Quilting is a golden thread….that binds our hearts and souls together.
So our winter weather continues. A good thing to do is quilt when the weather keeps you at home.
Thank you to all who contributed and volunteered at our February meeting and workshops. Mark Sherman shared some beautiful quilts with us and taught some excellent workshops.
I hope you all can come to our March 7 meeting. Our featured speaker for March 7 at 7:00 is
Edyta Sitar. She is well known as a lecturer and was here a couple years ago. Her lecture is
“Reasons for Quilting.” Her workshop on Friday March 8 is ”Spool Quilt.” Saturday March 9 is “Tree Farm.” Both sound like they would be very interesting. I am looking forward to having here again to share with our Guild.
Quilt spectrum is May 3rd and 4th. Gwynne Bettisch is still looking for volunteers for a few committees. All quilters are encouraged to make a quilt with some gold fabric or thread in it as part of our theme for this year, GOLDEN THREADS THAT JOIN US. Entry forms are being prepared by Jenny Pettinger. Entry form deadline will be April 4. Featured speaker will be Suzi Parron, who will give a lecture as well as conduct workshops on Barn Painting. Pipe and Drape from Peoria Flag will be used to hang the quilts.
A reminder that the Salad Supper date has been changed from May 2nd to May 9th at the church. So be sure and change that date on your calendars. Thank you to the committee who has signed up to work on the salad supper.
Cathie Lockwood from Projects committee has received another major fabric gift. She and her helpers are cutting and preparing kits for several projects. Please read her update in the newsletter to see how you can assist in making a project and helping her out.
We are still seeking two volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee. Let me know if you would be willing to serve on this committee.
Quilt Spectrum Meeting at 5:30 on March 7 at Mennonite Church. See you all there.
See everyone in March. Happy quilting.
May Salad Supper
The 2019 Guild May Salad Supper will be held on Thursday May 9, 2019. Please note that it will be on the second Thursday of the month.
The Guild will supply plates, utensils, napkins, small water bottles and chicken. Please bring a dish to pass. We ask that you bring a dish that corresponds to the first letter of your last name. .
If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Gallagher.
2019-2020 Committee Volunteers Needed
Members, as I am writing this we have had our second snowstorm within a short period of time. Hopefully, everyone stayed in out of the storm and sewed up a storm in their own sewing space. Now onto the reason for my paragraph in our newsletter. First, let me introduce myself. I am Connie Borth, the current vice-president of Hands All Around Quilt Guild and will be the guild's president next year.
It is time for me to find volunteers to serve on the guilds many different committees. I am recruiting or asking you as members, if you are already on a committee, are you willing to serve on it next year? Or if you are not on a committee but would like to serve on a committee, please contact me.
The guild has many different committees in it and I'm sure the guild can find one that would peak you interest. We are a volunteer organization and need the help of others to be successful, so please consider volunteering. I can say from my own personal experience that volunteering with the members of this guild has been very enlightening and an enjoyable experience. Don't think that if you are new to the guild that you can't serve, sure you can. I have been a member for only a few years but when I was asked last year at this time to be vice-president/president, I figured it was my time to volunteer. Yes, it is scary, but I welcome the challenge. So, please if you are already volunteering, consider continuing to do so or if you are new to the guild or haven't volunteered before, consider volunteering now. I can be contacted by either the cell phone or email address listed in the members directory. Or even better yet, introduce yourself to me at one of the guild's meetings and let me know that you would like to volunteer.
2019 Quilt Spectrum Dates
The dates and location of the 2019 Hands All Around Quilt Spectrum have been set! Quilt Spectrum will take place on May 3rd and 4th, 2019, at the Interstate Center in Bloomington. Setup will take place on Thursday May 2nd. Gwynne Bettisch has volunteered to chair the 2019 Show. Additional information will be added to the Quilt Show page as it becomes available.