Archive for November, 2015

December 2015 President Report

Posted in President's Letter on November 22nd, 2015

I am so excited about the December meeting!!  We are having a potluck.  Please arrive by 6:30pm with a potluck dish in hand. During this meeting we will also have a get to know you event and the President’s Challenge.  I have 42 competitors for this event and three have already turned theirs in.  If the rest of the placemats are anything like the first 3 this will be some competion!!  There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  They will be gift certificates to Quilters Cupboard in Ankeny. Bring your placement to me with only the number on it in the upper left hand corner.  I can’t wait to see the imagination that will be presented!!  Good Luck!!

Your President,

Cathy Dimit

November 2015 President Report

Posted in Business on November 1st, 2015

Hi, everyone!

The President Challenge was announced last month.  I have 34 members participating.  Rumors have it that some of them have already completed the project and it took them less than a day.  I was hoping to have 50 members participate.  So that leaves 16 more members to sign up this month. Here is the project.  The member takes an assigned orphan block and converts it to a 12″ x 18″ placemat. The judging will take place at the December meeting with the members in attendance voting.  1st,, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded.

The next Sew-In will be Saturday, November 21 from 9am-10pm. Members are welcome to come and go as they please.  Strips will be provided for dontation quilts and/or country store items.  Bring your own patterns. You are welcome to work on your Christmas gifts or anything else you would like to complete – say bucket list.  Fill free to bring any project you would like to have help with.  I am sure someone there will be able to help you.  Demonstrations on tools or gadgets you may have would also be welcome. Finally, the backing and batting for donation quilts will be available.    It should be a great day to get to know one another better!!

The speaker this month will be  JoAnn Belling, “Tips for Organizing Yourself & Your Quilting Workroom”.  I am really looking forward to this as organizing my sewing room is on my bucket list.

On Saturday, Nov 14th, JoAnn will be having a workshop “Stars & Geese”. Details and the sign up sheet will be available at the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you all!!
Your President,

Cathy Dimit