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March Updated Info

Happy March to everyone! 

We have an amazing meeting planned for March 13 at 6:30 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.   Our speaker is coming from Pensacola and her topic and biography are below! 

“Be Yourself Because Everyone Else is Taken” 

Karen Williamson from Nana Girls Blog will be presenting a trunk show of about 20 quilts that document her quilting journey from high school through the present.  Finding her own way has led her on a wonderful journey.  In the last few years it’s led her to be a guild program speaker, a workshop instructor, a retreat leader, a quilt show judge, a contributor to 3 best selling books and she will soon be published in a magazine.  Her goal is to encourage everyone to find that place as a quilt maker to be themselves, because everyone else really is taken. 

This is a special treat for us to hear from Karen and to see her amazing quilts!  We’ll have Karen speak to us first and then have our business meeting afterward. 

Don’t forget to bring your round robin blocks and your block of the month squares to share  with us!  See you at the meeting!

Carol

© PJ Kobos, All Rights Reserved
© PJ Kobos, All Rights Reserved

 

 

Charity Report

We are celebrating National Quilting Day with a Sit and Sew for Charity  on March 15 at the Moose Lodge on Greenacres Road.  The event will run from 9:00 to 2:00 with lunch provided if you sew a quilt for charity! We are seeking 2.5 inch strips from anyone willing to donate so that we can make our famous and easy quilt as you go STRIPPY quilts! Strips in lighter and brighter fabric or children’s prints are appreciated.   Also, any large pieces suitable for backing.  We’ve also got pillowcase kits available.

This year’s STRIPPY QUILTS AS you GO is an Olympic event with prizes for the first three finishes!  We also have door prizes for everyone and of course,  yummy lunch of hamburgers or chicken strips.  Please let Edith Bullock at bullockhouse@cox.net if you can attend or donate fabric. 

Supply List

Sewing machine  

thread

small cutting board

rotary cutter w/ extra blades

scissors

We will also bring: Batting, backing fabric, pillow case and bag kits cut and ready to sew, Beanie babies and other small stuffed toys.  We will have irons and ironing boards set up and a cutting mat.  

 

Programs: 

The program for March is Karen Williamson from NanaGirlQuilts as mentioned above. 

 

Challenge for 2014: 

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 need to be quilted and bound.

Minimum Size: At least: 45″ x 60″

Maximum Size: At least:  78” x 88”

First Place: $100.00 Second Place: $75.00 Third Place: $50.00

 

Membership

Well we made it to March already.  Time fly’s when you’re having fun.  Everyone’s membership cards are made and I will have them at our meeting.  I am working on the guide book and hope to have it printed by this meeting.

Bring a friend to join our club we have many more wonderful meetings to go this year.

Pam

Upcoming Events

Everlasting Stitches” annual quilt show, Saturday May 3, 9AM-2PM
Blountstown FL, Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Museum
http://www.panhandlepioneer.org
$4 admission.
Lunch will be sold.
Laura

Treasury Report

Feb 24Beginning balance.  $2129.19 Income.    Dues and drawing.        227.00 Expense.                Gift cert and birthday Gift pkg.                           74.71
Balance 2/24/ 14 First City Bank.          $2281.48

Door prize donators.  March Mtg.   Marie Robert                                                          PJ Kobos                                                           Tressie Kobos                                                           Carolyn Tilburg
April. Mtg.    Pat Nieber                       Edith Bullock                        Kerry Kastl                    (NEEDED DONATOR)
Email. Mrr1949@hotmail.com to volunteer for April Mtg
Door prize:   Bring two prizes at $10 value -sewing related

Marie

 

(Post done by PJ, contact info pjkobos@ymail.com)

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