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