Guild activities at each meeting include:
Block of the month:
We are trying something different this year! If you are like us, you have: MANY scraps, your own personal “quarter inch,” and your own color palette. So. . .we have created 9 kits this year (one each in September, October, February, March, and April and 2 kits in November & May). Each $3.00 kit will include background material, a pattern, and a return name slip. You provide medium/dark fabric scraps! At the next meeting, when you show us your completed block, your name will go into a drawing, which will be held that evening during the meeting. You keep your own block to take home.
Each monthly winner will receive a voucher for the next month’s BOM! That’s not all! If you complete your 9 blocks into a finished sampler and bring it to Show & Tell at the September 2017 meeting, your name will go into a drawing for a local gift certificate!! It will be fun to see how the blocks turn out using different fabrics. Stop by the BOM table and see what’s new this year.
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.
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.
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.
Membership sign in tables are now only at the front (main) entrance to the church. 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 nametag drawing for that particular night. If you do not have your name tag with you, do not pull the tab — just place a checkmark next to your name.
Show and Tell
In the past, we asked that members only bring one item to Show and Tell a month, but this policy has changed — members can now show two items during Show and Tell.
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.