President’s Message

Hello Everyone,

Happy Summer and Happy 4thof July to everyone!  I hope everyone is well and already enjoying this summer season. It promises to be a close-to-normal summer with social gatherings, concerts in the park and travel so enjoy all that summer has to offer!

We will nothave a General Meeting this month, but we plan to have an online Sit ‘n Sew on Thursday evening, July 22nd, at 7 pm.  We also hope to meet in a park on July 29th (Weather permitting! Hopefully we’ll have more luck, this time!) Details will follow in an email about a park meeting, where we can have Show n Tell and just be together.

Plans are in the works for great activities coming up over the next few months for Evening Star Quilters.  Please look for the article in this newsletter about a Fall outdoor quilt exhibit by members which will help to commemorate our 20th anniversary year! Some members have approached me, too, about starting up new focus groups that we can conduct on ZOOM.  One such group will be making the Sew by Row quilt and will be led by Maryellen McAuliffe and Christine Martinez. You can read about this project in this newsletter.  I know another possible focus group is being planned related to miniature quilts and we will have details about it in the near future.  The Dear Jane focus group continues into the fall as well.  There are a number of exciting speakers planned for the next few months and you will see a schedule included in the pages of this newsletter.

Thank you to all the members who have renewed their membership. Renewals have gone well and we have 61 members as of now.  I look forward to enjoying all the planned activities with all of you on ZOOM and eventually in-person whenever we can make that happen.

Enjoy the summer and please begin to think of a quilt you can make for participation in our October outdoor quilt show (these are small quilted wall-hangings and we’re looking for lots of participation! please see the details in this newsletter). We hope to see you at our next Sit ‘n Sew (July 22nd), in the park (July 29thor at our next General meeting (on ZOOM) on Thursday, August 5th.  Susan Louis and Maryellen McAuliffe, our very own members, will present at this August meeting and it’s going to be so interesting!

Happy quilting and be well!

                                                                                                                 Mary Schuellein