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Newsletter for Ladies of the Lakes Quilters of Lakeland, Inc.

March, 2024

We meet on the Third Thursday of the month at First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida
https://ladiesofthelakes.org/
https://www.facebook.com/LadiesOfTheLakes
NOTES: Please remember this is a fragrance free meeting space.
Newsletter deadline is the 5th of the month. Please send to: ladiesofthelakesfl@gmail.com

2026 OPPORTUNITY QUILT

We have chosen a pattern for our 2026 opportunity quilt. It is Swan Island by Elizabeth Hartman. We will be modifying it to make it larger and include applique. We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the planning of the quilt. You would help with choosing the colors and then coordinating the construction of the quilt. All members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the construction effort. If you are interested in helping with the planning, please contact kimboothe@gmail.com and put OPPORTUNITY QUILT in the subject line.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Please use a photo of yourself. We want to have a face to put with a name.

Upcoming Calendar Events

Please check the events calendar for details and RSVP, if requested
March
21-Guild Meeting
28-Handwork Circle
April
2-Board Meeting
5-Newsletter deadling
8-11-Spring Retreat
13-Make an Iron Caddy with Patty
18-Guild Meeting
19-Margaret LoBianco workshop

LAST YEAR'S BLOCK OF THE MONTH

Since we did not get to do our show and tell last month, please bring in your last year's BOM this month and show it off.

SWAP THIS MONTH IS:

FABRIC POSTCARD

EXPO BASKET WINNER
The winner of our Expo basket was our own Jan Walker. Congrats, Jan!

DON'T FORGET TO RSVP

Please RSVP for all of these events on the Calendar:
March 28: Handwork Circle
April 13: Iron Caddy with Patty PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE; We are meeting at Beautiful Minds Social Center
April 19: Workshop with Margaret LoBianco. THERE ARE A FEW SPOTS LEFT. PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE WEBSITE
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: FIRSTse PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ROOM B
May 8: Handwork Circle
May 11: Free Motion with Kimberly
May 17:. Diane Harris Workshop (details to come)
June 8: Quilt As You Go Table Runner with Donna
September 14: Machine Trapunto with Jacqui
October 12: Fabric Painting with Kimberly

MARCH MEETING
Join us for food, fun and social time. For our March meeting we will be enjoying some great food and trying something different. We will be hearing from Ann Lauer of Grizzly Gulch Patterns via a zoom meeting. You can check her out at https://grizzlygulchgallery.com/
She will be sharing some quilts and telling us about something near and dear to her heart, Ride 4 a Woman.

Member Item for Sale

Faye Hemingway has a Martelli table that she would like to find a good home for. If you are interested, please contact her at (863) 602-0962 or fabhemingway@gmail.com.
FAT QUARTER DRAWING
This month's fat quarter drawing is green themed! Bring in a green fat quarter, and if your ticket is drawn, you go home with a fat quarter bundle. See Diane Bishop at the back table to turn in your green fat quarter.

Block of the Month

Our Block of the Month program this year is a crazy quilt block. YOU ASKED FOR IT, YOU GOT IT. Check the Forms section of the website for the download of the paper pieced pattern for a crazy quilt block.





SEASONAL BLOCK
Look for our Seasonal Block to start next month.

SUNSHINE AND SHADOW REPORT

One of our lovely newer members, Michelle Pugh has volunteered to be our Sunshine and Shadow correspondent. Thank you, Michelle.
She is already at work and has sent a card to Suzanne Sherman

Meet our Guest Speakers

Margaret LoBianco

April Meeting
I am passionate about the art of quilting. It brings ‘sew much joy’ to my life. a teacher at heart, I love to share my designs and techniques with fellow quilters. I enjoy teaching classes in quilt shops, for quilt guilds and retreats.

Diane Harris

May Meeting
I’m Diane Harris—a quilter who loves everything about the process and enjoys sharing it with others. I’ve been sewing for almost 50 years and quilting for three decades. I can’t imagine ever running out of ideas.
For 11 years, I was an editor for Quiltmaker magazine where I wrote patterns, product reviews and how-to articles. My quilt designs can still be seen regularly in the pages of Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts.
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