July Happenings

Our fall “No Whining” retreat on Otsego lake in Cooperstown is filling up fast! Because we are in a hotel, there is no extra charge for bringing family members who stay in the same room.

Have you seen the pictures of the WRAP initiative project? Although I personally think it is a little odd, it is certainly interesting! You can see more here: http://www.internationalfibercollaborative.com/

That project is complete, but if you are interested in a different one check out the Honeycomb Quilt, the world’s first community driven quilt contest. Anyone with a passion for quilting can make a submission.

Does your guild do charity work? I was contacted by the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL. Their group has planned a missions outreach to a Louisiana Native American reservation on July 19th and is looking for 30 – 100 lap quilts to take. If you can help them out, contact jsylestine8368@charter.net or 205-529-7904.

Be part of quilting history! Meg Cox, author of Quilters Comprehensive Resource Guide Catalog  is looking to the quilting community to help her with her next book. If you are interested, fill out the survey at

I don’t usually pass on virus warnings, but there is a nasty one out there. Be sure to keep your virus checker and your windows updates up to date. HOWEVER – yesterdays windows update caused some people using Zone Alarm to lose their connection with the internet. If you know something having this problem, refer them to: http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/pressReleases/2008/LossOfInternetAccessIssue.html

Have you read Judy Martins newsletter? http://www.judymartin.com/newsletter.cfm It’s always full of interesting stuff, like this story someone sent her:

“My father was completely lost in the kitchen and never ate unless someone prepared a meal for him. When Mother was ill, however, he volunteered to go to the supermarket for her. She sent him off with a carefully numbered list of seven items. Dad returned in short order, very proud of himself. He proceeded to unpack the grocery bags. He had one bag of sugar, two dozen eggs, three hams, four boxes of detergent, five boxes of crackers, six eggplants, and seven green peppers.”

And now, for the grand finish: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080620.html