Friendship Square Quilt Guild is committed to inspire quilters and their communities through education, fellowship, community outreach and philanthropic activities.

FSQG 2021 Opportunity Quilt 

Crimson Stars

60" X 90"

Drawing to be held at our December Guild meeting, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021

Tickets: 6 for $5.00

Order by email at: fsqgtickets@aol.com or click here for our ticket reservation form. 

Guild Zoom Meeting April 19, 2021 6:30pm.

Guest Speaker:  Rose Parr

Topic: Sew Smart - The Ergonomics of Healthy Quilting

 

Our speaker for April is Rose Parr. Rose has been sewing for 40 years, quilting for 30, and personal training for over 15 years. She has made it her mission to work at staying pain free while continuing to sew for as long as possible, and has combined her studies in home economics with certifications in ergonomics, fitness, wellness and nutrition to teach others how to “Sew Smart”. She lives in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, with her husband David, and enjoys speaking to quilt guilds, both virtually and in person. She is also a professional long-arm quilter and a regular contributor to Canadian Quilter Magazine.

Rose will be speaking on “Sew Smart –the Ergonomics of Healthy Quilting”, and will share her expertise on how to sew smarter, healthier and happier. Sewing should not be a pain in the neck, she says. So she will present tips on correct posture, techniques and stretches to ensure your sewing hours will be healthy, enjoyable and hopefully, pain free.

Her book, “Sew Healthy and Happy: Smart Ergonomics, Stretches and More for Makers”, is also available for pre-order from Amazon.com.


 

SAVE THE DATE: May 22, 2021 10am - 2pm PARKING LOT SALE  at La Habra Christian Church, 1400 Bella Vista Drive, La Habra Hts. 90631. Featuring a Boutique, Silent Auction of Themed baskets. There will be  tons of fabric, kits, patterns, and small quilts for sale.  various themed . Tickets will be available for our Opportunity Quilt - Crimson Stars.  Please join us.

2021-22 Challenge

In honor of our 40th anniversary our challenge this year is "A 40-year Celebration". The rules are simple.

The quilt must be at least one of the following:

40" square (completed)

40 blocks

40 pieces of fabric to a block

40 different fabrics

Or any other means based on the number 40.

Colors should be primarily our guild colors: Blue and yellow.

 

Reveal date for the quilts will be our August meeting. (Aug. 16). 

E-mail us at fsquiltguild@aol.com if you plan to participate in the challenge.

Enjoy!

Lynn

Philanthropy

At our December meeting 47 quilts were given out to the following local organizations: 

The Whole Child

Women& Children Crisis Center

HIS House

Whittier First Day 

St. Matthias Church for food distribution

We are grateful to these local organizations for providing services for the homeless and for those in need. We are happy to help them with their mission with cash donations in addition to quilts.

A recent Silent Auction of quilts was held to raise funds to aid women in our community with breast cancer through Health Partnership. We received the following thank you note.

Dear Shelley and FSQGer's,

Thank you for this generous gift that makes it possible to encourage breast cancer survivors. Our team is honored to be entrusted with resources we can share with these brave fighters. As we give, we will share the stories with you and share the blessing. We're so grateful for your partnership in the work we do.

Gratefully, 

Arlie Ankerberg

Health Partnership

Humanitarian Award Recipient

Congratulations to Ann Axelson, recipient of our 2020-21 Humanitarian Award!  Ann has been a member of the Guild since 2003 and really exemplifies the Friendship Square mission of service, education and inspiration to others. She has always gone beyond what is expected as a member and does so quietly without seeking recognition. During this year's pandemic, alone, she made more than 500 masks for others, while staying home to attend to an ailing husband.

Over the years she has worked on the Opportunity Quilt design team and on preparation of opportunity quilt blocks, has served as Membership Chair, Quilt Show Treasurer, Quilt Show Co-Chair and Boutique Team Leader.  She attends Saturday Sew-In regularly and is an active member sewing Kumfort Quilts.  She is always ready to share a new tip, tool or technique she has learned about and to encourage others to try new things as well.

She is also active in the community, volunteering at the La Habra Public Library and a local hospital and participate in a large number of community events, such as children's craft projects, preparing meals for other, the list goes on.

Although she prefers to be behind the scenes, for this moment in time we are exposing her for who she truly is: generous, kind, smart, wonderful and inspirational.  We are proud and lucky to have her as a member of our Guild.

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