Tuesday, April 28, 2009

President's April Newsletter

Pueblo West Quilt Guild
News Letter
Meeting-- Tuesday May 5, at 7PM
Hello all you lovely ladies.
  I know for the most part this letter is old news.We've been over about everything.
  We now have "54" members. How great is that!!!
  I think when some of you arrived last meeting you wondered what was going on. All those cars.
  Well it's a money raising function for the church, and they will be there again during our next meeting.
  And possibly again in June.We're doing the best we can to accomodate everyone. Sorry for any inconveniance, like parking.
  Arrive as close to 7 p.m. as you can.
  The block of the month for June will be demonstrated by Jeannie Renck. Be sure and bring all your May blocks. Black star with Black on white background.
  We will be dividing the blocks into two groups, if there's enough.
  Fat quarters are to be stripes or polka dots in May. As many as you want. One person will win them all.
  Carolyn Collette will be demonstrating the posie table runner.You can bring your sewing equipment if you would like.
  There's been information for what will be needed for that project sent out via e-mail. Carolyn will also have instructions.
  There are still eleven (11) blocks to be turned in for the church quilt. Please bring them to the May meeting.
  Refreshments will be brought to you by, Jean McDonald, Nina Stevens, and Sandra McDonald. Thank- You.
  We will be having a sew Saturday June 27th, 9 a.m. until 2--2:30. It will be on paper-piecing. Charlotte Hillson and Patsy Morris will be teaching us. So
  all of you that have been asking for paper-piecing,PLEASE COME. Bring sewing supplies and fabric. They will supply the pattern and paper.You will also need to bring snacks or a sack lunch. We will remind you again at the June meeting.
  That's all for now ladies, OH, I do want to thank all of you that participated in the trunk show last meeting. THANK-YOU !!!! We have had great comments on how neat it was to see everyone's special projects and work.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April 7, 2009

Our April 7th meeting was called to order by President Mary Richardson. The Treasurers Report and minutes of the last meeting were approved.

Block of the Month drawing was divided into three groups. Teapot blocks were won by Carol Pfeifer, JoAnn Allen and Joey Snow.

May Block of the Month demo was given by Patsy Morris. The Friendship Star Block was used and is to be made with a black star and black on white. Do not let the colors in the photo deceive you.

The Luv quilts were donated. Each time you donate a luv quilt you receive a beaded charm for your name tag and your name goes into the year end drawing.
The Sew and Share portion of our meeting in combination with a trunk show by members was a sight to see. We got to see many different quilts made by members and some really great items obtained from others, a few rescued quilts and many others, which we would not otherwise have seen. Many people brought a variety of items to show.

For more photos (and there are a lot of them) see the URL at the bottom under "PWQ Photos in Shutterfly"
We have started a monthly fat quarter drawing. Bring up to three fat quarters and win the basket of them.  Our first month drawing was any fat quarter. This month's drawing was flowered fat quarters they were won by Mary Richardson, Mari Pretzer and Virginia Biggs.
The Fat Quarter theme for May is either stripes or polka dots. 
There are still ELEVEN donation quilt blocks out there.  PLEASE make sure you have those blocks turned in at our next meeting so Judy can get started on the construction of the quilt!!!
Carolyn Collette will be giving a demo at the next meeting on how to make an appliqued table runner. Watch your email for the specific items you will need if you wish to sew at the meeting, if you prefer to just watch the demo that is fine too, directions will be given out by Carolyn.