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Piecemakers cancel April meeting, make facemasks

Kathy Gipson displays her quilt at the Almanor Recreation Center on March 9. Photo submitted

The Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild would like to express our heart-felt concern to the Chester/Lake Almanor community. Our Vice President, Terry Aaroe, sent out an email to all guild members and the information was also posted on Facebook.

This is what she wrote: “Due to the recent COVID restrictions and for the health of our community, we are canceling our April meeting and class as well as sew days.

“The board is having ongoing conversations about future activities and will keep everyone informed as the weeks progress.”

It is quite a coincidence that National Quilting Day is celebrated each year on the third Saturday of March, which is right in the middle of this pandemic. But we’ve heard that many quilters were busy on their sewing machines that day nevertheless.

Our last guild meeting was on March 9. Always the highlight of our meetings is our Show ‘n Tell. Several members displayed completed projects, which included quilts and fabric bags.

We ended the afternoon with our ever-popular game of “Right, Left, Center.”

Carol Bornhorst was the lucky winner of 40 strips of 2.5-inch beautiful batik fabric.

Our guild is making facemasks for Seneca Hospital. The pattern and instructions are listed on our Facebook page — CHESTER PIECEMAKERS QUILT QUILD.

Anyone can help with this project. These masks are an excellent way to help out during this crisis. So please check it out!

Contact the phone numbers listed below if there are any additional questions.

We will let everyone know when our regular meetings and classes are able to resume.

In the meantime everyone is encouraged to stay home. A recent phrase has been circulating: “These days are confusing, but in our homes we can feel peaceful and strong.”

For further information, please contact our Winter President Mimi Rose at 591-3340 or Jean Martin at 249-6203.

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