The Chattahoochee Evening Stars have many annual, semi-annual, monthly and even weekly events to help further our goal of promoting quilting and fostering friendship. Some of these events include:
2018 Guild Challenge - Let them Eat Cake
- 20" x 20" minimum - no maximum
- No color restrictions
- Has to pertain to food
- Use it all - pieced, applique, paper piecing, paint, embellishment - just be sure it is quilted
- Has to be made this year and is due at the October 1st meeting
Tuesday Evening Bee
If you like to enjoy the camaraderie of quilting with other quilters, please join us for our Tuesday Evening Bee. This is an open bee and will be open each month to anyone who would like to attend. The Tuesday Evening Bee was started as a way to share the wealth of knowledge of so many of the gifted quilters' in our community. When it comes to quilting, we all have special skills and talents to be shared and some of us are stronger in some areas than in others. If you are new to quilting, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and get the input of more experienced quilters. If you are a more experienced quilter and have discovered something great that you would like to share, we would love to hear about it. If you want to just sit and talk or bring something to work on, whether handwork or machine work, there is room for both. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Location does change, so contact Barbara if you plan to attend. If you have questions about Tuesday Evening Bee, please contact Barbara Means
Annual Christmas Party
The holiday party is the guild's way of both celebrating the holiday season and the accomplishments of guild members throughout the year. These activities include bringing covered dish for dinner, dress in certain ways, sign thank you cards, making quilt blocks, and arriving on time to name just a few. The annul Christmas Party is held at the regularly scheduled December meeting.
CES will continue to support the following organizations:
- Tiny Stitches (www.tinystitches.org) – baby quilts sized 36”x45”:
Tiny Stitches is an all volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) group that was organized in 1999 to help North Georgia’s smallest, neediest new residents stay dry and warm. It was formed from the ideas of five women who believed that we should help our neighbors first. Our small group grew quickly and has become a workforce of over 200 men and women working across North Georgia - sewing, knitting and crocheting and working together to provide for the disadvantaged in the area. Since we did not know enough about how to determine which families needed our help most, we decided to rely on the nurses in the hospitals, clinics, health departments and midwives who see the families and know their circumstances. The Mission of Tiny Stitches is to provide basic clothing, bedding, and other items for newborns in North Georgia whose families are not able to provide for them. We work through hospitals and clinics in the counties we serve. Tiny Stitches also provides burial ensembles to any family that has suffered the loss of an infant.
- Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer; www.caseforsmiles.org) - pillowcases:
Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer) was founded in 2007 to bring comfort and support to young patients and their families in hospitals around the globe. We started with a simple goal: to create and distribute whimsical pillowcases that give children an emotional boost and remind them that they are not defined by their illness. Today, our programs have expanded to include the children’s entire families so they can better navigate and cope with a very difficult experience and avoid long term emotional trauma. To ensure the highest quality care, we have partnered with PTSD experts at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to create valuable web-based information and tools designed for each member of the family’s unique experience.
- CASA – quilts for kids:
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interests of an abused or neglected child involved in a juvenile court proceeding.
CASA volunteers act as a “guardian” to these children who are involved in the Juvenile Court through no fault of their own – they are the victims. This special volunteer will interview the child and all important adults in the child’s life. A written, detailed report with recommendations will be given to the judge to help make the best informed decisions about the child’s future. The CASA also attends court hearings and other important meetings to speak up on behalf of the child’s best interest.
If you wish to donate an item, please be sure to log it on the Show-N-Tell sheet and give the item to Barbara Means for delivery to the appropriate organization.
The guild also collects pill bottles and cosmetic bags for the DHOA hospitals, scraps for dog beds and bulk fabric for Re:loom.
The guild’s annual Community Service event will be at the August 2018 meeting.
Looking forward to a ‘charitable’ 2018!
For questions on guild charitable efforts, please contact Korri Iracondo.