Monday, June 18, 2018

Reminder-6/19 we meet!

Due to voting last week, we moved to 3rd Tuesday in June! Please join us for a fun program on Wool appliqué with Diane Lutton leading us. Diane asks that if you have Wool appliqué projects you have done , bring them for additional sharing. She plans to show us how easy she found the process, and thanks to Estelle, we’ll each get a little patch to work our own magic!
Look forward to seeing everyone!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

W.H.E.A.T. Raffle Quilt

Here's a photo of the raffle quilt made by CSQ and given to W.H.E.A.T.
Some of our newer members may not have seen the quilt and may want to buy a raffle ticket. The picture doesn't show the details of all the buildings that represent our community. Maybe Cathy will bring it to our July meeting.

Friday & Saturday Sewing

Bring your sewing and lunch to sew together this Friday and Saturday.
June 8 & 9.

We have irons, ironing boards, cutting mats and big tables!
Stop by for a visit if you can't stay and sew.

Message from Cathy Williams

Cathy Williams handles the raffle of the quilt that we make for WHEAT. For new members, WHEAT is a local organization that provides a food pantry and emergency services to residents in Western Hanover. We make a quilt for them every couple of years that they raffle for a fundraiser. Cathy takes this quilts to any organization that will welcome her to sell raffle tickets.

Cathy is in a "dry spell" and is looking for women's clubs, book clubs or other organization that would like to share the opportunity to purchase tickets for the quilt. She can loan you the quilt for a visit to your club or venue and, schedule permitting, can come with the quilt.

Please reference your member list for Cathy's contact information or email her using the username southannariver on gmail.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

upcoming excitement! NOTE: change in date!

Hoping that everyone is preparing for a meaningful Memorial Day Weekend! This is a reminder that we have a change in date for our June meeting: JUNE 19th!! (This is due to the building needs as a voting arena on our regularly scheduled date.) Our regular sewing days are still set for June 8th & 9th.

Diane Lutton is planning a hands-on program on June 19th with "Wool Applique - It's Easier Than You Think!" We'll provide more details as we get closer, but if you have one of those lovely little kits that you purchased at a quilt show and never opened, or you have wool pieces you would like to work with, start digging through your stash to find them....How's this for a heads up?! Haha....

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Program 5/8 & sewing days

It is May Day, a beautiful time in our spring. We have a beautiful program coming up, Tuesday, May 8th, when Rita Galaska will share some of her treasured quilts! Lucky us, I can hardly wait for what I know will be an inspiring evening. And, of course, the following Friday and Saturday should be great fun as we participate in our sewing days this month.

I do hope that some of us are percolating ideas for our “Idyll” or “Ideal” challenge. We have the summertime to work this challenge, with the sharing of our efforts slated for the fall. And, thinking ahead, be looking for your “ugly fabric(s)”, as we will use them as the basis for a next challenge! More to come on that, but won’t that be fun!?

Gotta go water my garden, and think about all things quilts!!
See you soon,

Saturday, April 21, 2018

VA Quilt Museum Tea in Richmond May 6

From Elsa:

Enjoy a luncheon/tea at the Westin Hotel in Richmond, Virginia on Sunday May 6, 2018 at 1PM.  The program entitled "I Live in a Closet, What Will Happen to Me?" will be presented by the Virginia Quilt Museum Curator, Gloria Comstock.  Enjoy not only the program, but view the numerous educational quilts on display.  Being family or friends, give as a Mothers Day gift or treat yourself to this enjoyable afternoon of quilt information. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling the Museum.  540-433-3818 You can also send a check payable to Virginia Quilt Museum at 301 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  Please include a note that it is for the Spring Tea.Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801