Guild Activities

October Appliqué orkshop

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Saturday’s appliqué workshop can also be done in cotton. It doesn’t have to be silk. The kits are all silk but Christine will let everyone know what they need tomorrow if they want to do cotton appliqué. Also, they will need an 18-inch background piece for the pillow and no need to bring any silk threads as she will have them.  Patterns will also be available.

 

Workshop Hosts Needed

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Workshop hosts needed for:

Bonnie McCaffery in May
RaNae Merrill in June – both Friday and Saturday

I have a bucket of supplies for you and an instruction sheet. Plus your workshop is free. Please let me know if you can help!

Thank you,
Ronni

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

Info on Kennebunk Retreat

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There seems to be some confusion about when members can send in their application for the retreat in November. As always and as in the past, no one can apply for the retreat until a “notification” goes out on the web site announcing the next retreat. The new price sheet and application have been posted but that is NOT the announcement .

We need to have this system because the retreat has became very popular. This is the only fair way for everyone to have a chance to attend. We have had a wait list the last couple of times.

The announcement will be going out soon so watch for it and put your application and check in the mail as soon as you see it.

Sue

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

Workshop Openings

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We have many openings in the May workshop with Marlous Carter and could use a few more people to sign up and help fill the class? It is on visual piecing. Also, there are still openings for Becky Goldsmith in May and Pat Pauly in June. We would really like to fill these classes for these great instructors, so please email me if you’d like to sign up. April and June workshops will be held at West Church in Haverhill and Becky Goldsmith will be held on the Friday after our meeting at the Plaistow library. Directions to West Church will be in the April newsletter.

Thanks.
Ronni