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Next Meeting and Sewing Day - Sunday, February 8, 2015, 11 am - 4 pm, Quilt in A Day, San Marcos

Sunday, December 9, 2012

2013 Meeting and Sew-In Information

Since you have all been good little quilters this year, I have a GREAT holiday present for the SDMQG.... we finally have a new meeting and sew-in space! It's the one and only Quilt in a Day!

This is a great little quilt shop located in San Marcos with lots of fabric and awesome sewing space. Quilt in a Day is located at 1955 Diamond Street, San Marcos, CA,92078.

Starting in January 2013, we will be meeting at Quilt in a Day on the second Sunday of the each month from 11am-12pm. The sew-in will start right after the meeting from 12pm-4pm. Come for just one part or stay all day!

For those of you at the December meeting, I know we discussed meetings on Saturdays starting in March, but it was recently discovered that Quilt in a Day will be opening on Sundays starting in January so we changed the plans :)

For those of you who want exact dates for your calendar (like me), here is the list of all 2013 meeting/sew-in dates: 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8.

I hope everyone has a lovely family-filled, handmade gifting, wonderful holiday season and a happy new year. See you all in January!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NICU quilts and ideas for the future

The incubator quilts that were collected at the Dec. 1 meeting were delivered to the UCSD Medical Center Volunteer Services office today. (Many thanks to new member Theresa M. for the advice on who to contact!) 

While there, I had a nice chat with Judy, one of the volunteer coordinators, about their needs for future quilt donations. 

1) More incubator quilts (at least 44"x52") are always welcome, since they have 49 units, and send the quilts home with the patients when they leave.

2) They could also use lap quilts for patients in their Senior Behavioral unit (for patients being diagnosed with dementia, not a long-term care unit).

3) They could also use bed-sized quilts for their Oncology unit. Patients who are recovering from bone-marrow transplants spend a lot of time in isolation and could use some warmth and cheer.

If you have a quilt that could serve any of these purposes, just bring it to any meeting or Sew-in and I'll see that it gets delivered.