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__