Guild Activities

Button Button, Where is your Button?

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For the December MVQ guild meeting, you were given a button to make something that fits into a brown lunch bag. This button will represent a color you have to use in the item you make.  If possible, use the button somewhere, but if you can’t, please safety pin it to the back of the item so the person can see what color you had to work with.  And, if you have lost your button, find another, make something to swap, and bring it with you to the Pot Luck Dinner December 6th.  Be creative!  Some ideas from last year include pincushions, needle cases, aprons, small wall hangings, holiday ornaments, wool items, mug rugs, placemat, and the list goes on.  Last year we probably had 95 % participation and the creativity was awesome. Let’s aim for 100 %!

Clarity on Holiday Party Charity

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There was a misprint in the program brochure. The charity for this years holiday party is 5 for Good ….. 5 items to choose … you can bring one or all …. homemade or store bought .,,.. Socks, Hats, Scarves, Gloves or Mittens. Children to Adult sizes. These will all go to a couple shelters in our area

Followup on Becky Goldsmith

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I’m excited that my quilt picture I sent to Becky Goldsmith made it onto her blog today. Even mentions her trip to MVQ. Check out pieceocakeblog.com

Gail Wozniak

Hello Fellow Robins

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I have been asked about doing a Row by Row Round Robin for the coming year. Because we had done this for the past two years, we did not start a new one. However, if there is an interest, we will do it beginning in September.  Please understand that it involves a commitment for Sept thru June. It only involves one row and you have a month to complete it. If there is enough interest (we need at least 12 people) then we will begin in Sept. Four people have already asked to do this project. Jump on board.

Did you see the fabulous quilts from last year? They were shown at the June meeting. The Robins who did it really enjoyed the process and now have some fabulous quilts. It’s a great way to use your stash.

Please send an email to Marianne Karp at mskqlt@verizon.net if you want to participate. We will send you the rules and ask you to have row 1 completed by the Sept. mtg.

Thanks in advance,

Marianne and Layne

A Thank You and A Request for pictures

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Hello all!  I hope everyone enjoyed the last meeting.  It was very hectic for me.  We had some technical difficulties that needed to be worked out.  One issue was, my camera did not have a battery in it.  Therefore, I do not have any pictures of the changing of the board, thanking Ann for her service, naming of Quilter of the Year and Show and Tell.  I would like to post some pictures to our Facebook page.  So, if you have pictures would you share them with me?  Please send them to me by email at liz@swanquilting.com.  Or, if you prefer, and you use Dropbox, share your folder with me.  I would appreciate any and all pictures I can get.

I would like to say a public thank you to all who made this a memorable time for me.  Thank you, Ann Hockmeyer for being a great President and for the pin, bell and beautiful flowers.  Thank you, Nancy Dempsey, for naming me Quilter of the Year.  I was very surprised and humbled by it.  And the orchid is beautiful!  I really love it.  Thanks to Ann Hockmeyer, Betty Hastings and Marianne Karp for their hand in it.

Thank you to all members for electing me as President.  I look forward to your help and support in the coming year.  Thank you to the new Executive Board for stepping up.  I look forward to working with you.  Thank you to the 73 members who made quilts for Kulea.  I am truly overwhelmed by your generosity.  Finally, thank you to the Raffle Quilt committee for a beautiful quilt that, I hope, will make lots of money for the guild.  Can wait to quilt it!

Lots to be thankful for!  Enjoy your summer.  See you in September!

Liz Swan

Kulea Childcare Villages

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Thank you, everyone, for your interest in this charity.  We have received 5 quilts so far!  Two members from the Kulea board visited my studio just before Christmas and were awe struck by your talent and generosity.  Please visit their Facebook page to see pictures.

Kulea is coming to MVQG!  Members from the Kulea Childcare Villages team will be at the January 2017 guild meeting.  They will have a table in the lobby so that you can get information about the organization.  Members will be dressed in their Kulea garb and will make a presentation to the guild at the meeting.

As a reminder, we will be making the formal presentation of donated quilts to Kulea at our May 2017 guild meeting.  I understand this is a month early and hope that you have enough time to finish your quilts.  Any size quilt is acceptable; however, the team is respectively asking for twin size quilts (approximately 60” x 86”).  Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Thank you, so much, for your interest in Kulea Childcare Villages!

Elizabeth Swan

Vice President

Mystery Quilt part 7 (the end)

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The last directions for the 2013 – 2014 Mystery Quilt have been added in the Projects section.  Thank you to all who are participating,  Jan Taylor, Carol Sullivan, and Cathy Harnisch