Thursday, May 10, 2007

Here and Gone

Things have been pretty crazy at work and home the last few weeks. I have had to scale back some commitments, many of them quilt-related. I guess a girl can only do so much!! I may not be blogging as often since I need to get caught up with work projects and have limited free time but I will be visiting every chance I get and will try to post at least once a month.

I just wanted to share a special email I received on a day when I needed it most; just to show how we keep track of one another! I got a great email from Melanie at Covered Porches yesterday. I had posted on the 365 Yahoo challenge board that I was not able to continue with the challenge. She emailed me to tell me she was thinking about me! How sweet is she!! Thanks, Melanie! That really made my day! All of you ladies with your wonderful comments and help add that extra sweetness to a busy day!

Anyway, I just wanted to update everyone on a couple of things that our guild has been doing. I am so very proud of the work we have done over the last few months.

As you know, we were making pillowcases for the Hole in the Wall Gang as one of our charity projects. On Tuesday, all the pillowcases were collected and we had made 195 pillowcases!! One of our members will be making the delivery to the camp later this month.

Our Victorian Tea was held April 27th and the gross receipts were reported at the meeting. We raised over $5,000.!!! Of course, the expenses need to be deducted but we anticipate that this will put about $4,000 into our treasury. We primarily use this money to bring in teachers and lecturers.

We are also working on lap quilts for the local retirement home where we often hold meetings in their dining room as well as quilts for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center for the pediatric ward. We also just finished putting together a quilt for "Relay for Life" made up of blocks from our members. This group will be holding their walkathon this month. The cancer survivors and their families will be signing the blocks and the quilt will be raffled off by the organization.

I have to say we are a pretty busy group for 60 members!

I know that many of you are members of your local guild but if you aren't take a look around for a guild in your area. It's so great to get together with women who share a love of fabric and quilting. And it's a great opportunity to help your local community by covering them in quilts.


Shelina said...

Wow, it does sound like your group does a lot of work! I'm sure it's wonderful of find a group of community minded individuals.

Darlene said...

Just remember to take care of yourself!

Libby said...

Isn't fun to know that work you love to do goes to someone very special. I love sending my work out into the world not know where it will end up but knowing it will be loved.

sossy said...

Thanks for the encouragement on my blog. I did read yours right before I posted mind, so it is nice to know that I am not the only one that gets overwhelmed. There just never seems to be enough time to accomplish all the things I want too and I never feel like I get enough sleep.

I am lucky to have a great guild around me and I also have a smaller sewing group of about 10 that I get together with regularly and we do fun projects such as ugly fabric challenges and seasonal exchanges. We've even had a slumber party!

On another note, my son was in the NICU for a few days after he was born and was given a quilt that was actually made by members of my guild so it was very special and everyone should know that the quilts made for strangers are greatly appreciated!

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Wishing you well AND time for the people in your life and the things you love to do.
Thanks for your visit and comment about Moon Dance.

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