QUILT Displays for St. Mary’s
St. Mary’s has a quilt display area on the second floor that hangs over the railing, a perfect view for patients waiting for their ap-pointments. Different organizations and quilters that just want to display a quilt are welcome, so let me know and you will be put on a list. Your name will be placed on the front of the quilt in large enough letters for people to read.
Right now the quilt being displayed is from Betty Beidelschies. Sonia Sanderson’s will be displayed in June, Jackie Aguilar is scheduled for July, Jocie Perotti for August, and Sally Pape in September.
Queen size or full size quilts hang best. I will enjoy hearing from you.
Barnes and Noble Spring Quilt Show
“Something in My Garden”
The Spring Barnes and Noble was a success. This success would not have been possible if it were not for the volunteers who showed up. We had lots of help set-ting up, lots of help during the day, and lots of help for the takedown. We also had a great dis-play of quilts for people to browse through.
The winner of the small wall quilt was Paula Meisner. When I told her she had won she was overjoyed and said it made her day.
The Viewer’s Choice top honor went to Jackie Aguilar, with Marion Biersdorf and Debbie Sasser coming in with a close second place tie.
Once again…thank you to all those who helped in some way!
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Paradise, California, from Sunset Slope Quilters
A Special Volunteer Project
Many of our members attended a trunk show and workshop last year when Cindy Needham visited us. She shared her vintage linens and how she quilts and embellishes them,. Cindy lives in Chico, California, very near Paradise, where the fires decimated the town November 8, 2018.
Cindy’s daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Ryan, lost their home in the Paradise, CA fire.
Cindy has opened her studio to local quilter fire victims who need a place to sew to relief stress, or begin to replenish their tools and stash. Fabric, machines, and notions began arriving. She has two friends (Renee and Sally of the Annie Star Quilt Guild) who are helping because Cindy has been overwhelmed with emails and actual donations.
I have volunteered to chair efforts within SSQ, with a big assist from Jackie Aguilar. If you have quilt tops that you would consider donating, Jackie will longarm quilt it, with help from other longarmers in our guild. Let Jackie know if you need help to finish something you’re willing to donate.
We determined that a voluntary effort would be to make a donation. Cindy’s friends are also working on another option called the Quilt Buddies. In this case, volunteers are paired with a Paradise quilter victim, and the buddy may collect and hold onto items for her until she has a place to keep things or set up a small sewing area. Many of these quilters are currently living with relatives or in hotels or temporary quarters.
The most immediate need is for quilts to cover adults…there are a lot of elderly who lost their homes. Here’s what we’d like you to do:
*Email Wendy if you can donate a quilt. Please include the measurements in your email.
*Email Jackie if you have a top or almost finished with a top you would donate if someone could quilt it quickly.
*If you own a longarm machine and would be willing to quilt some quilts, email Jackie and let her know if you have size restrictions.
*Email Wendy if you would like to donate anything other than a quilt. Please send a list of what you have, but just collect your items in one spot.
PLEASE PUT PARADISE FIRE DONATIONS AS YOUR EMAIL SUBJECT.
Paradise Camp fire raffle quilt ticket information
(then click on “2019 Opportunity Quilt—Sweet Surrender” in the middle of the page)
Wendy Bain and Jackie Aguilar started this voluntary project, November 27th and by December 15th over 30 quilts were prepared, packed and shipped to Cindy Needham’s Studio. Bless all who sent these gifts of Love.