Bingo at the July Guild Meeting
After the regular guild meeting in July, Debbie McHolick hosted a bingo game. To support the local quilt stores—hard hit during this on-going Covid health crises—$100 dollars from the Programs budget was used to purchase $20 gift certificates from the following quilt shops as part of the prizes: The Scrappy Quilter (Schertz), Holly Dee (Luling), Fiberworx (McQueeny), The Quilt Haus (New Braunfels), and Sew Little Time (New Braunfels). Along with the prizes listed next to the photos, the following people also won: Terrill Donaho (Holly Dee gift certificate), Jackie Bevilacqua (The Quilt Haus gift certificate), Sandy Druebert (Fiberworx pins & glue), Sandra Smith (The Quilt Haus book and pattern).
Hope Hospice Annual Quilt
The 2019-2020 Hope Hospice memory quilt was presented on July 25, by Peggy Karakula. This year’s quilt theme is “Plumeria.” Other Guild members who participated in finishing this quilt are Carolyn Yestrumsky and Stella Linder. This is the 26th year that NBAQG has made and presented a memory quilt to Hospice Hospice in honor of their patients who passed away during the past year.
Habitat for Humanity House Blessings
Two Habitat for Humanity homes in San Marcos were dedicated on January 18, 2020 for the Brantley and Slatterly families. Another home was dedicated on June 27, for the Gonzalez family. A fourth home was dedicated on July 25, for the Munoz family. The new homeowners were presented with quilts from the New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild.
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Guild "Drive By" Event (May 2020)
Children's Hospice Quilts
In April 2020, Mary Salmon completed all the memory quilt kits. As a result of our March meeting cancellation and the concerns over COVID-19, volunteers were unable to pick up kits and help out. These individual quilts will go to the children who created them to keep as a memory of their lost loved one.
Hope Hospice Memory Quilt - July 2019
Hope Hospice Children's Memory Quilts - April 2019
Hope Hospice Children's Memory quilts started in 2006. Since then, quilts have evolved into mini memory quilts. On may 13, 2019, children, family, and friends celebrated with a BBQ picnic at Hospice where the children will receive their finished miniature quilts. This culminates the project and gives the children and families an opportunity to remember their special person, to express feelings through art without having to verbalize them, and to contribute a lasting memorial that will be displayed in their home for years to come. Volunteers who helped to create the mini quilts as shown in the photo include: Meloney Funk, Connie Wierzbicki, Vi Eng, Charlotte Mooring, Debbie McHolick, Carolyn Shelton, June Henke, Mary Salmon, Patsy Meckel, Barbara McLeod, and Linda Bligh. Joyce Hankins is not pictured, but she also helped with the project.