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									                                            TLC Quilters
                                               NEWS
                                              July 2007
President’s Message
.       Happy July Fourth to all.

We are so very lucky to live in this great country of                    Calendar of Events
ours, so at this time of year especially lets not forget to    July 12      Summer Potluck!
keep our service men and women in our daily prayers,                          A-H Main Dish
they are so much a reason that we continue to benefit
from all our freedoms. They are so dedicated and we all
                                                                              I-P Dessert
owe them and their families so very much. So lets all                         Q-Z Salad
celebrate with love and remembrance.                                      “Challenge Quilts” Due

Can you believe that we are on the downside of 2007,           Aug. 9       General Meeting- 6:30pm
sure must be having fun cause time literally flies. We
have been having fun and learning so much in our
                                                                                Paula Reid
workshops, so much to learn and so much to finish. It is                       Social time- 6:00
so great to see the wonderful things that get done in                    Board Meeting after meeting
them. Everyone is so great and everyone's projects are
so different. It’s so great to see the wonderful variations.   Aug 11       Workshop- Paula Reid
And, it’s such a great way to get to know each other. The
wonderful ladies that share their time and talents with us,
                                                                             “Machine Quilting”
we do so appreciate them. They give us so much.
Thank you all.                                                 Sep 13        General Meeting- 6:30pm
                                                                               Cathy Van Bruggen
It’s that time of year, when the election committee will be                      Social time- 6:00
calling you to serve your Guild as an executive board
member or a committee chair. Let them know what your
                                                                         Board Meeting after meeting
interests are. There will be lots of areas to choose from.
                                                               Sep 15     Workshop- Cathy Van Bruggen
Also coming up our fun and fabulous July Potluck. Great                    “Appliqué the Easy Way”
fun and wonderful food. Such a great time to get to chat
with everyone and just enjoy. So bring that favorite
"dish" to share and a hearty appetite.
                                                               Oct 11         General Meeting- 6:30pm
See you all July 14th.                                                          Earlean Miller
Keep on stitchin!                                                                 Social time- 6:00
Jessie                                                                   Board Meeting after meeting

