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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:

 

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.

 

Sip and Sew

These are weekly meetings to work on sewing projects, ask questions and share solutions with other guild members. Currently offered by Zoom, these meetings are offered during the day and in the evenings to accommodate varied schedules.

 

Annual Holiday Party

The holiday party is the guild's way of both celebrating the holiday season and the accomplishments of guild members throughout the year.  There is always a wonderful, drawings for raffle gifts, games, a charity to support and other surprises. It is held during the regularly scheduled December meeting.

 

Community Service

The guild’s annual Community Service event will be is held at the July meeting.  As a guild we participate in making turbans for the Potter’s Touch turban ministry charity for their distribution to Women impacted by chemotherapy.  Our mission is to provide comfortable and attractive head coverings for adults and children undergoing cancer treatment.

Linda Potter, who was battling ovarian cancer, started this ministry in January 2003. During the past sixteen years the Potter’s Touch outreach has grown, and more than 21,000 head coverings have been distributed. Each month, approximately 150 turbans and caps are delivered to the American Cancer Society, Chemoflage (similar to ACS’s “Look Good, Feel Better” program,) Mitchell Cancer center in Alabama, Gwinnett County area oncology offices, and individuals in our church, community, and beyond.  We will support these groups by everyone making turbans.

For questions on guild charitable efforts, please contact Korri Iracondo.

 

Ryan's Case for Smiles

Throughout the year, our members make pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles. These pillowcases are distributed to children with medical issues that require long term stays in the hospital as a way to bring color and fun into their hospital room. We use colorful, bright, kid friendly fabrics to make homemade pillowcases in a variety of themes. The kids are allowed to pick their own speical pillowcase to use in their room and keep upon their discharge. Pillowcase kits are available for members to take home and sew for this wonderful program. Click here for more information about Ryan's Case for Smiles.

 

Tiny Stitches

Members also make infant/children's quilts throughout the year that are donated to Tiny Stitches, which provides layette sets and infant burial sets for newborns in families that have financial difficulty, as well as to SAFFT (Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together), which provides support for foster children in the local area.

 

Other Charity Projects

Our quilters also save their fabric scraps, which are made into dog beds and donated to local charities that support pet adoption and care.

All of these activities are optional.  But, our generous group makes them a priority and we have contributed many finished projects to our community partners.  For more information about the ongoing activities, please contact the

Coordinator of Community Service, Korri Iracondo.

Looking forward to a ‘charitable’ 2020!