The Grand Prairie Quilt Society met May 10 at the Stuttgart Public Library for their Bi-Monthly Sit ‘n Sew with 13 members present. Glenda opened the meeting with the thought for the day, “Quilters never make mistakes, they just make variations.”

In old business, there are still a few openings for the quilt camp at Cross Heirs that starts on Thursday, June 1 and runs through Sunday, June 4. Call Marsha at 870-673-1430 to register or for more information. Plans were made for a quilt exhibit by the attendees. Several door prizes were donated. Everyone is looking forward to a great weekend.

Glenda reported on the Hope Resource Center. They are in need of receiving blankets, bibs and burp pads.

Sherrye, Maeola and Shelley, and Marsha reported on the Stitching Circle on April 29 at the Plantation Agriculture Museum at Scott. Shelley gave the demo on yo-yo’s. Everyone said they had a great time and learned something new. They showed their finished yo-yo’s to the group. Several expressed an interest in learning the technique.

The Hot Springs Quilt Show will be July 14-15. Plans to attend will be discussed at the June meeting.

During show and share, Lou Anna had her finished quilt block made from a floor tile pattern. Betty showed her crocheted caps she is making for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Lee designed her 4-patch blocks. Winnie showed her finished microwave bowl.

After the meeting, everyone got down to the serious business of sewing and visiting. Machines whirred and scissors snipped as new creations took shape. Michele and Cindy joined the group for lunch. Everyone was excited about the upcoming quilt retreat weekend. After lunch, members worked on their projects: Marsha finished two Log Cabin pendants for the next stitching circle; Maeola and Shelley made several dozen breast cancer pillows; Betty worked on her hats for ACH; Jean tried out her new sewing machine; Glenda worked on her Exploding Block quilt top; and Sherrye made several yo-yo’s.

The June meeting will be June 14 at the Stuttgart Public Library.