March 2019

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Greetings fellow quilters! While it’s still technically winter, and there is still snow and cold weather to contend with, I have it on good authority that Spring is coming! Spring brings not only warmer days and emerging flowers, it also brings quilt shows! Check out the listings and make plans to go and see what others are doing with their talents, it’s always so inspiring to me.

Many thanks to all for the beautiful “Not A President’s Quilt” that was displayed at the February meeting, what a treat to know it will be used to benefit others, which is just a perfect plan for it. And I’m putting those coasters to good use, too! Your thoughtfulness and generosity are beyond measure! THANK YOU!!

As we head toward the end of our guild year, keep in mind that the Cornerstone Collectibles team, Joann and Carol (yay team!), are asking for donations suitable for a silent auction at our June wrap-up get together. Please consider donating something as an auction item that is sewing related.

Also, our election of officers takes place in May, with the slate presented in April and nominations taken at any time up to the May meeting. Our guild runs on volunteer power, and lots of it, so please consider what you might contribute to keep us humming along.

Our June meeting will be the second Sunday of the month and will be in the bottom level meeting hall at Charlton Baptist Church. Our theme this year is “Scrap Happy”. In addition to displaying our awesome scrap quilts, we’re collecting those “orphan” paper plates, napkins, and cups that are often leftover from parties. Baby shower? Birthday? Super Bowl? Bring them along and put them to good use while making room in your pantry! Additional information will be coming in the months ahead. I’m working on some things for the March Show and Tell, and I hope you are too. Can’t wait to see what
you bring!

Quilts and the Underground Railroad… Fact or fiction! Jan was a classroom teacher for 35 years and got fascinated by the use of quilts as signals along the route of the Underground Railroad. Jan says “She loves this story and wants it to be true”.

Susan Burns, President

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