Tuesday, September 27, 2011

President's Newsletter

Today, as I write this newsletter I am thinking about the fact that this is the first day of the Fall Season. Someone I walk with in the morning told us this was so….and I thought do I really care? ?  Well the answer was yes I guess I do, if I did not my life would be passing and I would just be an on looker, a non-participant, that would be sad! So, I have made a list, as I am a list maker, and now I need to accomplish the items upon that list. The list I make are not always obtainable, however, I do believe this one is unless I start adding things. Who really cares about the dust???? Right??? First and foremost are the Guild duties I need to dispatch and once those are completed I just may rush right into that dusting. You will notice may is underlined! So onward!

I would say that the Reheated Leftovers class was great but it has not happened yet – it is tomorrow and I do have expectations that it will be a great lot of fun. Getting ready for the class is still on yesterday’s list. (oppsss)

Mary Richardson told about the December Christmas Party meeting. It sounds great and is in an easily accessible and familiar location – Gabby’s – The $2 fee can be paid to the Treasurer anytime – that will hold your reservation. Perhaps Mary will give us yet another ‘teaser’ at the October meeting.

We are looking forward to a class by Katya Holen for the Twisted Log Cabin that she had shown during our July Meeting’s ‘Come to the Fair’. She has been a bit on the crazy busy side since she retired and of course it is summer and they do love to go to the mountains and they have done some traveling also but we have gotten her to commit to October 29th, 9 am to 1 pm, class fee of $20. Space is limited. The fee can be paid at the October meeting, see Nina at the check in table. Let us know if you want one of those spaces.

The October Meeting will be Scott Beaver, he can be found at www.scottbeaverdesigns.com the meeting promises to be an interesting evening, and full day for those who choose to take his workshop: ‘Shades of . . . .’   which will be a wall hanging in a quick and easy appliqued technique. Workshop Space is limited. For more information call Nina 647-9010 or Evie 647-2936 or send an email, as we still have a few spaces left.

See ya’ at the meeting, Monday, the 3rd of October 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.,

Member’s _45_ (includes 3 new)
Visitors & Non Members_3__
Meeting Checklist for Oct.:
__Block of the Month
__Wounded Warrior Block
__Fat Qrtr (Leaf prints for Oct.)
__Your Badge
__Raffle Funds
__LUV Quilts
__LUV Pillowcases
__Sew and Share Items
__Notebook and Pen/Pencil
Refreshments Reminder for September:  SNACKS: June Busch  Angela Peterson DRINKS:  JoAnn Allen & Virginia Biggs

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September 12, 2011 Meeting

President Evie called meeting to order by welcoming guests and new members.

A nominating committee is needed by the October meeting to line up new board members for the 2012 year.

Mary Richardson gave a report on the progress of the Christmas Party .

The Wounded Warrior Quilts were shown. Tuesday night group which meets at Mary Richardson's every Tue evening have been using the red/white/blue BOM to make quilts for the retreat at Westcliffe, CO

PWQ Executive Board Meeting Sept 15
PWQ Regular meeting 7 pm Oct 3

Many fall colored BOM's showed up at our meeting waiting to be won by a lucky person.

October's BOM  Directions can be found on the Shutterfly link


Cheryl's 1st Place Quilt
Cheryl Eaton won 1st place at the Colorado State Fair's  Fabulous Fifties special entry quilt contest sponsored by Millie's Sewing Center.

Carol Hires won Viewer's Choice at the Hot Rod Car Show held in Pueblo in June.

  Wounded Warrior Quilts.

  Sew & Share

  Quilt made for Women in Law enforcement by the Monday "In Stitches' group which meets at Evie's.

Denise Hovey from Creative Cloth Closet in Canon City  gave a demo and talk on different rulers and Go Cutter ideas.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

President's News

Greetings and Salutations,
Here we are in September – our meeting date was pushed out to the
12th due to the Holiday.
Hooray for Holidays…not because of the change in the date but just because I like them. Hope you
have some fun things planned. When you are done with them you will have your guild meeting to look
forward to.
This month we will be welcoming Denise Hovey from Creative Cloth Closet in Canon City coming in to
share some fun things – she has some really cool ideas and things to share. I always like those
enthused people who have fun ideas. Even though sometimes I do not do them (it is that time element,
I am certain you all know about that ☺)
A reminder! We have the class for the Reheated Leftovers by Cyndi McChesney – remember the
program when she gave us all those wonderful things that we can do with all those bits, pieces, and
fabric ‘leftovers’ from previous projects that seem to grow exponentially in our fabric storage areas
and corners of the sewing rooms, in baskets and bins and paper bags with handles even . . . . well here
is the class that goes with – we had 27 who signed up as interested so you need to get signed up at the
meeting on the 12th the seats left available will then be put out to our sister quilters who were not
able to get a space in a class held for their guilds. Class to be held on Saturday 9/24, the cost is $20
that needs to be prepaid by the 12th of September.
Hey, have you been working on those Block of the Month blocks? I mean making the one for your quilt
at the end of the year – Do you remember that if you make one for yourself also that by the end of
the year you will have enough blocks for a quilt top of your own or one to give as a gift. You know the
question – How hard could that be? – well apparently it is hard because I myself need to do some catch
up so I will be ready to receive the last two blocks and assembly instructions in October and time to
be ready to show my creation with you all at the December Christmas Party meeting. That should be
exciting to see what each of us has done with the same pattern.
Our October Meeting will be Scott Beaver of Scott Beaver Designs, we are working on pulling
together a class – more information will be forthcoming at the September meeting as he will be
visiting us and doing a teaser (so to speak) then he will be off to Nebraska - busy people are usually
fun to listen to and learn from so-o-o-o-o on that note - more to come….
See ya’ at the meeting, Monday, the 3rd of October 2011, at Gabby’s Diner & Catering doors are open
at 6:30 p.m.
Now for the Statistics, Checklist, Upcoming events.

LUV Quilts 2011:
_0_ newly donated _64_ YTD
39 Quilts for Joplin (included above)
14 Bama Bound Quilts (included above)
LUV Pillowcases 2010:
_3_ newly donated _28_ YTD
9 pillowcases to Joplin (included above)
Wounded Warrior Quilts 2011:
_1_newly donated _13_ YTD
Member’s __37__ (includes 1 new)
Visitors & Non Members_44__

Meeting Checklist for Sep. Sep.:: ::
__Block of the Month
__Wounded Warrior Block
__Fat Qrtr (Fall Prints for Sep.)
__Your Badge
__Raffle Funds
__LUV Quilts
__LUV Pillowcases
__Sew and Share Items
__Notebook and Pen/Pencil

Refreshments Reminder for
September: SNACKS &
DRINKS: Faye Kimbell,
Jean McDonald and Chris