Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Message from the president

Hello Ladies of the Pueblo West Quilt Guild
Meeting Tuesday March 3rd , 7 P.M. Ecumenical Church 434 S. Conquistador Pueblo West, CO.

I enjoyed and think the rest of the ladies enjoyed the making of the bowls
at the February meeting. I am looking forward to seeing some of them at our
show and tell in March. There are lots of shapes and embellishments you can do to them.
The March block of the month is interesting. Hope we'll have lots of them.

Hostesses for March are Heidi Gard and Julie Gillespie. Lets keep it simple. Water and a flavored drink, brownies, cookies or another kind of bar.

Denise from The Creative Cloth Closet will be our guest speaker for our March
I'm excited with what she's going to show us. Denise will have some for
sale items. How fun :)

We will also be starting a fat quarter drawing. So everyone bring one fat quarter to the meeting. Winner will take all fat quarters home!!!

This will be the last reminder, if you want to be a member of the guild and continue getting a newsletter your dues have to be paid.

If you are a previous member and your dues aren't paid yet $24.00 in full is due at this time.
See you soon.

Monday, February 9, 2009

February 2009 Meeting

The February meeting was called to order by President Mary Richardson. 

The February block of the month, hearts presented by Katya at our January meeting was won by Patty Dunnington!! Patty brought her heart quilt which she finished from the block of the month two years ago!!! Way to go Patty!!!!  

We had a lot of Luv quilts donated this month after our January Luv quilt sew night. Thank you to everyone who so diligently donates Luv quilts.

Sew and Share was enjoyed by everyone.  We had a variety of shared items.  
A new member to the guild and to quilting made "Oh so cute" quilted boots and pillows. 

Another member shared her Chemo quilt with us.  Explaining that she made herself get out of bed each day after chemo to work on a block a day. Each block represents the different physical and psychological aspects of her treatment.  We were in AWE of how well she depicted her emotions through quilt blocks!!! Our prayers are with you Helen!
All pictures of Sew and Share are in the February "Shutterfly" link at the bottom of the blog.

The program for February was a demonstration on how to make fabric bowls from cotton clothesline rope.  The board members each gave demo's on how to wrap and sew the bowls.  Those participating had a great time and were in awe of how easy the bowls were to make. I'm sure we will be seeing many bowls at the next meeting during our Sew and Share. For more info on the bowl      
technique click here: FABRIC BOWLS