Quilt of Valor Presentation

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will present a QUILT OF VALOR to several local veterans in a ceremony thanking them for their service, sacrifice and valor. Quilts of Valor Foundation is a National organization recognizing veterans and service members by presenting them with a quilt made entirely by volunteers.

The Quilts of Valor we make are stitched with love, prayers and healing thoughts to comfort those who have given so much to maintain the many freedoms we enjoy today.

The presentation will take place Monday, February 22, 2016, 7:00 pm. at the Main Street Community Center, 255 Park Ave., Amherst.  

Thank you for all that signed up and volunteers to bake!

Kaye, Teri, Helen and Sandy.

 This event is free and open to the public.

The Quilt Show – Free QoV Show

Watch “Quilts of Valor” FREE 
 
Iowa Public Television has given TQS permission to show the entire TV program with Marianne Fons, Alex Anderson, Eleanor Burns, & Mark Lipinski.
 
Watch Alex, Eleanor, & Mark compete to see who can teach their Celebrity to make a quilt the fastest.
 
Starting today you can watch the entire TV Show Online in our “Watch>Free Shows”. You must be a member of The Quilt Show to see this – You can create a free account to watch it.

Raffle Quilt

As you know, the guild is going to raffle a quilt as part of our show in the fall. The quilt will be made by our fantastic members. What you might not know, is that I have been asked to chair a committee to accomplish that creative task. If anyone would like to join this team, please contact me by Friday the 8th. I would like to have our first meeting sometime on guild day. We welcome all ideas, thoughts, inputs  (is that a word?) from all of the guild.

Thanks
Barb King
clezoolady@windstream.net

2016 Challenges Poll

It looks like the poll didn’t show up correctly in the newsletter, so please vote here! (Click on the word here to be taken to the poll!)

What challenges would you like to participate in during 2016?
Fat Quarter Exchange
Red and White Quilts
50 States Fat Quarter Exchange – order (or visit a shop while on vacation) a fat quarter from another state, label it (Merry Christmas from Idaho, for example), and participants will draw a fat quarter from a basket at the potluck
Round Robin
Row by Row – 1-2 rows provided each month January – October with final quilts to be shown at December potluck
Postcard Exchange
Bra Challenge – Small quilts or blocks
PhD Challenge – submit a list of all your unfinished projects that you’d like to finish in the year along with a fat quarter, for each one you finish your name goes in for a drawing for the fat quarters at the end of the year
Brown Bag Challenge – put x number of fat quarters in a brown bag with your name, trade them, then make something for that person out of the fat quarters and 1-2 yards of fabric you add
Ugly/Holiday/Selected color fat quarter shuffle – everyone who wants to participate brings a FQ they consider ugly. You stand in a circle and pass to the left and right different amounts of hand-overs, based on a story with numbers or the roll of dice, or musical chairs type of game. Everyone ends up with a different fq than they brought ( usually ones they like better)
Orphan Block Exchange -This could be “brown bag” or just some kind of “how ever many you put in, you can take”. Good blocks that were made as a sample, or they made one too many, or they were testing a color combo, or they just decided against a certain pattern for whatever reason. We could issue a challenge to use the orphan block(s) you choose to make a quilt? – Or we could donate them all to community service and see if a group can get some cute quilt(s) out of them?
Notion scavenger hunt: Members could supply unwanted/ extra notions, which could be listed on a scavenger hunt sheet. Finder’s keepers?
Community service block of the month challenge. Hand out a pattern and each person makes two. One gets handed in to community service and the second goes into a drawing. For each block you turn in, you get your name in the drawing. The winner wins all the blocks turned in to the drawing.
Other
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