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WELCOME

The Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of quilt making through education, preservation, and fellowship. Whether you collect quilts, love them, make them or just want to learn more about them, we invite you to join our guild.

We currently have approximately 150 members. It's a large guild, but we try to keep the small guild feel by providing lots of opportunities for members to be involved in such things as open sews and workshops. Our members come from all over north-central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. We are a friendly group and would love to have new members join us.

NEWS FLASH

Due to Covid 19 we will meet by Zoom until further notice. Please watch your email on information on how to join the meeting.We have meet this way for September, October and November. Although it is nothing like our regular meetings they are still wonderful to see each other faces.

Open Sews

Our open sews are cancelled for now but we hope to re-start them soon.

News from the Quilt Cupboard and Membership:

The SCQG Quilt Cupboard will meet at the Groton Senior Center in their large activity room. There will be maximum of 12 people. Please contact Jan Dillon or Sue Houde for more information.

The Quilt Cupboard is interested in expanding the distribution of finished quilts. They are asking if you could think about sites like shelters for battered women and children, or other agencies that we could make regular donations of quilts to those who may need them. It would be helpful to come up with a list of places we would like to make regular donations to, so that we could get more involved in the wider community and spread the joy of receiving a new quilt. More to come on this, but first, please email houdesusan@yahoo.com with ideas of agencies in our geographic area that are potential sites for us to contact. Identifying an agency does not mean you need to be the liaison for that agency.

Days in November and December have been reserved for the Quilt Cupboard workshops so that we can work further on putting together quilt kits for our Drop Off/Pick Up Days and for you to work on Cupboard projects. With the holidays coming we have had to change days for the workshops. The work room is available to us from 8-12 the following days. I will plan to be there for the 4 hours each day, but feel free to drop in anytime during these hours at the Center in West Groton There is plenty to do. We will be keeping groups small and open to our Quilt Cupboard crew. Please let me know if you can attend any of these workshops.

The dates we will meet are : Thursday November 19. 8-noon Thursday December 10. 8-noon Thursday December 17. 8-noon

We will have a drop-off/pick-up day on November 28 from 10-12, but will not have a day in December because of Christmas.

We will begin to distribute quilts to older adults needing a quilt for comfort through the Groton Council of Aging. The quilts will be distributed by the Council after requesting a quilt through me. If anyone would like to establish a relationship with the Council of Aging in your town, could you please contact them and let me know how it goes. I think the Council of Agings should have a good idea of who the older adults in town are who would benefit from a quilt. We continue to distribute quilts to Project Linus, Emerson Cancer Center and I still plan to contact LGH Cancer Center. Please consider contacting other groups so that we can set up additional organizations through which we can distribute our quilts.

Thanks for all you do for the Quilt Cupboard and hope to see you all soon! Also could you also let me know if you have distributed a quilt to anyone in the past month. Sue and Jan

Masks

Again, special thanks to all our members that have made masks for this pandemic. I am sure all those who have received them were very thankful.

 

Lastly, stay safe and

Happy sewing!

 

 

Stay safe and happy sewing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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