Ocean Waves Quilt Guild brings together people of all quilting skill levels who enjoy creating quilts. Within a guild like ours, everyone is a volunteer. A volunteer is someone who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. Through our volunteering endeavors, members benefit by learning and developing skills, and broaden their social circles. Organizations in our community, like PATCHES, Sunrise Communities and the VA Hospital, benefit from our efforts to learn and improve our craft. THANK YOU to all the wonderful Ocean Wave Volunteers! Please treat each other kindly and when you see a need, offer each other assistance. April 22 marks Earth Day. Most environmental organizations hold environmental awareness events throughout this month. Have you ever repurposed materials into a quilt? T-shirts, neckties, fabric selvages, old clothes, and blue jeans can all be used in quilting projects. Last month, Yvonne Emmanuelli showed a sample of a Fidget Quilt. This is a small lap quilt that provides sensory and tactile stimulation for the restless or "fidgety" hands of someone with Alzheimer's or related Dementias. Yvonne's granddaughter's Girl Scout Troop has chosen to make and distribute Fidget Quilts as their Take Action Project to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award. Let's help the girls and recycle at the same time. Please bring in a block made from recycled materials to donate to the Girl Scout Troop. Keep in mind that these blocks will go into a quilt that is going to be frequently washed so the blocks need to be made of durable fabrics and seams. Orphan blocks welcome! The girls also need the items to embellish the Fidget Quilt: lace, zippers, buttons, beads, hankies, etc. I am looking forward to the Singing Quilters’ performance at the April Guild meeting. I was fortunate to attend their show the last time they were in town. I very much enjoyed the show. Don't forget your tissues, a couple of the songs are real tear jerkers. Asking a Quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.
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