In an effort to make new members feel more comfortable and allow us to get to know them better, the idea was proposed to have a "new member luncheon". The first of these was held at Ilona's (the current guild president) house on June 10. the welcoming committee included Ilona Farnes, Amy Chiera, and Carol Stoltenberg. The new members in attendance were Katie Bonano, Thyra Schubert, Maureen Drudi, and Dale McCutcheon.
After numerous requests, we will once again be ordering denim and polo shirts with the GCQG logo embroidered on them. Below are style and colors available. Orders will be taken in May, with payment, and shirts will be delivered at the June meeting. Order Form below.
See prices and sizes available below:
Long Sleeved Denim Shirt (Indigo)
Ladies Silk TouchTM Polo.
Superior wrinkle and shrink resistance with a silky soft hand. 5-ounce, 65/35 poly/cotton pique
Flat knit collar and cuffs
Metal buttons with dyed-to-match plastic rims
Double-needle armhole seams and hem Side vents
This year's challenge is an homage to Sherri Lynn Wood's 2016 "Make Do" Challenge, as well as the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild's 2017 Challenge of the same name. Sherri Lynn Wood's challenge, in brief, was, "Whether you like to follow fixed patterns, or prefer to improvise... I challenge you to make one quilt ... from salvaged clothing, linens curtains or other household materials..." Both the pieces created and the stories behind them were fascinating & touching.
The challenge is to gather up those old, unworn, no longer loved articles of clothing and such that you just can't bear to discard and use them as the literal and figurative source material for your challenge piece and, in the words of Project Runway's Tim Gunn, Make It Work! Think about old shirts, baby/toddler clothes, ties, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, scraps from other quilts, etc, etc. Then, plan and design a quilt or a wall hanging incorporating these items. Consider especially those items that hold a special meaning for you - which is probably why they are still around! Honor and memorialize them by creating a piece made from them, and then tell us the story behind it.
Your piece can be traditional, modern, pieced, appliqued, or an art quilt and can be ma- chine or hand quilted. If the quilting is done by someone other than yourself, this must be indicated on your label and your entry form.
SIZE: Minimum: 30" x 30" or perimeter of 120" Maximum: 54" x 54" or perimeter of 216"
(Size can be anything WITHIN these parameters.)
Your finished piece must be a quilted item consisting of a top, batting, and a back, and it must have a 4" sleeve and a label with your name, name of the piece, and date.
Quilts will be due at the October Guild Meeting on Tuesday, October 16. Judging will be done in late October or November by a certified Judge, and the quilts will be exhib- ited and prizes awarded at the December Guild meeting.
PRIZES; First Place: $300. Second Place: $200. Third Place: $100.
Please fill out the sign-up sheet at the next Guild Meeting or the one attched at the end of this article.
Any questions, please contact Judy Shelton. Email: email@example.com Phone: cell: 732-425-5488; home: 561-732-1456. (Or at the Guild meeting.)
MAKE IT WORK!!!
Naomi Jacob passed away from Cardiac Arrest On Friday, December 15th. She had recently had surgery and treatment for breast cancer. She was a long-time member of the guild, and had moved with her husband Brennan, to N.C. Her address is in the Roster. She will be missed.
Carol Stoltenberg showed off her beautiful Folder Star at the July meeting, and promised the instructions for this would be posted on the website. So, click on following link to get them: Carol's Folded Star.
AJ Ameno was the lucky winner of this year's donation quilt.
MISSION UNITED held a special ceremony on April 20, 2017 at 3:00 PM to recognize those veterans selected to receive a quilt. The ceremony was held at the City of Sunrise Civic Center Theater located at 10601 West Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351.
Our guild donated 56 quilts to be awarded to the veterans. Visit this website to see pictures of the event.
Here's a chance to own a piece of quilt history.
Libby and her husband, Lester, have decided to offer her remaining quilts in an online auction, comprised exclusively of quilts created by Libby. The opportunity to own one of her quilts has now arrived.
Go to this website for all the details, and to see the quilts, but act quickly as the auction closes April 12.
Recently, we received a thank you note from Family Promise for our donation of Pillow Pals. It is a very heartwarming note.
Our guild lost a valuable member last night. Bobbie Zenker passed away on November 27th from complications of pneumonia.
Her funeral services are being held on Wednesday, November 30, at 11:00 am. The location is the Palm Beach National Chapel, 10055 Heritage Farm Road. (Corner of Heritage Farm Rd and 441)
Our beloved Gold Coast Quilters Guild lifetime member, Ruth Brill, passed away today, November 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM.
Quilting has seen the passing of an era! She was a teacher, friend and inspiration to all who knew her.
