Monday, May 22, 2017

April and May meetings

We recently had two great meetings at Hearthside Quilters in Harwinton CT. In April we had a productive Tea Cup Auction with all kinds of treasures that quilters love. We made almost $300 at this meeting which will go to our treasury or to defray costs for the donation we make each year to the Harwinton Senior Center for using their facility. 

At our May our meeting we displayed quilts for one of our challenges this year. The challenge was a paint chip challenge. Participants chose 3 paint chips from a brown bag, sight unseen until the chips were chosen. They were to create something using only these 3 colors and could add either block or white. We had quite a variety of items displayed from full quilts, hot pad, table runners, a pillow, tote bag and probably something I am forgetting.

Next month, June, will be our final meeting of the season and we will have an ice cream social, show and tell and view completed items from another challenge we had this year. Also in June the UFO's are due. These are projects started previous to September of 2016 and have been completed during this present season. Quilts can be from long ago or just from a previous quilt year. 

The dues have been unanimously voted on to raise to $20.00 now. Members need to get their renewal check in by June in order to be listed in the membership booklet.

Members are to bring any completed charity quilts or pillow cases to the meeting so the Parkinson Quilts can be brought to them and other items can be given to CT Children's Medical Center. Over 200 pillow cases and 8 quilts were delivered to Hole in the Wall Camp for the Bandit Quilters program. Ever camper that comes to this fabulous camp receives a pillow case and quilt. 

 Hearthside welcomes new members and invites you to attend out first meeting next season on September 21 at 7 pm. Have a great summer and collect some exciting fabric so you can make some fun items and bring to show and tell in the fall.