Saturday, August 28, 2010

today's SOLO meeting

Just back from a fun SOLO meeting hosted by Helen Mary and Debbie Winn Talullah. We all enjoyed a pot lunch which included delicious salads and many calorie free desserts! Who needs anything other than salads and chocolate?

We all tried to help Helen figure out what to quilt on her bear paw blocks and saw wonderful show and tell. There was some CMQA news about upcoming classes and the plans for a members only juried quilt show to coincide with the CQA show in London in 2011.

Jane and I also let everyone know about our trip to Nicaragua and our fundraising events. THANK YOU to everyone for being so generous with donations of quilting and sewing supplies and monetary donations as well. You are all so supportive of our humanitarian missions!

Thanks again Helen and Debbie for a fun afternoon.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nicaragua Mission Trip in January

WOW, once again I am blessed to be able to use my skills to help others. In January, I will be traveling to Nicaragua with a group of women including my friends Pauline and Jane and we will be teaching women how to sew and quilt.

The area we are traveling to is called Niquinohomo and it is a remote village in the hills. This area has many agricultural farms producing limes, oranges, mandarins, bananas and avocados. Nicaragua is the second largest country in Central America and the second poorest as well. It's population is just under 6 million people. 48% of the population lives below the poverty line and 80% of the population lives with less than $2 per day.

These women will be learning how to make some items they need within their community such as diapers, crib bedding for the hospital, hats for children, aprons, slings to carry their children and other household items. We will also be teaching them how to hand quilt on Q-Snaps and a large wooden quilt frame.

This sewing program will need all the support they can get and once again I will be collecting sewing and quilting supplies. If you had anything you wished to donate please contact me and I will come and pick it up.

They will need the following:
Pins and Needles
Elastic, Snaps, Buttons and Velcro
Fabric pieces at least 1 metre

Keep watching for more information and thank you again for your support!

Friday, August 6, 2010

August SOLO meeting

SOLO meeting

Satuday Aug. 28, 2010

11:30 – 4:30

Grace United Church

174 Caithness St. E., Caledonia, On.

Hosted by Helen Hubert & Debbie Winn

Pot Luck lunch starting at noon.

Theme: bring your brain. Seriously!! We will have flip charts and/or white boards to show & share quilting ideas. Think specifically about weird blocks you have felt really good about quilting. Personally, I hate Bears Paw blocks, so I’d love ideas on that.