Monday, March 9, 2009

President's Message March 2009

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a good month! I am sure that our "re-treaters" did! We are all looking forward to retreat show & tell. Many thanks to all who participated in the "Para-Challenge". It was a great success. You are all very talented and creative! I loved all the different interpretations of "Para-." One piece of good news is that we are still eligible for consideration for the Ultimate Guild Challenge at AQS. Pictures and write-ups will be mailed. Keep our fingers crossed!

This month we are going to have a "hands-on" program. We are going to have several different sewing stations set up for demonstrating different ways to make half-square triangles. Best of all, not only will you see the demo, but you will get a chance to try each of the methods. I know each of us has a favorite way to make half-square triangles, but this may introduce you to a new method.

Also, we will have another station set up featuring different ways to store your projects, works in progress, or UFO's. If you have a special storage method, please bring it for the demo.

Continuing our special monthly quilt focus, we are asking you to bring "quilts that you started in a class" for show & tell. I am sure we will see lots of quilts!

Beth Jessup has agreed to teach another purse class! Details are in the newsletter. Thank you, Beth!!

My many thanks for the wonderful participation in the birthday table raffle! It has fun for all and a great success.

One last thing----Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 21st----River City Quilt Guild's first shop hop for 2009! We are planning a trip to Scrap Happy in Kenner and to the Quilting Niche in Houma. Makes plans to be there! It will be great fun for all!!

Thanks, Mary

Things to bring to the meeting:

  • bring the March birthday raffle gift - see Barbara Hoffman
  • bring quilts "You started it in class" or from seminars, retreats, workshops, (please identify the teacher) to hang and for show & tell.
  • F Q Lotto "Pinks" - pink blossoms are our precursor of Spring here in Louisiana, Japanese magnolias, red bud trees, azaleas, camellias, and pink dogwoods. Pick from the palest pastel pinks to lusty fuchsias. 2 entries are the max.
  • bring your Scrap Challenge packets. (Amelia has acquired 28 paper bags from Whole Foods and has offered to provide one for each participant in the challenge. Thanks Amelia, we appreciate it.) reminders from Suzanne Elliott, chairman, "Each participant will bring the fabrics home and will make something stunning. A piece of each scrap fabric provided must be included in the project. Finished projects (finished to the top), will be shown at the November meeting. Any questions? Folks may call at 753‑4312 or e‑mail .
  • Wear Your (fiber) Name Tag - your name is then entered in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate, awarded at that meeting. At every regular monthly meeting, you have a chance to win. Does not apply to sew-ins dates. Paper tags are not eligible.