|Heidi Stevens and Waukegan Area Branch members|
* the Jackson Chance Foundation that provides parking passes for parents with NICU babies at Prentice Hospital in Chicago
* the Cook County judge who provides books to juvenile offenders . (She asked one teen if he ever read books. He had *one* book at his house which he had read over and over. Now she provides shelves of books for the taking.)
* Marly Dias who launched #1000BlackGirlBooks when she was 11. Now she's 15.
I was fortunate to be seated at Heidi's table. Over lunch she talked about changes in newspaper publication, reporting, and editorial/opinion/balance.
This was the 35th networking luncheon. It's a nice opportunity to see AAUW friends from the north and northwest suburbs.
Oh, and the quilt? That's our branch spring raffle quilt. (I realized at 8 a.m. Saturday that the luncheon would be an ideal time to sell tickets. I rushed to print tickets and a small poster, attach a hanging sleeve to the quilt (which is documented in this post), and grab the display stand. $70 sold!)
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From start to finish in a week: Hoytyville is quilted and bound. I dipped into the 3.5" 9p box for the spacer row. I sewed the top pieces together in a straight line. How did that curve occur?
|Set 5 in front of sets 1-4|
I finished the fifth set of 48 HeartStrings blocks in as many months. The new batch has a 2" center strip and 1.5" (rather than 2") side strips. Narrower pieces take longer! I'll send the blocks to one of the HS sew-ins for the group to assemble and quilt.
(This link will tell you more about HeartStrings.)
Moda Blockheads . Last evening I made #43, #44, #45. I'd like to get #46 and #47 finished before the final block -- #48 -- comes out this Wednesday.
Monday link ups:
Main Crush Monday
Design Wall Monday