Friday, January 28, 2011

President's Message

Greetings and Salutations,

January 3, 2011 was the first meeting of the year, this is traditionally a night to kick off our LUV Quilts Project for the year. This year was no exception; a new pattern was introduced by our Treasurer, Nina Stevens. I can say it is a quick one to put together and it is also a stash buster…however it seems to me I have more pieces now…hmmm…how does that work? The LUV Quilts can use any pattern they do not need to be all made with the pattern given out. We love to see all the ideas everyone has and we always enjoy the Sew and Share portion of the evening.

The program for February 7th is a bit of a redo as last year there was a Hints program also however we have had requests for more, so with a bit of gentle prompting and a lot of chatting (that part was easy) Carolyn Collette has agreed to do Hints Websites and Blog Sites, I would say bring your tablet and pens. 

We need people to either step up and help the Planning Committee or it would be acceptable to give your ideas if you cannot give some time. – either in the Suggestion box or via the email (see above). We have already received a couple of good ideas and they are or will be checked into. Anyone wishing to assist please let one of the Board Member know.

I hope to see you all at our next meeting, Monday, February 7th, 2011, at the Solid Ground Restaurant. Remember you can go in put you things down and then come and sign in, enter your Block of the Month and Fat Quarter etc. We are hoping to streamline the check in process and a plus for you is less standing about waiting. Just do not forget to do it. 
Things to remember for the February Meeting:
Block of the Month you work so hard on / Fat Quarter (Hearts this month) / Badge / Notepaper & Pen (you might want to take notes)

 Refreshments will be provided by: Snacks: Bernie and Laura / Drinks: Sally


LUV Quilts: 2010: _75_ LUV Quilts 2011: _2_ YTD
LUV Pillowcases 2010: _80_ LUV Pillowcases 2010: _4_ YTD
Wounded Warrior Quilts 2011: _2_ YTD

Member’s _39_ (includes _3_new members)
Visitors & Non Members_0_ (includes _0_ first time attendees)
 PWQ Guild Meeting 7:00 pm February 7, 2011
 PWQ Executive Board Meets 10:15 am February 15, 2011
 PWQ Guild Meeting 7:00 pm March 7, 2011
 Quilt and Stitch Expo of Pueblo 9a to 5p April 1 & 2, 2011
 Southern Colorado Regional Quilt Show @ El Pueblo Museum presented by Pride City Quilt Guild March 31, April 1 & 2, 2011
 Denver National Quilt Festival April 23 thru May 1, 2011

A day quilting is a good day,

Evie Sheldon ~ President, Pueblo West Quilters

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January 2011 Meeting

President elect Evie Sheldon called the meeting to order.Secretary & Treasurers reports were approved. Old business and new business were discussed all of which will follow in the secretaries report.

The new board hard at work!

BOM for February was demonstrated by Nina Stevens our new Secretary.

Many beautiful block of the months were brought in.

Along with six red/white/blue blocks for our Wounded Warriors at the Westcliffe rehabilitation center.Shown here are two Wounded Warrior quilts from the BOM.

Many beautiful quilts were enjoyed at our "Sew and Share" time.

Good food was enjoyed by many

The 2011 Luv quilt was demonstrated by Nina.

Monday, January 3, 2011

President's Newsletter

I hope this finds all enjoying the Seasons Best with just the New Year’s celebration and then time to recuperate. Now that those pesky holidays are about concluded it is time to get back to the fun part of life as a quilter……quilting of course, or designing, or piecing, or what ever part you like the best…then come to Sew and Share – we wanna’ see what you like the best and all forays into different arenas of the craft. So, hey, here comes the New Year with all that fun to share.


The first meeting for 2011 will be held on Monday the 3rd of January, at the Solid Ground Restraurant, 412 S McCulloch Blvd. The doors will open at 6:30 pm. It is once again time for the payment of our dues. This year the dues are $25.00 for the year and due by the February meeting. All guests fees are $3.00 per meeting.


As is the tradition we will be kicking off our ongoing LUV Quilt Project, during the January 2011 meeting. You will receive the pattern and instructions on the night of the meeting. (unfortunately due to size of our guild we will be unable to sew at the meeting)


It is time to get out the By-Laws and check them out – it will be good to go over them – for this meeting look at the committee section and see if you may be able to assist. Perhaps the proverbial ‘Many hands make lighter work for all’ can be enacted and lived out.



Things to remember for the January Meeting

(I usually make a list for myself like this list so thought it may help you):

Name Badge

January Fat Quarter drawing: CIRCLES / not polka dots / CIRCLES

BOM: Bernie Villanueva showed the Block at the Christmas Party

Could be made into X’s or O’s

Refreshments: To be supplied by the 2010 Guild Board with a Thanks from the 2011 Guild Board.







LUV Quilts: 2010: 75 LUV Quilts 2011: ___ YTD

LUV Pillowcases 2010: 80 LUV Pillowcases 2010 : ___ YTD





Attendees on the list were 56 prior to the Party




PWQ Guild Meeting 7:00 pm January 3, 2011

PWQ Executive Board Meeting 10:15 am January 11, 2011

PWQ Guild Meeting 7:00 pm February 7, 2011



Let’s attack the day & quilt our way,


Evie Sheldon ~ President, Pueblo West Quilters