINK - Danielle Little
Lapel Pins are in - They are $4 each!
The party committee has reserved Angelo's Pizzaria at the Riverwalk Banquet Room for our party on Dec. 1st - 6pm. Your cost for the buffet will be $7 - the club will pay the rest of the dinner cost. Give your money and reservation to Marilyn Vigil, Patsy Morris or Charlotte Hillson as soon as possible. Plan on coming and having a very festive night - this committee has worked very hard to make this a great party!
There is alot of excitement for this fund-raiser! Your silent auction items can be brought in anytime - let us know what the value of the item is so the committee can figure the starting bids.
Remember - you need to be a member to put things in the quilt sale, show or the boutique.
I would like to display some of your wonderful quilts so please let me know if you want your quilts hung and fill out the form at the bottom of the newsletter and submit to me as soon as possible. Pin the quilt ID tag part on your quilt when you bring it in.
See You Next Monday!
President of Pueblo West Quilters 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
THE PWQ 2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR WILL BE SATURDAY, NOV. 1ST AT THE ECUMENICAL CHURCH IN PUEBLO WEST (CORNER OF WEST SPAULDING AND CONQUISTADOR)
SHOW TIME WILL BE 12 PM TO 5 PM
MEMBERS NEED TO SET UP AND CLEAN UP
WE HAVE THE FACILITY FROM 10 AM - 6 PM
OUR DEEPEST THANKS GOES TO CHARLOTTE HILLSON FOR CONTACTING THE CHURCH AND ACQUIRING ITS USE FOR THE FAIR AND FOR OUR CLUB MEETINGS!!
I NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES:
ENTERTAINMENT (I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE LOCAL DANCE GROUPS AND CHOIRS TO DO SHORT BITS DURING THE DAY)
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP ON ANY OF THESE COMMITTEES!
DONATIONS FOR THE SILENT AUCTION ARE BEING TAKEN BY MARI PRETZER AND MARY RICHARDSON - CALL MARI AT 547-3188 FOR MORE INFO - THESE DO NOT ALL HAVE TO BE QUILT RELATED, ANY ART, GIFT OR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS CAN BE SOLD AT THE AUCTION. MARY RICHARDSON AND JOEY SNOW ARE CHAIRPERSONS.
MEMBERS CAN PUT THINGS IN THE BOUTIQUE WITH 15% OF SALES GOING TO THE CLUB. CAROLYN COLLETTE IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOUTIQUE.
MEMBERS CAN DISPLAY AND/OR SELL THEIR QUILTS. CONTACT MARI PRETZER
THIS IS OUR ONLY FUND-RAISER, SO THE MORE YOU HELP THE MORE WE MAKE!!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Hello Pueblo West Quilters
Remember our Sept. meeting has been changed to the
2nd Monday of September!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH 7PM
*****NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION*****
MAJESTIC BAPTIST CHURCH
494 HEMLOCK PUEBLO WEST
Drive south on Purcell - the church in on the corner of Purcell and Hemlock!
This change was necessary because renovations at the Fiesta Room at SunHaven Community Center are not quite done! Majestic Baptist was very gracious enough to let us use their fellowship hall at the last minute.
BRING YOUR SEWING MACHINES AND YOU WILL WORK ON YOUR DONATION PROJECTS FOR THE QUILT FAIR IN NOVEMBER.
WE WILL HAVE AN OPEN FORUM FOR QUESTIONS ON ANYTHING QUILT RELATED. IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY PROBLEMS WITH ANY PROJECTS, THERE MAY BE SOME HELP AT THE MEETING, SO BRING IT IN.
Hostesses: Snack - Ronda Dobek Drink - Heidi Gard
LAPEL PINS ARE IN AND WILL BE ON SALE FOR $4.00!
Don't Forget - We need a Nominating Committee in September!
You can make it easy on this committee by volunteering for an office for 2009!
We have the best quild in the area, and its a great opportunity to utilize your ideas, talents and organizational expertise by planning club meetings.
If everyone helps, then everyone benefits!
Please call me if you have any questions about being on the Executive Board.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day Holiday!
Friday, August 8, 2008
President Mari Pretzer called the meeting to order.
Old business was discussed. Lapel Pins, Coupons for the military, Quilts of Valor, New meeting place and our November quilt fair and silent auction.
New Business: A nominating committee for September
Quilts of Valor donations have started to come in. All quilts must be red,white and blue and be at least 50" x 60". You can donate quilts, blocks material to help make quilts. These quilts will go specifically to Fort Carson soldiers "Wounded Warriors". This year they are in need of over 400 quilts at present they have around 75.
SEW AND SHARE
The Shutterfly link will take you to all the Sew and Share pictures which Evie and Patsy have taken. If we missed anyone we are sorry!!! We try hard to make sure everyone has a picture posted.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Its time for a Hot August Night! Come to the meeting Monday, August 4th, 7PM at Liberty Point Recreation Center and get some hot tips on using specialty threads for quilting and embroidery from local quilter, Jan Shuping, from Creative Sewing. Jan will share her wonderful knowledge and expertise so you, too, can create some great projects.
HOSTESSES: SNACK - CHRIS MAGAN DRINK - FAYE KIMBELL
- your coupons for the soldier's families overseas for Danielle Little.
