Monday, January 25, 2010

2010 the Start of a Busy Year

Pine Belt Quilters began the new year with about 90 members and visitors at the January meeting. New officers who will serve for 2010 and 2011 were introduced.

Pictured are (left to right) Linda Lowe, secretary/newsletter editor; Debbie Davis, assistant membership director; Doris Dunn, vice president; Sharon Barnes, treasurer; and Shirley Wiltshire, president. Anne Esteve (not pictured), membership director is on medical leave of absence.

Gloria Green showed an table runner example of the quilt-as-you-go technique which she will teach in the January workshop for the guild. This method can be used for small projects all the way to full-size bed quilts.

The Children's Quilt group is busy making fleece or flannel blankets to send with Linda Lowe on a medical-dental mission trip to Honduras in April. All members were invited to participate by purchasing 1-1/4 yds of fleece and serging the edges. Two pieces of flannel can be stitched or serged together also. The area is mountainous and cold at night and the children need and will enjoy the blankets.

Leslie Kiger, 2010 quilt show chair, reported on the progress of all show committees. More information will be posted on the website soon. The donation quilt committee made a miniature version of the donation quilt, and each person who had contributed a block was eligible to win the quilt by drawing. Here is the lucky recipient--Mary Nell Magee.

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