The date is Thursday, Sept. 26th from 10-2 at the Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mill Rd., Bethel, ME 04217.
Our speaker will be the renown Margaret Solomon Gunn of Mainely Quilts of Love. I'm sure you have all been inspired by viewing her stunning quilts at our own Maine Quilt show. As a professional, award winning longarm quilter, she is also a published author of "Margaret Solomon Gunn: Design Inspirations." Here is a link to her blog
Margaret will be giving us a trunk show of her work, a slide show and a discussion on how she started quilting that turned into an impressive longarm enterprise. She will share tips for your own domestic machine quilting and answer questions on how to quilt for success.
I personally have known Margaret for over ten years and have had her quilt several of my own quilts. Her work is breathtakingly beautiful, especially when you let her have carte blanch to do her own creative quilting.
The theme of this meeting will be "Sew Support For Our Troops." Below you will find a list of items they will be collecting for our troop overseas. Please open your hearts (and wallets!) and bring along several items to add to the comfort of our brave men and women who serve us.
- Snack items (small single servings) suggestions (please no MEAT** items)
- Sunflower/Pumpkin seeds
- Cliff bars
- Granola bars
- Flavored water packets
- Shelf stable foods such as ravioli, tuna, etc. (Also single servings)
- Beanie Babies (clean and in good condition)
- Toiletry Items (in individual packaging)
- Disposable wipes
- Body Wash
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Feminine hygiene products
- Foot powder
- Lip balm
- Greeting cards/Note cards
- Travel-sized games, such as Uno, Yahtzee, playing cards, etc.
There are items we cannot accept, such as homemade foods, no heavy items, no large or bulky items, no matches or other restricted items that are flammable.
**No meat items as meat is prohibited in some countries overseas.
While we are on the subject of our brave service people, I will also be collecting quilt blocks for the "2019 Charity Quilt Block Challenge." Here is a link to the post.
There will also be door prizes and a free table to share. Lunch will also be served. And don't forget to bring along your quilted items for show and tell.
Thank you again, CCQ and LOL for stepping up and co-hosting this meeting. I look forward to seeing all of your there!