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July 10, 2014 Meeting

Meeting conducted by Carol Stearns, President

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Guest speaker June Gunnersen showing charity quilts from Holy Trinity Church

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July birthdays

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Round Robin quilts

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Honing our Skills by Carol

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VP, Linda Frick with OOH RAH squares

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Charity quilts drawing for $25 

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Kerry Kastl has been working on a wonderful program for us for September

featuring Alma Moates who is a quilt appraiser living in Pensacola. Visit her website

to look at the programs she does.

http://www.almarmoates.com/

Her fee is generous but she has agreed to reduce it for our guild if we can line up 10

Folks to have quilts appraised. She charges $45 per appraisal. I had her appraise two of my own quilts a few years ago at the Flying Needles Retreat and she is very knowledgeable. And I appreciated the information she gave me on these treasured items.

I think we owe it to ourselves as a guild to have someone special like Alma speak to us. We have worked hard the past two years, making charitable quilts, pillowcases and stockings and I would love to see us rewarded. We all enjoyed Karen from NanaGirl Quilts who spoke to us early this year and we did have to pay her to come over.

Please let me know by Tuesday, July 15, if you might have a quilt that you would be glad to have appraised by Alma. We can also contact Flying Needles to see if anyone would be interested from there. And then we can advertise in the newspaper if we need to.

Let me (496-1770) or Kerry (650-9611) know by Tuesday.

Thanks,

Carol Stearns

 

Members recovery from illness

Doris Bates fell and broke her hip and was in hospital.  Not sure if she is still there or not.  Her daughter will be bringing some things on Saturday to the workshop.  June Scroggin had surgery to remove her thyroid on Monday, no cancer.  She is doing well.  I visited her yesterday.  I sent Doris a card.  Carol

 

SIT AND SEW ON SATURDAY

We have reserved the Moose Lodge on Saturday, July 19. It is short notice but please come and sew with us! I am working on pillowcases and stockings and maybe a charity quilt or two. We will have strips and fabric for strippy quilts! If you need some batting for a project, stop by to get some! Lunch will be provided by the guild. What better time to spend on a hot July Saturday than in air conditioned comfort with your sewing friends! Come and join us! Carol

 

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Updated information for July 6, 2014

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We have reserved the Moose Lodge on Saturday, July 19. It is short notice but please come and sew with us! I am working on pillowcases and stockings and maybe a charity quilt or two. We will have strips and fabric for strippy quilts! If you need some batting for a project, stop by to get some! Lunch will be provided by the guild. What better time to spend on a hot July Saturday than in air conditioned comfort with your sewing friends! Come and join us!

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Happy July 1st! I’m looking forward to a long weekend and celebrating the fourth of July. Our guild meeting is June 10 at Holy Trinity at 6:30. Our speaker will be June Gunnersen who is a member of Holy Trinity and she is going to tell us all about the quilts that their guild makes for Lutheran World Relief.
This month til the end of the year we will concentrate on charity. Remember, we will be drawing for $25 from the Charity Quilt Basket! We’ve scheduled a sit and sew on July 19 at the Moose Lodge to work on charitable projects. We have lots of 2.5 inch strips to do a strippy quilt or other strip type quilt. We will have batting available so if you need some, drop by. We can work on pillowcases, bags and stockings as well. Or if you just want to come and sit and sew with us, come on. Let’s have some fun and fellowship! 9:00 until 2 or 3:00. Guild will pay for your lunch.
So far this year, we have collected 42 quilts, 64 pillowcases and 24 bags. We’ve raised funds through our Trash to Treasure event and we are ready! Let’s do some sewing! See you on the 10th and the 19th! Carol

Marie Roberts report

Jun 28

Previous balance. 2111.11
Expense
Drinks and ice. 14.10
June mtg
Deposit 290.00
Sale. June mtg
Current balance. 2387.01

First City Bank. June 26th

 

The donators for the July meeting

Marilyn Pryor
Karen Fisher
Tina Brogles

August Meeting

Sandy Sterman
Vicki Christian
Jeanne Ashworth

Please donate two items- sewing related to value $10 each for the drawing

Your participation is appreciated  Funds raised go to the charity projects

 

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June 12, 2014 Meeting

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Meeting June 12, 2014

We had a simply marvelous and fun evening at our first ever Trash To Treasure/Birthday event on July12! If you missed it, you missed some great bargains and a whole lot of fun! We had some show and tell and a few announcements but mostly shopping!

