We organized as the Dreamland Quilters Club in January of 2001. Several of original members have moved out or gone back home to be closer to family, but new members have been added so our membership stays around twenty, give or take a little. Our members make "charity quilts" which are donated to Helen's Hope Chest in Mesa for foster children and the VA Hospital in Phoenix for the veterans. It is a wonderful use for our large inventory of scrap fabrics. We invite any of you to come to our meetings on Thursday afternoon at Read Hall at 1:00 PM. Perhaps you too will become interested and will have a new hobby. Contact Becky Lamson who’s phone number can be found in the DVRC phonebook if you have questions.
During our first meeting in January we had election of officers for the year. Sandy Anderson and Ellen Hundley share co-president, Betty Sharpy and Rita Carlson retained their current offices as vice president and secretary treasure's. Becky Lamson filled the position as liaison. Thanks, ladies, for stepping up to help run the club. During 2013 we made and donated 80 quilts and 82 pillow cases to charity. Your fabric and batting donations help make that possible. Thanks.
Quilters weekly events:
July through September we go to our summer schedule. We will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Read Hall.
Our second and fourth meetings of the month are normally set aside as a time to work on charity quilts or open sewing. The third week’s meeting is devoted to a special project. Our monthly quilt picture is of a quilt pieced by Ellen Hundley, quilted by Leslie Starks and binding by Carol Shaw and Pat Norris. New or prospective members are always welcome.
We welcome your unused quilting fabric and batting. You can contact Quilt Club President Becky Lamson, and she will arrange a time to pick it up or you may drop it off during our weekly quilt meetings at Read Hall on Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
Quilters’ quote of the month: Really I don't dislike to cook, but what you cook is eaten so quickly. When you sew, you have something that will last to show for your efforts. ~Elizabeth Travis Johnson
Remember, people will see your quilts long after you are gone…not your housework!