February 2022 – Trunk Show with Mary

Co-President Ann L began our monthly meeting by sharing updated information about March’s quilt show, including how to prepare your quilts. Volunteers are needed to greet guests at the Welcome Station, and to staff the Boutique over the 4 days of the show. We have extended the date to register for workshops until Tuesday, March 8.

Upcoming Special Events

Don’t forget that our March 8 meeting will be held at Elon Community Church, the location of the Quilt Show. Our guest speaker, Amy Pabst from WV, will present a motivational presentation for both guilds. We will also get a “sneak peak” at over 100 show quilts! Read an interview with Amy Pabst, our guest speaker.

Lisa R announced that Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party will be happening on April 7th! We will be drawing the winning ticket for our Raffle Quilt there that day.

Featherweight Class will meet this Saturday at 10 am. Bring your machine, fabric, and any sewing supplies that you may need.

Pat Love (scissor guy) will be at our April meeting to sharpen your scissors. Bring any scissors, knives, pruning shears, etc that need to be sharpened. Cost is $5 per item.

Rheta has a “One Day Retreat” set up for Thursday May 5th. See website for flyer and more information. She also asked that anyone interested in a road trip to the ArtQuilts exhibit in Cary to contact her, so they can choose a date to go. Dates are March 23 – May 7.

2022 President’s Challenge

For those members who missed the January meeting, Mary explained the 2022 “President’s Challenge.” Take a “brown bag” (containing surprise fabrics) from the table near the door. Use the fabric to make whatever quilted item you want to. Make up to 10 different items and get up to 10 chances to win! (Add fabric from your stash if necessary.) These projects will be due at the November meeting.

We need a new secretary for our guild. Please consider stepping up to help in this position. If you may be interested, talk to Lori (our 2021 secretary) or read the guidance from Barbara T (Lori’s predecessor).

Mary announced that Carolina Adoption Services has invited us to make 14 “Welcome Home” quilts for adoptees this year. The sign-up sheet is available. Please sign up for 1 or 2. Mary also crowned Amy as the “Scrap Queen!”

Guild Cookbook

Lynn B. stated that at this time we have 83 recipes submitted. We voted to add desserts. This will mean that our cookbook will include soups, salads, breads and rolls, and desserts.

Trunk Show by Mary

Cindy B introduced our meeting speaker, our own Marvelous Mary!

Mary started by giving us a brief sewing history which included plaid pants. Very funny! She sewed her own clothes in high school and continued into college. After college, Mary lived in New York City in a small apartment. She married Jim and had a son, Stephen, and these men are the love of her life. She has sewed for them over the years, and shared some of that with us.

See many more of Mary’s quilts in our Google Photos Album of photos from this month’s meeting. Many thanks to our historian, Sylvia, for all the photos!

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