Carol displays the patriotic President’s Challenge blocks which created a lovely quilt top. The quilt was pieced by Laura Gamble from the quilt squares sewn by guild members. Lyndell took the quilt top home to finish it for Quilts of Valor.
Ginger at the Flying Needles Quilt Guild needs Quilts of Valor by the first of December. If they do not receive enough quilts, then none will be able to be given. The quilts do not have to be red, white, and blue—they can be other colors. Quilt donations can also be only finished quilt tops as volunteers are available to finish them. Quilt sizes needed are: 55”x65” or 72”x87”. You can go to the Quilts of Valor web site www.quiltsofvalor.com to read about these special quilts and find patterns.
Carol reminded the membership about the upcoming Fall Workshop while June helped answer questions about fabric needs. The supply list is on the blog. It’s going to be a fun day learning a new quilting technique.
Marie reports $2,239.99 in our bank account.
The nominating committee has been hard at work to prepare for our upcoming elections. That committee includes:
- Addie (Chair)
If you are interested in running for an office, please let one of the nominating committee members know as soon as possible. The following four positions are up for election (and those currently running to fill the positions):
- President: Carol, Tracey
- Vice President: Linda F, Kerry K.
- Secretary: Laura
- Treasurer: Marie
Pam announced our membership is now at 71. We had 61 quilters in attendance and welcomed three guests for our October meeting: Linda H’s sister-in-law Georgia from Castle Rock, CO; Beth W. from Fort Walton Beach, and Agnes R. from Fort Walton Beach.
DIY Starch Recipe
We learned you can make your own starch emulating the famous version made by Mary Ellen—Best Press. Here is the recipe if you would like to give it a try. Please note that some members worry about bugs as vodka is made from potatoes—but maybe the alcohol aspect kills the bugs, who knows?
Happy birthday to two of our members for celebrating another year young this month!
Linda updated us on how Silver Threads Quilt Guild is doing with our charitable projects. We will have a definitive list of the charitable organizations our guild supports soon.
Thus far, we have 82 stockings ready for Christmas giving; 21 stockings were turned in during our October meeting.
At last count, our guild has made 102 pillowcases and 30 bags.
We have made 88 quilts so far this year—our goal is 100.
As of the guild meeting, we have 68 blog followers. June says this is an excellent count since we have 71 members.
This month’s program was the long-waited and anticipated Annual Challenge. Members were tasked to use only black, white, and one other color (no shades of any colors) and create either a large or small category challenge project.
Thank you, Carmen and Jessie, for an amazing challenge. Here are pictures of the entries.
Small Challenge Winners
Large Challenge Winners
Show and Tell
As always, our guild members are prolific in getting quilting done. Here are all the wonderful quilted projects shared with members at the October meeting.