I would like to wish all the members and friends of Empire Quilters Guild a Happy Thanksgiving. May your gatherings be filled with family, good friends, great food and harmony.
As president I am grateful for the many members who participate in charitable efforts that benefit so many. Also to those who give much time and effort to make our meetings fun and educational.
The fall 2014 Quilt Market pin for this year looks just like the center of our raffle quilt. Perhaps one of our members who attended will bring one back for show and tell. Have you sold all your quilt raffle tickets yet? If so more are available from Lisa or Larry.
Remember that our November meeting is our “Member Flea Market”. There are always fabulous fabrics and finds. Come prepared with bags to fill with goodies.
Empire Quilters Guild
Our workshop in November is "Stitch and Flip Improvisation" with Jacquelyn Gering.
The workshop will be Sunday, November 8, 2014 beginning at 10AM.
Guild Business Meeting: 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Location: Church of the Holy Apostles
Please join us! Meetings are free for guild members.
Guest Fee $10
Meeting events and activities:
WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Mark December 13 on your calendars. Empire Quilters will be celebrating the Holidays with our own Winter Solstice celebration.
We will once again have a Chinese auction of baskets donated by our members. We need volunteers to bring in baskets/bags filled with goodies of their choice. Baskets can range from chocolate to sewing supplies, to gift cards to wine to food to anything you can imagine. Please be generous and imaginative and bring your baskets to the meeting by 12 to 12:15 latest. We want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to put raffle tickets in the basket (s) of your choice. Remember that most of our members ride public transportation so that the baskets should be somewhat portable. If you feel lucky, and you think you have a chance to win more than one basket, you might try bringing a suitcase to carry home your winnings! We will also be auctioning 4 to 8 quilts that have been donated by our members and quilted by Janice Ewing. The proceeds from all of these will go to the Show.
To make this happen we need volunteers to donate the baskets as well as to sell tickets. Please contact Kitty Squire firstname.lastname@example.org to donate baskets or volunteer.
In addition, please bring seasonal baked goods to share with your fellow members. The Guild will supply sodas.
As usual, the focus of the meeting will be on the Service Committee and our holiday donations. There is more on that elsewhere in the newsletter.