Friday, October 21, 2016

In September ...

We made more placemats to donate to Friendship Trays! Fun to watch everyone creating!

Meeting this Tuesday

Friends, our next meeting is this coming Tuesday, October 25, from 6-8 at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Ministry Hall, room D.

We'll have a book swap/sale so if you have books you want to pass on, bring them. Price them low in dollar multiples and bring your own change.

If you're buying, bring dollar bills.

Also, if you have recent modern quilting books you'd like to donate to our library, you can bring them.

As always, bring your projects and quilts to show and share!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A thank you from Project Linus

Guild friends - we received this note from member, Iris Prandl. We wanted to share it with you since so many of you have shared fabric, batting, and other supplies with Iris for her sewing for Project Linus. Read the letter below, sent from a mother whose daughter received a blanket from Project Linus and know that your gifts DO make a difference! You might want to have a tissue at hand ...

"I just wanted to say thank you. 3 years ago this month my son Nolan was born and rushed into the NICU. Although we knew this would happen ahead of time and the staff at the hospital were amazing, this was an extremely difficult time.

One morning we went to visit Nolan to find a basket on the window bench of his room. Someone had learned that Nolan had a 4 year old sister and gave her a basket from her little brother.
The basket had some coloring supplies, 2 teddy bears (one green the other white), and a blanket with a tag that said Project Linus. 

Katie chose to give the white bear to Nolan to go to Heaven with and to this day says the green one was given to her by her brother.

For about the first 2 years Katie slept with her "Nolan Blanket" every night and cuddled with it every time she was missing him. She truly believes that he asked someone to make it for him special to give to his big sissy. It doesn't matter that he never made a sound, that is what we told her and because she was so young and she loves her Nolan Blanket so much, she believes it without question. 

Although the Nolan Blanket is now folded safe in the top of the closet and she doesn't depend on it as she used to, she still asks for it to be taken down every once in a while (3 years later) because it makes her feel close to the brother she barely got to know, it still brings her comfort and love.
Something as simple and small as a basket with a blanket in it made a big difference in my life but it made a HUGE difference in my daughter's life. So thank you for what you do."

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

August update and September plans!

Guild friends - just a few notes from our August meeting and a reminder for our next meeting ...

Coats and Clark did our July program. They wanted us to know about an exhibit they are sponsoring. Wild Fabrications features 38 art quilts created by textile artists from around the world. These stunningly vivid and masterfully crafted quilts feature nature themes, portraying animals both realistically and imaginatively in a riot of vibrant colors, patterns and textures. The intricate detail and dimensionality of these stitched works will delight, inspire, and fascinate children and adults alike. The exhibit is at the York County Culture and Heritage Museum from October 11, 2016 until February 26, 2017.

We will be electing new officers at our October meeting. We need to elect and president and vice-president (or two co-presidents), Treasurer, Program Planning Committee, and Swaps Committee. If you are interested in serving in any of these roles, please contact the guild via our gmail

We have a library and it's full of great quilting books! But, we have more than we need. We'll have a sale in October and pass on some of our library books for $1. If you have books in your own collection that you'd either like to sell or donate to the guild to sell or add to the library, bring them to the October meeting.

Our program for August was a Webinar from the Modern Quilt Guild entitled Definition: Modern Quilts with Mary Fons. It was very interesting and informative. If you'd like to view it, you can do so at this link. 

Our upcoming September meeting - A Sew In!

For our September meeting, we will have a sew in to make more placemats for Friendship Trays. Bring any orphan blocks that you have and we will turn them into placemats. Feel free to bring your sewing machine, if it's portable, other fabric for making placemats, batting, thread, scissors, and whatever tools you have to share. 

We'll have extension cords and power strips, ironing boards and irons.

It will be a fun evening that you won't want to miss!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A gift from the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild

We received an email last week from the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild offering one of their "blue heart" quilts for the family of Officer Brackeen, a Shelby police officer, who was killed this past week. We were so moved by the compassion and generosity of the Fort Worth Guild.

Please read:

"We heard about the horrible shooting of Officer Brackeen in Shelby and would like to extend one of our blue heart quilts to the officer's family.  We (Dallas and Fort Worth MQG's) have had so much support for our fallen and injured officers that we would like to return the kindness.  Many Carolina quilters sent in blocks to help with our #quiltsforpeace initiative.

Through the initiative, not only have we given quilts to our officers and family members, we have sent quilts to Baton Rouge MQG and San Diego MQG for their fallen and injured officers.  On the map you look to be the local MQG for Shelby. If this is correct, we are asking if you would accept one of our #quiltsforpeace and pass it along to the Shelby Police Department so they can give it to the Brackeen family."

Thank you, Fort Worth quilters. We will be honored to deliver this very special gift to the Brackeen family.

August meeting, Show and Share

 Just a few of the lovely quilts that were shared at our August meeting:

Kelleigh's alphabet quilt, front and back

Diane has been making small squares with a red center for a while. Here are some of the ways she used those squares in quilts.

 Dee's, Debbie's, and Iris's  beautiful quilts!

Mark your calendar now for our September meeting. 
Tuesday, September 27, from 6-8 at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Upcoming August Meeting!

Our regular monthly meeting is this Tuesday, August 30, from 6-8 PM at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Ministry Center, Room D.

As always, bring your projects, finished and unfinished, to show and share!

Our program will be one of the Modern Quilt Guild's Creative Webinars: Definition of Modern Quilt with Mary Fons.

Hope to see you there!