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October Meeting (Scrapitude and Seamly Stitching Updates)


2013-09-27 18.09.13Sandy H here, posting in Lori’s absence! (Rumor has it she’s off gallavanting with her husband in beautiful places to celebrate their anniversary. I guess we’ll let her off blog duty for that.)

That being said: Sorry, folks–I wasn’t photographer this month so I don’t have pics from show n’ tell. You’ll have to poke at a certain-someone-with-the-camera so we can eventually get them posted. (wink wink) So just for some visual appeal, I’m including a photo from my backyard on a particularly gorgeous fall day this week. These trees are even prettier today!

In any case, for those of you who are doing Charlotte’s Scrapitude Mystery Quilt, I have posted the next set of instructions, complete with photos and even a VIDEO (woot woot!) of Charlotte explaining the step, on my blog. Click here to get to it.

And for those of you doing Jan and Vickie’s Seamly Stitching embroidery extravaganza, here are Jan’s most excellent instructions for Month 2.

And for those doing the paper-pieced block of the month, Kate announced that for next month, we’re to do #79 on page 64 (the watering can).

Sue passed along that for November’s meeting, the shelter has requested donations of personal products (shampoo, body wash/soap, toothpaste, etc.).

Going on the May retreat (May 16-18, 2014)? Vickie needs your $50 deposit at November’s meeting if at all possible. And get it on your calendar now: The next fall retreat will be Oct 10-12, 2014. (Deposits will likely be due for that one in May–the retreat center works 6 months ahead.)

The Christmas Party Committee passed around a sign-up sheet for us to put our names down for what we’d like to bring to the party–appetizers, main dishes, desserts, ‘n like that. If you didn’t get a chance to sign up, it’ll probably go around again in November. We’ll also be doing a Christmas grab-bag during the party–bring a wrapped gift of no more than $10 in value, and we’ll be doing a swap. Sue is getting information on how we may be able to support a family and/or gifts for the shelter at Christmastime–more about that in November as well.

I think the next sew days are November 14 & 15, 9-5p. Sorry, thought I’d put it in my calendar but apparently it didn’t save so I’m working from memory here. (Sheepish grin.) Fortunately, we’ll have another guild meeting before then so you can confirm the date.

I think that’s it. For all y’all going on the retreat in a couple of weeks, have a great time! And we’ll expect pictures!


Our Last Meeting and Some Other News

Okay guys, I have edited half of the photos and am ready to post.  I didn’t want to keep you waiting too long.  I will post the other half of the pictures, hopefully tonight…

Patricia’s is having their semi annual quilt show on Saturday. Everything in the store is 25 percent off.  So it is worth your while to take a ride over- bargains and inspirational quilts.

Here are the latest and greatest quilts and blocks:

First, the soldier quilts.  Thank you Florence. Its a beautiful thing you are doing Florence and all who give to this cause. 

Adele asks that “We say a prayer for “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 9 marines in 4 days. 

Justin Allen, 23, Brett Linley, 29, Matthew Weikert, 29, Justus Bartett, 27, Dave Santos, 21, Chase Stanley, 21 Jesse Reed, 26, Matthew Johnson, 21, Zachary Fisher, 24, Brandon King, 23, Christopher Goeke, 23, Sheldon Tate, 27.

 Block of the Month



 Paint Chip Challenge


 Kate’s Madallion Challenge