Saturday, February 16, 2013

March Meeting Agenda

The March 2, 2013 meeting of the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild will be held at the Stratham Public Library from 10-12:00.  Click here for the library's website and directions. Thank you to Paula for securing the room for us! Paula will provide a snack and I (Amy) will bring a beverage for the meeting.

Rhonda will be leading the workshop portion of our meeting. She will be teaching about sewing curves. Rhonda has chosen to start with hand sewing so we do not need machines for this meeting. You should bring: two FQs or smaller of fabric that you want to piece plus some pins, needle and thread.

I will be handing out charm packs of Asbury courtesy of Andover Fabrics for our next guild challenge. You must create something using the charm pack by the April meeting. You can include more Asbury or solids. If you haven't already let me know that you want to join the challenge, please send me an email. I can accomodate a few more people.

Paula mentioned an interest in working on charity quilts. I thought we could discuss this at our next meeting. I contacted Margaret's Hope Chest, a very well run and generous organization that I have worked with before. Carin, the director, said that they could use more quilts for a program that supports mothers who are in treatment for postpartum depression/anxiety. The quilts are for the moms. Carin wrote, "Since January 1st we have given 20 quilts and as the director says "They are a blessing". There are no sizes or colors that are preferred--we just ask that the quilters make a quilt that has some sort of meaning to the quilter (favorite color etc.). When I made my quilt I asked myself 'What colors or designs bring me joy and a sense of HOPE?' Then we ask the quilter to write a personal note of encouragement to the mother and explain why they chose to make the quilt the way they did. According to the director of the program, the mothers LOVE the notes and more times than not, the quilt they choose and the message that is written is something that has deep meaning to these mothers. Many of these mothers are young and lack a support system--these quilts are gifts that will become a symbol of HOPE in their lives." Perhaps we could help her with this mission? If you have a favorite quilt charity, please bring the information to the meeting. Think about whether or not you have time to lead the guild's charity quilt efforts too and let us know at the next meeting.

As usual, you are welcome to bring show and tell. See you soon!

1 comment:

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

I'm so glad charity quilts are on the agenda! I am ready to start donating some of my quilts and Margaret's Hope Chest sounds like a great cause. Thanks, Amy!