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					                         Tewksbury Piecemaker’s
                                      Box 617, Tewksbury, MA 01876

                           Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
                               Social 6:30 pm – meeting 7:00 pm

President’s Letter,
What a wonderful quilts show!!! So many beautiful quilts and many talented people we have in our guild.
Congratulations to all the winners. I would like to send a big THANK YOU Jo-Ann Lightfoot for being in
charge of the quilt show. She really did a wonderful job. I would also like to thank all the committees for all
their hard work. Things run more smoothly when everyone pitches in. I hope you all have new ideas from all
the wonderful vendors to work on for next years show.

 We are setting up a workshop for April with Linda Ramrath to make the Bali bags she was demonstrating at the
show. Check out her website at www.inspired Sign up and more information will be at the next
meeting. Cary Flanagan will be speaking on Asian quilts this meeting. We are starting to schedule 2011 2012
speakers. Any speakers or topics you would like to see please let us know.

Piecefully yours,


Families are like Fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts.

                                                        Directions to the Tewksbury Senior Center

                                      From North                                   From South
                                      Route 38 S into Tewksbury                    Route 38 N towards Tewksbury Center
                                      Turn Left onto Pleasant St.                  Turn Right onto Chandler St.
                                      Turn slight Right onto East St               Straight at overhead light signal
                                      Turn slight left onto Chandler
   President                     Vice President                     Treasurer                         Secretary
   Robin Murch                  Mary Mazzapica                     Pam Gondola                      MaryLou Wallace
   978-649-9918                 978-988-9397                       978-851-6074                       978-454-1552            

Board Members
Fat Quarter Swap        CHARITY WORKSHOPS
Susan Doherty           Starting in September we will be doing quilts for the State Hospital. On Mondays nights anyone
Newsletter              who would like to help out we are at the Sr. Center from 7-8:45. If you would like to help but
Cheryle Laffey          can's get there we are looking for tops which are lap size to small twin. We will be putting them   together on Mondays. This will be a on going project so if you can attend any Monday and give a
Refreshments            hand that would be most appreciated.
Kay Dunfey              Any questions please feel free to call me at 978-658-5369. Thank you, Louise Kelley
Claire Crowley
Block of the Month
Maryann Rossetti                                            BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
Raffles                 The November birthdays are: 1st Donna Singleton and Robin Murch, 5th Cathy
Laurie Siano                       th            th                th              th                  th
                        Ruggiero, 6 Pat Wolf, 10 Anita Sartori, 11 Joyce Lloyd, 13 Marcia Stephens, 18
Pat Tangusso                              th
Web Master              Cheryle Laffey, 26 Roberta Briscoe
Lynda Harrington        Happy birthday to all.    If you know of someone that is ill or has lost a loved one, please pass it on to me.
Historian                                               Thank you, Beverly
Carol Calistro
                        FAT QUARTER SWAP - Nov.: Polka dot; Dec.: Stripes; Jan.: White on white;
Museum Liaison
Rosemary Bray
                        Feb. Landscape-grass,stones,ect.; March: Pastels; April: Geometric patterns;
Photographer            May: Sparkle or glitter; June: Red,white and blue
Cathy Harvey
Quilt Show 2010
                        REFRESHMENTS: Food: Laurie Jean Brown, Ann Buskey, Marion Clark, Sandy Cook, Jane
Jo-Ann Lightfoot
                        Crane, Pat Cressman, Nan Davidson and Rosemary Dickinson.
Challenge Quilt
Joan Blanchard          Drinks: Pam Dougherty, Marie Dube, Marie Durgan and Elizabeth Durkin. two (2) large bottles
Benefit Quilt 09-10     of soda or two (2)12 packs of small size cans each. Caffeine free and diet are always good
Pat Lebourdais          choices. 8 oz. bottles of water are the perfect size. These smaller sized items allow for little waste
Mary Renn               and any left over cans/bottles store nicely.
Benefit Quilt 10-11
Pat Roberge             RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS – Congratulations to the following winners.
Beverly Collins
Benefit Quilt 11-12     Pam Dougherty, Winter Blessings Wall Hanging; Beege Harding (guest) , pink rotary
Denise Sawyer           cutter with case and fat quarter; Pam Dougherty, pumpkin vine wall hanging; Karen
Membership              Broughton, Quiltsmart bag; Roberta Briscoe, large cosmetic bag.
Cheryle Laffey
Sunshine &
Birthday Club           QUILT MUSEUM NEWS
Beverly Collins
781-289-8506)           New England Quilt Museum
Mystery Quilt           18 Shattuck Street
Pat Tangusso            Lowell, MA 01857
Charity                 Phone: 978-452-4207
Louise Kelly  
Monday night quilters   The current exhibit at the quilt museum is:
Louise Kelley           Contemporary Broderie Perse – The Elegant Revival (July 15, 2010-October 17, 2010)
Weekend Getaways
Fall Louise Kelly       The upcoming exhibit is African-American Quilts Today : A Celebration of Motherhood,
Spring Mary Renn        Sisterhood and the Matriachs (October 21,2010 - Dec 31, 2010).
Special Events associated with this exhibit are:

