The Local ‘War Effort’

Well, as President Trump said in one of his early March pandemic press conferences,  we are “at war with the invisible enemy.”  We are not able to mobilize (i.e., the STAY HOME order), but we have sewing machines and we know how to use them. 

Calaveras County’s Health Care District is doing its best to get masks and hand sanitizer out so everyone has one.  Yes, that means EVERYONE in Calaveras county. Even those who “don’t believe in” masking. 

The Independence Hall Quilters (IHQ) made and supplied Arnold’s Big Trees Market & Murphys’ Sierra Market with face masks, to give away to residents.

Guild President, Mary Sue Budrow (pictured), shows her multiple bags stuffed with ready-to-go facemasks.  She sets a great example for our guild members!

The photo was cropped and zoomed-in – due to Social Distancing.  We were not standing this close.  [ In case you wondered ]

 

 

A special THANK YOU to all our seamstresses who worked hard and long hours, making the guild look good

Listed in alphabetical order:

Laura Baughman, Sue Bishop, Mary Sue Budrow,  Linda Cornman, Cathy Fitzpatrick, Nancy Gardner, Kelly Green, Karin Harlan, Deanna Hoy, Carol Hutcheson, Tish Lightfoot, Anne Osincup, Jackie Sullivan, Jean Schwisow, Larie Tippetts, Linda VanBerckelaer, Doreen Whiteman, and Margaret Zavertnik

 

We at IHQ also want to acknowledge the many quilt guilds, across the country, who are sewing masks and donating them to first responders, hospitals, grocery stores, and who knows where else.

♥  TTFN  ♥

A Sneak Preview

Quilters are busy working on an intricate & amazingly beautiful, future scholarship quilt. Designed by our own Lynn Wilder of Sew’n Wild Oaks.

 

I thought “Heritage” had small pieces – Yikes!

 

 

 

Art Quilts on Display

What a fun-packed time at IHQ today!
A short Quarterly Business Meeting, then on to a special trunk show by Sandra Mollon, an International professional instructor, and author.

Sandra lives in our own Calaveras County and is not a stranger to our guild. We look forward to her teaching a class in May on her art quilt technique.  Students in her class will be working on photographic images transformed into art quilts.

We will be working on an appliqued Lily similar to this one:

 

The walls of the main room were covered with gorgeous artwork  At first glance, many looked like photographs. Until you took a closer look and could see the intricate piecing and quilting.

Entire Landscape

Somewhat Closer

Really Close Up

Since Sandra was here today we were able to book a different class for 2021. She will teach her Thread Painting technique that she used while making this artwork:

Thank you so much for sharing your art, Sandra!  We will see you back in May.

 

♥  TTFN  ♥


Photos of Sandra Mollon’s art were taken with her expressed permission.

Preview of Monday’s Sale

On Monday, February 3rd, at 9:00 am sharp, the sale of Millie Arieta’s sewing room will begin. Millie has to move and must part with her fabrics, notions, and machines.

Those who know Millie will tell you that her fabrics are of quality & she has a lot of them.  To help finance her move, she is offering to sell them to us. 

A sneak preview of the merchandise:

 

                Now, THIS is worth getting up early for!
                       Nice, and well cared for equipment


IHQ does not get involved with politics or any controversial causes.  However, with the Super Bowl occurring this Sunday, I can’t help myself…

GO NINER’S!

 

 

See y’all on Monday!

♥  TTFN  ♥