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Monday, March 11 2013

http://cabarrusquiltersguild.org  I sure hope you are all working on quilts to enter into The Splash of Color show this year.  I have provided a link for you so you can download the entry form and rules.  We have some great categories.  Kids can quilt - No entry fee for kids.  New Quilter - not sure that you want to compete with someone quilting for many years, here is your chance.  Most interesting is that in all our traditional categories such as bed quilts, wall hangings, lap quilts  we will be judging hand quilting, home machine quilting and long arm quilting as its own Category, this means if you are a hand quilter your work will not be judged against a quilt that has been done on a long arm quilt.  I know that will make lots of people happy.

 

We are a national quilt show, we are judged but not juried so if you enter and you live within the US - your quilt is in.......  I do so hope to see lots of outside quilt entries this year.  So far we have raised over $2800.00 to be awarded in cash and prizes.  (Mostly cash)

Hope to see you there,  This truly is the Best Quilt show in the State of North Carolina.  We are a small guild but a very big show!! 

 

 

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Monday, March 11 2013

WE NEED YOUR QUILTING HELP!

          Chameleon's Journey is an annual camp offered by Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, to children, ages 7-16, grieving the loss of a close loved one.  They come together at Camp Thunderbird, located on Lake Wylie, SC, for one weekend in October, to remember their loved one, fellowship with other grieving children, work through their pain, and have some good ol' fashioned FUN! 

          It has been brought to our attention that this wonderful organization is in need your quilting abilities!  The camp is in need of 125 quilts, for girls and boys, (due by September) for the camp counselors to distribute to these grieving children.  Use any pattern you wish, any fabric you wish.  Some pattern ideas: jelly roll, yellow brick road, little dude, simple 9 patch, mile-a-minute.  Something simple and easy!  Multiple quilt stores in the area are offering various discounts.  What a great time to clean out your fabric stash or complete any UFO's!

Sizes:

(20) Small: 40"-45" x 48"-60"   (younger children)

(105) Large:  48"-54" X 61"-70"   (older children)

*Sizes in between these ranges are acceptable too.

 

Participating Stores:

*Anderson's Sew & So:  20% off fabric, batting and quilting FREE OF CHARGE

*We're Sew Creative:  Donation of 97 yds of fabric!

*The Quilters Station:  FREE quilting and donation of batting

*More stores to follow

 

* Other ways you can help!  Have a quilt top already made but don't know what to do with it, you can donate and I will quilt it up.   *  Donate left over batting,  I can save the scraps of batting from your quilts and peice those leftover together to use in a Chameleon's Journey quilt *  Do you have large peices of fabric you would like to get rid of?  we can use those to back the quilts with *  Do you have some Orphan blocks from projects, donate those and we will peice them into a quilt top.

 

Right now we have approx 32 quilts.  We are in need of the larger size and more for boys.  My Mother Pat and I have made about 12-15 each so far so we are moving right along.  It has been a great feeling to just sew up all this fabric.  I have enough backing material that was donated by We're Sew Creative to back approx. 15 more quilts.  It is amazing how fast the material goes when used for backing.  I can get 2 quilts from 4 yards.  Hope you will join us in this project, I know how great it has made me feel!  I am sure you will enjoy it as well.  I can't wait to see the faces of the children that receive the quilts.

 

Contact:    Lisa Verrier-Christy (980) 225-6053 lkverrier@gmail.com

              Rebecca Verrier-Watt (704) 455-5236 rverrierwatt@gmail.com

*For more information on Chameleon's Journey or Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, please visit their website:  http://www.hpccr.org/hospice-palliative-care-page     

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