Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Stanwood-Camano Hero Quilters

The Stanwood-Camano Hero Quilters' next sew day is Saturday February 20th at the Stanwood Senior Center from 10-4. We meet in the Social Room next to the Thrift Store. The address is 7430 276th St NW Stanwood. For more information contact Sharon Szekely 360-387-4800, sharonsseams2b@peoplepc.com
We meet once a month usually at the Senior Center. A couple times a year at Aunt Mary's Quilt shop at Smokey Point. We always have lots of fun & good food. We also have a small cookbook of our favorite "sew day" recipes for sale.

Friday, January 15, 2010

News from Afghanistan

Sue writes:

The first shipment of quilts made it to Afghanistan! The superintendent responsible for staging at Bagram wrote to say that they were thrilled by the quilts. He said that "They are one of the most impressive patriotic things I have seen in my 23+ years of service.

An EMT aboard one of the medi-vac planes wrote to say that he wished he had been allowed to take pictures. He said that the wounded warriors were all covered with our quilts and it was a fabulous sight to see. Several of them read the label and just smiled.

I couldn't be more thrilled. This is what it is all about.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Upcoming AHQ Events - Vashon Island Sew-A-Thon and Pacific Beach Retreat

Vashon Island Quilt-a-thon:

There will be a quilt-a-thon for American Hero Quilts on Jan. 25, 26, 27 at the VFW hall on Vashon Island. The hall is at the top of Morgans Hill on Vashon Highway, just north of Burton. We will start at 9am and go until we drop. Please bring 2 1/2" strips of red, white and blue fabric and of course your sewing equipment. Please bring a lunch so that you can eat when you want to. For more info you can reach me (Margaret Bickel) at 206-567-4142 or at margbickel@aol.com

Pacific Beach Retreat:

A two day American Hero Quilt Retreat will be held at Pacific Beach Conference Center, Pacific Beach, WA, on Sunday, January 31, and Monday, February 1, 2010. For more information email ione@ionewhitney.com or call Ione Whitney at 360-908-4692.

We hope to see you at these events!