On Wednesday, October 2, the Knotty Ladies happily met at Dora’s home where the table was adorned with a beautiful table runner, seasonal snacks, and delicious servings of carrot spice cake. Before we began the “serious” part of our meeting we were treated to several humorous stories which put everyone in a jovial mood.
Maxine reported that the EPWC board would like us to continue using EPWC on our business cards and on our donation items.
Reports on the gift baskets that we donated indicated that these projects were certainly worth our time. With no future targets for baskets, the group decided to return to our focus on donation quilts. Our first task is to assess need. Maxine will check with the White City Family Health Center, Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Neonatal ward at Asante to see if they could use small quilts from us. Lydia will coordinate our donations to the VA Hospital in White City. Dora will contact Asante’s pediatric oncology department .
To get everyone back in the swing of donation quilts, we will first tackle a group project — a bed cover for the wounded veteran program. On Friday, October4 , Dora and Meridel (and Marcia if she can make it) will shop for blue binding and coordinating neutral background fabric. Meridel will wash and press the fabric and will meet with Betty to do some cutting. On Thursday, October 17, sewers will meet at Dora’s at 1:00 p.m. with scraps of red and blue and their sewing gear. We will begin making blocks for this bed cover (pattern by Eleanor Burns). It will take 40 blocks. There is no deadline for completion and thus no stress but everyone is excited to do a group project.
The Christmas potluck will be held on December 4 at Lydia’s home from noon until 3:00 p.m. Gift bags containing a $10 quilter’s gift will be exchanged. Sign-ups for food will be decided at the November meeting.
As always the Show and Tell items were most impressive. As busy as people are, they still manage to turn out beautiful quilts.
The Ladies will meet on November 6 at Carol Kuehnert’s home.