                                                               Oct 13     Workshop- Earlean Miller
                                                                           “String Quilts”
Programs                                                  was a featured artist at Road to California a few
It's no surprise that Ann Turley's lecture and            years ago -- and you have a chance to take her two-
workshop were terrific. Thank you, Ann.                   day class right here. She's won numerous awards
                                                          since 1998. Her last award was 1st place for a quilt
July 12 -- Potluck -- always delicious and such           by Sally Collins and machine quilted by Jill
variety!!! See you at the potluck. The challenge          Schumacher at Houston in 2005-2006. I have
quilts will be on display too.                            Supply Lists when you pay for the class. $40 for
                                                          two days. We're meeting at the church this time, 10
Upcoming Programs and Workshops for 2007                  a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
(All programs are the 2nd Thursday of the                 December 13 -- Holiday Dinner and Party
month; Workshops are the Saturday following               SEE YOU IN JULY....
the Program)                                              Maxine, 626/332-0179, maxinesmith@verizon.net
August 9 -- Paula Reid -- Trunk Show. Paula does
beautiful machine quilting for quilters like Alex
Anderson. She is not a formula quilter as she likes       2006 Board and Committee Chairs-
to look at the entire top and design something to         President ......................................................................... Jessie Hahn
enhance the piecing. The class is beginning to fill.      1st Vice Pres. (Programs) ......................................... Maxine Smith
Paula is a very entertaining speaker.                     2nd Vice Pres. (Membership). Harriet Peterson & Gracie Fant
August 11 -- Workshop -- Paula Reid on machine            Secretary…………………………………………………………………Sue Peterson
                                                          Treasurer .......................................................................... Donna Long
quilting. Paula is often described as an "artist with a
                                                          Block of the Month……………………………..Pat Price & Jackie Reed
sewing machine." She will take us through all the         Door Prizes/Split the Pot .......... Pat Richards & Nancy Meyer
stages of quilting our top, from pinning to free          Historian………………………………………………………………………Connie Long
motion stitching. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the church in       Hospitality….….Mary Bowman, Katie Jimenez & Hiromi Asada
the same room where guild meetings are held.              Librarian .................................... Dolly Holmes & Babara Walters
$30.00 Supply lists available at next guild meeting       Newsletter ............................................................. Debbie D’Angelo
when you pay for the class.                               Newsletter Mailing……………………………………….………Marion Holder
September 13 -- Cathy Van Bruggen -- "All About           Parliamentarian........................................................ Marlene Hinton
Applique"                                                 Philanthropy…………………………………………………………………..Pat Maxcy
September 15 -- Cathy Van Bruggen appliqué                Publicity & Advertising…………………………………………..Irene Parker
                                                          Quilt Show…………………………………………………….……Becky McKnight
workshop -- Cathy has developed a technique she
                                                          Secret Pals ........................................................... Shirley Wiltshire
calls "appliqué the easy way." 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at        Show & Tell....................................... Jeanne Bury & Anne Sonner
South Hills High School, $20.00. Supply lists now         So. Calif Council Rep. ...................................................... Ann Turley
available.                                                Sunshine ...................................................................Bernice Manning
October 11 -- Earlean Miller to speak about our           Web Master ................................................................. Sue Laughton
creative side. More to come. She's a multi talented       Swap-A-Block/Charm Squares………………………….…Denise Cohen
artist and a prolific quilter.                            Opportunity Quilt………………………………………………………Rosie Creel
October 13 -- Workshop with Earlean Miller to             Christmas Party……………………………………………………..Bertha Oliver
make a string quilt that uses up our scraps. This is a
great quilt for all levels. If you are a beginner, this                General Membership Meeting
is a workshop for you. I borrowed a beautiful                          Second Thursday of each month
example to show at the last guild meeting. The                   6:00 – 6:30 p.m…………Sew, share & hospitality
strips are different widths, using up scraps and the             6:30 – 8:30 p.m………………..……..General meeting
results make a beautiful quilt.                                         Covina United Methodist Church
November 8 -- Jill Schumacher -- "Creating Your                          437 W. San Bernardino Road
Heirlooms of Tomorrow" -- She bills herself as                               Covina, CA 91723-1521
Quiltmaker to the Queen. Ask Leslie Strollo or                                 www.TLCQuilters.org
