Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quilts of Valor - team update

I am proud to report the status of what this group can do when we work together.

BLUE team has been assigned a long arm quilter volunteering her time in
Macomb, IL. The quilt arrived and will be quilted soon and mailed back for
the binding, label and cover(pillowcase made from the same fabric).

RED team sent their quilt top to team member Betty who is donating
the long arm quilting. Thank you for volunteering. Hope to see it at our
next meeting if it is completed before sending the finished quilt off.

WHITE team reported in with a quilt top finished.
Sorry, no photo available at this time.

Open sewing at the REC building, Saturday, Dec. 11. 8:30 -??
Do you need time to sew on UFO's / Christmas presents?

Quilt meeting Monday, Dec. 13 **at REC 7:00 pm for show and share
(bring a Christmas quilt or other projects) Also bring cookies or snacks
to share if you wish to.
Joann suggests anyone who wishes to can donate an unwrapped toy
or item for Toys for Christmas. Pillowcases for the Beacon of Light will be collected.
**Note the room will be open for those who wish to sew from noon on also that day .

Remember the reason for the season.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Quilts of Valor–Red team report


11-19-2010 -Mission Accomplished. 

The Red Team has reported in with a picture of their wonderful patriotic quilt.   Congratulations to team members:   Janet, Joann, Pat and Betty. 


Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is National Family History Day
The Surgeon General is encouraging all Americans to use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to learn more about their family's health history.
Families share genes. A person in the family with chronic health conditions (like heart disease, diabetes, cancer) may mean that other persons in the family are at higher risk of developing the same condition.
To help keep track of your family health history, use this free interactive tool from the Office of the Surgeon General: www.familyhistory/hhs.gov/ or visit the CDC's family health history site at www.cdc.gov/Features/FamilyHealthHistory/

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mission Accomplished- Quilts of Valor

The members of the Blue Team have a quilt top completed after working together to pick fabrics, cut, sew, measure, cut some more, sew some more. What a day! We are proud to have accomplished our mission on Veterans Day also.

Here is the website for the Quilts of Valor Foundation http://www.qovf.org/
There is still a need for quilts to show we care about the men and women protecting our country and freedom.

Still need to make a pillowcase cover, label and request a longarm quilter.
Stay tuned for the rest of the story.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Giving Thanks and Sharing

The Clarke County Piecemakers donated a laundry basket full of canned goods and foods needed to make Thanksgiving dinner along with a check for the purchase of turkeys. The donation came at a good time as "the food pantry is getting lots of requests for help with the holidays approaching" stated one of the community center staff. Twenty members enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner and visiting with each other. We went around the table telling what each one of us is thankful for: Friends, Family and Health. Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Meeting

Monday, November 8th at 6:30 is our next meeting at the REC.
We are starting earlier than usual to have a potluck.
Bring a dish to share and your own table service.
We are also planning a Thanksgiving basket to be donated to the Food Pantry.
Any canned goods are greatly appreciated.

Sewing for Christmas was a big success and I am looking forward to the
show and share at the meeting.
See you then.