January 2019

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The President’s Message

Greetings and a Happy New Year! As the calendar turns over, I’ve been sorting through my quilts, old and new, deciding what to keep, what to donate, and (possibly) what to just declare disasters and pitch, or turn into potholders. The quilts I make are such treasured reminders of times spent with friends, trips taken, life’s milestones, both happy and painful. It’s a lifelong journey which is far from being over, this fascination with the making process, always something new to lure me back to the sewing machine. I hope your fiber journey continues to give you pleasure and smiles, wherever it takes you this year.

January’s meeting includes the “reveal” of some of the transformative magic we’ve recently worked, taking the Mystery Grab Bags of orphan blocks and turning them into something else. So finish those up and bring them along on January 20th!

This Spring we mark the 19th anniversary of the guild. We would never have gotten this far without the time, effort, and dedication of so many of our members. The guild runs on volunteer power! Please please please do as much as you can to keep us going strong as we go into our 20th year! We’ll be electing new officers in May, and in addition to outgoing officers who are stepping down per our by-laws, many of our committee heads and members need a break after devoting tireless hours to ensure the guild’s continuing success. Won’t YOU step forward to contribute your time and talent?

Lastly, I do want to take a moment to note that one of our founding members, Avis Meskus, recently passed away.  Not only did Avis do beautiful work with an artist’s eye, but she also worked tirelessly with the Outreach group until her health failed. Avis had an infectious smile and a ready wit. Avis, you are missed.

Susan Burns, President

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