-Quilts of Valor for Ft. Carson injured soldiers for Carolyn Collette
- Block of the Month Log Cabin blocks and stars
- November Quilt Fair donations for the silent auction
- we are collecting things now! Hope you had fun with your Sudoku quilts
- bring them for Sew & Share!
We have a total count of 46 completed LUV quilts for the year so far - Thanks to all who have made them. Keep 'em coming!
My thanks to all who gave me names of places to check for our meetings. We have several options to consider, and we are trying to make the best decision for the future of our club. The board will be making a final decision next week and will report to you at the club meeting.
See you in August.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Carolyn Collette asked for help in making Quilts of Valor for wounded Fort Carson troops. The quilts need to be red,white & blue. You can make blocks, quilt tops or an entire quilt. Quilts must be at least 50" x 60"
BLOCK OF THE MONTH
The August block of the month was demonstrated. It will be red, white & blue log cabin pattern with an appliqued blue star.
SEW AND SHARE
July's meeting was a work night. We enjoyed an ice cream social and then set to work making Sudoku quilts.
Monday, June 30, 2008
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY - HOPE YOUR SUMMER IS GOING WELL! HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT TO OUR JULY ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL - BRING YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM TOPPING - THE CLUB WILL PROVIDE THE ICE CREAM!
MONDAY JULY 7TH-- 7PM --LIBERTY POINT RECREATION CENTER-- 971 TOLSTOI DR.
HOSTESSES: SNACK - CARLA WENDLER-- DRINK - NINA STEVENS
BETHEL SHARPENING SERVICE WILL BE OUT IN HIS VAN IN THE PARKING LOT SHARPENING SCISSORS AND OTHER TOOLS 7PM - 9PM. PRICES VARY - DRILL BITS ARE $2.50 EACH, HUNTING AND FISHING KNIVES- $3.50, SEWING SCISSORS -$7, BEAUTY SHEARS -$15, ANIMAL CLIPPERS AND LAWNMOWER BLADES FROM $10. HE CANNOT SHARPEN ROTARY BLADES.CALL HIM FOR MORE PRICES 784-6776
LAURA RIES IS OUR SUMMER FUN FEST GAME INSTRUCTOR . TO PARTICIPATE BRING...NINE 4 1/2" SQUARES EACH.... OF NINE DIFFERENT FABRICS THAT PLAY WELL TOGETHER (81 TOTAL). SEWING MACHINES, PRESSING TOOLS AND BASIC SEWING ESSENTIALS.** PLEASE NOTE**...ONLY MEMBERS WHO ATTEND THIS MEETING WILL GET THE PATTERN KIT TO COMPLETE THE GAME. IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GAME, PLEASE EMAIL THE CLUB FOR A KIT. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE MADE ENOUGH KITS FOR ALL WHO WANT TO PLAY THE GAME. GUESTS MUST ORDER A $5 PATTERN KIT IN ADVANCE TO PARTICIPATE - THIS WILL INCLUDE THE GUEST FEE. CONTACT THE CLUB TO ORDER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE A KIT FOR YOUR GUEST.
PLANS ARE UNDER WAY FOR OUR NOVEMBER QUILT SHOW AND FAIR ...HOPE YOU ARE WORKING ON YOUR ITEMS TO DONATE FOR THE SILENT AUCTIONS AND BOUTIQUE!
WE NEED A CHRISTMAS PARTY COMMITTEE (I KNOW ITS ONLY JULY!) ... LET ME KNOW AT THE MEETING IF YOU WANT TO PLAN THIS ANNUAL FUN-FILLED EVENT! STAY COOL AND SEE YOU IN JULY!
Monday, June 9, 2008
The blocks brought in by members were very interesting, in that the pattern only gave you the pieces and you could arrange them in any design your mind could contrive.
Yet another month of a pelethora of amazing creations. It is always a joy and inspiration to see all that is accomplished by the Pueblo West Quilters....check out the pictures on our shutterfly site LINK is at the bottom of the page.
We were blessed to have many quilts donated this month, to be given out to those who need some comfort and warmth in their lives.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER ~ SO BE CAREFUL AND HAVE FUN.MAKE PWQ PART OF YOUR SUMMER PLANS! STAY COOL AND KEEP ON QUILTING!
MONDAY JUNE 2 7PM
LIBERTY POINT RECREATION CENTER
971 TOLSTOI DR., PUEBLO WEST
LYNN MATTINGLY, AN AWARD -WINNING QUILT TEACHER FROM PAONIA, COLORADO WILL BE SHOWING HER TECHNIQUES FOR MACHINE QUILTING ON A HOME SEWING MACHINE. LEARN HOW TO DO BACKGROUND FILL, STIPPLING AND OTHER WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR QUILT BLOCKS.
HOSTESSES: SNACK - CHARLOTTE HILLSON DRINK: PATSY MORRIS
DON'T FORGET YOUR BLOCK OF THE MONTH - CELL PATTERNS
Our condolences to longtime member, Birdie Parker, who lost her husband last week.
Congratulations to member, Lorraine Glach, who had another purse design published.
THANKS TO OUR BLOG MANAGERS, PATSY MORRIS AND EVIE SHELDON. CHECK IT OUT...http://pueblo-west-quilters.blogspot.com
See you at the meeting,
Monday, May 12, 2008