I showed my completed round robin quilt and your task is to add a 7” or so border, and finish it up!

Next month we will start concentrating on our charity efforts and will be scheduling a charity work day. Details to come. Enjoy the pictures of our fun event!

Carol

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Maria Roberts report

Beginning  balance.  2139.86
Expenses                      140.75.
Income.                        112.00
May 27 balance.          2111.11

No door prize donations for June meeting

 

 

Finished round robin

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TRASH TO TREASURES

Remember ladies, our June Birthday meeting is going to be a wonderful “Trash to Treasures” event. I use the word Trash as in “one woman’s trash is another woman’s gain”, and it certainly will be a gain. I have seen some of the wonderful items that are being bundled up for the Donation Walk. There are really some nice items being offered; rulers, patterns, fabric bundles, embroidery friends and much more. There is also a .50¢ table – yay. All proceeds from the guild sponsored event will be going into our Out Reach and quilting Programs.

Tickets for the Donation Walk are $10.00 for 15 tickets. Drop your tickets for your favorite items. Winners will be announced at the end of the evening. There are going to be some very lucky people! If you wish to bring a snack for shopping energy please do and get your shopping shoes out! The Guild will provide the birthday cake.

We also have 5 or 6 ladies who are taking tables to sell their own treasures to another lucky person. Remember, to get a half table space the price is a yard of brightly colored or kids fabric. The proceeds from what you sell are yours to keep.

As another reminder this year’s challenge is a nine-patch quilt – it may be a traditional nine-patch or modern, your choice, but it must be a nine-patch using 14 different fabrics. Backing does not have to be one of the 14. A 2.5” square of each fabric needs to be pinned to the back of each quilt. In order to qualify, quilts must to be quilted and bound.

Minimum Size: At least: 45″ x 60″
First Place: $75.00 Second Place: $50.00 Third Place: $25.00

Maximum Size: At least: 78” x 88”
First Place: $100.00 Second Place: $75.00 Third Place: $50.00

GET READY FOR SOME FUN!

Who doesn’t love shopping for bargains? And there will be plenty of bargains at our Trash to Treasure birthday party at Holy Trinity on June 12. Below is Kerry’s post from last month but I’m including a few more details.

1.There will be so much shopping going on we will not do honing our skills this month.
2.We are also tabling our round robin quilts until July. I have finished mine and will show you the finished product and instructions for next month.
3.If you would like a half table to sell some of your own wares, call Kerry at 650-9611. You will need to donate a yard of bright or kid friendly fabric to reserve.
4.I will be at Holy Trinity at 4:00 on June 12 for those who want to set up.
5.Doors will open at 6:00 for shoppers. Donation tickets are $1.00 each, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10. Remember all dollars raised will go to support our charitable efforts.
6.Guild will provide birthday cake and drinks but you may bring finger foods to snack on if you prefer.
7.There will be a short business meeting and show and tell sometime during the evening! Come for some fun and shopping!

Carol

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JUNE 12, 2014 GUILD MEETING
TRASH TO TREASURES

Remember ladies, our June Birthday meeting is going to be a wonderful “Trash to Treasures” event. I use the word Trash as in “one woman’s trash is another woman’s gain”, and it certainly will be a gain. I have seen some of the wonderful items that are being bundled up for the Donation Walk. There are really some nice items being offered; rulers, patterns, fabric bundles, embroidery friends and much more. There is also a .50¢ table – yay. All proceeds from the guild sponsored event will be going into our Out Reach and quilting Programs.

