164 pillow cases made by guild members for pediatric wards. Great job everyone!
A big THANK YOU to all who made and donated pillow cases. Using juvenile fabrics will make them perfect for donation to several organizations.
Our final meeting of the year in June will be a combination potluck luncheon and community sew. You are welcome to come to either or both. For the luncheon, please bring a favorite (and yummy!) main dish, salad or side dish to share. We will be putting everything on a buffet table. If you only bake, you may bring dessert. But as we are all concerned about our “swim suit figures,” main dishes would be preferred. Also please remember to bring your own dinner plate, silverware, and beverage. Napkins and tablecloths will be provided.
For a little fun and sociability at the potluck, we are having the Left/Right game. Don’t forget your gorgeous fat quarter of fabric for that. We are also having a Show and Tell of favorite notions. There is always something out there we haven’t heard about that would make sewing just a bit easier. So…remember to bring your favorite notion, fat quarter of fabric, potluck dish and place setting for an enjoyable June meeting!
If you haven’t already signed up for the luncheon, please e-mail or call Shirley Swenson at email@example.com or 845-876-2556 with your pot luck contribution. Thanks!
If you would like to work on a Community Service quilt at home the sizes are as follows:
For the shelter quilts – 40” x 48” or larger with batting. Quilted or tied.
For the Nursing Home – 36” x 48” and no batting. Flannel backing is good for these because they do not slide off easily. Quilted or tied.
Directions for the walker pockets and wheel chair pockets can be found here.
Please make out a check to Wiltwyck Quilters Guild for the fee listed above for the workshop. Give your check to Shirley Swenson, or mail it to her at 402 Slate Quarry Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (845-876-2256) along with a self-addressed stamped envelope for a copy of the supply list. Please include the name of the workshop on the check.
Cancellation Policy: If the guild cancels a workshop, the workshop fees will be refunded. A waiting list will be maintained if sufficient interest in a workshop exists. If an individual cannot attend the workshop, contact the coordinator to see if there is a waiting list. If possible, wait-listed members will be contacted in the order of sign-up to substitute, however there is no guarantee that your space can be refunded.
If you missed this DVD workshop in February or want to look at it again, please contact Shirley Swenson to borrow the DVD. You’ll be amazed how much there is to learn about thread, needles, and tension. The two-hour DVD, which features Bob Purcell, President of Superior Threads and self-certified Threadologist, can be played on a DVD player or on a computer with a DVD drive. Eventually this DVD will be in our library.
See http://www.superiorthreads.com/ for more information about Superior Threads products, to view and print excellent thread reference guides (under the Education tab), or to sign up for their monthly newsletter, which also features specials and sales.
Winter through Spring 2012 Calendar
February 18 – Superior Threads DVD workshop and Superior Thread giveaways as door prizes
March 17 – In-house workshops
April 20 and 21 – Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches
May 4 (Friday) – Cathedral Stars workshop with Bonnie Hunter
May 19 – Carol Gilham-Jones lecture and workshop: Tile Quilt Revival
June 16 – Yearend events and community service sewing
In December Lynne Davidson, Mary McLaughlin, Vicki Lienau, Lois Long, Dagmar Yaddow, and Angee spent two hours at the school. Measurements were taken, ideas were flowing and it was very exciting! We are still in need for a chairman to head the silent auction.
Silent Auction items can be, small wall hangings, table runners or totes. Until we find a chair, you may give your items to Angee. Also, if you have decided on a theme for your Dream Basket, please let Regina Packard know.