On Pins and Needles — August 25

Dear Quilters,

Here I am again so soon, but I forgot to invite everyone to supper Thursday with our speaker, Lola Jenkins. We will meet at the Market Place at about 4:45.

I have also recieved word that Doree Rice’s mother has just had major surgery. Please keep Doree and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

See you Thursday,


On Pins and Needles-August 24

Dear Fellow Quilters,
I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the August 27 guild meeting.  Lola Jenkins program “Portrait Quilts” promises to be very different way to look at the possibilities for quilting. 
Keep Quilting,
Below is information from Grand Lake O’Cherokees Quilt Guild about a trip to Des Moines for an AQS Quilt Show in late October.
We are in the planning stages and got a lot of interest from our guild members after our recent meeting, 8/7.  We have approximately 28 plus 4-5 more that might be interested from members and friends. 
Our tentative plans are to have a (55pass) bus company from Joplin, MO, come to Grove and pick up travelers on 10/27 (Tues) at around 8 am, travel to Des Moines with stops along the way and arrive in Des Moines for supper and our motel.  We would have two nights at the Baymont’s Inn, 4685 NE 14th in Des Moines, and return to Grove on 10/29 (Thurs).  We would spend Wed. at the Quilt Show, etc.  The bus would be dedicated to us so we could use to see other sights, etc. there. 
The motel has offered us the AQS or better rate of $89 (incl. taxes) per night.  We are asking travelers to indicate if they want to share a room, like 2 to 4 people per room.  Most have selected 2 to a room. 
We believe the trip per traveler, with the bigger bus and two to a room would be around $200.
We plan to accommodate our members and in order to make the trip cost effective, invite others until we fill the bus or have enough to travel with. 
The traveler would be responsible for their own meals and entrance to the show, etc.  We will be asking for a $50 deposit returnable if you need to cancel and you can find a suitable replacement.  
We understand that you might know of others that would be interested and if so, could you have them contacte me (Connie Bohannan) or Cathy King and their preference for a motel room.
I can be reached via email or cell #918-791-8325.  Cathy’s email, fourkings2@sbcglobal.net
If you have more questions or have some ideas, please contact us.
This is the second year for the AQS show in Des Moines and we’re excited about going.  Many of us have traveled via car to Paducah, KY for the show there and hoping this will be just as great.
More information about the show is available at the AQS website:  www.americanquilter.com
Thank you and hope you and your friends can join us.
Connie Bohannan
Grand Lake O’Cherokees Quilt Guild
Grove, OK 

On Pins and Needles

Fellow Quilters,

Are we not the luckiest quilt guild in the world with many talented quilters and a nationally known quilt teacher and speaker, Donna Thomas, as members?  Donna’s program in July, “Overcoming Fabric Paralysis, How to Color Your Quilts”, was informative and inspiring.  Her beautiful quilts really brought home her points about color.  I know I will use the idea of the color palette  and making two squares at a time.  Being a librarian, I am also thrilled to have a book autographed by the author.

At the board meeting Monday, August 3, we discussed our need to replace Ruth Roesler as our webmaster.  Ruth has been a very involved guild member helping in many areas and most recently working with the website.  Regrettably for us, she will be moving because of a job change for her husband.  The board thanks Ruth very much for all of her efforts on behalf of the guild.  After much discussion we have decided to try a web blog for the guild.  Sheila Bayles demonstrated how easy a blog is to use and share information with guild members.  Look in the newsletter for the blog address of the guild.

I am still looking for a guild member who is willing to coordinate the “Super Saturday Sew In”.  The job involves asking a member to share a quilting skill in a workshop for members, locating a place to have the workshop and scheduling a date.  “Super Saturday” happens 3 or 4 times a year.  For a new guild member willing to take on this task the board would provide a list of guild members who would be great teachers.   Please give me a call or email if you are willing to take on this guild activity.

Pam Adamson and Adele Atha both have fathers who are having health issues at this time.  Debbi Allen has recently been diagnosed with cancer so please keep these members and their families in your thought and prayers.

We are proud to let you know that Lennis Ledbetter of Fayetteville has donated $5,000 to the Jones Center to buy sewing machines and supplies for the Sew Right class.  An article about the donation was in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette recently.  Thanks for being such a caring person, Lennis!

Hope to see everyone at Lola Jenkins’ program, “Portrait Quilts”, on August 27th.

Keep quilting,