Many members stayed after the meeting to help Mary Sue and Donna make kits for comfort quilts and pillowcases. Nine large tables in the ‘dinning’ room were stuffed and overflowing with flannels, kids prints, flowers, bright polka-dots, bugs, hearts and a few more dignified styles for teens and adults.
Because yours truly was picking out bright and happy fabric for scrappy kid’s quilts, I remembered to take photos after most of our participants departed. The Hall looks deserted now, but we had a good turn out.
Busy Monday Coming soon…
Quarterly Business Meeting Sept. 20th. The Zoom Room will be open for the meeting at 10:00 am. Sue Duggan’s Trunk Show & the un-luncheon after the meeting. Bring your own lunch, chair to sit in and money in case there is a raffle!
Because of COVID we did not meet and have a cut day last year. To make quilts we found fabrics in our ‘stashes’ to use. And what better time to quilt than the cold and snowy days, that you can’t leave your house if you wanted to.
We still had donations of fabrics last year, and the un-used ones bought prior to March of 2020. Mary Sue showed me how half our storage space was full of fabric designated for comfort quilts. The tables will be piled high on Monday!
So, we are meeting at the Hall at 9:00 am to get started cutting. Our normal Announcements & Sew and Tell will be happening at 10:00 am. Then it is back to work!
Those of you who attend via Zoom will need to contact Jodi Lea Greenfield (209) 795-7425, JodiLeaG@comcast.net to make arrangements. Because of the Cut Day, we are not planning to set up the Zoom for the meeting. It can be done from 10-11 if y’all want to participate. But Jodi is not planning on setting it up if no one is attending.
BTW – the attendance by Zoom is now working, and it will be set up on Monday meeting days, unless otherwise announced as above.
So, it is a happy coincidence that on September 13th the IHQ quilters are having a Comfort Quilt Cut Day.
What does that mean?
So glad you asked! It is a day of choosing fabrics and patterns to make comfort quilt ‘kits.’ Fabrics are cut according to the pattern instructions and all there is to do is sew and sew some more!
Our Comfort Quilt Chair, Mary Sue, is bringing (from storage) to the Hall, donated and purchased fabrics designated to be comfort quilts. The fabrics are sorted by colors and those of us ‘addicted’ to fabric are happy to mix and match, then cut it up! Comfort Quilts, as we call them, are made all year long and are given to those in need of comforting.
Most of the Comfort Quilts are distributed by county agencies such as, child and adult protective services, hospice, sheriff’s deputies and other first responders.
Along with the whole world, many things at IHQ have changed since last year. We have a new Board. Many chair positions have changed, as well as those who fill them. Our first in-person meeting will be on Monday, August 23rd, at Independence Hall*
Comfort Quilt Chair: Mary Sue Budrow
Copier operations & maintenance: Carol Hutcheson
Quilt Faire Chair: Dana Osterlund [QF details will be posted soon]
Sew Delightful Raffle: Candy Gutierrez & Robyn Slakey
Sunshine & Shadows: Gleness Nelson
Photographer: Edie Diegoli
* For those members who are out of town and have been attending meetings with us over ZOOM, we are working on running ZOOM for you to log into and “be there”. Contact Jodi Lea Greenfield if you are interested in this option.
If you are an IHQ member, you already got an email about the IH Flea Market needing help – to get set up and work at the Flea Market Sat & Sun. OK, sure we always ask for extra help – BUT we don’t need “extra” help, WE NEED HELP – PERIOD! Many of our regular helpers have been set back by health issues, they had the gall to move away, or whatever – they are not working this year.
There are 2 years worth of wonderful treasures to sort and price and sell. This is the Ebbett’s Pass Community Center (a.k.a. The Hall) primary fundraiser that did not raise funds last year due to you-know-what. PLEASE help us have a successful Flea Market this year, and volunteer to help out, or spend the weekend buying treasures and tickets to win a gorgeous quilt.
We need your help, come on Monday, August 2 through Thursday, August 5 from8:30-2PM. Next week is the last week we have to get ready. We also need a lot of help during the event:
Saturday, Aug 7, 2021, 8AM-4PM Sunday August 8, 2021, 9AM-3PM
For more information, please call: Board Member Margaret Zavertnik @795-7668, or 770-7668