Posted by Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Year, New Space for Zuri!

What a difference a new meeting space makes to a Guild. Bright. Airy Roomy. Yet intimate. Grateful to American Baptist College for allowing Zuri to hold its monthly meeting in the Scruggs Center. Our January meeting was cancelled because the new meeting space we had our sights on wasn't available after all. But God worked it out and provided us with a better and more fitting meeting space!

Important business from today's meeting:

1. Our Spring Quilting Retreat will be held once again at the beautiful Butterfly Meadows Inn April 12-14, 2012.

2. Charity Quilts for graduating seniors who have been in the foster care system are due April 12th. Our contact person Dana Eskridge will get the names and gender to us by March 1st.

3. In appreciation for allowing us to meet at the college and in support of our member Renita J. Weems who serves as Academic VP at the college, we agreed to raise money for women students at ABC by hosting an annual Renita J. Weems' Book Scholarship fundraiser. This year's fundraiser will center on breast and heart care. Zuri Quilting Guild will provide two quilts for the fundraiser, one focusing on black women and breast care and the other on black women and heart care. More details will be forthcoming.

4. We expressed our appreciation to Zenola Diggs for hosting our meetings for the past 20+ months at McKendree UMC.

5. One of our members brought back information from Chicago about The Lynch Quilts Project a beautiful example of how quilting can become a vehicle of political protest and mobilization against violence against women.

6. Finally, our next meeting will be Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Take a look at some photos from our February 2012 meeting.

1 comment:

  1. Great fellowship; great quilting; lovely new meeting space (lighting and WINDOWS!) ... who could ask for anything more on a Saturday afternoon. It's going to be a great year for Zuri!


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Our theme is: Black Women Piecing Together Our Past While Keeping Ourselves in Stitches.

If you love fabric and if you enjoy sharing ideas and quilting techniques with other quilters, then you should join us here at Zuri Quilting Guild.
Our meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 3pm at American Baptist College (in the rear) unless otherwise noted. Each meeting includes show and tell, door prizes, workshops, and lively discussions of issues relevant to the quilt world in general, and Zuri in particular. We bring our machines and spend the day piecing together fabric and our lives with stitches and laughter. We have members of all quilting levels. Come, share, learn, enjoy! If you are interested, send us an email at

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