Saturday, April 24, 2010

President's Newsletter

  Pueblo West Quilters Newsletter

 May 2010

 Quote: Quilts are like friends, a great source of comfort.

 Our next meeting will be held on Monday, May 3rd @ 7:00 p.m. at the Solid Ground Restaurant, 412 S McCulloch Blvd. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins.

 The May program is “What Makes a Winner” presented by Barbara Broushous.

 We had 32 LUV quilts donated last month. 25 were baby quilts and 7 others. I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make sure we could donate to the CSU-Pueblo organization. There were 6 left over from March so we made the 30 that was needed.

 Quilt for Solid Ground – Remember to bring the sewn blocks for the quilt.

 April's BOM: Appliqu├ęd tulip quilt block presented by Nina Stevens. Patterns will be available at the sign-in table if you have not received one.

 Fat Quarter drawing: Batik

BOM: Evie Sheldon will demonstrate June’s BOM.

Refreshments: Judy Visalli and VelmaJean Forman (snacks) and Barbara Martinez and Keta Luizza (drinks)

Set-up: – Betty Yergert and Patty Dunnington - arrive at 6:00

Take-down: we would like everyone to help in the take-down (putting chairs away)

 LUV Quilt requirements – minimum 36x36

LUV Quilts/Pillowcase Donations

  2009 LUV Quilts: 60 2010 LUV Quilts: 57 YTD

  2010 Pillowcases: 21 YTD  


Respectfully,

Vicki Becker-President 


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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 5, 2010

The April Meeting started with a bit of a conundrum, the place we were to meet was locked and so the Board with the quick action of super hero's moved the meeting to the White Library. The room was great and the tables and chairs were great, so it just goes to show we are all flexible and we all are there for the meeting - what a great group! So on with the meeting! And here we are signing in...and it only got better from there.

LUV Quilts and Quilts for CSU-Pueblo for 1st time mothers were in abundance. This was a marvelous showing of generosity that is so abundant in our guild.



Some of these were done using the pattern 'Yellow Brick Road' was graciously donated to our club by the creators at Atkinson Designs, for use as our 2010 LUV quilt pattern.



What a wonderful showing, but there is more.....yes, yes - it is PILLOWCASES that showed up for donations also! ! !



Of course Sew and Share was another favorite - we do love to see what others have accomplished and to share what we have done..another inspiring show!!!




The program was given by the Board and was tip after tip after tip - it was fast moving and fun. Some tips we knew but were given and new twist and some were new - with a crowd like that it would be hard to have all new tips...everyone enjoyed the program and came away with at least a couple of good tips to start there month of quilting off.

Happy Quilting!!!


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