Tuesday, May 19, 2009

April/May Meeting Update

Good Evening, I hope everyone has had a great weekend. The wind was a liitle more than I would have like on Saturday, but Sunday was beautiful.

Just a reminder of our May meeting on the 25th. We need to discuss the picnic in June and also talk about the presidents quilt for future years.

Carol Dekert needs your squares to support our College for Kids in July. She is looking for 2.5 inch squares for 9 patch blocks. If you could provide 2 colors that will work for a 9 patch and the brighter the better.

We had 29 members in April and after a long discussion we voted to not have the Quilt Show in 2009 and revisit the plans for 2010 at a later meeting.

Hope to see you May 25th.


Quintessential Quilts Bus Trip to Duluth

Quintessential Quilts invites you to join us and other local quilting enthusiasts for a 3-day-round-trip adventure that includes the 31st Annual Minnesota Quilters, Inc. Quilt Show & Conferencein Duluth, MN.

The bus will depart on Wednesday, June 10at 8:00 a.m. from Quintessential Quilts, Reedsburg and take us Shop Hopping all the way to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Duluth. You’ll be spending two nights at the Holiday Inn which has a walkway connection to the convention center. What could be easier?

On Thursday, June 11 you can attend the Minnesota Quilt Show and participate in classes or lecturesif you choose. Visit www.mnquilt.org/mq2009 for information about the classes and lectures available and how to register. Some classes are already full so you might want to visit the site soon if you are interested.

A popular activity of the event is the Fat Quarter Stroll. This activity starts with purchasing a passport. Then you’ll visit featured booths and area shops, purchase a fat quarter from each location and have your passport punched. Turn in your passport to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center with 1-6 punches and you will be entered to win a $75 gift certificateto a quilt shop of your choice. If you have all 10 locations punched, you will be entered to win the grand prize of a $150 gift certificateto a quilt shop of your choice provided by Minnesota Quilters, Inc.

The show hours are 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. so there will be plenty of time for browsing and shopping. The displayed quilts are spectacular so plan to take this trip even if you don’t want to participate in the classes or lectures.

On Friday, the bus will take us back to Reedsburg, stopping at quilt shops along the way home. We expect to be back to Reedsburgat approximately 5:00 p.m.

The cost for this quilter’s mini vacationincludes 2 nights at the Holiday Inn, a ticket for the quilt show on Thursday, transportation to and from the show by bus and exciting opportunities to visit quilt shops between Reedsburg and Duluth. Single $399 per person Double $299 per person Triple $265 per person Quad $231 per person. The cost for food is not included.

Space on the bus and at the hotel is limited so sign up immediately if you are interested. A non-refundable depositof $100 is required when you sign up-on or before May 18, 2009. You must visit Quintessential Quilts to sign up so you can pay your deposit.

This is an excellent opportunity for QFL (Quilt Fabric League) members to earn road trip points.
We’re going to have a lot of FUN so don’t hesitate to be a part of this adventure!
Quintessential Quilts LLC http://www.qquilts.com
940 E. Main Street Reedsburg, WI 53959