Display Case

The Library Display Case was “un-decorated” today; if any of the items belong to you, you can pick them up at the next BRQG meeting on April 12th. Be sure to bring a bag !!

The Librarians all say there were very many very positive comments about the display. Thank you so much for lending your handwork and decorative items during March to help celebrate National Quilting Month in a colorful and interesting display.

Newsletter, March, 2016


President – Kathy Woods
Vice President – Kathy Wickham
Secretary – Janice Taylor
Treasurer – Louise Jargowsky
Kathy Wickham
Tina Dietz
Carolyn Zaleski
Ann Ware
Victoria Person
Louise Jargowsky
Claire Hightower
Historian (picture taker)
Loretta Twiford
Cynthia Luedtke
Claire Hightower

Welcome new members and visitors
Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Upcoming programs

March – Bring in a favorite sewing/quilting tool, book or pattern, and share how you use it and why you love it. You might want to take notes, too, so be sure to have pencil and paper to jot down information on someone else’s favorite.

Also, bring in any Falling Triangle blocks you have been able to make toward our Community Quilt Project. This project will be ongoing for several months.

Summer – Silent Auction

Date to be determined – Field Trip !!

Our Round Robin is underway ! We showed our blocks and made an exchange so that everyone who brought a block left with someone else’s block, to which to apply a border. This will happen two more times, so that when we are done, those participating will unveil their original block with three new borders applied by three different quilters ! What fun ! Be sure to bring back your Round Robin block this month so we can again exchange and get a new one on which to apply a border. If you are unable to attend, please send it with someone else.

Also, there is a daytime handwork Bee at Carolyn Zaleski’s on the first Wednesday each month and newcomers are always welcome. Bring your handwork (it could be knitting, crocheting, tatting, applique, whatever) and your lunch and Carolyn provides dessert which is always something yummy. See Carolyn Zaleski for directions and further details and mark your calendar !

In honor of National Quilting Month, several Guild members got together on Monday, February 29th, to decorate the Blue Ridge Library Display Case. Be sure to check it out !

Upcoming shows and events:
(1) 2016 Quilt Show hosted by Patches & Pieces Quilt Club will be held on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 at Holy Cross Regional School 2125 Langhorn Road, Lynchburg, VA. Think about carpooling so you and your quilting buddies can enjoy a day of Magic of Fabric & Thread, this year’s theme. There will be over 300 traditional and contemporary quilts on display, as well as plenty of items in the boutique, door prizes, raffles, vendors and interactive hands-on activities for children to enjoy! Donation $5.00, students 12 and over $3.00, under age 12 free.

(2) April 1 & 2, 2016
Lake Quilters Guild Quilt show “Celebrating Quilting 2016”
Come join the fun and vote for your favorite quilts! Members will provide technique demonstrations and displays. A drawing will be held for two beautiful raffle quilts: “SML 50th Anniversary” and “Something to Cherish”. Door prizes will be announced every hour.
Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta, Virginia.
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission is a $5.00 donation. Children under 12 are admitted FREE.

(3) Also attached is a flyer for the Cave Spring Methodist Church Community Yard Sale this Saturday, March 5th, from 9am to noon. They are asking for donations of gently used goods; see the flyer for details.

In Closing:
We are still in need of an Historian (someone to take photos of Show & Share as well as meetings where we have a guest speaker). Digital photos will then be emailed to Loretta Twiford who will include them on the website. Talk about an easy way to serve the Guild !

Be sure to check the website, http://www.blueridgequilters.wordpress.com, for pictures and a recap of recent meetings and Show and Tell. If you click on the little blue box in the lower right corner and fill in your email address, you will receive an email any time the site is updated so it will be easier to keep up to date with what is going on if you are unable to attend meetings or when you are away.

Friendship inspires and enriches the lives of those who come together. Vimala Thakar

In accordance with our By-Laws: In case of inclement weather we will follow the closing schedule of Botetourt County Schools. Missed meetings will not be rescheduled.

Newsletter Editor, Loretta Twiford

BRQG Meeting, March 8, 2016

The meeting opened with a sharing of stories about family members’ health improvements, interesting events and funny stories. There was a lot of sharing, and a lot of laughter, and a good feeling of commradery.

Vice President Kathy Wickham instructed those participating in the Round Robin to come to the table at the front of the room and choose another bag, not their own and one they had not worked on. Those bags will be taken home and a new border added to the block enclosed; then that bag will be returned to the April meeting for a final exchange and a final border. At the May meeting the bags will be returned to the original owner and everyone, including the original owner, will see the final reveal; their block with all three borders which had been added by three others.

Kathy Wickham also mentioned that next month the speaker will be Mary Jo Reed who will be speaking about Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer) http://caseforsmiles.org. She also handed out instructions for making pillow cases and said to bring your machine in April to make pillow cases which will be given to Ms. Reed. And, if you just can’t wait, please feel free to make as many pillow cases as you like beforehand and bring them to the meeting. Program Committee member Tina Dietz said she would give instruction on how to make a “tube” pillowcase where the seams for the cuff and accent piece are fully enclosed.

During the course of the evening, Tina Dietz reminded everyone to take a look at the table where the Falling Triangle blocks brought in by members had been spread out. The remaining background fabrics were picked up to be made into more Falling Triangles. The Falling Triangle blocks will be assembled into several quilts which will be donated as a Community Project for the guild.

The seating for the evening had been arranged in a rough horse shoe shape and President Kathy Woods started at one side and asked members to talk about their favorite tool/book/magazine. The ideas were many and varied and some had additional comments after everyone had had a chance to speak. The ideas ranged from inserting the end of a seam ripper into a wooden spool for ease of handling, to a card displaying varied machine needles. Who knew ? There was a lot to think about and some new ideas to explore.

We also had Show and Tell and many had beautiful quilted items to share. Good job, ladies. See pictures nearby. The slideshow is pretty cool !  And, thank you, Ann Ware, for the nice pics.

Then, a move was made to adjourn the meeting, with a second, and the meeting was adjourned.


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