Thursday, January 16, 2014

January 2014 Meeting

 We started off the new year with a full house of members and visitors. Many suggestions were listed when we were asked to think about a word for the year, such as "hope," "finish," "patience," "gratitude," "excitement."
Our new president, Susie Jackson, gave outgoing president, Betty Allen, a quilt made by the members and assembled by Donna Crager.
We were treated to a beautiful trunk show of quilts by our member Anne Hindmarch and her friend, Bridgette Haas, both of Ocean Springs. Anne is originally from Denmark and Bridgette from East Germany; they married and came to the US in the 1960s.
Bridgette Haas with her batik quilt (above); (below) Bridgette's Log Cabin
Anne Hindmarch and her animals with footwear quilt
Anne's talent is not new to us--she was our 2012 Best of Show winner with her miniature Dear Jane blocks quilt.

The officers and their committees have a busy year planned--monthly fat quarter drawings and door prizes (furnished by those with birthdays that month), friendship blocks, a new round robin challenge, and our ongoing pro bono projects, and, of course, our October 3-4-5 quilt show. This month we took in 28 pillows, 4 walker totes and 9 catheter bag covers for donations to hospitals.
L to R: Margie Hancock, Anne Esteve, Linda Flanders, Susie Jackson, Paula Jones
Our raffle quilt was finished and on display; the name chosen is CONFETTI STARS, and tickets will be given at the February meeting. Each member is expected to sell at least 20 tickets as part of his/her membership responsibilities.

Confetti Stars


Shirley Wiltshire said...

Loved the quilts. Raffle quilt is beautiful. Loved Betty's quilt. Looking forward to Quilt Show in October.

Shirley Wiltshire

Shirley Wiltshire said...

Looking forward to an exciting year. Loved Ann and Bridgette and Betty's Quilts. What inspiration!

Martha Ginn said...

Yes, Shirley, it WAS a good start to the year!