News from the Sewing and Quilting Guild at Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort in Casa Grande, AZ
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
March 1 Newsletter
An Amazing Job! Well Done!
to everyone who put their hearts and backs into making our quilt show happen!
Special thanks to Judy Currie and Wendy Newton
who chaired the quilt show committee, as well as the various committee chairs,
the worker bees and the innocent bystanders who got roped into helping. The
incredible works of heart made the show outstanding. We have so many talented
members and the scope and breadth of your talent dazzled our guests. Thanks to
all for the donations for the various raffles and for making our quilt show the
amazing success it was, once again.
Judy Currie has
generously offered to continue a chair/co-chair for the 2017-18 Quilt Show. We
need a fellow chair/co-chair to assist her in this enormous endeavor.
Wendy Newton wore numerous hats during this year's quilt
show--co-chair, advertising and set-up--she would like to remain as set-up
committee chair. Jenny Schweiterman has volunteered to do the
advertising committee with Wendy's assistance with graphics.
to Bev Rodgers has donated a doll bed for next season and the
Doll Club has volunteered to create the wardrobe for next
year's Doll raffle. Sue Leeson and her many minions have been
busily working on a Judy Niemeyer quilt for the raffle, as well! Thank
Pat Slagter will be announcing the Guild
Challenge for 2018 so you can plan ahead for it! The entries for this
year's challenge of "This is where I live" were clever and creative. Looking
forward to next year's entries.
Pat Fryerwill be here the week of March 6th
with fabric to sell and to pick up quilts for anyone needing some quilting done.
Please be sure to make arrangements with Pat for the return of your quilt if you
are leaving by the end of March.
St Patrick's Day Luncheon--Thursday, March
9th after the meeting--last chance
to buy your ticket at our meeting on Thursday.
Elections Thank you to Marilynn Barbour and her
election's committee for hunting down...and not letting them get away...the
wonderful Jean Prevost, who has agreed to another one year
term, and Mary Lee Jones...our newest board members for the
2017-18 season. (Motion by Marilynn, seconded by Linda Blessing).
A huge thank you to Mary
Williams who has fulfilled her term as a Board member and coordinated
all of those amazing classes for us. A woman in a class all of her own! Thank
A HUGE shout out to our current board
members--June Griepp, Grace McKay (Betty Brake), Joan Salter, Mary
Williams and Jean Prevost--for their unfailing professionalism, energy
and commitment to our Guild. Make sure that you stop them in the next month and
give them a big hug because, truly, words are not enough to cover all the sewing
time they've given up on our behalf and the hours that they've put
Block of the Week--Congrats to
Jan Ransome for winning the mug rugs donated by Jean Prevost. Anyone who is
leaving and needs to buy the rest of the blocks, can do so. ($0.50 for each
last training this season--Thursday, March 9th @ 9 a.m. If you need assistance
after Thursday to use the Accuquilt machine, please contact a committee member
and we will be pleased to help you!
Linda Hays and Penny Highet will be
co-teaching an accuquilt class in the fall (mid Novemberish) using the Accuquilt
feathers dies. Collect your fabrics over the summer!
Classes: Abbey Lane Bag--March 15th
Classes are winding down. Special to our amazing teachers with hearts of gold
who have donated their time and expertise so that we can take a
class for five bucks, five bucks! We have so many generous women who willingly
share with us so that we can learn new techniques and create amazing new
projects. Have a wonderful summer! You are
Cubbies/LockersJoan Salter will be in
the sewing room on Tuesdays and on Thursdays after the meeting. Please feel free
to remove your machine/stash stuff if you are packing up and just return your
cable for your refund on one of those days when you see her.
Suggestions!? Do you have a
suggestion for something that might help our quilt room run more efficiently? Or
a handy dandy tool or idea that might make your fellow quilters jump with joy?
Please put your suggestions in the Suggestion box with your name, site # and
phone number/email address. We will be thinking about purchases and changes to
our room after the summer.
Did you hear that they are
moving our little Log Quilt Cabin? We will be found on the
Street of Dreams near the Lawn Bowling Greens next season. We will have ample
parking, landscaping and be at ground level. At this point, we don't know much
else...so stay tuned!
Newsletter list...have you updated
your preferences and information? Scroll to the bottom and do so this
week.Last call...we will deleting anyone who hasn't updated their
info...except Joan Meister, who actually does live at 555! You know how June
likes to clean up!!!!
A note from a member:
I am a fellow quilter at Palm Creek. Today I was shopping/browsing at Mesa
Marketplace, space C55, Lori's Country Corner. I know some of our quilters
occasionally shop there for fabric. Lori, the owner, will not be carrying
fabrics after this season but will continue with crafts. Many of her fabrics are
already on sale @20% off with more being included each week- 3/3 fat quarters,
strips, unit fabrics; 3/17 camping and golf themes; 3/24 SW fabrics/SW batiks.
Thought you might want to include this in the weekly newsletter if