Saturday, July 21, 2012


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The Summer is flying by, albeit a hot and dry one. We hope you had fun
at the July Celebrate America party on July 9th. I sure did. We still
have some bottled water leftover from that meeting and it will be
available at the next meetings until it is gone, so if you forget to
bring water, there will some available. Sorry, all the goodies are now
history. Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00pm.

We are still accepting STEP-UP to a Higher Level of Excellence Pledge
forms. Remember, you are only challenging yourself, as there will be
NO judging or any such thing when you show your successes at the Nov.
meeting. The monogram-paint chip challenge can also be used for a
STEP-UP pledge, but we encourage everyone to try this as your results,
hopefully a completed quilt or project, will not be judged either.
Deadline for this challenge is the Nov meeting.

I am still requesting a volunteer to quilt Ben and Gabby’s quilt. If
you would prefer not to quilt on a muslin backing, please inform us of
what you would like on the back, or get your preferred backing and
submit your receipts with your offer to quilt this thank you gift.
Remember, many hands make the work go faster and all efforts to keep
PWQ progressing forward are appreciated. The only real deadline for
having Ben & Gabby’s quilt done is so we can present it to them no
later than the Nov meeting. Thank you Jean McDonald for offering to
bind the quilt.

Reminder that you still have until Aug 31 to subscribe for only $15
each, the following magazines: Love of Quilting, McCall’s Quilting,
Quilters Newsletter, Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quick Quilts. Please see
Rosie Gould, our Treasurer by Aug 31, 2012. If you wish, you can also
donate another $5.00 to PWQ to make this offer similar to the Fons &
Porter’s fundraising for the local club program that ran earlier this

The deadline for entries to the CO State Fair is Friday, Aug 3,
receiving date is Aug 9, judging is Aug 11 and the Fair runs from Aug
23 thru Sept 3. Good luck to all who enter.

Our program for the Aug meeting is a trunk show by award winning
quilter and hand appliqué teacher Tina Giacomel-Mort, who resides in
Pueblo West, is originally from Verona, Italy. Her finely wrought and
detailed quilts have won awards from AQS, Denver International Quilt
Festival, Machine Quilters Showcase, State and County fairs and in
Medena, Italy.

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 - Helen and Rhonda’s Celtic
twist block, black background with a light and dark of same color in
batiks for the “twist” part.

______ completed BOM in red, white & blue for wounded warrior quilts -
use white in place of black

______ fat quarter for Fat Quarter Exchange - animal prints

______ LUV quilts or pillowcases

______ Items for Sew N Share

Happy Quilting and see you at the meeting, Katya