August 27, 2018
January 7, 2019
Happy New Year Everyone!
Well we are into the winter season, but at glorious sunny, 68 degrees outside it doesn’t feel very wintry. Bask in the sunshine! The rush of the holidays is over, the decorations are picked up, so let’s enjoy each other’s company and see what the new year will bring.
We have some interesting speakers coming up.
January 28 – Marti Michell, Life Beyond Strip Piecing.
February 25 – Carole Liebzeit will bring a trunk show and an ugly fabric challenge.
March 25 – Our own Cindy Ford and Jane Coleman will bring us a trunk show.
Piqued your interest yet? We also have another trunk show, an applique demonstration and a murder mystery diner coming soon. I can’t wait!
Thursday Sewcials – We have had several new people join us for Thursday Sewcial and join our guild as of late. It is such a fun bunch. We will continue to meet every Thursday, at the church, from 10 – 2. Bring a lunch and join us. You can work on whatever you like – sewing, hand stitching, cross stitching, crocheting, etc., or try your hand at something new! On the second Thursday of every month we work on Compassion for our veterans. We have lots of fun and laughs, and should be proud of what we accomplish working together. I am proud of you. We would love to have you join us!
We meet at the church from 10:00 – 2:00. Bring your lunch and any supplies you may need. This month is compassion on January 12th. Next month Carole Liebzeit will bring us a workshop on February 23 rd.
We have had several new members join us in the last couple of months. Please welcome them and say hello.
Oh, and it’s not to early to begin working on items for this year’s Christmas market!
2019 Program Calendar
2019 Board Members
President - Michelle Fambro
Vice President of Membership - Linda Brown
Vice President of Programs - JoAnn Schrepfer, Kaye Harris
& Lynda Johnson
Secretary - Pat Lincoln
Treasurer - Louise Lawrence
Newsletter/Historian (web site) - Jo Dennin
Ways & Means - Julie Crudo & Lynn Bauer
Community Service - Sandy Whitlock & Hetty Mapp
Saturday Sewcial – Jan Pilnacek
Special Events - Lynda Johnson & Kaye Harris
Thanks for renewing your membership with us - we look forward to another terrific year! Attached is the Welcome Packet for
2018-2019. There are a few changes and I wanted to make sure you all had a copy without having to print off hundreds of pages!
Pattern for making your name tag just click.
Sewing for Compassion Quilts
Come join us as we sew our compassion quilts
Our guild continues to reach out to our community with compassion sewing and quilts. We are working on quilts for the Vets at Fort MacPherson and the Pregnancy Center as well as burp cloths. We are also in the process of making weighted quilts for children and youth. Compassion Sewing happens every 2nd Thursday of the month and twice a year at our Saturday Sewcials. It is our hope that we see each member on one of these special days. You can bring your sewing machine if you would like but we always need people to iron and cut. We also welcome guests. Hope to see you on one of these days!
We are off to a great start this year! I (Jo) would like to challenge the guild to break our previous year's number of completed items!
2018 July, August and September Completed and Donated Items
7 quilts to Ft Mac for Veterans
35 Burp cloths to Pregnancy center
21 Baby Quilts to Pregnancy center
4 Bibs to Pregnance Center
3 weighted blankets to CASA