|Pine Needle Quilters|
|Beth Allen with daughter Joanna and grandson Tyler|
A very successful Area 3 meeting, hosted by members of the Pine Needle Quilters of Norway/So. Paris, was attended by over 62 ladies and two gentlemen.
The gals pulled out all the stops with striking table decorations and favors, door prizes, a sale table and Chinese auction. Multiple tables laden with all sorts of yummy sandwiches, sweets and all the fixings were served. No one went home hungry!
Attendees brought in a total of 60 blocks of the pattern "Arrowhead Puzzle Block" from Quilter's Cache, and two winners were drawn--Hazel Wheeler and Kathleen Currier. Done in fall colors, they will certainly work into several wonderful quilts!
As a special gift, I like to bring along a little something to have a drawing, and the winner of the Quilt-opoly game was Carol Pike.
Our first speaker was Wolf Gumm, who is collecting quilts for the "Running Strong for Native American Youth". While the running quilt total collect thus far exceeds over 60 quilts, many more are desperately needed. If you would like to donated, you can reach Wolf at 743-6822 for more information. Babbling Brook Quilt Shop in South Paris has kindly offered to be a collection point if you have any quilts, afghans, pillowcases, hats, etc. you would like to donate.
Wolf said the first shipment to the distribution center will be this fall and would like to continue this program for at least a year. If successful, it may go beyond that time frame. So, grab your scraps, that UFO or kit in your closet and make a gift for a child in need. They do not need to be quilted, but well tied would be appreciated.
And, what a nice touch to make a quilt and deliver it in a matching pillowcase! If you need a tutorial for the hot dog pillow case, check the tutorial listing on the left side of this blog to click for step-by-step instructions. You will need to click onto each photos for more details. If you have any questions on this tutorial, just contact me at email@example.com
The second speaker was Beth Allen on vintage dressmaking and clothing. Just the few samples from her vast collection whet our appetite for more. Her lovely daughter and handsome grandson were perfect models for her works of art and during her lecture there is no doubt that she has a deep passion and love for her hobby. We all look forward to viewing her upcoming show in December. Stand by for more information on this event in the coming months.
One last note: Betsy Cannan of Minot and Bonnie Dwyer of Manchester are looking for those who are interested in starting a group on Modern Quilts, such as those by Weeks Ringle and her husband Bill Kerr. You can check out more information on this pair at http://www.rjrfabrics.com/designers/weeks_kerr.cfm
If you would like more information on Modern Quilts or the new group, you can reach Betsy at 207-212-7600 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
A special thank you for Babbling Brook Quilt Shop for their discount coupon for after the meeting (very impressive shop, ladies!) and a VERY special thank you to the ladies of Pine Needles for a stellar Area 3 meeting. All your hard work was very much appreciated!
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