Southern Comforters Quilt Guild of Bowie, Maryland


Activities

Meetings: When & Where & What

Southern Comforters meetings begin business at 7:30 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Meetings are held at the Christian Community Presbyterian Church at 3120 Belair Drive in Bowie, Maryland. (see a map) Doors open at 7:00 for those who wish to socialize prior to the meeting.

Meetings include announcements from various committees and officers, show and tell, and often special programs. Occasionally, potluck celebrations are held. Doorprizes are awarded most meetings for birthdays, nametags, and block-of-the-month winners. Selections from the guild library are available for borrowing, and often members clean out their stash of fabric, magazines, and other supplies for other guild members to enjoy. Mostly, though, members sit around large round tables, work on various sewing (or knitting) projects, and catch up with each other.

Emergency Weather Meeting Cancellation Policy:
Southern Comforters meetings will be cancelled if any of the following occurs:
1. If it is snowing at the time of the meeting.
2. If Prince George's or Anne Arundel County Schools are closed on a meeting day.
3. If Prince George's or Anne Arundel counties cancel evening activities on a meeting night.

Other Cancellations:
The meeting in November is on the 5th Wednesday (if there is one), rather than the day before Thanksgiving. No meeting on the 4th Wednesday in December.

Guests are welcome to attend one general meeting at no charge, but we encourage you to join to take advantage of programs, newsletters, the library, and other sharing opportunities.

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Sponsored Charities

Through gifts in kind and proceeds from the Annual Quilt Show, Southern Comforters supports the following worthy causes: (return to top of page)

Yahoo Groups

With our member Yahoo Groups website we are able to communicate and stay in touch with guild members. Guild members interested in joining can do so by visiting the site at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southerncomforters and click on "Join this Group." You'll be asked to enter your Yahoo ID or create one. Follow the instructions from Yahoo. This will send a message to our moderator, Misty Cole. Please include your first and last name in your note. If you are having trouble signing up, send an email to our moderator, Misty (southerncomforters-subscribe [at] yahoogroups.com).

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Annual Retreats

Once a year in February, many of our members join together for a long weekend at a retreat located at the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This retreat is characterized by fellowship, mystery and block exchanges, fun, food, sewing time and other activities. Members who attend have returned the following year.

We also have an additional retreat the weekend before Thanksgiving on the Eastern Shore. This weekend is an "open sew", no frills weekend.

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Anniversary

In May, the guild celebrates its anniversary with a potluck dinner and the drawing for an anniversary quilt. Each year, the previous year's winner selects a pattern and gathers donated blocks from guild members to create a top awarded to one lucky guild member. Any member in good standing is eligible for the drawing, unless she has won the top in the past ten years.

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Sewing Bees

In addition to our meetings held twice a month, some of our members gather on a regular basis. Some meet weekly, some monthly, some during the day, some on the alternating Wednesday evening from our meetings. Members work together on group projects, community projects, and still others simply enjoy the companionship of fellow sewers as they complete their own projects. Read about the beginnings of the Grateful Threads Sewing Bee...

Katz's Bee is open to all. We meet at the Crofton Library. Come when you can, leave when you must. Bring whatever you want to work on and the tools you need. The room at the library has natural light and plenty of space, so it is a great place to add borders to a quilt, swap tips and techniques and more. Come and spend a day sewing. For additional information e-mail: president@southerncomforters.org
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2007 | This page last updated on 6/28/2010