January, 2016

Quilts N’ Stuff
The Newsletter of the Helena Quilters Guild
P.O. Box 429

Helena, Montana 59624

Easter bunnies with ear and rear end bitten off

NEXT MEETING: April 14, 2016

Helena Quilters Guild meetings and events, unless otherwise stated, are held at the Life Covenant Church at 800 North Hoback. Entry is through the front door of the church. Guild meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the upstairs Sunday school area. Seamers and Dreamers is an open cluster that meets upstairs at the Life Covenant Church on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 10:30 to 4:00. Everyone is invited to attend. Work on your own projects, be they hand or machine projects or use Guild material to work on “Quilts for Comfort”.

Donations

I received this in an email thought it should go to the guild for a olea or discussion. Maybe if you have something you could bring it to meeting.

Hi, Rene', First of all, I would like to thank the Helena Guild for their donation of charity quilts to the youth at Riverside Youth Correctional Facility last year. Each of the girls that have left with a quilt have been overjoyed and extremely thankful for them. I have 4 girls that will be leaving soon and I have only one small lap size quilt left. I'm wondering if you would send out a mass email and ask if anyone has any quilts that they would like to donate to these girls as they graduate and leave from Riverside, we would be very very grateful to receive them. I have one girl graduating from high school Thursday , one who did not think she could finish high school and in fact will graduate with a full state of Montana diploma! So excited for her and her future! I can certainly pick up quilts from anyone that might be willing to share! PLEASE give me a call 225-3636 (local call, cell phone). Or shoot me a text, or email me at this email address. Thank you all for your support! Sincerely, Jeanine Ford, 575 Tubbie Road, Helena

From our president

The AFA (Alzheimer Foundation of America) Quilt to Remember display is coming to Helena. They will be exhibited in the Capitol Rotunda during the month of May. See their website for more information about the program.

April General Exchange – Basket Block: Any size or color

We will be voting on Officer's and a variety of other positions that are available at the April meeting. See you there!

Minutes Helena Quilt Guild Minutes, March 10, 2016 Meeting began at 7:00

Welcome Connie, Gail and Brie

Presentation – IMPROV Quilting by Brie Hickman

Improv Letting the quilt be a quilt instead of you trying to make it a quilt. Brie discussed some basic techniques that she uses:

Stack, slash & shuffle
Use fat quarters and scrap material
Joining edges – even when not straight
Crazy cabin – building out
Strips of different widths, lengths – just cut and recut and sew together!

It is okay to cut and sew strips and things together, be creative and use your imagination. Also discusses sewing curves.

National Teacher – Presenting in April

Retreat – there is still room for 7 individuals!!! A great way to get to know your fellow quilters!

Show and Tell – Lots of wonderful projects! Keep up the good work, and don’t forget to bring your stuff next month.

Thank you to all who made the lap quilts for Fort Harrison/American Legion!! Your time and effort was greatly appreciated by all!

Quilt show 2017 – Tea Time in the Rockies Theme Possible Tea Quilt Challenge?

Still need volunteers for the quilt show planning crew, please let Theresa know if you are interested.

Hospitality – Please be sure to sign up! We need help with treats and sign ins. Also be sure to know what month you signed up for.

50/50 Drawing $45.00, winner took home $22.50 – Sandi and Kati were the big winners.

Announcements:

Block Exchange – please feel free to participate! Bring in four blocks per baggie, and you take home the same amount of baggies as you bring in.

Carrie from The Berry Patch Quilt Shop is taking information for individuals who are interested in a cruise next February. She can be reached at 406 467-2298 or bpquiltncoffee@gmail.com.

February Meeting Minutes approved by Diane, 2nd by Janet, all in favor.

No Treasure Report – it will be available in April

Start Mystery Quilt – Diane will be bringing instructions.

Annie Hanshaw will be doing the presentation in April.

Need a committee for elected positions, please let Theresa know if you are interested.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20

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