Thursday, May 30, 2013

Quilts for Oklahoma

Just a reminder, Maggie is collecting quilts to be sent to Moore,Oklahoma for those affected by the terrible tornado there.  If you have a quilt that you would like to donate for this purpose, please bring it to the sewing session on Monday, June 3rd.  Perhaps you have one just "laying around" that you are willing to give for this cause.  If you are not able to come to the sewing session, but have one that you would like to give, please contact a guild officer to make other arrangements.
Thank you!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pine Needle Quilter's Celebrate 10 Years

Pine Needle Quilter's are still going strong after being in existence for 10 years!  The first organizational meeting was held in the Lakewood Library Meeting room...the room was filled to overflowing!  And, so began our quilt guild.
Members celebrated this 10 year milestone with a dinner, games, raffles, beautiful potted plants for door prizes, photo show and lots of fun, laughs and good food.  Thank you to all of you who helped in anyway to make our 10 Year Celebration Party such a success. 

Group photo of members attending the celebration.

Members played bingo using buttons and bingo card blocks that they sewed.  Peg reports that there were 62 blocks donated, and she will be able to sew them into 2 quilts for soldiers.  Thank you!

Members were asked to bring in a baby (or childhood) picture, and then we tried to match members to their photos!  What a "cute" bunch of kids!

Speaking of "kids", we also formed up into teams and played a wild game where we each had a balloon tied to our ankle.  Everyone tried to pop our balloon....last balloon left was the winner.  Hopefully everybody's toes are still attached?
Watch out Lois!  Leah is coming for you!  If you weren't there, doesn't this look like we are having a dance?

Members also brought in quite a few soldier quilts.
Quilts will be walked in the Mountain Memorial Day Parade on Sunday.
Then on Memorial Day, they will be displayed at Tabor Church, in conjunction with the Memorial Day Cemetery Service.

The first 25 quilts will go to the VA hospital in Milwaukee.  The remaining quilts will go to deployed soldiers.

Right now this years count on quilts for soldiers is 54, and I know that a few more will be coming in. I will keep you posted on the final count. That is really a nice number of quilts ladies, thank you so much.  I am sure they will be most appreciated by those who receive them.  Peg said when she told Karen(the lady who we have given our quilts to the past couple years) that we had over 50 quilts...... she cried. Happy, grateful tears no doubt. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Is it Spring yet?

We've been blessed with a few nice days, will it stay?  If it gets too cool again, you might want to check out a blog tour for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine.  This tour features blogs of all 100 contributors to the magazine and is a great way to visit some old and new names in the quilting world.
This is a great video about the Best of Show quilt in the very recent Paducah quilt show in April.  Just a taste of that great show and a hint at the exquisite work of the winners!