Ruth Brill's daughter asked that all GCQG members receive this invitation:
All of Ruth's friends are invited to a reception at the Galuppis Restaurant following her funeral on December 10th.
1103 N.Federal Highway
Pompano Beach, FL
In Memory of Ruth E. Brill
March 17, 1917 - November 1, 2016
Ruth Elsie Brill
Born March 17, 1917 in Green County township of Brooklyn, Wisconsin
Died November 1, 2016 Boca Raton, FL.
The only child of Hanna and William Behnke. Preceded in death by husband Marvin Brill. Survived by her four children: Suzanne McCarter, Mark, Bruce and Robert Brill; grandchildren: Colleen McCarter Bloom, Kathy and Robert McCarter, Owen and Ava Brill, Laura Brill Elmore, Matthew and Charles Brill; and great grandchildren: Thor, Gabby, Ellie, Eammon, Sophie, Herschel, and William. Honorary children Kristina Harmon and Steve Thornton.
(There is a very long version of this obituary on the Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home website. You may also click on the link below.)
Visitation: Babione - Kraeer Funeral Home
Friday, December 09, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016
9:30 am - 10:30 am
St. Ambrose Catholic Church
380 S Federal Hwy
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
For more information here is the link:
Please continue to bring Military Outreach items. Next pack and ship is November 19. This time we are focusing on holiday items.
- Candy Canes
- Cinnamon Gum
- Beef Jerky
- Small Ornaments (Unbreakable, Stocking Size)
- Christmas Candy (No chocolate)
- Hard candy
- Hot Chocolate Packets
- Apple Cider Packets
- Sudoku Books
- Flavored Coffees
- Flavored Creamers
- Small Hot sauces or packets of hot sauce
- Colored Pencils
- Adult Coloring Books
- Little Debbie Snacks including holiday ones (watch expiration dates)
- Individual packets (not cups) of ramen noodles
- Individually packaged Brownies or Muffins (No frostings please)
- Decks of Cards
- Small Games (stocking sized)
- Individual flavored packages for water
- Lip balm
- Pens, Pencils, Small Pads or Notebooks
- Boot socks (White or Brown only)
- Christmas CDs or DVDs
- Granola or Protein Bars
- Christmas Cards or letter to soldier
If you have questions, please contact Roberta Hodge
firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-974-6417
Hurry and register for the 2017 Retreat. There are just a few seats left!
Mail your retreat registration forms (below) along with a deposit check, and a signed Waiver of LEC Liability. (also below) to:
438 NE 11 Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Space availability based on postmark - mail in early, limited bus seats.
Any questions: email@example.com / C:954-448-3678
On Tuesday, August 23rd, Our dear GCQG member Barbara Henschel passed away after a long illness.
Date: Thursday, August 25th
Time: 2:00 PM
Chapel & Internment at:
Beth David Memorial Gardens
3201 NW 72nd Avenue
May she rest in Peace!
Family Promise of South Palm Beach County thanked our Sue Glasnap and Jane Hill, and our guild on their website for the donation of the recent Patty Project crop of quilts to their project.
Its so nice to hear that they will be going to people who need them.
The Patty Project recently received thanks you notes from some of it's recent students. These are so special
We are moving right along with The Patty Project. Plans for teaching beginning quilting classes for fourth graders through high school students in our community are being organized. Thanks to those who have already helped us get started. We are now in need of members to serve on committees. Many of you signed up for committees at the General Meeting and we thank you. If you have any interest in a com- mittee now or in the future, sign up now. If you sign up and for any reason you cannot make that date, we will keep you listed since we will be repeating the four les- son classes several times during the year. Call or email Jane Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Glasnapp email@example.com
The committees are as follows:
1. Organize materials to be sold at tag sale
2. Tag sale committee
3. Locate students to be instructed in quilting classes 4. Make up project kits for pillow cases and quilt tops 5. Classroom set-up for teaching lessons (4 per ses- sion)
6. Long arm quilter volunteers to quilt finished tops
7. Locate homeless students to receive finished quilts 8. Teacher assistants for each class
This is a brief explanation for those who are not familiar with the Patty Project. Our first president of the Guild, Patty Trevarthen, passed away last June. In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made to the Guild. We also received an NQA grant. These funds must be used locally to create an interest in quilting by teaching young people how to quilt. These classes will be totally funded by the Gold Coast Quilt- er's Guild using these funds. The finished quilts will be donated to homeless children in the general area. Patty's family has donated all her quilting supplies in- cluding her sewing machines to the Guild. We are planning a tag sale in early March. Among the items for sale are Patty's sewing machines and sergers. The available machines are listed are the Patty Project page.