President’s Challenge 2016-2017

COQG 2016-17 President Lois Lyon President’s Challenge
“Nursery Rhymes” 

The rules are simple:
~ No larger than crib size (suggested crib size 42″x60″) and as small as you wish.

~Due at the May 25, 2017 COQG joint guild meeting.

Each month I will suggest titles, starting with the letter “A” and continuing.  I will list 10 each month for 10 months just to give ideas. I know you can think of more, but I did find about 80.

Here goes:

– A Tisket A Tasket            – Did You Ever See A Las-sie        – Goosey, Goosey Gander                                  –Humpty Dumpty

– Baa Baa Black Sheep      – Frère Jacques                                –Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush    –Hush Little Baby

– Bye Baby Bunting           – Froggie Went A Courting            –Hey Diddle Diddle                                            –I’m A Little Teapot

– Cinderella                         – Georgie Porgie                              –Hickory Dickery Dock                                      –Itsy Bitsy Spider

– Cock-A-Doodle Do          – Gingham Cat and Calico Dog    –Hot Cross Buns                                                 –It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

So get your creative juices flowing and I know we will have some wonderful entries!
(Yelp…The little ditties are running through your mind right now….right?)

Lois Lyon COQG President 2016-17

Note:  Congrats to Marilyn Karper – Winner of last year’s challenge “Flying High”

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COQG Sponsored Charities

Positive Tomorrows

The show committee is please to have chosen Positive Tomorrows as the charity we will donate 30% of the proceeds from the raffle quilt ticket sales. Please do your part in raising money for this worthy organization. Our mission is simple: educating homeless children and their families for life. We use education to help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. We help in three main ways:

Removing Barriers Supporting the Family Educating the Homeless Child Check out the Positive Tomorrows Needs List on their website. Learn how you can get involved with Positive Tomorrows!

Our Sister’s Closet
2209 W. I-240 Service Road
Walnut Square Shopping Center
(NW Corner of I-240 & Penn Ave.)
Monday-Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Closed SundayPlease donate lightly used clothing and accessories as well a decorative home items.
Books are always appreciated.Our Sister’s Closet has been COQG’s charity of choice since 2009 – Please consider donating items to benefit the YWCA Women’s Shelter BEFORE having a garage sale.~Have you considered donating a quilt for the YWCA’s Purple Sash Fundraiser auction?  Contact Cindy at Our Sister’s Closet.

All donations are tax deductible

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Valuable Tips for Quilt Storage from Martha Spark

Martha Spark is a textile care and preservation expert.

— Swim Noodles are safe to use to roll our quilts that are no wider than the 48″ noodle length.
— Clear plastic containers are safe for fabrics storage IF the letters PP and/or PE appear on the bottom next to the triangle.
— It is not recommended to use Space-Saver type plastic bags for long term quilt storage as the compression of the fibers will cause strain and breakage over time.  A better option is to wrap quilts in clean, white cotton sheets as textiles need to breath.

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