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On Saturday, May 2, there will be a Sew-In at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Come and join other guild members and take advantage of a time to start, work on, or finish a project... get to visit with quilting friends... and escape reality for a bit!  Doors open at 8 am and close at 4:30 pm.  Bring whatever you want to work on while there.  Drinks and ice will be provided.  Bring a snack to share if you wish.  Lunch is on your own.  Bring your machines, extension cords, and necessary notions.  No personal irons, please.  Ironing stations will be set up in each room.  Please consider staying until 4:30 and helping Janet Gouveia put the rooms back in their original set-up.
As a guild, we are extremely appreciative that Gloria Dei allows us to use their wonderful facility for our general meetings, as well as for occasional other events.  We have found that there are very few other places where we can meet, and hope that our relationship continues to be such a positive one.  In thanks, each year, the guild contributes a quilt to Gloria Dei that they raffle off as part of their Fall Craft Show.  This year, Virginia Spiers is leading up the making of the quilt and has asked for the rest of the guild to help her.  All you have to do is make some 4-patches and provide some light-colored fabric for background squares.  For detailed instructions, click here.  We hope you will participate in this endeavor.

If you had a great time at the spring retreat in Galveston, then it’s not too early to be thinking about the fall retreat at Round Top!  Retreat starts Thursday, September 10, at 2:00 PM and ends Sunday, September 14, at noon.  The total cost of the retreat is $220 which includes 3 nights and 5 meals.  Registration will start at the April guild meeting. A deposit of $50 will reserve a place for you. The balance can be paid during the next four months.  We will have registration forms at the sign-up table.  Looking forward to another wonderful retreat with all of you!  If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact either Tonda Helm or Diane Grafton.

Lottery Blocks  
The May/June lottery block is a Patriotic Star block.  These beautiful blocks are a wonderful celebration of red, white, and blue fabrics.  Because May is our Community Service night, these blocks will be collected in June - with the winner to be selected in June also.  For this month's block directions, click here.   
How does the lottery block system work?  Make two blocks.  One is for the lottery; the other is used in the guild's annual auction.  For each two blocks you make, you get  one chance to win all the blocks in the lottery set.  The more you make, the greater your chance to win - and the guild's share of block-sets bring in auction income that helps pay for our programs. 
Are you ready to learn precision piecing from a master piecer?  This 3-day workshop in June will give you all the tips and techniques that a fabulous piecer needs - for only $100.  Jan Krentz is  a superb teacher with patience, experience, and a ton of knowledge.  Check the calendar for details.  Click here for the supply list for the class.  Do not get the supply list from Jan's website; the guild will be providing many of the supplies, so our list is shorter!  NOTE:  The workshops are full but there is a waiting list.  Contact Nancy Ferverda for more information.
Oh my goodness - we have SO many people signed up to complete UFOs this year -- and we've seen an amazing array of UFOs that have finally come out of the closet and gotten finished.  It's not too late to join the UFO Club.  Talk to Lecia Majewski about how to join. The Club meets at Gloria Dei at 6:30 pm.  By March, May, July, September, and November, finish one item on your list... or you will owe another 3 fat quarters.  In November, everyone who has finished all five of their original projects will get to split all of the fat quarters that have been turned in.  Be sure and bring your finished projects for show-and-tell!  Click here to see and print out the Registration form.

Is Your Goose Cooked?
Have you finished your Nesting Goose block from the Prepared
Edge Applique Master Class with Nancy Amidon?  Do you want to?  Check the guild newsletter for details -- and instructions for adding two borders to the center Nesting Goose block.  It will be FUN to see what happens with this!

Instructions for the first roosting goose border are here.
Instructions for the second roosting goose border are here.
Instructions for the third roosting goose border will be provided on July 1. 

BUT WAIT ! ! ! !

Sue is tired of trying to remember which month she posts updates so if you just want to see ALL of the roosting robin additions... and go ahead and work on them... click here!

Workshops can give you new techniques, new knowledge, and new inspiration - you may be surprised at what YOU can do!  Check out all of our upcoming workshops by looking at the guild calendar.  Workshop sign-ups are taken at the Workshop table at guild meetings, or contact Bobbie A.  Sign-ups are considered confirmed only after payment of fees.  Sign up early as slots often fill quickly.

Our beautiful new raffle quilt, Whippoorwill Lane, has been unveiled and it is stunning!  You can purchase tickets for this quilt at our local guild meetings.  To see the photo of the quilt, click here.  The winner will be selected at our May guild meeting!

Community Service Quilts
If you are interested in making a community service quilt, click here to check out our Community Service page.  Scroll down for a list of suggested sizes of quilts.  A multitude of kits are available at each guild meeting for cutting squares, piecing squares, quilting, and/or binding.  You don't have to do everything -- every little bit helps in the making of these heartfelt gifts to people in our community who are dealing with unique challenges.
Check out the Calendar  
Take a look at who is lined up to come and speak to us; we have a lot of great speakers coming!  Click on the Calendar link at the top of this page and then scroll on down.
Our Library
Click here for a list of our library books by author -- or click here for a list by title -- or click here for a list by category (e.g., appliqué, piecing, etc.).  You can also always click on "About Us" (at the top of this page) to find these lists.

Lakeview Quilters Guild
Serving the Houston Bay Area and Neighboring Communities
Meetings:  Third Monday of the Month
Social Time 6:30-7:00 p.m., Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
on Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay.

IMPORTANT:  If you'd like join our guild, go to the "About Us" link at the top of the page!

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Contact: web2@lakeviewquiltersguild.org
Lakeview Quilters Guild
P. O. Box 580365
Nassau Bay, TX 77258
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