President’s Message

Hello Everyone,

Happy Passover and Happy Easter!  I hope you are all well and enjoying some of the nice Spring weather we’ve been having.  The grass is turning greener every day and the daffodils are blooming. Today I noticed the forsythia blooming too!  It’s such a pretty time of year and it’s wonderful to be able to spend more time outdoors.

Quilting has kept so many of us busy, individually and in groups. Quite a few of our members enjoyed the Miniature Quilt workshop with Kellie Willey on March 6thafter we saw her wonderful presentation at our General Meeting.  OurRow ‘n Row focus group members have completed most of the rows in their quilts and have now begun to discuss final layout and borders.  Each quilt is so pretty and unique even though we followed the same basic pattern.  Everyone came up with a different twist and there are different color-ways so it’s fun to see how the quilts are turning out. We hope to show off some of the quilt tops (or even completed quilts) at the May meeting. Cathy Peterson has been a wonderful group leader. I know the Splendid Sampler group has completed so much work and some group members have set a goal of completing 100 blocks for their quilt!  Eleanor Reilly has provided lots of inspiration for that group.  Pat Cacace’s Mystery Quilt has been fun too and a number of people have completed their quilt tops.  The Dear Jane group has set some ambitious goals for themselves as they work through the 149 blocks that are planned for their quilts.

To add to the mix, the guild has planned a Mystery Quilt event on April 29thand May 1st, on ZOOM, which will also serve as a fundraiser for Evening Star.  (Look for more details inside this newsletter.) Unfortunately, it has been decided that we cannot hold an indoor Quilt Show this November 2021 because of uncertainty surrounding the pandemic so we have lost that means of income for now. That is why we are planning these fundraisers and why they are so important for the guild.

 Our next General Meeting will take place on the second Thursday this month, on April 8th7 pm, when Michelle Banton will present her lecture about the History of the Dresden Plate

It is time to renew your membership for next year so please look for the membership application in this newsletter. We will continue to meet on ZOOM for now, but we have interesting speakers, Sit ‘n Sews and activities planned until the end of 2021 and beyond. There really have been many opportunities to learn new techniques and just have fun while quilting during this membership year. Let’s continue this momentum into our 20thAnniversary year (2021-2022)!

Enjoy the Spring holidays and the beautiful weather! We will see you on April 8th!

                                                                                       Mary Schuellein