Meetings

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 %!

Show and Tell

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A few pictures from the October 18, 2018 meeting can be found here.

Board Meeting

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This is a reminder that there is a board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd, 7:00 PM, room 201, West Congregational Church, Haverhill, MA.  All members are welcome to attend.

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

Newsletter now online

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The November/December newsletter is now online.

The December 5, 2013 meeting theme is “Following that Star Potluck and Bazar”.  Bring your favorite covered dish or desert to share.  If you would like to take part in the gift exchange bring a wrapped handmade gift valued at $20.00. Include a tag saying who it is from.  We still have table space available if you would like to sell handmade items at the Star Light Bazar.  The table space is free of charge but we are asking for a 10% of sales donation to go to the charity of the President’s choose.  Tables can be reserved by contacting Susan Richards at smrquilts@gmail.com.  Come enjoy great food, great company and do some holiday shopping.    See you there

 

Door Prize

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WE HAVE RECEIVED A GIFT AS A DOOR PRIZE.

It will be drawn at the October meeting.

The website that gave it to us is: www.robowhittler.com.

Check them out- they have a whole selections of signs.

Patty Sawyer, Quilt Judge

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Patty Sawyer, Quilt Judge who is speaking at our September meeting has offered to do some mock quilt judging at the end of her lecture. You could get some wonderful feedback to assist you with making that prize winning quilt for our Quilt Show this year. If you have a quilt you would like mock judged please bring it with you. A sign up sheet will be at the program table for the mock judging. There can only be a limit number of quilts judged so remember to sign up as soon as you arrive. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting this Thursday. Happy Stitiching! Susan