Donation Brings Food Pantry Cheer
"A recent donation to the Labor of Love Food Pantry in Eastport will
help provide meals for many families this holiday season. Liz
Trouant (left), second vice president of St. Croix Quilters, presented
Judy Knapp with the donation noting that it is better to give than to
receive." Collected at our recent Christmas party, the $230 cash
donation will allow the food pantry to purchase over $1840 in necessary
food for its shelves.
by Lynda Duplissea
The Quoddy Tides, 12-28-12 issue
Annual Christmas Party
December Show & Tell Photos coming soon
Darlene MacLeod (left) accepts a donation from St.
Croix member Joanne Spencer
Donation Exceeds Expectations
Darlene MacLeod, Executive Director of the Ronald
McDonald House in Bangor, was delighted when she received a $3017.00
donation from the St. Croix International Quilters.
She expected $2700. but Joanne Spencer, representing the quilters,
explained that when the final financial report was submitted to the
quild, there was more money raised from the sale of raffle tickets than
MacLeod said that “One hundred percent of the money stays here,” to help
more than 500 families served in a year. The families come from Central,
Northern, and Down East Maine.
--Bangor Daily News, Nov. 3, 2012
by Lynda and Herb Duplissea
Lap Quilts Donated to
October 17, 2012
(l to r) Bonnie Hunter, Kathy Jackson, Barbara
Barnett, and Mary Louise Peters
During our October business
meeting, President Bonnie Hunter and First Vice President Mary Louise Peters
presented lap quilts on behalf of members of St. Croix International
to Kathy Jackson from Hospice of Charlotte (NB) and Barbara Barnett of Down
East Hospice (ME).
Other lap quilts will be made and donated by other members throughout 2013.
Book Shower for Sher
October 17, 2012
So much fun at the October business
meeting when we surprised Sher Acheson with a huge assortment of children's
Sher and Brian are expecting a baby boy in December.
It's not often that we're able to celebrate the birth of a new baby in our
group; bless our young members.
Inspired By Nature Quilt
September 28 & 29, 2012
Quilt Show committee included (l to r) Bonnie
Hunter, Sue McIver, Joline Cook, Joanne Spencer (chair),
Theresa Wright, Jane Eaton, and Mary Ann O'Brien.
here for more pictures from the Quilt
Greenland Point Quilters Retreat
September 14-16, 2012
Sue McIver did a marvelous job planning our third
quilters retreat at Greenland Point Center.
Was so nice to see many old and new friends.
So nice to see former member, Jen Lacasse, who
now lives in Jackman
In addition to lots of quilting activities, Sue hosted
a basketmaking workshop!
As usual, Jon Speed, GPC Executive Director
was the life of the party, helped by quilter Dianne Finnegan!
Apprehensive at first, many ladies tried the
new zip line.
Victorian Tea and Quilts
held at The Homestead, the home of
St. Croix Historical Society, Main St, Calais, ME
sponsored by St. Croix Historical Society and St. Croix Int'l. Quilters
during International Festival Week
Dr. and Mrs. Job Holmes (Dan and Carol Hollingdale) greeted guests who
enjoyed tea in several elegant rooms like this parlor (above)
Dining room and another parlor
Several quilts welcomed guests in the front entry
Quilt Display Committee Members, Joline Cook, Theresa Wright, Bonnie Hunter
and Marilyn Wimmergren
Upstairs hall and library
Valentine Tea for Seniors