After many Months of meeting Via Zoom and connecting through Facebook and online we had our first in Person meeting since early 2020 It was so nice to have a program with:
Pam Carter, owner of Just Sew Happy quilt shop
Just Sew Happy
3826 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, SC 28056
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm Closed Sunday &Monday
I was a lovely informative program showing some of the wonderful quilting tools she sells at her shop – I have not had time to visit yet but am looking forward to a visit.
It was wonderful to see everyone whom I have not seen in months and we had a great visiting time and some wonderful quilts shown during Show n Tell – Pictures have been posted on our Facebook page of all the show n tell including a huge group shot of everyone’s center bock for the round robin we are doing this year. It was just so wonderful to meet in person again!
We’ve all been waiting for a return to in-person meetings and they’re coming soon! Currently the plan is to return to in-person meetings in May at our normal location. We may be able (weather depending) on having an April in person meeting. We’re discussing doing a parking lot meeting, but that is not yet finalized.
In the meantime, we are still doing our zoom meetings, Jill our President sends out the e-mail invite to guild members in the week before the meeting so you have your log in information.
And we have our Facebook page Lake Norman Quilters where we post and keep connected as well.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone IN PERSON later this spring and returning to meetings!!!!!!
In the meantime, keep quilting, let’s have LOTS of Show and Tell when we get back together!
What a year it’s been. I’m sure by now that we’re all missing our monthly guild meetings. Since I wasn’t able to attend the February meeting, it seems like forever to me!
But rest assured, your Executive Board is working on a way to keep us connected during these times.
We do have our Facebook group for those on facebook. (Lake Norman Quilters).
In an email to the guild earlier, it was mentioned that we could connect via Zoom meetings. If you’re interested in that, contact Marian.
The guild has also discussed socially distant parking lot get togethers in the lower parking lot of the church we use for meetings. We’ll keep you posted on that.
We are in search of a newsletter editor, contact Jill if you’re interested. Currently we use a specific software for the newsletter, but if you have a software you prefer (I use Word and save as PDF when I publish stuff) there is no requirement you use the software the prior editor used.
In projects, we still have our 2020 Finish It Up challenge. I plan to accept entries through June 30, 2020 so e-mail me your finishes. Also our Paint Chip Challenge is still on with a fall deadline. I can’t wait to see everyone’s!
But most importantly, stay safe! We (speaking on behalf of the executive board) miss seeing everyone’s smiling faces and what we’re all working on.
Our first meeting for 2020 is the annual business meeting to be held Tuesday, January 21. Come at 6:30 to socialize – the meeting begins at 7:00 PM at Centre Presbyterian Church, 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville (at I-77 Exit 33.)
Welcome to this year’s officers: President, Jill Daly-Huston; Secretary, Cindy Bray; Treasurer, Dolores Fobare; 1st Vice-Presidents, Annette Rogers & Marian Voorhees; Second Vice-Presidents, Judy Whitehead & Sandy Palmer; Members-at Large, Rene Crowder & Michaela Muckenthaler; Past President, Colleen Thrailkill.
Fat Quarter drawing for January: Batiks (see newsletter for more details)
March 28 Workshop, 10 am to 3 pm with Rene Crowder – Four Patch/Double Triple $35.00 – Use those scraps! Rene is the queen of scrap quilts and will guide us through this amazing quilt project. Fabric Requirements and Cutting Instructions are in the January newsletter.
Legend has it… that a man parked this car, in the shade, while his wife was in the Quilt Shop.
The Color for August is GREEN
Bring 1 to 5 fat quarters in the color specified to our monthly guild meeting. Identify each of your fat quarters by writing your name on one of the self-sticking labels that will be at the Welcome table each month. Attach your label(s) to each of your fat quarters and drop it in the “Fat Quarter Raffle ” basket.” At some point during our meeting we will draw a fat quarter and that person will win ALL of the fat quarters. The more you bring the greater your chances are to win but you are only required to bring one fat to participate.
Bring 1 to 5 fat quarters in the color purple to our monthly guild meeting — tomorrow June 25th at 7:00p. Identify each of your fat quarters by writing your name on one of the self-sticking labels that will be at the Welcome table each month. Attach your label(s) to each of your fat quarters and drop it in the “Fat Quarter Raffle ” basket.” At some point during our meeting we will draw a fat quarter and that person will win ALL of the fat quarters. The more you bring the greater your chances are to win but you are only required to bring one fat to participate.
THIS MONTH IS PURPLE
QUILTERS GALLERY TRUNK SHOW
On June 25th we will be having a Trunk Show by Quilters Gallery. Those of you who have not seen their work are in for surprise. For a sneak peek you can check out their website — http://quiltersgallery.net/ . The trunk show portion of the meeting will start at 7:00.
The following day (Wedneday, June 26th at 9am) they will offer a class using the 15 degree ruler. This 15 degree ruler class is a 6hr class. Class fee is $25 and the kit is $20. Kit includes ruler and fabric for class. Lunch is not provided.