Thank you to all who donated to the Community Projects which were many, this year. Pillow cases, Nursing Home and Cancer Center Comfort Quilts, ‘Children without Beds’ and Fidgit Quilts, Baby Quilts, Receiving Blankets and Burp Cloths and Valor Quilts. AND contribute you did!!! The local facilities have thanked us many times in person and with cards for all your thoughtful donations to them. THANK YOU AGAIN.
Cathie Lockwood and Carol Lou Eisenhardt
The 2019 Guild May Salad Supper will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday May 9, 2019. Please note that it will be on the second Thursday of the month due to our Quilt Show.
The Guild will supply plates, utensils, napkins, small water bottles and chicken. Please bring a dish to pass. We ask that you bring a dish that corresponds to the first letter of your last name. .
If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Gallagher.
Our guild is large and has many wonderful groups from which to choose. Whether you are a new member or have been in the guild for many years, you are welcome to come to the mentor class and meet quilters who enjoy quilting and learning new skills just like you.
Because the church had a service on our April mentoring date, we have rescheduled the second class of the Large Retreat Bag to Thursday May 16. If you have your bag finished, bring it to the May salad supper for show and tell.
We will be taking a survey for mentor classes so you can let us know if you would like us to repeat a class or if you would like to learn a new technique. Stop by and see us at the quilt show or let us know at the salad supper.
Thanks for coming to mentoring classes.
Kay Bowen, Deanna & Richard Bilyeu
The enrollment form for 2019-2010 workshops is now available on the Programs and Workshops page of the website. Please read the Workshop Guidelines which are also availaable. Early Registration for members will start at the May Salad Supper on May 9, 2019.
The membership form for the 2019-2020 Guild year is now available. Please remember that the forms will not be accepted until the May Salad Supper on May 9, 2019. The form is available on the Join Us Page of the Guild's website. Membership fees remain the same as last year
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! We really need magazines for our display at Bloomington Public Library during April. AQS are preferred, but others would also be welcome.. We will offer them free to promote quilting, our guild and Quilt Spectrum 2019. Place them on the table near the library cart. There will be an AQS sign.
Members the Quilt Show is fast approaching and I want to remind you all of a few things. First and most important quilt entries need to be in by April 4th at the end of our meeting. Please consider entering one as numbers are low at this point. Second, there are still quite a few openings in the workshops for Suzi Parron. This is now open the general public so ask friends and family. Last, we will be getting the volunteer link set up soon. Please take a look and consider signing up.
The 2019 Mennonite Relief Sale, which benefits local food pantries and world relief efforts, was held March 15th & 16th. Guild members Cheryl Adam, Barb Baumann, Jo Bressan, Pat Dahme, Carol Newberry, Pat Pummill, Pam Riss, and Marilyn Sutherland and friends of the late Anne Powell donated seventeen quilts that sold for $2,525. The Committee greatly appreciates your generous donations. Thank you everyone!
The guild received 41 Nursing Home / Cancer Comfort Quilts, 6 Baby Blankets, 20 Receiving Baby Blankets plus burp cloths, and 1 Fidgit Quilt. They were delivered following the last meeting.
Our helpers at the Community Projects table handed out many kits for blankets and pillow cases at the March general meeting. We still have some pillow case kits available if you would like to sew them. There is NO due date or time limit on completing these kits. When finished, they will be delivered to some of our local facilities as the others have been.
Thank you again for making this a very successful ‘giving’ year.
Cathie Lockwood & Carol Lou Eisenhardt
Thank you for your recent gift to Home Sweet Home Ministries in memory of Laurie Anne Powell. Anne was generous in sharing her time, talents, and resources with Home Sweet Home Ministries. Your thoughtful gift will continue her legacy of caring for others.
You gift will assist us as we work with our clients to experience dignity, practice equity, and develop capability. These goals are being accomplished every day through our programs for shelter residents and participants in our Bread for Life Food Co-op, Bridge of Hope program, and Rapid Rehousing program.
Thank you for honoring the memory of Laurie Anne Powell in this meaningful way.
Mary Ann Pullin