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by Debbie B

2011 BLOCK OF THE MONTH SERVICE PROJECT

As members do their 2011 Blocks of the Month, they make one block for their own use and one block for Guild projects. Guild members Mardee Cooke, Liz Phillips and Mary Jane Watson assembled the red, white and blue quilt during Cabin Fever 2011 weekend at Dodge Pond. Jill Josephs quilted it and Patty Blickwedehl did the binding. This finished quilt will be presented to the Canton Knights of Columbus for use as a fund raiser.

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QUILT CLASSES AT HELPING HANDS IN HANNAWA FALLS

In March 2010, guild member Mardee Cooke volunteered time and fabric to teach a basic quiltmaking class to 7 women at Helping Hands. This organization provides a variety of services to local individuals and families in need and relies to a large extent on volunteers and donated services and materials. For 6 weeks the group met and made a simple quilt for themselves or their families. Sewing machines which had been donated to Helping Hands were checked out and serviced at no cost by Derry Cooke, local machine repairman. The women learned basic sewing skills which included use of a machine, cutting, sewing and finishing a project. They were then encouraged to come to the center and use the machines on their own. The pattern was “Boxed Squares”, a pattern brought to the guild by member Gail Schaberg. All quilts were finished by the end of the classes and the class members had developed a lot of confidence in their sewing ability. Poster_4_1.jpg

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The Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild presents a “first baby of the year” Basket annually to the parents. Quilt Guild member Sue Loope donated this quilt for the basket filled with newborn goodies.

 

SERVICE PROJECTS FOR NEWBORNS AND SENIORS

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MEALS ON WHEELS - COLTON RUN: Two Guild members, Mary S. Rutley and Mary Jane Watson, regularly make placemats, coasters, crocheted Easter baskets, refrigerator magnets, etc., to commemorate various holidays throughout the year for the participants in the Colton run for Meals on Wheels. Recipients receive five to six items per year delivered with their meals. Examples are in this display. Poster_6_4.jpg

RAFFLE QUILT TO BENEFIT POTSDAM HUMANE SOCIETY

Poster_2_2.jpg ANIMAL FRIENDLY VILLAGE: In the fall of 2009, Borderline Quilters decided to make and donate a quilt to the Potsdam Humane Society that could be used as a raffle quilt to assist them in raising funds for the construction of a new and expanded Animal Shelter. In October 2009, patterns including trees, and three different houses, were distributed to guild members. In March 2010, completed blocks, embellished with a variety of animals, were assembled by a group of members including Mary Jane Watson, Jan Fife, Elizabeth Phillips and Mardee Cooke at a quilt retreat at the Dodge Pond Camp in southern St. Lawrence County. Guild member Jill Josephs did the quilting. The Humane Society conducted the raffle, and several local businesses were kind enough to display the quilt and sell tickets. The Humane Society made approximately $700 on the quilt.
Shown at the presentation of the quilt from left to right are Anne Smith, Director and Bonnie Boyd, Board President of the Potsdam Humane Society, and Jan Fife, vice-president of the Borderline Quilters. A miniature quilt completed by Mardee Cooke is in the display. Poster_2_1.jpg

COASTERS, DOOR PRIZES, AND MORE FOR THE PUBLIC

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In 2010 Guild members made 500 coasters to be distributed as favors at the Guild’s 2011 Quilt Show. They are available at the table where you signed in at the Show. We hope that you like them. Check on your way out for any door prize drawings that occurred while you were here. Enjoy your day!

QUILTS FOR KIDS

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Begun in 2009 and still ongoing, Quilts for Kids were made and distributed to agencies that serve children’s emergency needs in St. Lawrence County. Here, Mary Rutley and Mary Jane Watson present quilts to Colton Rescue Squad President Carla Smith (center). As quilts are given to children in need, they are replaced for the next child. To date, Colton has distributed two.