Monday, January 9, 2017

Some Announcements

Jan 28 River City hosts the first quarterly GSQA meeting of 2017  

            Goodwood Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library (Main Branch)
            A 'classroom' setting in the large meeting room. Enter from Goodwood Blvd.

Volunteers Be there:
            - At 8:30 a.m., bring a breakfast item, snack, or dessert: cookies, cakes, doughnuts, etc.
            - Contact Elizabeth Niemi (c) 225-205-4932  (e)
            (Elizabeth is taking the head count of volunteers; please commit early.)

            - Contact Daisy Comeaux for Task Assignment   (c) 939-8200 (e)  
            (Tasks - Sign-in table, dessert table, door prize distribution, show/tell, general flunky, etc)

Meeting starts:
            At 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; expecting 150+ participants.
            Dine-In Lunch available for $7, payable at the door.

What happens:
            - Renee Hoeprich becomes president for 2017.   Roberta Wilson is president-elect.
            - The guild is responsible for service of water, coffee, desserts, etc.
            - Sign up or renew GSQA membership.
             - Monetary donations are collected for the Baton Rouge Food Bank
            - Cottage Creations and Quilts will provide the door prizes.
            - Look at GSQA teachers and samples.

Guild Contacts:
            Elizabeth Niemi  (c) 225-205-4932  (e)
            Daisy Comeaux  (c) 939-8200 (e)

GSQA liaisons:
            Karen Perron   (h)  243-7049  (e)
            Tommie Morden   (c) 939 6096  (e)

(Quilt Judge)  CONNIE SILBER
            Connie qualifies the major points that judges look for in award-winning quilts using specifics and noting examples from her personal collection of quilts.  She shares both the positive and negative comments and explains common judging criteria.
            An avid quilter since 1989, her interest in judging culminated in her certification as an NQA Judge in 2008.   She is qualified to evaluate Masterpiece Quilts. She is a member of the National Association of Certified Judges (NACQJ).
            Sharpen your skills in anticipation of the GSQA Show next year on April 13-14, 2018.

  Sew Days  - 2nd Saturday Sew Day is Growing in Size and Strength

            Second Saturday Sew Day- at St. Paul's, 9:30-3  (January 14th)

            Here is something new and different -

            River City Guild is joining the memberships of Remember Me Guild and The Modern Quilt Guild to share the church space for Second Saturday Sew Day.
            Lori Steib, this year's president of Modern Quilt and vice president of Remember Me has hatched an ambitious plan to promote interest and to expand the activities of our local quilt community.  By providing a sewing opportunity that integrates differing quilt tastes and interests in group events, she hopes to make sew days a  fellowship that is a fulfilling quilting experience and better attended by combining memberships.  There will be more quilters with greater interaction with ideas and advice.  Renew old friendships and make some new ones.

            Bring a friend or relative.  Bring someone who has flirted with the idea of quilt guild, but doesn't know very much about it.  Bring whatever project you wish or just come to meet and greet.  Come sew with new and exciting quilters and some "vintage" models as well !!  See what others are working presently.  Get an education in current ideas, projects, and challenges undertaken by other guilds.  New ideas abound!!  The more the merrier!!

            Lori holds the door key this year.  If you have any questions, please contact her at    (h)  252-5030  or (e)

            *Our very special thanks to Jackie Wood for encouraging others to sew on Sew Day.  Her obligations demand that she focus on house and home this year.  Thank you, Jackie.

As Ususal....

Second & Fourth Tuesdays (Wasted Women)  -  meet at Highland Presbyterian Church,  10024 Highland Rd., near Bluebonnet, in the Office Bldg. from 9 til 3p.m.  Contact Sherry Herringshaw (h) 769-9093  (c) 772-4744  (e)