Tuesday, December 5, 2017

WHEAT Food Drive for the December Meeting

WHEAT Food Drive: Each year we donate a car load full of food to WHEAT.  They operate a bi-monthly food pantry in coordination with several area churches and serve about 80 families each month. Everything they do is to help people in need in our own community. If you want to support WHEAT you can bring items from the following list or a donation check/cash to give to Cathy Williams at the meeting Tuesday.

WHEAT Needs:

  • Cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix w/syrup, sugar free also needed
  • 1 lb bags of dried beans, rice or noodles. They can break down very large bags if you want to buy in bulk
  • Small jars of peanut butter and jelly
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned soups or mixes
  • Canned meats: tuna, chicken, potted meat, sardines
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit, including low sugar and sugar free
  • Canned beans, any kind
  • Coffee and tea
  • One-dish meals - Brunswick stew, hamburger helper, etc
  • Boxes of mac and cheese
  • Pouches of dried milk
  • Hygiene products: soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bandaids, razors, wash cloths, hand towels, combs, deodorant
  • MONEY to buy perishable foods
  • Gift cards to grocery stores
If you belong to another organization that wants to also have a food drive please talk to Cathy Williams at the meeting or get her number off of the membership list. She is the Open Pantry Coordinator.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

4th Tuesday sewing?

Anyone planning on getting some sewing done at Montpelier
Parks & Recreation? Please respond, so that we can determine
if we have enough interest to help those at a greater distance
to make the trip.... Thanks

Friday, November 17, 2017

Postcard and Pillowcase Tutorials

What a great meeting Tuesday! I loved seeing how everyone responded to the paint chip challenge but now it's time to move onto the postcard challenge. For anyone who wants to make postcards but needs a little help here are some tutorial links:
Here's a card that I made a couple of weeks ago with scrap fabrics.

This one is a good basic link:

On my blog I have tutorials for several different postcard designs:

Jessi makes hers with glue stick instead of fusible web:

This site has a ton of postcard tutorials:

Need ideas?
Just Google "fabric postcards" or search on Pinterest. You will find hundreds!

Pillowcases! People LOVE getting custom pillowcases for gifts. Karen gave us a great demo on how to make pillowcases. If you need a little refresher here's a tutorial that I posted a while ago on how I make them. Mine aren't finished with a French seam on the inside but I think the rest of the steps are the same.

(From Vicki)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Program & Calendar Update. What an evening!

So, as the days are darker, I look for every which way to find "light"! Last night, Hanover Parks & Rec center was THE PLACE, as participants in the CSQ paint chip challenge shared their ups and downs with the challenge and showed their results. There were some audible "aha" moments from the group, and I just wanted to share a big THANKS to all. (I do hope I will be able to find a way to get the pictures to Margaret to load to our FLKR site; that's going to be my technical challenge.) Now, we will look forward to the Postcard Challenge, and it's not too late to join. Go ahead and start your postcards now, and we will draw from the hat for a buddy's address. Postcards should be in the mail for buddies to receive before our January 8th meeting. (If anyone needs 4" x 6" Timtex, let me know.)

Also, a big thank you to Karen Arbaugh for showing us some easy but subtle pointers to make pillowcases! Jennifer Raymond, you expressed exactly how I felt when you gleefully unrolled Karen's pillow!!

For those, who can make it, Tuesday, November 28th, is another day we can use our space. For people who are unable to join us for evening meetings, this is really a great way to visit and get our projects worked on. Please consider putting this on your calendar.

Meanwhile, for December, we will have our Holiday Potluck Dec. 12th, and will meet at 6:30 pm rather than our usual time. Make a note to self about the time; make a dish to feed us; and come prepared with any show and tell in addition to having the opportunity to visit with quilting friends.

Enjoy Thanksgiving with your families and friends. I know I am so grateful to be in this generous group of artists and caring quilters.

Marcy George

Saturday, November 11, 2017

4th Tuesday in Nov.- sewing day

Quick reminder: Country School Quilters has another sewing day in our meeting space. For those who are available, meet us on Tuesday, 11/28. Let’s get those quick or almost-done projects checked off our to-do lists, and have a few laughs (and groans) together! Hope to see y’all 11/14 and 11/28!


6 more veteran quilts have been machine quilted and are ready for bindings. Hope you can come to the meeting Nov 14 and claim your quilt to do the binding, or be a volunteer to bind one of these quilts!
Happy Veteran's Day!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Holiday shopping to benefit WHEAT

Vicki here.
I try not to be too in-your-face with my business so if you ever want to know what's going on in the fabric dyeing business you have to either follow me on Facebook, sign up for the weekly newsletter or follow the blog. But today I'm breaking my rule because this post has nothing to do with fabric.

It's about glass.

Some of you know that I also have a little glass hobby. I sell some of the pieces simply because I don't need them and it puts a little dent in the cost of electricity, the kiln and supplies. I also seem to have a lot of friends who drink a lot for the sole purpose of giving me bags of empty bottles. Since the weather cooled I have been slumping some of those bottles.

I'm telling you about them today because I just listed a lot of them and you can get 10% off with the coupon code GLASS10. But the best part is that I am donating $5 of ever sale to WHEAT. I'm looking forward to giving Kathy a check for WHEAT at the December meeting. That check is already over $125! 

These bottle trays make great gifts and if any CSQ members order them I'll refund the shipping and bring the bottles to you at the November meeting. 

Shop for them here: https://www.colorwaysbyvicki.com/store/c5/Bottles.html
Just put a note on your order that you want the bottles brought to the meeting and I'll immediately refund the shipping.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.