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Executive board members were installed at the Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild annual potluck Oct. 14. From left: Treasurer Paula Draney; Secretary Monique Figlietti; Co-Presidents Liz Willis and Mimi Rose and Vice President Terry Aaroe. Photo submitted

Piecemakers hold annual potluck and installation of board members

The Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild held its annual potluck and installation of new officers Oct. 14.

The following members will be serving in their posts for the 2019-2020 term: Co-Presidents Liz Willis and Mimi Rose, Vice-President Terry Aaroe, Secretary Monique Figlietti and Treasurer Paula Draney.

Other board members are Parliamentarian, including Carol Bornhorst; Kathy Gipson, membership; Corie Howe, newsletter; and Jean Martin, publicity.

The meeting started with a delicious potluck lunch prepared by guild members followed by the business meeting.

Bornhorst, president for the past two years, was presented with Christmas quilt blocks made by guild members.

Sandi Gibson, UFO or Unfinished Objects chairperson, announced prizes for the most completed projects for last year. This is a great program to encourage members to finish projects that they had previously listed in October 2018.

Always a popular part of our meetings is “Show ‘n Tell.” And this month’s participation did not disappoint. Our local quilters are very talented!

The big highlight of the Oct. 14 event was the ticket drawing for the beautiful 2019 Opportunity Quilt.

This year’s quilt was designed by Diane Morrow and is called “Star Burst.” Guild members spent many hours sewing everything together, and the end result was spectacular!

Debbie Hicks did the machine quilting in Susanville.

After much anticipation, the winning ticket was drawn. The winner is from Brooklyn, New York, and she purchased her ticket at the County Fair in August. The quilt will be boxed up and shipped to her.

Monthly meetings are always on the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Almanor Recreation Center in Chester. The upcoming meeting Nov. 11 will include the regular business meeting and “Show ‘n Tell” event.

Immediately following the meeting, VP Terry Aaroe will prepare a workshop to make name badge holders for all attendees.

Terry will have free fabric kits or you can supply your own fabric. Please bring your sewing machine.

Every Christmas season we deliver quilts to the Chester and Westwood pre-school children.

Suzy Miner, Sue Rapose and Shirley Geissert form the committee, along with lots of help from guild members.

They have been working all year to make these special quilts we call “Heartwarmers.”

The sewing takes place each Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Community Room at Sierra Meadows in Chester. Anyone in the community is invited to come and help with this great project.

The guild wants the community to know that everyone is invited to our meetings and our special projects. We welcome all to join us! We are a nice friendly group and have lots of fun! You can find us on the web at Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

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

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