Stitch Ins For November and December 2014

Monday, November 10 at Forest Hills Library on Ingram inside 410, 6-8 pm, Wednesday, November 12, Yarn Barn on McCullough 10:00 am to lunch and stitch until 3:00 pm, Saturday, November 15 at Memorial Library on Culebra 10:00 am to 1:00 pm., Tuesday, December 2, at Maverick Library, Wednesday, December 3 at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 9 to 11:00 am, lunch and more stitching until about 3 pm, Wednesday, December 10 at Yarn Barn on McCullough 10:00 am to lunch and stitch until 3:00 pm and Monday, December 8, Forest Hills Library from 6-8 pm, Saturday, December 20 at Memorial Library. OUR FIFTH SATURDAY STITCH IN IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 AT JOANN’S ON MCCULLOUGH FROM 9-1.

FOREST HILLS EXHIBIT

We are going to have a Thanksgiving/Christmas exhibit at

Forest Hills Library from November 22 to January 2015. Please bring your items to the November 18 meeting. Forest hills has a wonderful locked glass case as you enter the library. I know some of you have stitched tom turkey and tree top angels if you can part with them this year. We could have a rafter of turkeys and a flight of angels.

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

The 2014 SANG retreat is a wonderful memory now. Diane Williams and Mary Hodges did a great job. Everyone had a terrific time. Diane’s organizational skills and Mary’s goodie bags made this fun and relaxing. They are already working on Retreat 2015 for the first weekend of October 2015. SAVE THIS DATE.

Myrt Naylor brought 4 of her spinning buddies. They added a new dimension to our retreat seeing what they do with spinning and making the yarn into beautiful shawls and gloves. Three of them had such a great time that they jumped right in and joined SANG, Diane Ballerino-Regan, Washington, D.C., Barbara Seeler, Monroe, WA, and Gretchen Hill, San Antonio. Dolores Blomstrom, Cedar Creek, TX Austin Guild became a plural member. Hopefully we will see all of them at our next retreat.

At the stitch in at Memorial Library on October 18, 2014, we received some sad news. Michelle Brown is moving to Dallas and will be there by the time you read this newsletter. She said to stop by if we get out her way. Her cell phone is the same. I am glad she came to stitch with Mary Hodges, Maryann Reed and myself before she left.

We will have our Annual Christmas party and Ornament Exchange on December 6 at the Quarry Golf Club. The ornament needs to be hand stitched or beaded and wrapped. If your friends want to participate, they can try their hand at stitching prior to the party. The deadline to register is November 22. There is a coupon in this newsletter. We can come at 8:30 am to stitch. The menu looks delicious. We are also doing Toys for Tots. Please bring a new unwrapped toy with you. Diane Williams has done a great job organizing this.

I hope to see you Saturday, November 8 at 10:00 am for the Quilt show at Institute of Texan Cultures. One of my quilting buddies said this is not to be missed. If we have 10 people we get in for $4.00 each and write only one check so bring friends.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Joan Vanderbrink

Officer Nominations: 2015-2016

Karin Shaw chaired the nomination committee and would like to thank the members their efforts. The committee presents the following slate of officers:

President – Jessica Jones
1st VP (Education) – Pat Sweet
2nd VP (Membership) – Karin Shaw 3rd VP (Day Meeting) – Ruth Krimsky Treasurer – Sue Preston
Secretary – Mary Hodges

Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the October and November chapter meetings. Elections shall take place at the November chapter meetings.

SANG GOES TO INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES

Texas Art Quilts and Masterpieces exhibit is at the Institute of Texan Cultures. We are planning to see this on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:00 am. If we have more than 10 people, the charge is only $4.00, Seniors are $7.00 and ages 12-64 is $8.00. I have not been to the Institute in some time and am looking forward to going again. I hope to see 10 of you at the front door of the Institute on Saturday, November 8, 2014

-Joan Vanderbrink

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

We learn something new every day. I did not know San Antonio has an aquarium. I got an email groupon for our aquarium. It is at 6320 Bandera Road in Leon Valley. I went to their website and it is due to open in December 2014. (I know this does not have anything to do with needlework. I just thought it was interesting.)

