On Saturday, January 13, 2018, I priority mailed Pam Roth, Love Quilts USA, 33 blocks made by our members. We had 21 participants and several made 2, Caroline McCauley made 7. Pam was pleased and thankful for the blocks. If you have Facebook, check out their Facebook page, Love Quilts USA, and see the thank you notes from Pam and several of her followers. You do have to belong but it is worth asking to be part of their group.

Their website is . Click on “Photo Site” and it will bring up a list of photo albums. Scroll down until you find “San Antonio Guild 2018” and you will find our photo album. It is heartwarming to see the quilts they have made in the past and the children who are kept warm with them.

Thank you for all your stitching time in making the blocks.

Joan Vanderbrink Community Outreach Chairman

Out Reach -Collections


We are collecting “orphan threads” as an ongoing project. This includes kit threads, floss with no numbers and threads we are not going to use again and donate them to Threads of Blessings to promote needlework in Uganda. These stitchers are making beautiful pieces out of grass and could use thread. They don‟t need to be full skeins, just a few feet. I will bring a tote bag to collect these threads to the General meetings or if you have them at a stitch in, I will take them.


We are also collecting toiletry items for Meals on Wheels. Anytime you go traveling, please pick up the shampoos, hand soaps, shower caps, etc. from the hotels. I will have a tote bag for these items at the General Meetings or give them to me at stitch ins.

We will make drawstring bags for them at the November meetings. Christian Senior Services Meals on Wheels recommends these items:

Kleenex/Tissue packets, hand lotions, single packaged combs/brushes, toothpaste, mouthwashes, single packaged toothbrushes, shampoos, hand soaps/hand sanitizers, shower caps, soft pair of socks and large puzzle books.

Joan Vanderbrink

SANG Exhibits

Joyce McCoig and I set up our spring exhibit at Forest Hills Library, 5245 Ingram Road. Thank you to all who loaned us pieces. If you have time, go by and see it. It is worth the trip or come April 9, 2018 at 6-8 pm when we stitch there and see it.

We are going to have a Patriotic Exhibit there in November, 2018, so start stitching or finding any Patriotic and red white and blue pieces to be on display the month of November. I will need to collect them by October 23 day and night meetings.

Joan Vanderbrink

Continued Outreach

Our ongoing outreach programs are collecting “orphan threads” for Threads of Blessing and toiletries for Meals on Wheels. I will have tote bags at the meetings to collect these items.

Joan Vanderbrink

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye… April 2018

Here we are, once again, coming to the end of the “program year”! I hope we all got a start on the “mini Checked Pine”, so you can have it completed in time for the finishing class at the April meeting and to use the 8”x 8” stretcher bars again for the “Peppermint Candy Stocking” at the May Luncheon, taught by Shawn Miller, our Region Director. The May Luncheon will again be held at St. Marks and the information is

later in this newsletter. The deadline to sign up is April 24!!
The next Seminar work day will be April 14! Even if you haven’t been able to join us before, contact Diane

Williams and come to the All Brands Sewing Center on 1604 at 10 AM.

It is time to send your dues to Tawney Carter, so we will have all of them together to send them to National by May. There is also a form for this later in the newsletter (and other hints!).

I will put this item in again as a reminder that we will be having a table at the SCR Seminar 2018 Stash sale. Please bring items you would like to donate to this Chapter fund raiser to me or to any of the Board members.

We still need items to go in our prize basket for the Seminar. Our last baskets have been such a success and this one is off to a good start!

Happy Stitching and Happy Spring!

Pat Sweet