Here are some of the activities that the guild participates in.
Bees are composed of quilt members who get together to quilt. Sometimes the bees focus on particular types of quilting, other times the bees are composed of friends. Bees are a good way to get to know other members, share stories and learn techniques.
If you are interested in joining a bee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org She will help you find a bee that meets your needs.
A block or blocks are chosen to be made by members each month. A drawing is held at the next meeting for the blocks. A member does not need to be present to win the Block of the Month, however, the block must be turned in to be eligible.
The Vereins quilt guild members make quilts for Child Protective Services children. Over 1000 quilts have been delivered to children in need of comfort since the guild was formed. The guild meets the 2nd Monday of each month at One Quilt Place at 10:00 AM to make quilts.
Here are the sizes needed:
Baby --------------- 40 x 40
Kids ---------------- 50 x 60
Teens -------------- 60 x 70
Boy quilts are always needed. This quilting group is open to all. Come for a couple hours or stay for the day.
Each month members share the quilts and projects that they have completed. This is your chance to display your beautiful quilt or garment. Perhaps you found a quilt top in a garage sale? Now is the time to show off that treasure. Everyone enjoys this part of the meeting.
The Guild hosts a two-day spring and fall "Stay-At-Home" Retreat. This retreat away from phones and family allows us to sew and quilt without interruption. The retreat provides irons, tables, chairs, lunch on both days. Information about each retreat is provided in the monthly newsletter.
A monthly drawing (Treasure Chest) for donated items from members may be held at each monthly meeting to raise funds for non-quilt related activities. At the November meeting, the distribution of these funds is voted on by ballot by the membership present. Suggestions of 501(c)3 charitable organizations should be given to a Board Member by the October meeting. These will be approved by the Board to be in compliance with Article 3 and then printed in the November newsletter.