News · Random Thoughts

A Change in Plans

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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!

Classes · Quilt Faire

A Boutique Workshop

I spent today in our large side room we use for classes and workshops. We lug our sewing machines & supplies, set up our work areas, and work on projects for our Quilt Faire Boutique. Today was a free-for-all, meaning that whoever had “kits” to share brought them.

Linda made several “chicken kits” and one was on each table. “Everyone must make a chicken first thing this morning! It will take 5 minutes,” she said. Reading the instruction sheet caused several of us to panic. The instructions and diagrams were so complicated. The chickens were not complicated at all, and Linda walked us through the entire process. My chicken took 10 minutes to make, and I am the slowest one here. It was amazing.

When you finished a chicken, you passed it on to Karen. Karen was filling the chicks with crushed walnut shells to complete the pin-cushion chickens. Some gals kept making chickens. I chose to try a new thing this time – a table runner. I brought bunny kits to share because I was tired of making those. Two of our newest members (Liz and Lori) took kits and made some bunnies. I am so thrilled! Like I said, I am tired of making them.

The left front of the table has a few un-stuffed chickens. On the right side sit the smiling bunnies. Below them is a bin filled with bunny kits. The Bunnies sit at the table, showing off their cuteness, trying to entice more quilters to take a kit.

Deanna churned out chicken after chicken all morning, supervised by this momma hen she made.
Bunnies were multiplying at a good rate.
Lori is happy to make bunnies

Candy makes table runners look easy.

They are not. She has made a bazillion of them.

Things go much slower when you have made zero.

Ha.

The Next Workshop May 16th –> Cord Bowls and Project Keepers

Classes

Quilter’s Will Resume August 19th…

Summer weather (100+ degrees), and summer break are here! Independence Hall will be converted into a Flea Market for the next 6 weeks, and IH Quilters will be helping out on the Tues and Thurs work days.

The last Row by Row Class (until Fall) was small in numbers but big in fun! Rows 7 & 8 are not paper piecing, so the grumbling was at a minimum. At least about paper piecing, Ha!

Although we all worked hard on our projects, we chatted, giggled, and enjoyed ourselves. Nothing unusual about that – our classes have that in common, no matter what we are trying to learn.

Because the photographer sculked around, quietly snapping pix, you can’t see that we all had smiles on our faces!

You will have to trust me on this…

 

IHQ Member · News

Out With The Old …

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!

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              A group of very talented women. They are cute too., don’t you agree?  

Who’s Who…

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.

♥  TTFN ♥