What do you think of the theme for this year? How many of us can relate to that statement? I know I have plenty of them in my sewing room and my goal for this year is to see how many of them I can complete and enter in the Guild’s Quilt Spectrum in the spring. My challenge to the members is for you to join me in this goal and eliminating some UFO’s so we can purchase more fabric.
Welcome to a very warm summer and a new year for Hands all Around Quilt Guild. As I begin this year as president, I would like to thank Gerry Schrock for the wonderful mentoring she gave me this past year that will allow me to do the best that I can for the guild. I would also like to thank Karen Henry for serving as secretary this past year. Both members did a great job for the guild.
Since the Guild has no meetings over the summer, I need to mention a few items:
Sewing Day that was scheduled for July was cancelled due to a funeral at the church.
Sewing Day for August 17th is still scheduled at the church from 9 to 4. Normally there is a $5 fee to participate on these sewing days, but this summer the Board decided that instead there would be a donation jar on the table as you check in for a free will donation to offset the rent of the church. Also, this August you may bring your own project to work on, or you may work on one of the guild’s community project items or finally, you may work on a Fibers of Love project. If you have fabric that you would like to donate to the guild or Fibers of Love, this would be a great time to bring it and learn about this organization.
The Programs committee has wonderful speakers lined up for this year with great workshops by these instructors. The fee for workshops this year is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. If you have been on the fence about taking a workshop, this is a great opportunity to learn from great quilters. The registration form is on the Guild’s web page.
There are a few committees that I don’t have any chairs for and hope someone would be willing to step and volunteer. The committees that I still need assistance on are:
Gwynne Bettisch has agreed to chair the Guild’s Quilt Spectrum again this year. It will be at the Interstate Center on May 1 & 2, 2020.
In the coming year and to follow, members will begin to see that the Guild is raising the fees we charge for workshops, mentoring classes, membership dues, retreats, and mailing newsletters. This is due to rising costs to sponsor these things for our members. I will address this issue more over my year as president.