May Piecemakers News

More than thirty enthusiastic quilters gathered for Piecemakers monthly quilt club meeting on Wednesday, May 21. Linda LaDoux welcomed members; Pamela Davis gave the treasurers report; and Victoria Banks conducted the business meeting. Victoria read a “Thank you” card from the Clinton Library expressing appreciation for the donation quilt made by the club to be used as a fundraiser for the Library. Linda LaDoux presented the Block of the Month. Participants who had completed the April block displayed their blocks and the winner of the prize drawing was Evelyn Eades
Ramona Johnson collected the star blocks for our “Quilts of Valor” project. About 28 blocks were turned in—that should make at least two quilts. In June, we will have a Sit and Sew to assemble the quilts. If anyone wants to contribute a block, it’s not too late.
Linda Dingley presented information about a project to aid tornado victims and requested help from those who quilt and sew to help with the project. On Saturday, June 14, they will be taking in damaged keepsake items made from cloth such as quilts, a special dress, a child’s favorite toy or blankie. A consultant will examine the item to see if it can be repaired then someone will repair the item free of charge. If you want to donate your services in this effort or need more information, please call: Janet—501-654-2450/745-1157; or Linda—501-206-5169; or Myra—501-679-4315.
Sew and Tell is always a highlight of our meetings. This month we saw: a Silly Goose Lap quilt for donation; placemat; microwave bowl cozies; a Big Block quilt graduation quilt for a grandson; a 1600-inch quilt with blocks between the strips; a quilt with hexagon flowers in the squares; a quilt from the book – Scrap Quilting; a music quilt gift quilt; a re-quilted quilt originally made to use in the “deer woods;” Moonglow quilt from Jinny Beyer pattern; wool appliqué; a Mumbo Gumbo quilt high school graduation gift; and a French Braid quilt.
Debi Morton presented May’s program. She began by asking, “What kind of Quilter are you?” Then challenged each of us to “think out of the box;” “experiment;” “use your resources;” ”get out of your comfort zone;” “do something different.” Of course, she had suggestions, examples, and resources to use. Thank you Debi for a fun and motivational lesson!
Piecemakers next meeting will be June 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Clinton. Visitors are welcome to attend.

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