No UFO’s Left Behind!
Hello Ladies & Gents!
Well, summer is almost over and school will be starting soon or has already started for the students and teachers. Where has the summer gone? I just commented to my granddaughter that it felt like she had just got out of school for the summer and now it is time to go back. So, how was it for you quilters? Did you accomplish what you were hoping to do? Did you get the quilts made that you wanted, or did you finish up any UFO’s? I know I didn’t and hope that I will be able to with fall approaching. My goal is to try and finish at least one of my many UFO’s to be able to enter it into the Guild’s Quilt Spectrum in May 2020.
Our programs committee has many wonderful, exciting speakers with workshops for this coming year. It all begins on September 5 with DeLoa Jones. She is a long arm quilter but also quilts on domestic machines. So, if you are interested in her workshop or workshops and haven’t signed up yet, please mail your registration to Pam Riss.
In continuing my explanation as to why members will be seeing the different fees of the guild rising, I will start with the increase in membership dues. In looking back over the dues and when the last time they were raised, which was in 2007, it was decided by the board to raise the dues by $5 and will take effect with membership year 2020-2021. Membership dues had not been raised since that time and to keep pace with raising costs of today, the board felt it was necessary. To go along with this increase, the cost of having your newsletter mailed to you will now be $10 per year for anyone who would like it mailed to them. Next month I will address another area of raising fees.
In closing please remember to bring canned goods for the church’s pantry. Let’s overfill the grocery cart every month.