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A Change in Plans

snowed in driveway
End of the Road on Sultana (Arnold, CA)

The weather people calculate and look at data. But no one really knows until it happens. Our President made an educated guess and canceled the Monday meeting for the 7th. Bravo!

The Board had to meet using our COVID backup plan – ZOOM

November 14th meeting will be full of FUN – It is Sew Pillowcases Day, and The slate of Officers for the 2023 Board will be Announced. And the usual general announcements and Sew ‘N Tell.

Hope to see ya there!

News · Quilt Faire

A Peek (behind the scenes)

As promised…

All these pictures were taken on Monday the 17th.

The first batch, taken between 9 and 10 am, show the “naked” Boutique and the Exhibit rooms. Then the work in progress, along with worker bees. Finally, the Boutique is ready to unpack, and the showroom has frames and drapes ready and waiting for Wednesday when the quilts are hung.

I just noticed the gallery arrangement switches the images around, so they are not staying in order. I’m sure you can figure it out. We all worked hard, and Tuesday is declared a “day of rest.”

TTFN

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Quilt Faire is Over

I sure hope everyone who wanted to go did.

The weather was gorgeously autumn. Sunny and crisp, with a slight breeze that ruffled the leaves yet did not blow them off and around. The grounds at Ironstone were pristine, of course! Decorated with brilliant reds, yellows, and browns, as if fall had saved up its Ta-Da finale – just for the Faire.

The Boutique had oodles of fine handmade items and fun stuff. The Country Store was closed this year, and we hope to open it next year, COVID permitting. Our vendors had wonderful things to offer, and we (and I speak for me, actually) spent a bunch on essential things I needed. Yes, I needed that gorgeous “jelly-roll” for a class I was signed up for!

If you did not have the chance to follow the fancy shoes up to view the quilt show, I almost feel sorry for you. Let me show you a smidgen of what you missed. Of course, the photography is lousy, and the quilts look one thousand times more incredible in person. But then, you weren’t there to see them, so I am telling you this.

Sons Wedding Quilt – Laurie Jurgens
Sunflower – Valerie Conrado
Audobon Christmas – Mary Black
Mitered Boxes – Jocelyn Muncaster
Farm Girl Quilt – Jean Schwisow
Conrad’s Grad Quilt – Jackie Sullivan
Picnic in the Park – Paula Broglio
Women of Courage – Sue Bishop
Biker Quilt – Jodi Lea Greenfield

Maybe we will see you next year…

The 44th Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire will be held: October 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2022

Disclaimer: The quality of photos depends on what the photographers send to the webmistress.

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Cut Day a Success

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.

Karen & Diane Confer
Some things take a lot of concentration
Sue cuts carefully
Joanne & Margaret Catch Up
Donna Measures Twice

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!

Also last day to submit your Quilt Faire Entries!

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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