Monday, January 19, 2009

January 2009 Guild Meeting

Can you believe it? Already 3 weeks into the new year. My how time flies by.
Our January Guild meeting was a combination of our regular meeting and a work day Project Linus meeting. Several brought their sewing machines and worked on projects. Rebecca had Lenore read the minutes from our last meeting in December and Bobbie give us the treasurer report. Paula reported on the Project Linus group that meets in Neosho. Our group was thanked for donating blankets to the Joplin Chapter. We are working on Fleece blankets with crocheted edges, weighted blankets, receiving blankets, as well as quilts. Keep working ladies. The community recipients love the blankets.
Lenore won the BOM "American Beauty" blocks and we were given our new block assignment. It is the "Pink Dogwood". "All machine applique. No seams," says Coralee. The blocks are made of soft or light pinks on muslin 9 1/2" square with a yellow center.

The commitee for the Fall Festival Raffle Quilt has met and purchased the fabrics and worked to get kits made for the blocks to assemble. We were shown the 2 blocks that we are being asked to assemble, since all the fabrics are there and ready to sew. We were asked to sign for the blocks we can promise to have finished by our February meeting. Our next meeting will be held on February 19, 2009 at the Newtonia Community Building. We will be working with "decorative threads". Our March meeting will be our Guild Birthday Party. A new year will start in April with Program, Project, Vice-President and Treasurer positions filled with new people. See you in February.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Report of December Guild Meeting 2008

Happy New Year 2009 Everyone!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I know that my year ended on a much happier note than it started with.

Those who attended our December meeting/Christmas Party will tell you that it was a wonderful evening. The food was great; business was kept to a minimum; table decorations were pretty(Marcene did a great job); and all of the mini quilts were beautiful.

We had exchanged names earlier this year and we were given the challenge to make a mini quilt at least 12" X 12" but no larger than 18" X 18". I hope everyone was as pleased with their's as I was. Pictures of the evening and of each quilt are shown in the slide show to the right. I enjoyed the thought, effort and skills that were put into each one. Of course, I think mine was the prettiest one there. Thanks Miyuki. We need to challenge ourselves like this all the time.

We drew names for BOM and door prizes. Pauline won the "Tall Pine Tree" blocks from last month. This month's block is an "American Beauty" variation. Some paper piecing is involved. We were encouraged to make 2 since they finish at only 6" square.

Upcoming events include our next scheduled Guild meeting on the 15th of January. It will be one of 4 meetings that we will use as work meetings for Project Linus. Bring your machines, fabrics, fleece and any other item you may need to work on some of our projects to be turned in to Project Linus.
Hope to see you all there.