Mary had planned several Programs for 2020 - and then COVID happened. After a hiatus of several months, we held a couple of meetings outdoors, and finally are able to have our meetings back in the Rec Center - although with a limit of 25 people in the room.
Although Kate made the arrangements to have our 2020 Quilt Show at the La Veta Community Center, the Town of La Veta cancelled Art In The Park and all associated activities.
Carolyn and Shirley planned a wonderful Retreat at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado Springs! See the photos from 2019 on another page. Our 2020 Retreat will again be at the Franciscan. The final arrangements have been made, and we are expecting 22 ladies this year.
Maryellen arranged several opportunities to show our quilt and sell raffle tickets. Final sales for the 2020 quilt were good; the winner of this year's quilt has also commissioned another quilt of the same pattern, although larger. The crew is working on it!
The new raffle quilt, for the drawing in July 2021, is titled Navajo Sunset in memory of our member Liz Alberici. It was created by Mary, Shirley and Liz, and is shown on our home page. Tickets are available now - see Maryellen.
At the August meeting Mary gave a simple pattern to use some of the donated fabric recently received - or use some from your stash! Below is the pattern Mary used -- 5" squares and 5x14" rectangles.
She also made some with a tumbler pattern. (If you set the first tumbler of every row in the same direction, you won't have corners to match as you put the rows together!)
If you missed the pattern Mary gave in January, called Pick 12, see the Print section below.
We are still collecting 4" squares for Mable. (She would take 5" squares too, if there were enough she could make a whole top.) You can drop off your fabric squares with Barb H.
We are also collecting strips of selvages to send to Jody. She has moved to Arizona and is bored! She has offered to pay the postage if we will mail her some bags of selvage. Please give what you have to Barb H., and she will ship them to Jody.