October 23, 2010 1pm Opening Reception with Guest Curator Dr. Pearlie Johnson.

November 6, 2010 1pm Trunk Show by Sisters in Fiber

November 13, 2010 1 pm Trunk Show by Sisters in Stitches

Thursdays at the Museum

Brown Bag Lunch 1st Thursdays 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

October 7 Think Pink Quilts and Bras for a Cure
     Breast Cancer Awareness Month

November 4 Visit the NE Quilt Museum Booth at the Gathering (no brown bag)

December 2 A Trunk Show by the Volunteers

Book Club 3rd Thursdays 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm

October 15 American Quilts: The Democratic Art 1780-2007 by Robert Shaw

November ? This I Accomplished: Harriet Powers Bible Quilt and Other Pieces by Kyra Hicks

December 16 The Devil's Cloth : A History of Stripes by Michel Pastoreau translated by Jody Gladding

Other up coming events :

Barnes and Noble Book Fair - Thursday November 18, 2010 Barnes and Noble Nashua NH

Check the website for upcoming classes and UFO completion days.


HISTORIAN Carol Calistro asks that everyone who does a quilt for donation to please send her a photo along with all
pertinent information. She is keeping these in an album for posterity.

MONTHLY QUILTERS SOCIAL The Socials will be held the Saturday after the regular meeting.
 We will stick to this schedule as often as possible. Any changes will be in the newsletter.
The socials are open to everyone in the guild, we have a great time. If you have a problem with your project,
you can have all kinds of advice. 9 – 3 at the Wilmington Arts Center on route 62. Bring or order out for
lunch. $1.00 donation. (It helps with paper supplies!)      Jane Crane

WEB PAGE - Please visit the guild’s website at
If you have anything you’d like put on the website, please email me at:
Thanks, Lynda Harrington.
 NEWSLETTER Articles for newsletter may be emailed to or calling me
 978-604-4434. Deadline for next issue is November 30, 2010

 Please get your info for the newsletter to me as soon as possible. Thank you, Cheryle


  Charity is one of the easiest gifts we can give. For the month of November, I would like to request that our guild
 members bring one jar of condiments (mayo, ketchup, mustard, etc.) in a plastic bottle as our monthly donation to the
 food pantry. Thank you. Mary Mazzapica

CHANGES         Please change Jo-Ann Lightfoot’s phone number to 508- 584 -4730.

 December - Holiday Party –
 We are planning on a pot-luck dinner - more info to follow in the next newsletter. We decided to give to two charities this
 year. Our Charities this year will be the food pantry and Toys for Tots. You will receive a "Snowman" to reveal the
 charity to bring in for - and if you cannot attend the November meeting, we will have details in the December newsletter
 and on the website.
 Thanks and get ready to have a great time-
 Lynda, Debbie and Louise

REIMBURSEMENT FORM               Please fill out and turn in to Pam Gondola with your receipts

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