President’s Message

Hello ESQ Members,

Although we have had to be home, I find the days and weeks flying by.  My quilting and home projects keep me very busy, but I do miss getting out and seeing people.  It’s nice that the weather is warmer and we can get outside more, in our yards or for a walk, but I look forward to meeting in person and attending classes again. I’m sure you all feel the same way!  I hope you are all staying well!

We ARE going to have our June meeting, but it will be online! We are going to venture into the world of ZOOM and I hope you will be able to join us.  It will be wonderful to get back together and catch up albeit virtually. The meeting will be held at the same time as our previously scheduled meeting on June 4that 7 pm. I will send out a meeting invite and basic ZOOM instructions for that evening.  I also plan to hold a few test sessions beforehand if any member would like to join me in a ZOOM meeting to make sure their device, microphone and camera are working properly with ZOOM.

On June 4th we will have announcements, thank the outgoing Board Members, welcome the new Board and have a Power Point display of both Show ‘n Tell and the results of our Block of the Month club. It will be fun, no stress, and perhaps provide some laughs.  Please join us!  Look for more information about ZOOM test sessions, Show ‘n Tell and Block of the Month in this newsletter.  In the meantime, the Board has decided to extend the UFO Challenge a few more months so take this time to complete your projects so you can be entered in the UFO raffle.

It is the beginning of a new membership year (June 1st), so please remember to renew your membership. You will find the application in this newsletter and on our website, www.eveningstarquilters.org and you can mail the application to the guild’s PO Box (the mailing address is on the form).

I look forward to seeing all of you on ZOOM on June 4th!  Until then, please be well and enjoy your quilting, knitting, sewing, crocheting, gardening……!!   If you would like to share stories about what you have been working on or doing during this time, please send photos and/or stories to Jo-Ann DiMarco, our Newsletter editor – ldmarco@aol.com.  We enjoyed hearing from you in last month’s Newsletter and we would love to hear more!

Thank you to all the nurses, doctors, first responders and ALL essential workers for helping everyone through this pandemic!

                         Stay well and happy quilting!

                                                                             Mary Schuellein