Good Morning fellow quilters,
Once again I am blown away by your generosity. I received 6 more quilts last night, which will be sent off to the charities. Thank you for all the support. I hope everyone saw the Thank You notes in the newsletter from both Hospice and The Angel Network.
Due to too much going on and my senior moments last night, I an unable to put a name with all the quilts. If you gave me one would you please send me an email and a brief description of it, so I can put a name with the picture I will be taking for the bulletin board at the quilt show.
Thanks to all.
‘STITCHES AROUND THE WORLD’ is the theme of a quilt show from Ellis County, TX. In their hope of involving many other guilds, they invite us to send an 8″ square (before Feb 25) to be included in a quilt they will display next July. If any group or individual (former Texan maybe?) from MVQ is willing to make a block to represent us, please contact Andrea Bursaw.
Fabric has generously been donated for use in our charity quilts. I will be cutting it into 1/2 yard pieces and it will be at the Charity table at the January meeting. Anyone interested is welcome to take some for use in their charity quilt.
Is there anyone that is interested in getting together to work on charity quilts? If so please let me know.
The Annual Christmas Party Meeting was held on a crisp, cold December 3rd evening.
Many quilters turned out, dressed warmly in holiday garb to celebrate
the season, many chose to come in red to show their holiday spirit.
The evening started with all enjoying a delicious buffet featuring a
wide variety of casseroles, baked ham, chicken, pastas, rice dishes,
salads, and this year members outdid themselves with two entire
tables filled with desserts! No one left hungry and the well prepared
food was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Judy Hilner provided the
centerpieces and the holiday fabric tablecloths from her personal
The business meeting began at 7:50 pm. President Bursaw covered a
variety of agenda items. She reminded everyone that the notification
of any meeting cancelled due to snow will be listed on the blog as
local tv stations are unable to add our organization to the shear
volume of cancellations that are received. There was a request all
members review the membership list for accuracy and updates should be
reported to Ginny Platt if any corrections are needed.
Other individuals spoke about MQX Providence bus sign up, NH March
retreat event, upcoming quilt show meeting on January 11th at the
Merrimack Library, and the need for donations for the upcoming UFO
auction in February. UFO donations should be brought to the January
Carol Robinson brought along information about the Irish flood quilt
relief effort. Final Mystery quilt steps 5 and 6 will be posted the
first of the year. Group sewing dates at the Nevins Library will also
be on the blog when the dates are confirmed.
There were other speakers as well but I sat in the back and had a
difficult job hearing / listening / paying attention and did a
poorer job taking notes as acting secretary. Recommendation is to
check out the blog at: https://mvquilters.wordpress.com/ for details.
Or if you can’t find what you are looking for consider sending an
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask your questions. Someone will
get back in touch with details (Editorial license taken by LRG)
A brief Show and Tell followed, but no photographers were available.
Cathy Harnisch collected food pantry donations and then introduced
Girl Treble who entertained MVQ members with their acapella Christmas
tunes and some wonderful, sassy oldies.
Meeting was adjourned approximately 9:15pm after a bit of a sing along.
Next Board Meeting – Thursday January 7th at the Plaistow Library 7 pm
Next Quilt Show Meeting – Monday January 11th at the Merrimack
On Tuesday, Dec. 15, MVQ has reserved a room at the Salem, NH Library which is located at the corner of Rte. 97 (Main Street) and Geremonty Drive. We will start as early as 5:30 or you can arrive anytime after that and we must be out of the library at 9:00 pm. Anyone who would like to get together for sewing, sharing, socializing and working on last minute gifts is welcome. The room can accommodate about a dozen sewers. For more information, please contact Carol Sullivan at 603-893-5211 or email@example.com.
Pat Gandt, a former MVQ member and good friend to many of us in the Guild died on December 11, 2009 after a 5 year battle with Breast cancer. She will be remembered for her utter joy of life!
Wake will be on Monday from 3 to 8 at Campbell’s in Beverly- next to Shore Country Day School. Funeral will be Tuesday at 10 at St Rose in Topsfield.
The following is a note I received from the daughter of a former member of the guild.
My mom, Gail McKenna, was a member of the Merrimack Valley Quilters for many years before she moved to Florida a year and a half ago. She passed away a couple weeks ago and I wanted to pass it along to anyone that may have known her. We are having a “celebration” of her life on Saturday, November 21 from 2pm to 6pm for anyone that would be interested. It will be held at the clubhouse at Ledgewood Hills condo complex in Nashua, NH. The address is 3 Dogwood Dr Nashua, NH 03062-4402.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Robbie McKenna via e-mail