We started off our meeting on April 24 celebrating the 95th birthday of our sister quilter, Janet Shore. In celebration, there were flowers, a balloon, a stack of cards (Janet loves cards), chocolate chip cookies and a carrot cake. Long-time friends of Janet also had a few stories to tell on her!
Paula Scull and Leigh Uselton gave us a report on the new Saturday sewing day where members can spend the whole day sewing on quilts and other projects. The third Saturday of each month has been scheduled from 9:00 until 4:00 for members of our Bee. The group had a fun time working together and making headway on their projects. Paula took time out mid-day to assist with the Grandparents’ Easter egg hunt; but then…back to her sewing project. There was a little grumbling about the condition of our rickety ironing boards and a request for new covers.
We then discussed hosting a sewing class for grandchildren this summer during Grandparents’ Week. Paula had suggestions for the project and confirmed for us the days the classes will be held in Oakmont. Hopefully we can gather sufficient volunteers to hold the class and provide individual supervision and attention to the young sewers.
There is interest in having speakers and/or classes taught to our membership. Cathy Rapp, Joan Rumrill and Bonnie Butler-Sibbald volunteered to poll our members and come up with suggested classes and/or teachers of interest to our Bee.
Joan Chalk showed a patchwork jacket she made by sewing fabric patches on a sweatshirt. She also donated two doll quilts that will be passed on to the Welfare League for its program providing children with backpacks of supplies, a teddy bear and a doll quilt.
Vicki Chambers showed two quilts, one a machine pieced and hand appliqued quilt of baskets of cherries and the other a hand appliqued quilt of chocolate bunny rabbits. Helen White told us of an online wool challenge she is participating in and the wool fabric she receives each month to create her block.
Cathy Rapp gave us a verbal tour of her quilt shop visits and adventures on her recent trip to Australia and New Zealand. Barbara Cortelyou showed a Christmas scrap quilt she just finished.
The Quilting Bee meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Arts and Crafts room from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. For further information please call Elizabeth McDonnell at 538-2523.