President: Mary Ann Grayson
1st Vice President: Sandy Miller
2nd Vice President: Sue Schillig
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary/Community Service: Teri Whidden
Library: Joanne Palun
Hospitality: Karin Knox and Bobbie Bruck
Membership: Marylou Kucerna
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine: Elsie Kral
Bits & Pieces Editor: Teri Barile firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINETHE SATURDAY (6PM) BEFORE MEETING
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of month
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: St. Joe’s Social Hall, Amherst
Guild email: email@example.com
Sign ups for Getaway are due I think by October. Hope many of you have given it some consideration. I’m going, but am hoping I remember how to sew by then. Summer is not “sewing season”. In fact, the other day I unearthed my machine, buried under towels that needed folded. I’ve been thinking about sewing, but with one daughter studying for boards (and needing someone to mind the children (yeah, I know, but someone has to do it) and the other one moving, plus gardening and work, there has been no time for quilting or sewing or even looking for a needle to sew on a button. I’m trying not to think about it, because I just get mad about the fact I haven’t done any sewing. Canning yes, freezing yes, and today I even picked grapes, but NO SEWING, QUILTING, or anything even remotely resembling a needlecraft. I think there is a quilting book here that I got at the library. Maybe I better at least look at it before it is overdue.
HOME OF THE BRAVE
On Friday, August 31, I attended the funeral of SGT Louis R. Torres in Oberlin. A quilt was given to both the father and the mother. It’s amazing to me how God is always there when you need him. I had been pondering what to say when I learned I was actually going to be part of the service. Having faith works!
Besides those two quilts, I mailed six more to:
SGT Daniel J. Patron – parents, Wife
PFC Jeffrey L. Rice – mother
LCPL Joshua McDaniels – parents
SGT Cody Bryan – stepmother
CPL Nicholas H. Olives – mother
I have also visited the Vermilion Sit ‘n Stitch Guild to thank them for their quilts and let them know that without any “new” deaths, there are still 98 families/spouses in need of quilts. As I am now watching my new grandson in Columbus, I have already visited Sunbury Methodist Church. Surprisingly, I have also found 3 more in the Columbus. Yes, I will be visiting all of them. Wednesday I attended the Penfield Quilters Guild meeting. I met Linda Daniels who invited me to attend. They are hoping to help out. Also, while there, another Linda asked for more patterns as she is from Valley View and plans to tell her friends there. Does anyone know someone who can help locate some in the Cincinnati area? We have no one down there.
Sept. 8th I am attending the FALLEN HEROES MEMORIAL. There is a special luncheon for Gold Star Mothers since 9/11. I’m hoping to connect with some of the “hard to find” heroes’ parents.
For at least the month of Sept, Cheryl Majewski is helping me out as I won’t be able to attend meetings. Please feel free to email or call me if you need to. Thank you for all of your support!
QUILTERS TEN COMMANDMENTS
Thou shalt sew 1/4″ seams.
Thou shalt leave no bolt unturned.
Thou shalt not rip – only un-sew!
Thou shalt not envy they neighbors stitches.
Thou shalt never pass a quilt shop.
Thou shalt cook and clean at least once a week.
Thou shalt not do buttons.
Never quilt tomorrow what you can quilt today.
Thou shalt not covet they neighbors stash.
Thou shalt not reveal funds spent on quilting supplies.