Keeping in Touch

Hello Guild Members:

Here are the contributions I received for our post on keeping in touch with one another .

I’d like to highlight the Round Robin Quilt Medallions that many of you helped make for Community Quilters.  This was a really fun project!



Our 2020 Raffle Quilt

Dear Guild Friends:

So many of you picked up quilt raffle tickets to sell when last we met in March.  Yes, it seems so long ago!  I sense that most of us have a lot of time on our hands…if that’s the case for you, would you please consider calling friends and neighbors and selling those tickets?  The quilt is on display at Quilters Cove in Newport and will remain there indefinitely.  Judy & Holly at Quilters Cove are keeping open hours M-F 11:30am-2pm and some Saturday & Sunday hours (call ahead).  The revenue we earn from ticket sales is very important to the guild’s “bottom line” for programs and supplies, so we need to SELL, SELL, SELL even during the coronavirus pandemic!

Roseanne Berton


From Jean Amundson

Quarantine has turned us into dogs. We roam the house all day looking for food. We are told “no” if we get too close to strangers. And we get really excited about car rides.

I was so bored I called Jake from State Farm just to talk to someone. He asked me what I was wearing.

2019:  Stay away from negative people.  2020: Stay away from positive people.

The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house, and their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors!You think it’s bad now? In 20 years our country will be run by people home-schooled by day drinkers…

This virus has done what no woman had been able to do…cancel all sports, shut down all bars, and keep men at home!!!

Do not call the police on suspicious people in your neighborhood!  Those are your neighbors without makeup and hair extensions!

Since we can’t eat out, now’s the perfect time to eat better, get fit, and stay healthy.  We’re quarantined!  Who are we trying to impress?  We have snacks, we have sweatpants – I say we use them!
Day 7 at home and the dog is looking at me like, “See? This is why I chew the furniture!”
Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands???
I never thought the comment “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are!
Me: Alexa what’s the weather this weekend?
Alexa: It doesn’t matter – you’re not going anywhere.
Can everyone please just follow the government instructions so we can knock out this coronavirus and be done?! 
I feel like a kindergartner who keeps losing more recess time because one or two kids can’t  follow directions.
Wear your mask inside also to keep you from eating.
I swear my fridge just said “what the hell do you want now?”
When this is over…what meeting do I attend first…Weight Watchers or AA?


Here’s what I just finished. A nephew-in-law who collects vintage motor cycles is having treatments for cancer, so when I saw this vintage motorcycle fabric, I knew I wanted to make him a lap quilt. This is the result. We’ll ship it off to Fort Benton, Montana, this morning.


Here are some cute photos from Rose Shaw of her hubby clearing brush around their house.  
And a beautiful snowy bush in Rose’s yard.

This lovely quilt has been Sue Stephenson’s most recent  project.

And last but not least are some furry friend pictures.

Fran Whited’s granddaughter’s new puppy

Jean’s cat taking in the sun on the stairs

My cat Mac being Mac

At this point I don’t have plans to add another Pandemic Post.  I hope you are settling in to this new unwelcome but necessary normal.  Be good but not too good, stay safe, wear your masks and above all else:

Keep Sewing!