Bee there next time!

Today's Sunshine Bee featured seventeen busy quilters assembling blocks from members into comforting quilts for veterans. Our next Guild bee is November 14 beginning at 1:00 at the Library of the Chathams. You won't want to miss the fun and satisfaction of this incredible effort for our veterans.

Don't We Love a Challenge?

In September, Sunshine's Kris Dale distributed patriotic fabric squares to meeting attendees. She asked that we make one 9 1/2 inch quilt square and return it in October. Our innovative members made over 100 squares! Delighted, our Sunshine Group is now confident that we will meet our 95 quilt challenge! Ninety five homeless veterans will receive our 95 quilts before the holidays in honor of their service and to show our appreciation for their service. We need your help, and loads of great materials and patterns are available at the meetings for you to use. We also have Sunshine Quilting Bees on several upcoming Wednesdays, so join the fun. How happy are Kris and Helen Politano with so m

COPE New Jersey

Elaine Stroud is an energetic leader who is not only a quilter but also the founder of COPE NJ where she provides survivors of sexual violence and veterans with PTSD the opportunity to find joy in this therapeutic art. of quilting. In the following video (yes, it is the first one I have posted and not shot well), Sue Adams presents her with our guild's donation of $1,000 which will seed this innovative program. GSQG has also given patterns, fabric and other materials to support COPE's mission, and this gift is seed capital for this exciting new venture helping those with PTSD. Elaine welcome volunteers to assist in the upcoming classes, so contact Nancy McArthur for more information in con

Hurrah for Kris Dale!

Kris Dale chairs our Sunshine Committee leading the production and donation of quilts to those in need from infants to seniors, including the infirm and the homeless. We are thrilled that her years of leadership earned her the 2018 New Jersey State Governor"s Jefferson Award as a Good Neighbor. She provides strong and dedicated inspiration to all of us, and this award highlights the inspiration and achievement she has enabled for all of us in the guild. Thanks to Kris's leadership of Sunshine with its quilting bees and volunteer gifts, the guild has donated thousands of quilts. The current challenge, creating 95 quilts for veterans by the holidays, needs all of our participation, so if yo

A Gift of our Craft

The guild's board members each received a gift of batik fabric from outgoing President, Marcia David, and in thanks to her for her incredible leadership, they assembled a quilt as a thank you gift to her! Guild President Pam Farago presented the quilt made up of the Blocks of the Month from the 2017-2018 year. Thanks to Marcia, Garden State Quilters begins a new year with strong leadership, charitable commitment, and dynamic membership.

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