Sunday, June 26, 2011

President's Message July 2011

Happy Summer Fellow Quilters!

I hope this wonderful Louisiana weather is inspiring you to stay inside and SEW! I’ve been so productive, I amaze myself! Seems like this heat is good for something.

River City has another action-packed meeting on Thursday, July 7th and sure hope you can join us for a Christmas in July party. We’ll be collecting the birdhouse blocks AND we’ll be offering for your viewing and sewing pleasure, the CHRISTMAS lotto blocks! Special thanks to Candy and the rest of the gang for working on this. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

We plan to have a Red, White, and Green meeting, so please bring your past Christmas Lotto Block quilts to display for the viewing pleasure of our members. I think it will be inspirational! And since it is a mini Christmas Party, we’d like for everyone to bring a little bit of party finger food. It’s pot luck, so we’ll see what turns up. The guild will provide the soft drinks, ice and FUN!

There were several River City guild members who went to Paula Toups’ chenille rug class. What a fun time was had by all. It’s gratifying to start a project and finish it in the same day. The rugs were so diverse and I hope that those who attended will bring their rugs for Show and Tell.

Marie Montalbano wants to me to remind quilters that St. Margaret’s is available for the Tuesday sew days. Suzi will post the upcoming dates. It’s a great way to get projects done and visit with others at the same time. If you can’t seem to get that quilt finished because of laundry, telephones, computers, bring it to St. Margaret’s. It’s stress free sewing and it doesn’t cost a thing!

Hope to see you at Christmas in July, but until then, keep those machines humming!

Best regards,
Jo Paula

 Cash to invest in some Christmas Lotto Blocks.
 Finger food for the Party. Sweet or savory, we eats what we gets.
 Tweet-Tweet -- "Bird House" lotto blocks are due
 Payment for Labor Day Weekend Retreat
 Items to donate to the auction
 Completed pet quilts for YELP!
 Fat Quarter Lotto -- Red or White or Green Christmas prints