February 2019

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The President’s Message

With January behind us, can Spring be far away? While Mother Nature threw us a curve ball in January, the cancelled meeting and bad weather gave us an excuse to stay inside and sew— every cloud has a silver lining, right?

There’s a lot coming up this month (crossing my fingers for no bad weather on the 17th!). The “Orphan Block Challenge” creations will be revealed this month, for starters, along with the coiled fabric bowls made at the January workshop. If you have red and white quilts, or Valentine-themed quilts, bring them for Show and Tell, too, in addition to showing what you’ve been doing over the winter!  Don’t forget your Shoebox Block Swap boxes! Many thanks to Judy Bachand and Mary Piorun for coordinating the January swap after the meeting was cancelled. Good work, ladies!

Laura Salo has volunteered again to mount the quilt display at the Charlton Public Library for the month of March. She would appreciate having your quilts beforehand, and you can turn them over to Laura at the February meeting. Big thanks to Laura for taking this on. She could also use help the morning of March 2nd to put the quilts up at the Library— put it on your calendar if you can pitch in. In addition, if you have a quilt rack you can loan for this display, it would be much appreciated. Interested parties can reach Laura at either 860-208-6462 or laurasalo3@hotmail.com.

This time of year we start to think about the election of officers for the next Guild year. Under our By-Laws, a slate of officers is presented at the April meeting, and voting takes place in May. The Board of Directors is charged with coming up with a slate of officers
to ensure that the positions will be filled, but nominations for the positions remain open until voting is done in May. I have said it many times, and I’ll say it again: the Guild runs on volunteer power. Nothing happens without the dedication of our members who give
generously of their time and talent to keep our organization interesting and vibrant. If you can serve in any capacity, either at the committee level or in an executive position, let us know. Any member of the Board would be happy to go over the description of any
job you might be interested in. Contact information is in the newsletter. Get involved!!

Susan Burns, President

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