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
Looking for something to do on weekends this Spring? Below is a list of Quilt Shows that are easy traveling distance from Bloomington-Normal!
Salt Creek Patchmakers
Annual Quilt Show 2019
March 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am – March 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Little Galilee Christian Camp
7539 Little Galilee Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Salt Creek Patchmakers Quilt Show
International Quilt Festival/Chicago
March 28-30, 2019
Donald E. Stephens
5555 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
International Quilt Festival
15th Annual Festival of Quilts
April 5 and 6, 2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Spiritual Life Center
1301 Cunning Avenue, Urbana, Illinois
15th Annual Festival of Quilts flyer
Visit us on Facebook
30th Annual Arthur Quilt Show
April 25 - 27, 2019
Arthur Quilt Show
Hello quilters! Spring is just ahead and I, for one, cannot hardly wait to greet it. I'm ready to put on my traveling shoes. Would you be interested in going to two exciting locations this summer? Here is the plan ... There are two adventures in the planning stages. One to The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, IN the weekend of June 1, 2019. I need your input to decide if we should leave on Friday evening, stay over or make it a one trip! Prices and more detail will be available at our March meeting.
Also, many have asked if we can arrange a trip to Angela Walters' store, Quilting Is My Therapy. The tentative plan is to visit in July around the 19 - 20 weekend, in Liberty, Mo. The Midnight Quilter (Angela) says, that Liberty is only 40 minutes from Hamilton, Mo home of Jenny Doan's Missouri Start Quilt Company. Why not visit both? I am trying to confirm that Angela will be there that weekend. More information is being put together for your review. Let's go. All helpful suggestions welcome!
Volunteer's also encouraged.
At the March meeting, please donate copies of the AQS Magazine to be used in the guild display at the Bloomington Public Library during April. These magazines will be given free to anyone and are a part of our effort to promote quilting. The display will be in the adult section on the second floor of the library. Bring your donations to Judy Bennington at the library table.
We want your fabric scraps! The March meeting is the final collection date for quilt scraps for the mystery bags for the 2019 Quilt Spectrum. Fabric scraps need to be quality cotton and no smaller than 2 inches. You may put your scraps on the counter outside the kitchen.
This year’s Relief Sale will be held March 15th & 16th at the Interstate Center. If you would like to donate a wall hanging or quilt for the auction – or an item for the bazaar – please contact Mary Sanko for details. The committee is requesting a picture of all quilted items donated to the auction.
Please bring your donation to the March meeting. She will make sure it gets to the sale and will obtain a tax receipt for you.
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.
We received 10 Cancer/Nursing Home Comfort Quilts, 2 Baby quilts, 1 fidgit quilt and 5 pillow cases, this last meeting. The third Saturday in March is National Quilt Day. Any Baby Quilts received at our meeting in March will be given to the hospitals by Ladonna Marshall our ‘go to person’ for this area. They should be approximately 40” X 40” to 60”. Thank you for all your work to give to these needs.
We have numerous KITS for Nursing Home/Cancer Comfort Quilts waiting to be sewn. Also there are some pillow case KITS. And several KITS for ‘Children without Beds’, twin size, for those who want to plan ahead for the project coming up next fall. Some persons have asked that we extend our participation in this project at least one more year. Nancy Stone will continue to be the ‘go to person’ for this project.
Fidgit quilts are always needed. We hope to have several samples at the table if you have any questions about them and want to see what they look like.
Thank you for all your kind stitches to make it possible to give to all these different projects.
Cathie Lockwood & Carol Lou Eisenhardt