Back Country Quilters send ‘cool ties’ and snacks to soldiers in Afghanistan
By Dot Koerner
Cool ties are neck wraps, filled with crystals, that when wet expand and produce evaporative cooling. The Back Country Quilters made them for deployed Army personnel. They also made and sent 25 dresses to girls in Africa, a project led by Janet Haas in support of a nationwide project.
At the group’s July 19 meeting, held in the Crazy 9 Patch Quilt Shop in Ramona, Debbie Heaton gave a fifth lesson on making blocks for a quilt, “Indigo Sampler,” which many in the group are working on.
Sharing of newly finished quilts included a Patriotic Star quilt by Marna Clark, a Trip Around the World quilt by Joyce Graham, and a dress by Janet Haas made for her 2-year-old granddaughter. Barbara Soper shared an antique Ocean Waves quilt that she reworked into a usable throw.
Marion Oddo, who is overseeing the group’s 2011 Quilt Show, announced that there would be a special planning meeting during the second half of August in Sizzler of Ramona. All committee heads are asked to attend.
This year’s show will be on Oct. 14 and 15. Significant quilts from the community will be welcome at the show, but this year those who enter will be asked to help with the show.
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