Patoka Valley Quilt Guild

The August meeting of the Patoka Valley Quilt Guild was held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in the Ferdinand Community Center with President Melissa Ruschau presiding. The treasurer’s report was given and approved. The topic of wearing masks was presented, and members were advised to wear masks when attending meetings.

The quilt exhibit at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center ends Aug. 20. The public reception was held the evening of Aug. 5. Members need to pick up their quilts at the center on Saturday, Aug. 21. Open Sewing dates at the Ferdinand Library are Sept.24-26, Oct. 15-17, Nov. 12-14, and Dec. 10-12. Please note the change to sewing Friday, Saturday and Sunday during these months.

Special projects reported that small quilts were delivered to the Cancer Center, Good Sam’s, and Crisis Connection this month. The retreat at St. Meinrad has been moved to Sept. 7-9. Registration is due Aug. 30. Contact Ann Jorden for further information.

Kathy Morrison volunteered to send the newsletter this month. Gayle Morley-Jahn requested help from people who have sergers to sew for the Days for Girls project. Extra items were available for use on the fidget blankets the guild is making for Memorial Hospital.

The program led by Becky Fuller was on using wool batting for quilting. She also presented a group project which involves appliqueing 9-inch snowman blocks. One of the people who submit a block will win the quilt top. Ann Jorden presented a small, two-part surprise project. She talked about the first part at this meeting and will finish the instructions at the September meeting. The quilts should be completed for the December Show and Tell. The October program will be on quilting the project.

New members are always welcome at the meetings. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ferdinand Community Center.

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