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The Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s annual main project for December is to distribute lovingly created Heartwarmer quilts, toys and a book to Chester and Westwood pre-school students. Back from left, Quilt Guild members Suzy Miner, Carol Asbury, Terry Aaroe and Mimi Rose. Front from left, Paula Draney, Diane Morrow and Nancy Butler. Photo by Jean Martin

Quilt Guild celebrates Christmas

The Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild had its Christmas Party on Dec. 9 at the Almanor Recreation Center.

We enjoyed a delicious luncheon, which included ham, side dishes, salads, rolls and desserts.

Mimi Rose, Liz Willis and Paula Draney worked together to organize the lovely event complete with beautifully decorated tables and a Christmas tree.

We also played our favorite game called Left, Right, Center with fabric strips cut at 2.5-inches x 40-inches. Diane Morrow was the big winner and took home 56 strips, enough to make a nice-size quilt.

On the Christmas tree were folded fabric stars made by Mimi and Liz. Each guild member received a star.

We also exchanged fat quarters (Christmas fabric cut at 18-inches x 20-inches) that were hung on the tree.

Our main project for December was to distribute our lovingly created Heartwarmer quilts to Chester and Westwood pre-school students. This project is something that we do every year.

We met early at Wildwood Community Center on Dec. 19 to organize the 32 quilts. Included with each quilt was a stuffed toy and book.

Then the fun began as we drove to both schools to deliver the quilts. It is always so rewarding to watch as each child is given a quilt as a gift.  Warms your heart for sure, hence the name: “Heartwarmers.”

Our Heartwarmer committee consists of Suzy Miner, Sue Rapose and Shirley Geissert.

All guild members are involved in the project. These quilts are worked on all year, so now it is time to start creating new ones for 2020.

Our next guild meeting is Jan. 13. After our business meeting, we will be sharing our favorite quilting tools and notions.

The following day (Tuesday, Jan. 14), Terry Aaroe will be teaching a project bag class. That class will be held from 9 to 4 p.m. at the Sierra Meadows Community Room.

All are welcome to our guild meetings and special events.  We meet at the Almanor Recreation Center the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m.

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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