Sunday, July 24, 2011

President's newsletter

WHEW! We have had a busy month and a half, so – take a deep breath – sit down – relax – let’s look at what we have done.  Those that were present at the July ‘Come to the Fair’ from what I heard and saw had a lot of fun. We had a lot of visitors and we had a lot going on – with many drawings and several demos. There were Ways and Means and Bake Sale tables. It was a busy night. A great big THANKS goes to our presenters: Vicki Becker doing the Mile a Minute booth, Carolyn Collette showing Hot Dog Pillowcases, Katya Holen presenting The Twisted Log Cabin, Patsy Morris exhibiting an insight to Coloring your Quilt, Nina Stevens introducing the Block of the Month for August, and Sandy McDonald (who had just had surgery) delivering a 10 Minute Block quick assist, with her vivacious assistant, Carol Hires. GREAT JOB  to one and all! ! ! Looks like a couple of classes will be forthcoming…keep watching for them. See the attached Treasurers report for the income obtained from the ‘Fair’.

A photo collage of the quilts that went to Joplin was available for viewing and should be at the next meeting.….we have more leaving for Alabama (Bama Bound Quilts) Saturday July 23. I do not have the final count on those but I am certain we can get that for the August meeting.

The article in The View regarding us working in the Library on Quilts for Joplin has brought some interest and we have been given fabric, from a couple of sources, some of which we have put towards more LUV Quilts and some that will be put on the Ways and Means table. There is cotton and wool and other fabrics – we decided each of us has other projects that may take fabrics of a different property than cotton sooooo you now have the opportunity to purchase (inexpensively I might add) different types. Therefore you may want to get to the meeting early enough to do a bit of shopping.

Advertisement time, we have available mugs (cups) insulated with stainless steel inside red with stars and pretty green pens with the name of our guild – check them out help fund your favorite Quilt Guild - we (that ‘we’ includes you too) are your favorite guild right?

Our program for August is a History of the Log Cabin Quilt with our own Katya Holen taking us thru time and how it influenced the Log Cabin. It will be interesting to hear how the Log Cabin has progressed thru and because of history.

See ya’ at the meeting, Monday, the 1st  of August 2011, at Gabby’s Diner & Catering doors are open at 6:30 p.m.

Now for the Statistics, Checklist, Upcoming Events, etc., etc., etc., etc.Have a sew good time,

Evie Sheldon ~ President, Pueblo West Quilters,

Meeting Checklist for July:
__Block of the Month
__Wounded Warrior Block
__Fat Qrtr (Brown prints in August)
__Your Badge
__Raffle Funds
__LUV Quilts
__LUV Pillowcases
__Sew and Share Items
__Notebook and Pen/Pencil
Refreshments Reminder for August: SNACKS: Virginia Lucero & Virginia Biggs - - DRINKS:  Carol Hires & Sandy McDonald


LUV Quilts 2011:
_12_ newly donated _64_ YTD
39 Quilts for Joplin (included above)
14 Bama Bound Quilts (included above)

LUV Pillowcases 2010:
_1_ newly donated _25_ YTD
9 pillowcases to Joplin (included above)

Wounded Warrior Quilts 2011:
_1_newly donated  _9_ YTD

Member’s __46__ (includes 2 new)
Visitors & Non Members_14__ 

Friday, July 22, 2011

July 11, 2011

Come to the Fair was a great success. There was yummy treats on the bake sale table and many for sale items on the Ways and Means table.

Carla working hard at the Ways & Means table

 July BOM won by Katya Holen given to Tuesday Night Divas quilting group for Wounded Warrior Quilts.

 Sew and Share was enjoyed by all. A young visitor showed her doll she made while visiting Grandma Judy Visilli

Demo tables were set up Katya Holen demonstrated the twisted log cabin. 
Go here to see all the quilts donated to Joplin and Alabama! Thank You guild members! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

President's Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

It is time to write another Newsletter, I am not certain exactly what to write as it has been a very busy month. I guess we will start with the June program by Cyndi McChesney which was ‘Reheated Leftovers’. It was a fun program – in some cases it was an affirmation of things we are already doing to some extent, it also gave us some outstanding things to add to our ways of collecting, keeping and using the leftovers from past quilts. We will be looking into classes by Cyndi and let you know when, where and the cost, hopefully soon. 

We have been really busy with ‘Quilts for Joplin’ and ‘Bama Bound Quilts’. I am certain you all have been as busy too. After several days at the library we have gotten several quilts completed and know there are more out there. The group going to Joplin, who has offered to transport them, will be leaving on Saturday, July 9th so we will need to get them all together prior to that time. We would like to have them all collected on or before by July 6th, please call Nina at 647-9010 or Evie at 647-2936, to make arrangements for drop off.

July - - - - is finally here – - - - soon there will no more enticing secrecy – the Board is excited to present this program and Fund Raiser, as is the Committee, which is made up of Jean, Sandy McD, Patsy, Carolyn, Carol H., Barbara, Nina and Evie. ‘Come to the Fair’ promises to be fun and a bit hectic,  as we will have many things to see, to purchase and to win – well, how can you go wrong with that combination? ! ? ! ? ! ?

There is a $2 Fair Entrance fee for Members and the usual $3 Guest Fee will include Fair Entrance.  Some things you can know at this time – a Baked Goods table which we need items for, 2 (count them) 2 Ways and Means table – again bring your items to add to these tables. New! Never before seen items are planned for release at this time – you too will want at least one! Bring your items to assist in having lots for sale.

This is a great meeting to invite your friends and neighbors. There will be some wonderful ideas and opportunities, plus some awesome things to be purchased. J


I hope to see you all at the ‘Fair’ (oh, meeting), Monday, the 11th of July 2011, at Gabby’s Diner & Catering doors are open at 6:30 p.m.

Evie Sheldon