Patoka Valley Quilt Guild

The October meeting of the Patoka Valley Quilt Guild was held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in the Ferdinand Community Center with Vice President Ann Primus presiding. The treasurer’s report was given and approved.

For the education committee, Sherri Hilgeman announced dates for open sewing at the Ferdinand Library: Oct. 15-17, Nov. 12-14, Dec. 10-12, Jan. 13-15 , Feb. 10-12, March 10-12, April 21-23, and May 12-14. Please note that the days revert back to Thursday-Saturday in the new year. Becky Fuller announced that the snowman block deadline has been extended to November. The November program will be on methods of prepping and machine quilting small projects.

Membership reported 31 members present. The October birthdays were announced. Special projects distributed 21 quilts this month to the Cancer Center, Good Sam, and the Crisis Center. Some take-home kits were available for members to finish. Retreat in 2022 include February 11-13 at Spring Mill and July 19-21 at St. Meinrad. Several books were donated to guild members by Vicki Bogan.

In new business, the Christmas meeting was discussed. The program will again be Show and Tell. The meal will consist of a boxed meal, which must be paid at the November meeting. Members will still be able to bring desserts to share. Drinks will be provided. Direct any questions to Kathy Weyer or Joyce Beck.

Show and Tell followed the meeting. The program for the evening was the showing of the Mystery Challenge quilts. Several possible ways of quilting these projects were shown. Please have your quilt completed for the December Show and Tell. The second part of the program was on making fabric postcards.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at the Ferdinand Community Center at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome.

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