September is National Sewing Month

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.

My favorite fabrics are in the little kids section
Looking forward to seeing this at the Hall on Sept 13th

Cutting takes a lot of elbow room
Sometimes we bring the kits to Quilt Camp

In Case You Haven’t Heard…

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*

New Assignments:

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

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.

Calling ALL Y’all!

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 from 8:30-2PM. 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

TTFN

Summer Break & Other Events

Quilters Summer Break: June 15th – August 22nd. This Monday, June 14th will be out last “drop-off” for the summer. There will also be a General meeting. Plan to bring your lunch and money to buy raffle tickets! And don’t forget your mask!

Flea Market preparation: Kick-off meeting on June 15, then workdays Tuesday’s and Thursday’s throughout July.

The Big Flea Market: August 7th-8th

Seasons in the Woods is scheduled earlier than usual, and will be held the weekend of September 25 & 26

Successful Drop-Off & Visits

We lucked out with dry and warmer weather. Less of a turn out, but even quilter’s have other things they gotta do. We are getting a new member soon – she saw the post for Drop-off day and joined us for lunch. Her name is Eileen.

Many of our usual suspects were out of town, so Eileen was not overwhelmed by hoards of us. Hoards of quilters? Is that like a murder of crows, or a herd of cows? Maybe we should have a contest?

Left to Right: Laurie Jurgens, Robyn Slakey, Cathie Billet, Paula Broglio, Eileen (new member?), Margaret Meier

Sun Bathing
The Shade People
L to R: Eileen, Jean S. , and Joanne Padelford
Jean Schwisow
Nancy Peterson
Joanne Padelford
Margaret Zavertnik & Janice Vaughn

Our next, and last drop-off day this summer, will be June 14th. @ 11 :00 am. Bring your chair, favorite lunch, and a mask in case you need to go into the Hall

TTFN