Our September 28 Meeting and More

Marcia generated lots of interest in the Mystery Quilt.  You can see several of the first installment blocks posted on our Proper Bostonian Facebook page.  Take a look and get inspired to start yours if you haven't jumped in yet.

Kace presented the guild with proposals for the season. She gave an update on our charity quilt projects.  Preschool nap quilts in the 40"-50" range are needed.  We give them to a variety of places including Horizons for Homeless Preschool, Project Linus (delivery each October), andCasa Nueva Vida in Jamaica Plain, a shelter for battered women and their children. Casa Nueva Vida can use quilts in all sizes: infant to adult. MARE (Mass Adoption Resource Exchange) needs twin bed quilts.

PBQ is also committed to providing quilts to our service men and women through the Veterans Administration.  Quilts with a red, white, and blue focus are particularly appropriate, but any color-way is appreciated.  Sizes can range from lap size to bed size.  A suggestion was made that if we make an extra Block of the Month in patriotic fabrics each month, we will have a good start on a patriotic sample quilt by the end of the year.  

We will be having an upcoming project for ovarian cancer. 

Kace brought lots of fabric for the taking to make charity quilts.

Quilters should bring all their comfort/charity quilts in for show and tell before they are sent off to these organizations. 

Kace does an amazing job of organizing quilters for these important causes throughout the year as well as making quilts along with the rest of the volunteers.