Quilting is a golden thread….that binds our hearts and souls together.
Greetings on a snowy day. Are you all enjoying our snowy weekends? I hope you haven’t had to do a lot of traveling during these snowstorms. It is winter so I think we have to expect some snow. So this is a good time to quilt.
Thank you to all who contributed to our January meeting and to our retreat. I was lucky and won a very nice door prize…an Ottlite…something I can definitely use. It was great to sew all day and even have delicious food without having to stop and cook. A good time was had by all.
I hope you all can come to our February 7 meeting. Our featured speaker for February7 at 7:00 is Mark Sherman. His workshop on Friday is “Remarkable Stained Glass.” Saturday February 9 is “Machine Trapunto for the Timid Quilter.” Both sound like they would be very interesting.
Quilt spectrum committee met in January. 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.
Quilt show entry forms are being prepared by Jenny Pettinger. Entry form deadline will be April 4.
Featured speaker at the Quilt Show will be Suzi Parron, who will give a lecture as well as conduct workshops on Barn Painting.
It is time to think about officers for next year. We are seeking volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee. Let me know if you would be willing to serve on this committee.
Board Meeting at 5:30 on February 7. See you all there.
Enjoy the snow by quilting!
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.