Saturday, September 25, 2021

September news and announcements

 Our September meeting was held at the lovely Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church in Batavia.  They are gracious hosts and we are very grateful for the opportunity to enjoy their facility again.  However- Drum-roll, Please- the VA has approved us to return to holding our meetings in their auditorium!  That's right, folks- We're GOING HOME, beginning with the October meeting!! 

MASKS are REQUIRED inside the VA facility, especially when entering/ exiting and using the restrooms, i.e. in places where you might be exposed to or exposing residents.

We will once again need helpers to set up for the meeting: tables and chairs, snack table, sound system.  Contact Martha if you want to sign up.

 Show and Tell continues to be on the small side.  Maybe, like me, you all are just now getting your sewing mojo back up to speed?  

Nancy Ellers made this blanket to be donated.  She had yarn left over, so made a matching hat for the baby.

Nancy Schrader brought in the pillow she made to celebrate the end of her cancer treatments.  It is heavily embellished with layers of buttons and bling!

Nancy and her mom brought this fabric to be used for teddy bears which will be donated to a foster care program (I think- I missed the name of the organization)

Ann O'Geen made these pillows from shirts of a loved one who passed as a memorial for the family.

Val Schults repurposed some orphan blocs to make this in answer to a challenge which had to include churn dash blocks, flying geese, hour glass blocks and one block of your choice (her center block)

Melanie Tubinis quilted this Community Service quilt, pieced by Carol McNally.

Mary Ann Watson made this to donate to community service

Kathy Belluscio's niece picked out some very cool fabrics in a shop in Oregon  and asked Kathy to make her a quilt.  This is the back!

The front features the beautiful scenic panels and a selection of colorful fabrics, which the niece wanted in a random arrangement.  Kathy used the blocks from the "Yellow Brick Road" pattern to make it appear random!

Our activity this month was to finish up some community Service projects, including heart pillows for breast cancer patients, and teddy bears.

Working together also offers the opportunity to chat with fellow members

Donna and Carol shared the work on this piecing kit, and got the top finished!


Doing these work days gives Connie and Jenny a nice supply of items to pass on to the organizations in need, including another stack of quilts that went to the VA last week!

In November we'll be playing Bingo, using blocks to be donated to Community Service.  Instructions are in the newsletter.  Here is a picture of a small quilt I made when my online group played this game at our virtual retreat in 2020.

 Finally, it's time for the commercial- please consider volunteering for one of the open positions in the guild.  I know there's still plenty of uncertainty going around, but our guild can't thrive even in the best of times unless we all work together!