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.
Tomorrow, Monday May 24th, at 11:30 am, members of IHQ will gather at our Hall to turn in Boutique items, comfort quilts, pillow cases, raffle tickets, and the like. There will be a designated “free table” as well.
Bring your lunch and a chair to enjoy visting in the parking lot. We make a socially distant circle and eat together, as close as we can come to a luncheon these days. I will try to take some photos this time and if any turn out right you will see them here – someday. Yours truly has a very busy week ahead, so no ETA is established.
I hope to see a whole bunch of members tomorrow! Please remember to bring your mask, a folding chair & lunch.
Five and a half feet of snow from a blizzard dumped on Arnold the first week of February. The whole town was dealing with downed trees and power lines. Roads were blocked off or closed, the snowplow could not get through. Aside from being very annoying, communications were all down (phone, cell & internet). We were cut off from the world. For over a week.
What do quilters do when they can’t use their sewing machines? We do prep & handwork. Like binding the edges of finished quilts. Like cutting fabric for the next quilt or project. Organizing our “stashes”, designing our own stars, blocks, or layouts. Taking care of U.F.O.’s. (Unfinished Objects). I happily found 5.5″ flannel squares in my flannels bin that will make a cute toddler’s comfort quilt, left-over 2.5″ squares that could be a cute patchwork spring quilt. I start way more projects than I accomplish, it seems.
I promised myself to finish the binding on “The Beast” before piecing little quilts. The Beast? A King-sized T-shirt quilt I made for my husband out of his old Harley Davidson shirts. I stupidly decided on a fleece backing (I put them on kid’s quilts all the time). The Beast weighs a little over 8 pounds. Not only will it keep us warm in the winter, but it will also keep us on our own side!
Arnold has power and internet back this week, so tomorrow’s class will be in session, even if it snows as predicted.
Carol shared with us her quilting ‘portfolio’ December 9th. No one was surprised that her work was outstanding & beautiful; however, some of us (OK – me), was surprised at the massive size of her most complicated quilts.
Instead of me saying a thousand words, here are the photos that were taken at Carol’s show.
Take a bow, Carol! We all enjoyed your presentation and your hard work. Thank you so much for sharing.
The member formally knows as ‘President’, Jodi Lea Greenfield, uses the microphone for the last time in an ‘official’ capacity. After Installing each officer, she installed Mary Sue Budrow as President of the Independence Hall Quilters.
Then, Jodi presented the new President with items she would need while serving her term. The purple (of course!), “Binder of the President” that includes a list of responsibilities, organizational information, and a “How to” document or two.
The valuable correspondence (CYA) ledger, to document all forms of communication to the Guild. And then – the big pink ring of Hall keys, and the PO Box key were turned over to Mary Sue.
As a token of congrats & good luck, a small bag containing a pack of tissues, bottle of Excedrin Migraine, and a purse sized container of Tums. Just in case.
… In With the New
After our President Elect and her Board, became installed into their respective office’s, Mary Sue took the microphone and continued the meeting without hesitation. The 2019 Board members are now officially official!
In Front: Jackie Sullivan, Liaison with Independence Hall; Sidney Palmer, Member at Large; Back L to R: Joan Patterson, Secretary; Joanne Padelford, Parliamentarian & Advisor; Linda Bristow, Member at Large; Mary Sue Budrow, President; Eileen Roberson, 1st Vice President; Margaret Zavertnik, 2nd Vice President; Waaay Back L to R: Edie Diegoli, Quilt Faire Chair; Joyce Ann Fowler, Member at Large; Nancy Gardner, Treasurer; Anne Osincup, Assistant Treasurer;
Not Pictured: Linda Van Berckelaer, second 1st Vice President;
The day already had a full schedule, then we had to squeeze in the important activities from the meeting Jan 7th, which did not happen, due to snow. Members living in Arnold & Dorrington, saw inches upon inches of snow. While members in neighboring Avery, Murphys, Angels Camp and further down the “hill”, thought we were crazy because they were only being rained on.
A new storm is hitting as I write this. It promises many feet of snow and high winds, up in high elevations, like 6,000 ft and above. Arnold is forecast to get snow tomorrow, and since we are getting high winds today, I’m starting to believe it.
The weather is perfect for quilting. As soon as I can put away my lap-top, I will prepare the fabrics I need for class Monday, and maybe I can get to do some hand-quilting on my pretty lavender quilt -OR- I could take a nap instead of sleep-typing on a blog post. You know, ssssssssssssss ssssss ssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssssssss – like that.