The June Newsletter is now available. You can read it by clicking on the link below or by going to the Guild's Newsletter Page.
I have really enjoyed being the Door Hostess the last two years. I want to thank Ruth Trimble and Linda Hutchins for being my co-chairs, Virginia Snow and Nancy Olson for filling in for us, and our volunteer Quilting Buddies throughout the years. Ruth, Linda, and my goals were to learn everyone's name and help new members and guests feel welcome.
For our first goal, I haven't succeeded very well at learning names since everyone says hello, picks up their name tags, and usually puts on their tags later! Next year, I'm looking forward to learning everyone's name!
For our second goal, I hope we helped new members and guests feel welcome when they came to the table for their first meeting. Next year, I'm looking forward to extending the welcome throughout our meeting and I would like to encourage everyone to also extend this welcome. We want make our guild a welcoming and friendly place for all who attend our meetings and activities.
Have a wonderful summer and see you (with your name tag!) in September.
I was so glad to have the opportunity to show the new website at our May Salad Supper. I hope you’ve had the opportunity to explore the website and are now becoming more comfortable navigating through it. The new website gives us the opportunity to spread the news on what a great Guild we really are!
I hope that the Guild’s Executive Board, Committees, and members will use the new website to communicate with members on a continuous basis. It is not necessary to wait until the publication of our newsletter to submit articles or share information. Though the newsletter editor requests that articles be submitted by the 20th of the month, it is not necessary to wait until then to be posted on the website. I will post them the day they are received.
I am looking for someone to serve on the Website Committee with me. It is important to have more than one person available to add content and make changes. You don’t need to have website experience. If you are comfortable using a computer, uploading files and can copy and paste, you qualify! Please contact me if you are interested.
It was suggested to me that every month I post a “tip” on using the website or highlight a new feature. What a wonderful idea! So below is my first “tip of the month”.
If you have any questions or comments concerning the website please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website Tip of the Month
The Guild is now using Google Calendar to post events. With Google Calendar you can change the current view by clicking on either Week, Month or Agenda View in the upper right hand corner. You can also print any of the views using the print icon button.
It is not too late to sign up for this years mystery quilt! This year we have a 10 part mystery courtesy of Merry Mayhem. The first clue was sent out in May but you can still register and join in the fun. For those of you attending the June retreat there will be a sign up sheet available at the check in table.
The registration fee is just $2.00 If you want to sign up please send email to (Pelli73@frontier.com). Please use Mystery Quilt in the subject line so your email doesn't get accidentally deleted. Payment can be turned in at the September meeting.
Join us as we solve The Case of the Peripatetic Patchwork!
Hello Fellow Quilters,
As I start my year as your president, I want to thank all who have said YES to me when I asked for your help. My theme this year will be “Seaming together friendships one stitch at a time”. I challenge each of you to meet new quilters this year and make an effort to welcome new members and guests at our meetings, classes or retreats.
Let me thank both Kay Bowen and Kay Fisher for a wonderful salad supper. Everyone bought great food and the evening was a fun time for all.
Looking forward to our June Retreat on June 16th which I know will be another good time. At this time it is full but a waiting list has been started. We also have two sewing days this summer on Saturday, July 22 with the Lexington Sew N Tell group hosting and the second sewing day will be August 19th. At this time no one has stepped forward to host this day. If you or a group of friends would like to host, please give me a call at 630-254-1036. Your main responsibilities are overseeing set up, collecting $5 from each person and seeing that the area is cleaned up and all items returned to storage.
On June 8th at 6:00 pm there will be a transition board meeting at the church. If you have served on a committee this past year or are serving this year, please attend this meeting. It is important as this is part of our budgeting process. If your committee is not represented, it will be necessary for you to contact Bev Elder or me to get your budgeting information. Those who served this past year need to be present to help the new committee chairs with their budgets. We will be taking pictures of all committee chairs to place on the website.
I am still in need of chairmen for the Winter Retreat and for Quilt Spectrum 2018. I know all those who did this year’s quilt show will be willing to help a new chair. Please call me if you have any questions or are willing to fill either position.
Please feel free to contact me if you have a concern, an idea or anything you feel I should be aware of. You may call my cell (630-254-1036) any time between 9 am and 10 pm.
I hope everyone enjoys their summer and happy quilting to all!!
What a wonderful year we've had in the Mentor Program this quilt year. Tremendous thanks to all of our guest teachers and a special thank you to our students. It is so heartwarming to watch all of you sharing and learning quilting skills and making this the best Quilt Guild ever. We hope you will have fun this summer and never stop learning. Kay Fisher is moving this summer to Tennessee to be near her daughter, but she will miss all of you very much. Kay Bowen will continue to lead the Mentor Program along with new leaders to be announced.