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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Weekly update: raffle results, stash report, and OMG for May

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
Oh, Scrap!
Monday Making
 Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday


  1. I love your bunting: a great idea for a baby quilt!

  2. Very fun baby quilt! Good luck with your goal for May.

  3. Wow . . . You brought in a lot of fabric this month. On the other hand you used more fabric than I brought in this month. I need to finish a bunch of stuff so my out flow speeds up. I love your pennants. And the little bird just finishes it off so nicely. Great job.

  4. I like the originality of the baby quilt, and the bird adds an element of fun that is just adorable. I don't track my in/out fabric stash...I'd be afraid to! LOL Thanks for linking to Main Crush Monday!

  5. I love this for a baby. Its a great idea for the baby bunting quilt

  6. Love this bunting quilt design. A great eye spy quilt. Good luck with reaching your goal.

  7. Love your goal quilt Nann! How big are the flags?


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