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Terry Aaroe will teach making tall, colorful fabric bags like these at the March 10 workshop. Photos submitted

Piecemakers Quilt Guild staying busy

The Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild is keeping very busy. Many of our members are gone during the winter, but those who live here all year keep the guild’s programs running no matter what the weather brings.

We had our regular meeting Feb. 10 at the Almanor Recreation Center. After a short business meeting, our Show ‘n Tell was wonderful!

Several of our members displayed quilts, cross-stitched items, project storage bags, and a machine embroidered tapestry — such a nice assortment of hand-made projects!

We then hosted a surprise baby shower for our monthly newsletter editor, Corie Howe.

All the pink frosted refreshments, pink punch and pink balloons indicated that we were celebrating a new baby girl coming soon.

We all enjoyed watching Corie open her gifts. The guild also presented her with two quilts: one for the new baby and one for her little boy.

Our next meeting at the Almanor Recreation Center is March 9 at 1 p.m.

Our activity for the next day (March 10) was displayed at this meeting.

Terry Aaroe, our vice president, will teach us how to make a handy fabric bag that stands upright and can hold gifts, wine bottles, knitting supplies, or any other sewing items.

Our Sew Days are held each Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Sierra Meadows Community Room. You do not need to be a member to attend.

Bring your sewing machine, hand sewing items, or just come by and say “Hello.”

Some quilters might be working on our Heartwarmer Quilts, hospital clothing protectors, or on personal projects. It’s a nice friendly group.

Thanks to Terry Aaroe we have some awesome classes and workshops coming up within the next few months. So stay tuned for more information on them.

We will always list them a few weeks ahead in our Patchwork Posts.

If you would like to attend any of our classes or workshops, please contact us at one of the phone numbers listed below. There usually is a materials list of what you will need to bring, and we can email that information to you.

Don’t forget you are always welcome at our meetings, which are held at the Almanor Recreation Center at 1 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. We would love to have you join us.

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

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