Karen Pinkelman about her work.                                             E-mail: tlcquilters@yahoo.com
November 9-10 -- Workshop with Jill
Schumacher -- A two-day workshop on machine
quilting. She studied with Diane Gaudynski who
2007 Swap a Block and Charm Squares
                                                                Receipts                     Disbursements
July                 Eagles/Birds                                                            Speaker
August               Zoo animals                                Membership                   dinner          8.50

September             Owls or bookworms                         Donations        20.72       Speaker         250.00
                                                                Special event-               Newsletter
October               Cats                                      opportunity      73.00       printing        40.27
November             Turkeys                                    Programs                     Hospitality     28.99
December             Reindeer                                   50/50            36.00       Postage and supp
Denise Cohen                                                    Library book
                                                                sale             4.25        Philanthropy
                                                                Opportunity
Swap a Block – Each month the participating members             quilt                        Publicity       16.68
(anyone) make 12 identical blocks based on the theme for                                     Speaker
                                                                Guests                       mileage
each month. These blocks are swapped so that each               Workshop                     Corporation
participant gets a variety of blocks (12) back.                 Fees             480.00      compliance      120.00
Charm Squares – Anyone can participate in this exchange.        XMAS                         Presidents
Bring 100% cotton blocks measuring 61/2 x 61/2 of the           DINNER                       quilt
themed fabric of the month. You then can trade with             QUILT SHOW                   Library
others at the guild meeting. Trade as many as you like.         Advertisements               Rent
                                                                Raffle                       Web Site
                                                                                             Gifts and
Board for 2008                                                                               prizes
  It's never too early to consider serving your guild. The                                   Workshop        200.00
end of 2007 marks the end of two remarkable years of                                         Speaker
service by Jessie Hahn and her very able board. Please                           613.97      deposit
help ensure the continuity of service to the community and
our guild members by thoughtfully considering our future                                                     664.44
slate of officers. Anyone considering serving can contact
                                                               Donna Long
me or the current officers for more information.
   We have a well oiled machine making our guild run
smoothly, it really is easier than you think. Give it a try.   Membership
Thanks,                                                        Total Members Present: 47
-:¦:-Marlene-:¦:-                                              Total New Members: 1
                                                               Total Guests: 0
Question of the Month-                                         Milk Fund:      $20.72
When I attend a Quilt Show, I…                                 New Members:
…like that they sell food.                                       Paula Wright
…don’t mind if they sell food.                                   1030 S. Dancove Drive
…would rather have more vendors.                                 West Covina, CA 91791
                                                                 Ph: (626) 916-2055
  There was and even split between these 3
                                                                 B/D: 2-28
answers.                                                       Corrections or changes:
…don’t care if they sell food.                                 Jean Kuper new e-mail: quiltJMK@verizon.net
  This answer only got 1 vote. It seems that
quilters feel very strongly about their food!                  Harriet Peterson new e-mail:
                                                               hpquilter@roadrunner.com
                                                               Please welcome our new members. Remember to make
Treasurer Report-April, 2007                                   additions or changes to your roster. Now that the roster
                                                               has been printed, please call me with any address, phone
 Balance                           14,807.83
                                                               #s, or email changes that take place during the year.
 Receipts                             613.97
                                                               Harriet Peterson (909) 595-4613
 Disbursements                        664.44                   Gracie Fant (626) 332-9903
 Balance                           14,757.36
Sunshine
                                                                      Gingers Quilt
Bernice Manning                                                          Shoppe
Sunshine Chairperson


