Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pueblo West Quilters Newsletter for April 2, 2012 Meeting



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HAPPY SPRING! Or should I say summer since we’ve had almost summer
like temperatures. Sure hope that the winds haven’t blown your
quilting creativity away.

First of all I’d like to say a great big THANK YOU to the PWQ members
who worked so hard to translate the Alzheimers Association Memories in
the Making artworks into beautiful quilt wall hangings. Since the
finished quilts needed to be turned into AA by March 16th, we won’t be
able to see them all at our April 2nd meeting. 19 quilts were turned
in and the staff at the AA office were totally blown away by our
club’s response and the lovely work. Pictures will be taken at the AA
fundraiser on April 5th and will be posted on our website. Invitations
to the fundraiser will be available at the meeting if you are
interested in attending. The members who made quilts have been
extended comp tickets to the event. Many thanks to the following for
their creative and beautiful work: Patrice Baker, Patty Dunnington,
Rosie Gould, Katya Holen, Patsy Morris, Mari Pretzer, Mary Richardson,
Marilyn Vigil and Judy Visalli.

The April 2nd meeting will be a work night. We’ll be cutting fabric
for the thank you quilt for Gabby and Ben for their generous use of
their restaurant space without charge. So bring your cutting mat,
rotary cutter, and at least one 6” X 24” ruler. If you care to do some
sewing at the meeting, you may do so if you bring your machine,
neutral thread and an iron and ironing surface. The plan is to send
cut strips home with all those who wish to participate to sew at home
and bring the completed block(s) to the next meeting. We’ll have a Sew
Saturday in May to put the top together from all the completed blocks.

A reminder that the annual Pueblo Quilt and Stitch Expo will happen at
the Pueblo Convention Center on April 13 and 14. Also the Southern
Colorado Regional Quilt Show will run in conjunction with the Expo. It
will be held at El Pueblo History Museum running April 12 thru April
21. You could still enter quilts for the SC Regional Show by
contacting Cathy Ortega, Cass Pearson or any other Pride City Quilter
for more info.

We still have a lot of fabric for sale. This is our Ways and Means
project for this year, so please shop at our meeting. Yardages sold as
is for the whole amount at $4.00/yard. Money from this sale is
earmarked for our Christmas Party.

The Colorado Quilting Council will be holding its June meeting in
Pueblo at the Convention Center - June 23. The associated workshop on
June 24 is Bargello Quilts with a Twist. Please consider attending the
meeting and/or the workshop. Pride City Quilters, Calico Quilters,
Pueblo West Quilters and Scrappy Ladies (from Walsenburg) will be
joint hosts for the meeting. All attendees will receive a fat quarter.
The fat quarters are being donated by each of the clubs for this
meeting. PWQ will have an extra basket at our meetings for you to
donate any fat quarters that you don’t have space for or a project
for. Katya is donating ½ of the fat quarters she won from the last
meeting to start us off.

Also, don’t forget to fill out and turn in a personal challenge form
for the STEP UP to a Higher Level of Excellence challenge. You have
until the Nov. meeting to finish your challenge.

Things to bring to the meeting:

______ name tag

______ In house drawing funds

______ Fabric sale funds

______ Funds for Ways & Means PWQ mugs ($5) pens($2) and pins($3)

______ completed BOM for club drawing

______ completed BOM in red, white & blue for wounded warrior quilts

______ fat quarter for Fat Quarter Exchange - Easter Themed

______ LUV quilts or pillowcases

______ Items for Sew N Share

______ your own beverage (or snack if you need one)

Happy Quilting and see you at the meeting,