Some very special members supported our raffle quilt at the Amesbury Open Studio Days. Much appreciation goes out to Ann Hockmeyer, Rosalie Berard, Pat McBride, Margaret Tipton, Barbara Bell, Ann Hockmeyer, and Betty Hastings. Their efforts brought in $150.00 to our organization. An extra special thank you goes out to Brian Hockmeyer and Bill Hastings who came to help with take down.
There were lots of good questions from non-quilters. “What is a long arm quilter?” Again, it seems that non-quilting events can bring us great PR along with some cash! With the end of the Mancuso show, we have one less major event for traveling. We encourage all members to think about other local venues that might work for us.
Betty Hastings and Judy Naylor
Hello all, At our last meeting there was an art fundraiser going on in the next room. It was for an organization called “Believe Anything and Everything is Possible”. This organization is dedicated to individuals going through cancer treatments. I have talked to Priscilla Westaway the founder and she would love to have us make quilts for her cause. Our quilts will be given to cancer patients for comfort during treatment. Lap size quilts will work well for this project. We had a total of 76 quilts given to our two organizations last year. What an awesome group of quilters we are. More information about this group can be found at www.believeanything.org. I will have an information sheet available at our next meeting.
There is a Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm in room 201 at West Congregational Church, Haverhill, MA. All members are welcome.
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 %!
Due to the inclement weather Saturday, the travel raffle quilt committee has decided not to return to the Connection Quilt show. If you have signed up to white glove or selling tickets, we do not want you out in the weather.
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