Here are a few things to think about and
prepare for regarding our December Guild happenings this week.
Tuesday, December 3, we will be hosting our Christmas party for the Guild
members. It will be held at the First Baptist Church at 46 Court
Street in Houlton starting at 6PM. Our hostess, Mary Lowery, and her
committee will have the room ready for our Christmas celebration full of cheer,
food and entertainment. Mary asks every Guild member to bring THREE
2 ½” X Width of Fabric (40” to 44”) strips of fabric in any color.
Also, please bring a dish to share with your fellow guild members
as we break bread together. We will also have a food drive. For
those who would like to participate, please bring a non-perishable food
item to donate to a local food pantry.
For those who
are participating in the Round Robin Row Quilt - WE WILL NOT BE EXCHANGING OUR BOXES FOR DECEMBER.
Bring your box in January for the exchange and to continue the Round
Robin. The reveal will be in June.
December Guild party, we will start sign-ups for the Jackie Kunkel, Judy
Niemeyer class in March. As we are having a professional teacher, who is
a certified instruction and certified shop of Judy Niemeyer's techniques, the
cost of the class will be $25.00 for an all-day class on March 1st, 2014.
Class will be held at the Houlton Higher Education Building starting at 9AM
until 4PM. Please contact Karen Gallop to sign up for this class.
We will be able to have up to 25 students for this event.
28, Friday, Jackie Kunkel will give a free trunk show of Judy Niemeyer
patterns, and giving inspiration to all those who attend. The trunk show
will be at the Houlton Higher Education Center with the time to be
determined. Please mark your calendar for both of these events.
Please sign up for the UFO Retreat set for January 24, 25 and 26th,
Friday to Sunday to be held at The Northeastland Hotel, 436 Main Street in
Presque Isle, Maine. This annual retreat costs $130.00 for double
occupancy and $236.00 for single occupancy. Please contact Karen Gallop
if you would like to attend. A non-refundable deposit of $25.00 is needed
to secure your reservation for this fun and creative weekend.
meeting will be held on January 7th, starting at 6:30PM at Houlton
Regional Hospital. FAT QUARTER RAFFLE will be any batik!
FEBRUARY- We will be holding a Make A Top Day
for our new quilt charity, County Comfort Quilts on February 8th at the Houlton
Regional Hospital starting from 9AM to 3PM. For each person who completes
a quilt for our charity or comes to work on that day, will receive a
raffle ticket to win a Janome sewing machine. Mark your calendars for
this incredible event!!! Addie Boyett and Carmel Bowers, Chairpersons,
will be looking for help for this huge event to fill our County Cupboard of beautiful
quilts. You can contact them to see where they need help on this
February Guild meeting will
be held on February 4th, starting at 6:30PM at Houlton Regional
Hospital. FAT QUARTER RAFFLE will be the color RED!
Have a very Happy
Thanksgiving as you celebrate the holiday with your family and/or friends.
Kim, Tricia and Pam
Dates to Mark your Calendars:
Christmas Guild Party at First Baptist Church, Court Street, Houlton starting
at 6PM No Door prizes or Fat Quarter Raffle
– January Guild Meeting at HRH at 6:30PM Fat Quarter Raffle - Batiks
January 24, 25 and 26 – Friends and Needle Quilt Guild UFO Retreat at The
Northeastland Hotel in Presque Isle, ME
February 4th – February Guild Meeting at HRH at
6:30PM Fat Quarter Raffle - RED
February 8th – Make A Top Day for the County
Comfort Quilts at HRH starting at 9AM to 3PM. Free to Members and Public
February 29th – Jackie Kunkel Trunk Show of Judy
Niemeyer patterns at Houlton Higher Education Center - Time TBD - THIS is
the March Guild Meeting - no door prizes or fat quarter raffle.
March 1st – Jackie Kunkel, professional instructor of Judy
Niemeyer techniques at Houlton Higher Education Center – 9AM to 4PM – Cost