Thursday, July 28, 2011
Deb's quilts and patterns feature sharp points and spikes, and she stressed the importance of not cutting off those points when joining to the next piece. She showed tips on getting smooth curves without cutting off points. She had perfected her binding methods by incorporating Sharon Schamber's glue technique, and she demonstrated this for the students.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Julie Radavich's granddaughter, Morgan Radavich, attended Mary Nell Magee's quilt camp and proudly displays the quilt she made.
Chaplain Candidate Josh Sherer, Camp Shelby
(end of table) Lt. Col. Joy Alexander, Design Engineer 168th Engineer Brigade
Betty Lambert, MSARNG, Wounded Warrior Outreach Program
Sumer Works, Family Assistance Center Supervisor, Camp Shelby
CSM Jason Little, 106th Brigade Battalion, MSARNG
Chaplain Sean McMackin, Camp Shelby
The soldiers enjoyed our potluck luncheon. We had casseroles, vegetables, salads, and a table full of desserts. Below:
James Robinson, Army Survivor Outreach Services Support Coordinator South MS
George Cain, Army Survivor Outreach Services Support Coordinator North MS
Chaplain Don Malin
CSM Jason Little
1st Sgt. Greg Money, MSARNG State Casualty Assistance Officer
Our July luncheon meeting was especially meaningful with the presence of a group of soldiers and support teams. Our guests explained their service and how they were helping returning wounded soldiers make the necessary adjustment to being back at home. They also assist families in any way while the soldiers are deployed or if a family loses a soldier in conflict. We presented 92 quilts to be given to children whose parent(s) are deployed and to families of fallen soldiers or wounded soldiers.
We had our parade of quilts which members had made for our ongoing Children's Quilt Project. Many of our quilters attend the Children's Quilt monthly meetings, but all members are encouraged to contribute at least one quilt per year. Winners of the viewers' choice voting were Geraldine Simmons (1st), Betty Tudor (2nd). Elaine Magee's name was drawn for the participation award.
We drew for the Blueberry Quilt, a fund raiser for our supplies for children's quilts. We had been selling tickets for a couple of months and continued at this meeting. Several of the military personnel bought tickets, and to the delight of all present, one of the soldiers was the lucky winner!
We were presented with two plaques to thank us for the care and encouragement of our troops through the gifts of the quilts. The plaques are from the 106th Brigade Support Battalion and the 155th Brigade Combat Team. Shirley Wiltshire accepted the plaques for the quilt guild.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Emily Bingham, Betty Jo Pharr, Grace Bingham
We have an ongoing pillow making project for the hospitals. Members Betty and Joe Bingham had a busy week recently and with the help of their granddaughters turned in 70 pillows. The Binghams have renamed their studio "The Pillow Factory." What a wonderful way for young girls to spend the summer--learning to sew and making children happy.