Back to needlework, the Institute of Texan Cultures has a “Texas Art Quilts and Modern Masterpieces” exhibit from September 5 to January 11, 2015. The SANG trip is planned for Saturday, November 8, 2014. More in this newsletter.

Stitching the tin topper was fun at our last meetings. We will finish them at the October meeting.

Our retreat is filled up. Diane has done a wonderful job of organizing it. There will be a lot of good stitching time, food and fellowship.

I know we all do it, but I have 5 things I am stitching on at this time. The Hapsburg lace, Hapsburg scissor case, tin toppers, pillow for my daughter-in-law’s October birthday and switch plate for a wedding soon. What I stitch on depends on which tote bag I grab. Two have deadlines so they are in the same bag. Luckily we have several stitch ins soon.

I hope to see you at a stitch in or meeting soon.

Joan Vanderbrink

Stitch-ins For September 2014

Tuesday, September 2 at Maverick Library 6-8 pm, Wednesday, September 3 at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 9 am to 11:00 am, lunch at 11:00 am and more stitching about 12-3 pm, Monday, September 8 at Forest Hills Library on Ingram inside 410, 6-8 pm, Wednesday, September 10, Yarn Barn on McCullough 10:00 am to lunch and stitch until 3:00 pm, Saturday, September 20 at Memorial Library on Culebra 10:00 am to 1:00 pm., Wednesday, October 1 at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 9 to 11:00 am, lunch and more stitching until about 3 pm, Wednesday, October 8 at Yarn Barn on McCullough 10:00 am to lunch and stitch until 3:00 pm and Monday, October 13 at Forest Hills Library from 6-8 pm.

For all you quilters, I saw the Institute of Texan Cultures has a “Texas Art Quilts and Modern Masterpieces” exhibit from September 5 through January 11, 2015. For Adults it is $8.00, Seniors 65 & over $7.00 and groups of 10 $4.00 per person. Their hours are Monday – Saturday from 9-5 and Sundays from 10-5. We could talk about taking a Saturday and seeing the exhibit. More about this at the September day and night meetings.

Membership books

2014 Membership booklets have been printed — copies will be available at several August Stitch-ins (August 16th, 26th, and

30th). Booklets will be mailed to members who do not pick up their booklets before September.

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye. -September

The SANG family was saddened to hear of the passing of Yolanda Kujawski on August 15, 2014. She was a good friend and an excellent stitcher. The family had several of her pieces on display at the service including the Millennium Sampler. She had been on the Board for several years. We will miss her.

I want to thank Mary Hodges, Jessica Jones, Pat Allison and Joyce McCoig for stitching with me at the San Antonio Bead Market at Pedrotti Ranch August 16 and 17. We had a list for anyone interested in receiving our newsletter and got nine requests. Hopefully we will see some of them at a stitch in or meeting. The Market is held three times a year so we may be going back.

The Institute of Texan Cultures has a “Texas Art Quilts and Modern Masterpieces” from September 5 to January 11, 2015. We will see if we can plan a Saturday to go down there. Groups of 10 are $4.00 each. More in this newsletter. The South Central Region’s outreach of stitching bookmarks is an ongoing project. I did 23 of them this year. It was a lot of fun and I took them everywhere. They conveniently fit in my purse.

Tawney has some fun projects for the rest of 2014 in the August newsletter. Check for supplies we need to bring for the September tin topper and we will finish them at the October meeting.

Our retreat is coming soon. It will be pretty in Kerrville the end of October. I just hope the leaves are changing. This Marylander still misses the change of seasons. Diane has lots planned for us. Check this newsletter for info.

My two knitted afghans for my granddaughter’s baby shower were finished the night before the shower. I keep my cell phone close just in case. So if I leave a meeting early, you will know why. It is baby time.

I hope to see you at a stitch in or meeting soon.

Joan Vanderbrink