The 92nd annual convention of AAUW-Illinois was held in Schaumburg on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Of the 92, I've been to 17. (I moved back to Illinois in 1998 (that year I went to the AAUW-North Dakota convention). I missed in 2002 because of my mother's funeral.)
Eleanor Roosevelt was the guest at dinner on Friday. The dramatic monologue was set at Valkill, her home in Hyde Park, a few months after the president's death. (Actor Leslie Goddard said she has developed a dozen portrayals. I've seen her several times. In June she will give a presentation about Civil War quilts for our guild.)
Scrappy Pinwheels, this year's raffle quilt, raised $590!* I estimate that the state convention raffle quilts that I've donated since 2003 have raised over $5000 for AAUW projects: a named scholarship, the Legal Advocacy Fund, or the AAUW Fund . (*I will keep $140, the cost of professional quilting.)
Our branch delegation (Lourdes, Helen, Jo-An, Erika, and me).
It's always fun to see how we incorporate AAUW colors in what we wear to events.
I bought these AAUW-color napkins at Ikea, conveniently located next to the convention site.
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Stash report for April:
Fabric in: 43-5/8 yds, $265.
Fabric out: 32-3/8 yds.
YTD fabric in: 134-3/4, $609
YTD fabric out: 82-1/8
On the bright side, this week I quilted and bound Red Rails #4 (posted here) and made another tote bag in addition to the OMG totes and the batik wallhanging shown in the previous post.
My OMG project for May is an I Spy variation for a baby due in July. The mother-to-be is a ZBPL colleague. They call the baby "Baby Bird," hence the red bird on the line. The photo shows a very rough draft. I will use something other than grosgrain ribbon to "hang" the pennants on.
I'm linking up here:
OMG Red Letter Quilts
Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday