There are groups who will take your donations of yarn, quilting materials, etc….. The Knitters at Christ Episcopal Church, 510 Belknap collect donations of yarn for prayer shawls. You can call 210-736-3132, and can leave yarn donations with Carol Miller (staff) or you can go there on Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 where they will be knitting in the library. Other yarns, especially baby yarn, can be donated to Central Christian Church, 720 N. Main, 210-227-5273. Call ahead to the office so they will know to expect you. Quilting materials can be donated to Threads of Love at Oak Hills Church, 19595 IH-10, 210-279-1717 or 210-691-2105. They make baby things for neonatal babies. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-4.
Our April meetings were full of pine trees! Pine tree stand-ups, that is. A total of eight members finished the Mini Pine Tree that we started stitching at the March meetings. Several others took home kits to finish theirs as soon as stitching is complete. If you weren’t at a meeting, and you need a finishing kit, just let Joyce know; and she will see that you get one. And for those who have their finishing supplies, remember she is available at any meeting or stitch-in to help you with your tree. Those who are already finished can attest to the fact that this finishing is quick and easy. Here’s a photo of the ones that were done at the day meeting. We’re now looking forward to having our South Central region director, Shawn Miller, lead us in her stocking project at the spring luncheon on May 12. This will be our last program before the summer break. There will still be lots of opportunities to sit and stitch over the summer months. Library stitch-ins and the Wednesday day stitch-ins will continue as well as the fourth Tuesday night stitch-in at St. Marks Church on Vance Jackson.
As I write Fiesta San Antonio is in full swing and the weather could not be more delightful! I hope many of you are taking time from enjoying this time of year to stitch – which, by the way, can be done outside!
The May Luncheon will be held This month at St. Marks and the address and other information is later in this newsletter. It is time to send your dues to Tawney Carter, so we will have all of them together to send them to National by the end of May. Tawney will have a table at the luncheon to save you the postage so bring your check and form (later in the newsletter) if you haven’t already gotten it to her.
The information and coupon for the SANG Retreat are in this issue! Registrations are being accepted so don’t miss out!
There is still time to donate items to our 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.
I am looking for two volunteers for the 2018 Nominating Committee. Jessica Jones will be the chairman. Please contact me if you are willing, or need more information.
Hope to see you all at the Luncheon, at the SCR Seminar and at all the stitch-ins which continue all summer!