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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD MAY 31st, Newsletter





Meetings are held at the Davison-Richfield Senior Center
10135  Lapeer Road, Davison, Mi.
Meetings are on the last Wednesday of each month
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
     

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April     2017
President-Mary Vibert 586-489-0269           
Vice-President-Anna Palmer-810-667-3504

The next meeting is May 31, 2017  Come and bring a friend!

From The President:

Mothers Day is a celebration honoring the Mother of the family, as well as Motherhood, Maternal bonds, and the influence of Mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May!  In the United States, celebration of Mothers Day began in the early 20th century! So, Happy Mothers Day!

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those that died in service of the United States of America. This year we remember on May 29, 2017. I am proud to call myself an America, even with all the turmoil going on! Wouldn't want to live anywhere else. How about you?

I am getting antsy to get outside and tend to my garden! For the last several years I have been buying perennials. Oh how I love when they start to pop up! It's like they're popping up every year to say "Hello" come outside and enjoy the beauty! Aaah, the sun beating down on my face is magnificent. Finally, cold season has passed. The neighbors are outside. Yay! I miss seeing the life that you see in the summer. But it's here and I am outside enjoying it! You know, pulling weeds, planting bulbs, trying to get the bleeding heart to grow! This will be my third try. Any hints out there? Oh yes, and mowing the lawn! Are you laughing yet? Too much fun!

I have been piecing my quilts like crazy, I'm inspired every time I see your quilts! You folks are talented, don't you know it! I want to thank all of you for your continued support and patience while I was healing from my surgery! I look out into the audience of members and there are so many kind faces and smiles! Whew! It boosts my confidence. THANK YOU! You're the best . I am getting to know more and more of you each month and I should. I was trying to figure out how we could mix it up and get to know each other, you know so we could support one another in good times and bad!  

Ideas are always welcome! 

Betsy Koss was so informative! I enjoyed her view on quilts! That big stitch quilting is so interesting and looks phenomenal ! I hope you were pleased with her show too! I think we can always learn something new from every speaker!



President’s Challenge:
This month I am asking for your red, white and blue projects! It's Memorial Day, so I thought it would be fitting! I am hoping to get 15 or MORE quilts , or purses, or table runners up there! After all, this is a QUILT  guild! Hahaha! If you need help to hold your quilts, have no fear we have some ladies that have volunteered to hold the quilts while we talk! Isn't that awesome? So, remember my goal is 15 ! Don't let me down!

Star Challenge

The star challenge DEADLINE is the May meeting.  May 31, 2017. 

Leslie’s stars : She is putting together an I Spy quilt . It can be any color, as long as the center is a fussy cut , person, place or thing . Everyone likes to play I spy. 



Anne’s stars: Anne is putting the stars together for the wounded warriors. She is

Asking that the center be red, the points be blue and the background white. 



Charlie’s stars: Charlie is putting together quilts for charity. She is taking any

Color or pattern that you feel like making. She said she will make it work. I kind of think she will. So, keep those stars coming in. Charlie only had 11 stars , maybe we can sneak a few extra to help her out! 


We welcome visitors to all of our meetings. The guild charges a fee of $7.00 for non-members when we have a speaker.

Our speaker for May is Mary Bajcz
Her trunk show is Scrap Happy Serendipity quilts. About Mary Bajcz…as stated on her website: I’ve made quilts for about 35 years and am constantly delighted by the endless ways fabrics can be combined into a beautiful and useful quilt-art that can keep you warm. I enjoy the serendipity in quilt making. I start out with an idea, assemble a pile of fabrics, start cutting and sewing and watch to see if good things happen. They usually do. I also make smaller art quilts, reversible silk jackets, and loads of handbags. About12 years ago I discovered “free cut piecing”, a technique that lets me “draw” with my rotary cutter. It’s my artistic voice!
It sounds like a fun lecture! Bring a friend.


Our speaker for June is Pam Anchatz, traditional quilts, hand quilting and hand piecing.  It looks like we are going to be enjoying a lot of different talents in the upcoming months. I am looking forward to learning new things, how about you?

Hospitality for May from Sharon Muston
I thank all the members that contributed to Aprils hospitality table. The members who have signed up for May are Eva Nass, Karen Rykhus, Kim Carter, Colleen Dibble, and Sandra Martin.
                                                         Thank you, Sharon

SAFE HOUSE DONATIONS

We are collecting bath towels and washcloths for May. Thank you for your generosity!

Hurley Hospital is requesting quilts to cover the isolates/ incubator. The desired size is
52 inches by 54 inches. The backing should be black. No batting

Looking for fun ideas to do at our meetings! Please let me know what your thinking?

WANTED- NEWSLETTER EDITOR. 
We need someone to send out a newsletter to the membership once a month! 
If you are interested, please talk to Mary Vibert or call at
586-489-0269! Please consider this! 

Remember, there is a suggestion box at the front table. I will be happy to check out your ideas. Thanks.


If we don’t get a volunteer to write the newsletter, I am afraid there won’t be a newsletter in the future. Think about it. It takes everyone to keep the guild running smoothly. 

The BOARD meeting is June 6, 2017 at 10:00a.m. Tuesday. 
Please note the time change.

We will be meeting at Big Boy’s in Imlay City, please join us! Everyone is welcome. 

Respectfully submitted by, Mary Vibert