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

Monday, December 21, 6:30pm Guild Zoom Meeting

This month we are hoping you will share your favorite Christmas quilt with us. Bring your Christmas quilt to our Zoom meeting and a cup of Christmas tea. My favorite tea is Winter Dreams from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Co. It is so delicious, that sugar is not needed. I plan to bring my dessert as well.

 

This month we are having the Ladies from “Sew Crazed Quilting” join us. They will be introducing you all to their teachers and their up-coming classes. The teachers have their specialties and the classes are quite fun. We will see what will be on-sale and what’s new in the shop. Sew Crazed Quilting is right around the corner and up Whittier Blvd. from our regular meeting place at the church. They are one of our affiliates and support the guild in many ways. Hope you can join us for the fun on Dec. 21st.

Sue Mages

Philanthropy

Happy Thanksgiving, even if the actual day has passed…we have much to be thankful for…so happy giving of thanks! With this in mind our usual collection of food items for the community center has not happened BUT we are invited to help the La Habra Community Resource Care Center, 350 Hillcrest Street, La Habra. They are ready to receive our food donations between 12 and 2 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday AND between 4 and 7 on Thursday. Many have been hit hard during this time so every little or big donation will be much appreciated. I thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

Speaking of generosity! Because of your hard work throughout the year, we are able to give $500 to 5 organizations: Whole Child; Women and Children’s Crisis Center; Soup Hour St Matthias; Whittier First Day; HIS House are the organizations who will be receiving the money and quilts. If you have quilts that you would like to go to these organizations please get them to Ale who is collecting them. At our Christmas ZOOM meeting representatives will speak about their organizations. It will be worth being part of the meeting to hear how your work helps others. Continuing on with the wonderful things you do, thank you to the pillowcase and bead bag makers. I have pillowcase kits ready and waiting for you to pick up. It is with a grateful heart I am able to witness a group of people who give so easily and often.

Tannie Wise

Mystery Challenge Quilt - At our November Zoom Guild Meeting members displayed their Mystery Challenge Quilts.  Clues were given each month in the guild newsletter explaining each step to make the quilt. Participants assembled the quilts with wonderful results indicating their creativity.  The pattern used was developed by Lyn Brown called Magic 9-Patch Next Generation. Click here for the pattern.

Lyn joined us at our November Zoom Guild Meeting and shared information on how she had developed the pattern. Many of our members had taken classes from Lyn and we all enjoyed seeing her again.

Pictured below are some of the quilts made by members.

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