Bits and Pieces February/March Newsletter
In December, we celebrated with a holiday dinner gathering. Great meal, fellowship, fun and prizes! We collected 18 NICU quilt’s, most made from our heart pattern challenge, to donate for the VCU neonatal isolettes. We had two tables playing “left, right, center” game and two winners that each took home 30+ holiday fat quarters! Along with a yummy cookie exchange, there were so many door prizes that almost everyone was a winner. A good time was had by all.
Effective January 15, 2022, Bits and Pieces has changed their meeting time and location. They will now meet the third Saturday of the month at 10am in the Varina Ruritan Club, 8081 Recreational Road, Henrico, VA. (Future dates/Note: Feb 19 location change will be announced; Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17). This will enable us to have all day facility access for morning meeting/program and afternoon class and/or open sewing.
Proposed slate of officers:
President- Donna Booth
Vice- Anna Williams
Secretary- Bradleigh Barthel
Treasurer- Amy Christopher
Programs- Barbara Vonada
Bits and Pieces will meet February 19 (location to be announced) for our annual fleece blanket drive lead by Meade Welch. These fleece blankets are made and donated by our members to the VCU Massey Cancer Center chemotherapy rooms and used to keep patients warm and comfortable during their infusion.
Bits and Pieces will meet March 19 at Varina Ruritan Club for a program presentation by Dianne Portwood with the American Sewing Guild on making a Candy Wrapper Tote. More details will be provided but start saving some candy bags and labels. We will make one with those interested in an afternoon sew along.