President’s Message

Hello Everyone,

I hope your holidays have been enjoyable. Happy New Year! It’s always exciting when a New Year begins, full of promise, but with this New Year there is particular excitement and hope. I do hope it will be a good year for each and every one of you with lots of good health and opportunities coming your way.

I received a planner and a journal this Christmas. I’m not one to keep a journal so we’ll see if that works out, but I like the idea of possibly using a planner. Possibly! This planner is geared towards keeping track of my quilting projects and planning for new ones. The book is very colorful and a set of markers came with it to embellish the planner to make it even more colorful. Just maybe it will keep me on track and I will be
able to complete more projects. There is space to keep fabric swatches and to make notes about stitches or techniques. Graph paper has been provided for each project so I can draw out some designs and try out color combinations. This planner is a nice way to start out the New Year so we will see how it goes.

This month, on January 7th, Meg Cox will join us for her “Quilt Journalist Tells All” lecture. Meg is a quilter and a writer and will provide insight about the current trends in the quilt world. We also have a number of speakers planned for the rest of the winter and into spring as we continue our online meetings so it should be an interesting time. I hope you will all join us on ZOOM. As always, please contact me for ZOOM assistance.

It is time to consider a board position for next year, so please think about it! If anyone would like to chair the nominating committee too, please let us know. We need you to step up. The guild will be celebrating its 20th anniversary very shortly so let’s make next year a truly successful one.

Christine Martinez has volunteered to coordinate distribution of raffle tickets for the Red Cross quilt that Cathy Peterson and team have made as a fundraiser. Thank you Christine, Cathy and team! Please look for an email from Christine during January that will include the raffle tickets. This is an important fundraiser, so please do your best to sell tickets. Thank you all!

Again, I wish you a very happy, healthy and successful New Year full of good times with lots of quilting projects to enjoy!

Mary Schuellein