Did ya’ll enjoy our hoedown? What a great way to celebrate our 10th anniversary!
Thanks again to the ladies who made the vittles and set up the chuckwagon – Margie Hays, Jill Hubbard, Ruth Prest, Chris Grubbs, and Jennifer Shorts. Everything looked and tasted great. I’d like to welcome our two newest members, Shirley Foulk and Jean Lippert, to the guild. How do you like us so far? And thank you to everyone who participated in the Tins & Boxes contest. There are some creative ladies in our guild! Strip Poker was a big success – for me, at least. I came home with a great mix of batiks. And 12 lucky ladies walked away with a cactus in a margarita glass for being the best dressed cowgirls. Even Lucy the Dog got in on the act. What a great accessory, Tracy!
Raffle tickets were distributed on Tuesday. If you were absent, you can pick up your 12 tickets next month. They cost $2 each or 3 for $5. You are asked to return $20 – $24 within the next couple of months. This raffle benefits St. Bernadette Church. They are very kind to allow us to meet in the social hall every month free of charge. It is a terrific venue, don’t you think? By the way, if you want more, Joanie O’Donnell has them. Or if you have a venue where you can exhibit the raffle quilt and sell tickets, just let me know and we can set you up.
If you are working on the Block of the Month, please see the information at the bottom of the email. If you’re out shopping for fabric – and I hear there’s a Renegade Shop Hop this weekend – why not pick up your secondary colors for the fat-quarter lottery for the next 3 months – purple, orange and green. Also, keep your eyes peeled for old silk ties so you can make a flower brooch at the July picnic.
And of course, get busy on your Mug Rugs that will be due in June. If you’re looking for ideas, just google “Mug Rug Images” and enjoy the plethora of samples, many with free tutorials and patterns. What a great excuse to make a mini art quilt, eh? There is no size limit, but normally mug rugs are about 5″ to 8″ or so. How about stuffing yours with potpourri so that a hot cup of tea makes the whole kitchen smell good? Or put a couple of pockets to hold a tea bag and a spoon. You can enter as many mug rugs as you wish, any technique, any fabric. So what are you waiting for? It’s Mug Rug Madness time!
The big news for the month of March is the date change! The church will be having their annual card party in May, so we are going to move our guild meeting up one week to May 21. We will learn about different types of edge treatments including two-color bindings, machine fancy-stitched bindings, and prairie points. If you have any quilts that feature any of these (or other edge treatments), please bring them to Sew & Tell in May. If you know of another method and would like to show it to us, that would be awesome. Just let me know.
Last, but not least, here are a couple of events you may be interested in. New Beginnings Church near Northgate is having a very large rummage sale this Friday and Saturday. I’m not sure about the hours, but it’s most of the day Friday and until noon on Saturday. I know for a fact that there is fabric there, so run, don’t walk, to this giant sale. Quilter’s Escape is next Wednesday, May 8, at the Radisson in West Middlesex. This year’s speakers are a husband and wife team that have an extensive antique quilt collection that they will be exhibiting and talking about. Both Lauren and Gail have tickets. Also “Sisters Running with Scissors” will be having their annual Purse Party on Friday, May 17 from 2-8 and Saturday, May 18 from 10-8. Marilyn Boyd and Cheryl Weiderspahn have whipped up lots of stuff – not just purses – so head over to Marilyn’s house at 13355 Dean Ave (off of Rogers Ferry Road) and pick out a gift for that special graduate, or bride, or yourself! You can call Marilyn at 333-3136 if you need directions to her house. Tricia Maloney has tickets for the Cochranton Library Art & Textile Auction to be held at the Elks Club on May 18th from 6-10 pm. Tickets are $15. A live auction, silent auction, and Chinese auction are on the agenda and beverages will be available. You can contact Tricia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until our paths cross again…Happy Trails to You (I’ve had that tune stuck in my head for 2 days now!)