Monday, September 27, 2010

Gig Harbor Quilt Festival

Friday, October 15 - Saturday October 16

They are celebrating their 10th anniversary. At the 2009 luncheon they raised $25,700, bringing total contributions to $182,700 for organizations providing local breast cancer support.

The quilts and wearable art are displayed for public viewing at the Gig Harbor Civic Center during the month of September.

The 2010 Festival luncheon and auction will take place, October 16, at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Gig Harbor from ll AM till 3 PM. Reservations required.

For details go to or contact Maggie at, 253-853-5454.

General Meeting

Wednesday 29 September 2010
10 am to 1 pm
Tacoma Public Library
Main Library meeting room, 1102 Tacoma Ave S.

Parking is at a premium, so car pooling strongly advised.
A] Library Parking Lot - $1 per hour.
B] On street is one hour parking
C] Ride the link and walk up hill two blocks

1] General Meeting - short
2] Speaker is our own Maggie Olson. Her quilt is
on display at Gig Harbor Festival of Quilts.
3] Trunk Show by “Becky and Me.” Presented by
Becky Stefanoff, pattern and fabric designer. Becky will show some of her quilts and small gifts easily made for Christmas. Her patterns will be on sale at a discount; $8.50 regular, $5.00 sale price. Check or cash only.

If you have questions, call Nancy Stephens 253-840-5073

From Our President

After a very warm summer, it is refreshing to welcome fall. It is time to start thinking about holidays and begin stitching Halloweem, Thanksgiving or Christmas projects... or perhaps finishing those UFO’s from previous years. Some of us are much better at finishing things than others.

Bring your ideas to share or get inspired with our speakers at our September meeting. Bring your enthusiasm, we hope to have a great year ahead.

We talked about fee structures for workshops at our board meeting, but didn’t come up with a decision. I met with Nancy Stephens, Vi Wicks and Irene McBride and this is a suggested fee structure we are presenting at the next board meeting. Any written comments or suggestions are welcome.

You can email them to Pat Wilson, or send them to one of those mentioned

2 hour class: $5 for members
$7 for guests
Plus a kit fee. Class size would be a minimum of 5 people, maximun to be determined by instructor.

Preregistration would be required; deadline one week before class to give the teacher time to prepare.

Our January meeting is a workshop meeting. If you are interested in teaching or have ideas for possible projects, let one of our officers know.

Hope to see you at the September General meeting.
Judy Hoban