Tickets for the Donation Walk are $10.00 for 15 tickets. Drop your tickets for your favorite items. Winners will be announced at the end of the evening. There are going to be some very lucky people! If you wish to bring a snack for shopping energy please do and get your shopping shoes out! The Guild will provide the birthday cake.

We also have 5 or 6 ladies who are taking tables to sell their own treasures to another lucky person. Remember, to get a half table space the price is a yard of brightly colored or kids fabric. The proceeds from what you sell are yours to keep. If you would like a table or a half, please contact Kerry Kastl at 650-9611.

As another reminder this year’s challenge is a nine-patch quilt – it may be a traditional nine-patch or modern, your choice, but it must be a nine-patch using 14 different fabrics. Backing does not have to be one of the 14. A 2.5” square of each fabric needs to be pinned to the back of each quilt. In order to qualify, quilts must to be quilted and bound.

Minimum Size: At least: 45″ x 60″
First Place: $75.00 Second Place: $50.00 Third Place: $25.00

Maximum Size: At least: 78” x 88”
First Place: $100.00 Second Place: $75.00 Third Place: $50.00

Looking forward to seeing you on June 12 if not before – Kerry

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May 8, 2014 Meeting

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Silver Threads Quilt Guild –  Meeting  8 MAY 2014 6:32PM.  Meeting conducted by Carol Stearns, President.

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May birthdays

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Several tubs of fabric donated to guild , invited all to help themselves.

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Carol asked those who brought their zigzag quilt from the mystery
workshop to display their quilts.  She noted it’s a free Moda pattern that
will be linked on our blog.

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Linda Frick displayed this month’s Ooh-rah block from QuiltersNewsletter.com
and displayed her block, done in red. 

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Honing your skills – Shirley Ringleb displayed how to use a strip tube
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Carol displayed the next round, which is two strips, 2 ½
inches each, and a 4 ½ inch square in the corners.  Then she drew names for
people to select the next round.

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Program – Pam Martin asked 4 quilters to display their first and latest
quilts and tell a little about themselves.  Thanks to Kathy Weathers, Edith
Bullock, Sherry Painter, and Pam Martin for sharing their quilting stories.

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Show & Tell:
Carol showed a totebag (dark red & black) and a star/9-patch with pink
ribbon fabric.
Sheila displayed the raffle quilt she won from the Pensacola quilt show.
Carolyn U. showed a dahlia corsage; a charity quilt in brick style on the
diagonal, a totebag, and a dark brown Dresden plate quilt.
Jeannie A. showed a baby quilt of alternating dark and light strips,
quilt-as-you-go, that won a blue ribbon in a Crestview show recently.
Edith showed a jungle baby quilt.
Kay H. made a quilt for her dad using layer cake blocks.
Addie showed her quilt from the Flying Needles retreat this year (chevron /
patriotic).
Valerie showed a small “houses” quilt made of 9-patch blocks; an embroidered
snowman quilt with bright blue & white sashing; and her 2013 retreat quilt
in vibrant colors.

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Other Important information

Addie Lowry announced Flying Needles is having a Slash Your Stash workshop
quarterly and invited Silver Threads to joint them.  June 21, 9am-5pm, at
the church across from the Niceville H.S.  Also this year:  Sep 20 and Nov
8.  She also gave an early hint at next year’s retreat.

 

Carol announced the June “Trash to Treasure” meeting and birthday party.
(1) You can sell fabric or notions, whatever – keep it sewing related,
please – and you keep the money.  You can buy one-half a table for the fee
of one yard of bright or kid-print fabric for our charity projects.  (2)
Another table will have items from Jeannette Alexander’s donations – will
have donation tickets and a drawing for these items.  Funds will go for our
outreach projects.  (3)  There will be a donation table – stuff you don’t
want but don’t want to sell.  (4)  Annual birthday party – guild will
provide cake.

Annual birthday party – guild will provide cake and drinks; members
bring finger foods.

Sign-up sheet for door prizes July-November was passed around.

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