Wednesday, March 9, 2011

February Service Day

Maureen Tuttle (above) and Mary Killpack are in charge of our service project this year.  We met in February for our annual service day.  We made receiving blankets and burp cloths for the Women, Infant and Children's program, pillowcases for the Food and Care Coalition and Women and Children in Crisis Center, and Quilts of Valor pillowcases/presentation bags for the quilts for injured military men and women.  It was a wonderful day of working together and visiting and eating. Thank you to all who participated.  Please check your Patchwords for ongoing needs and service opportunities.
These darling charms were a gift to those who helped.
Kristine Palmer is in charge of the quilter's challenge project this year. One of the projects she has chosen is "Quilts of Valor."  This is a presentation bag for a quilt that will be given to a injured military man or woman.  Thanks to those who are working to support this project!

January Program Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh has spent some time studying how to organize sewing rooms so they are efficient and streamlined.  She presented a very informative slide show with pictures from her sewing room and others pointing out suggestions and tips that can be used in our spaces.  Thank you Barbara for sharing!

Friday, March 4, 2011

January Program Liz Laney

Usually I do not repost Patchwords content but Liz's comments were so fun at our January meeting I wanted to share them in hopes that readers who do not come to our monthly meetings will get a glimpse of what they are missing. Liz shared her Top Ten reasons to clean out your quilt room (see below).  She was very inspiring and kept us laughing the whole time as she shared the benefits of a year long clean out project of her sewing room. We will miss Liz as she is heading to Nauvoo, Illinois for eighteen months.  Thank you and best of luck on your next adventure!
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