Guild activities at each meeting include:

Block of the month: This year, our Block of the Month team is offering a twist to the popular theme we had last year. Using your scraps and jelly roll strips, we will pair our nine new blocks with a gorgeous black background fabric. You will be able to pre-pay your Blocks of the Month for $27. This guarantees a BOM will be ready for pickup each meeting (no scrambling for $3 or making change each month). If you are not able to make a meeting, your name will be put on a kit for you to pick up next time you come! A few BOM kits will still be for sale each month for $3.

At the October meeting, both September and October blocks will be ready for pickup. We will have the November and December blocks ready at the November meeting, since our December meeting is held elsewhere. There is no BOM in January. February, March and April will be single BOM months. May and June blocks will be ready for pickup in May.

Opportunity chances: A dollar will give you one opportunity (ticket) to win a prize of your choice.

Library: Borrow and/or donate quilting and quilt-related books. Also, if you have any tools you no longer want or use that often, bring them in and donate them to the library so members can try them out.

Name tag drawing: Members are asked to wear own homemade, cloth name tags. At the end of the meeting, a name is drawn from the member list and the winner receives a gift certificate to a local quilt shop, but ONLY IF they are present and wearing their name tag. This drawing starts at the October meeting to give our new members a chance to make theirs.

Comfort quilts: One of the ongoing efforts of the guild is to provide completed quilts to organizations in the region working with children and families in need. More details are available on the comfort quilt page. A total of 129 quilts were distributed during the 2016-2017 guild year.

Freebies: Do you have some quilting items that you would like to give away (because who could throw these things out)? Then our freebie table is just the place. Just remember to bring home anything that wasn’t taken.

Meeting sign-in: Membership sign in tables are now at the front (main) entrance of the church and in the Fellowship Hall. As we did last year, when you register at the meetings and you have your name tag, all you need to do is pull your name tab off along the perforated line on the Registration Sheet and place your name in the basket provided to ensure that you have been placed in the name tag drawing for that particular night. If you do not have your name tag with you, do not pull the tab — just place a check next to your name.

Show and tell: Bring up to two items to share.

Sunshine and shadows: We would like to know about the joys and sorrows of our members so that we can acknowledge them. If you know a member that has suffered a loss or is in the hospital, for example, please tell Cindy Lanne, our corresponding secretary, or write to her using the contact page.


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