2007 Philanthropy Count – 46
I received one quilt for the month of June. Work
hard this summer to get your quilts finished. We          ��                ��
                                                          ��                ��
now have one more community program to send our
                                                          ��
quilts to. WINGS is our top priority, but don't
forget Lanterman and our newest addition to
Philanthropy is the Covina Police Department.
When the Police make an arrest at a home where
there are young children they have to take them to
Social Services until a relative can be found or they
go to Foster Care. The Police department wants the
quilts to give to the children to make them feel safe
and it gives them something wonderful to hang on
to.

I want to give a special thanks to Britta Wells who
donated 9 bags of fabric to be cut and put into quilt
kits. Also, a special thanks to Mary Bowman and           SAVE THE DATE in Two Thousand and Eight
Pat Price for their donated fabric. Sue Peterson you                     (2008)
are a doll for making another quilt kit. I get a lot of
compliments for Sue's quilt kits.                                    for the TLC Quilt Show

Please take advantage of these pre cut kits. They                      "Alice in Quiltland"
are easy to assemble and are the appropriate size for
all of our community programs.                                Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2008

                                                                            held at the
Thank you,
Pat Maxcy                                                             Covina Woman's Club
                                                                       128 S. San Jose Ave.
                                                                              Covina
Split the Pot- $18.75                                                   MORE TO COME
Sandra Ramirez         Marijo Jackson                                       from
Door Prize Winners                                                  The Quilt Show Committee
Denise Cohen           JoAnne Turnbull
Maxine Smith           Pat Maxcy
Jacqueline Reed        Jeanne Bury
Sue Laughton           Hiromi Asada
Opportunity Winner-
Shirley Wiltshire
                                                                A Hopeful Cancer Quilt
                                                                   Back in October my son’s elementary school
                                                                had Special Friends Day. This event has been
                                                                many things over the years, but this year for
                                                                the first time each class did a charitable
MERCHANT of the MONTH
                                                                project.
  There are lots of reasons for quilters to visit                   The kindergarteners made turkey
POLLARD'SEW CREATIVE store in Glendora or
                                                                decorations for a nursing home. The first
Pasadena. The family owned business has quilting classes,
features Heirloom cotton fabrics as well as 100% cotton         graders made Hungry Caterpillar booklets and
batiste and linen, and silk dupioni. They also have a photo     toy caterpillars for children in a shelter. The
fabric service where you can bring in your special photos and
                                                                second graders collected old towels and pet
have them transferred to fabric by someone who knows the
process. So convenient!                                         items for animals at a humane society. The third
  Are you in the market for a new sewing machine?               graders did a great thing also, but I can’t
Pollard's is a distributor of Viking and Pfaff machines. They
                                                                remember what. (It’s that memory thing again.
will teach you how to use your new machine, repair it when
necessary and stock a line of attachments. You can also buy a   Sorry.) The fourth graders made “care boxes”
Dell computer there, take basic classes and get embroidery      for an assisted living place. Each hand-decorated
software.
                                                                box contained toilet articles, socks, and a
  Marcia Pollard is the national spokesperson for Robison
Anton thread. The store carries a complete line of many         personal letter.
threads in beautiful colors. The American Sewing Guild              The fifth graders made quilt blocks, which is
meets at the Glendora store the first Tuesday of the
                                                                where I got involved. The children were to draw
month. Check out the website,
www.pollardsewcreative.com for more information.                and write on the blocks about cancer. The idea
  And very important - show your TLC membership card for a      was to present the finished quilt to the
10% discount when you shop there. It is a good thing!
                                                                principal, Dr. Susan Brown, who had just finished
                                                                successful treatment for breast cancer. The
                                                                quilt would also be displayed at the Relay for
                                                                Life in June, a cancer fundraiser. Unfortunately,
the students weren’t told that the quilt would be     sewing machine and iron and I shudder to think
given to the principal or that it would be at the     what would happen if it went in the washer and
Relay for Life, but the project worked out            dryer. Some of the paint was coming off as I
anyway, for the most part.                            sewed it.
    Most of the students were quite enthused              I did the sashing in rainbow colors – top to
and created colorful blocks, many with a cancer       bottom red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue,
ribbon and the word “hope.” I didn’t count, but       purple. The spirit of the quilt called for bright
of the 144 blocks, I would guess that at least 75     colors, but this 8-foot square really colorful
said “hope.” There were variations on the theme,      quilt was kind of ironic because the principal
such as “hope is here,” “hope will get you            almost always wears black. In the six years I
through,” and “hope is all you need.”                 have known her, I have never seen her wear
    Some children gave advice: give money,            color, except maybe navy blue or dark brown
donate blood, “give a little love each day,” have     occasionally. I think the woman needs color.
faith and courage, don’t smoke.                           Yesterday the school had a special assembly
    Many blocks also urged “find a cure.” One         to present the quilt to Dr. Brown and to reveal it
optimistic 10-year-old wrote that he would find       to the students for the first time. The principal
the cure for cancer and save the poor.                was very pleased and the children were excited,
    These kids were optimistic and cheerful, but      crowding around to find their blocks.
most didn’t know much about cancer. One naïve             The principal paid me a very nice compliment.
student even wrote, “Be drug free!”                   She said, “My daughters will pass this quilt down
    A few had relatives with cancer. There were       to their children.”
several memorial blocks, including one to a child’s
two dogs. A few blocks took my breath away.                                                      Anne Sonner
One boy wrote, “The human spirit is stronger          Is Quilting Work Or Fun?
than anything that can happen to it, but some
                                                      Do you quilt because you love the process or because
days there won’t be a song in your heart.”            you love the finished project?
Another girl wrote [her spelling], “My father had
cancer and brain surgery. I would be lonesome         Some quilters are project people. They make a quilt to
                                                      have the resulting on display in their home or to give as
without help from my friends. I’m glad he
                                                      a gift. They will make a quilt when needed or wanted but
survived.”                                            also have many other crafts available to do. Project
    Putting this quilt together was a joy and a       quilters buy what they need but are less likely to have
challenge (meaning pain in the pattoutie). The        major stashes of fabric, books, patterns, and tools.
spirit of the quilt was wonderful and I enjoyed
                                                      Quilters who are process people will make quilts simply
reading every block and admiring the artwork.         to be making quilts. They love the process so much the
    However, as any of you who have made a            end result -- a finished quilt -- is of secondary
group quilt have probably experienced, the            importance. Process quilters tend to stash fabric, books,
blocks were all different sizes and some of them      patterns, and tools out of proportion to the amount of
                                                      quilts they will ever have time to make.
weren’t even square. The teacher in charge
chose cheap low-thread-count fabric that              Project quilters will buy a pattern or book and make a
raveled. And, of course there are always people       quilt and be very happy to have it finished and on
who write in the ¼-inch seam allowance, no            display. On the other hand a process quilter will want to
                                                      take time and energy to think and come up with a
matter how many times you tell them not to.           creative use of fabric, a change in the pattern or
Also, even though I had advised the teachers to       something unique to their individuality.
supply only permanent markers, some brought in
puffy paint. Puffy paint doesn’t do well with a       Are you a project quilter or a process quilter?

								
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