President’s Message

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to everyone for my beautiful Signature quilt!  I was so surprised to receive it and I just love it! The colors are perfect and it is such a cheerful quilt.  The quilt means so much and I will always treasure it!  Congratulations to Susan Paradise for winning the wonderful Red Cross quilt that was raffled at the May meeting!  I had the pleasure of passing it along to Susan and I was able to see the quilt in person.  It’s just a beautiful quilt and so lovingly made by our wonderful team of ESQ quilters. Enjoy it, Susan!

It’s a new membership year and Evening Star Quilters is celebrating its twentieth year!  Congratulations to all of you for hanging in there, meeting on ZOOM and making this past year a very productive one for the guild.  I thank all the Board members from the past year for your hard work and dedication to Evening Star Quilters and for your help to me.  Welcome and congratulations to the new Board members as we begin this new year. Thank you to the members who signed up for the ESQ Spring Mystery Quilt event, A Day in May. It was a busy but enjoyable weekend and we raised about $270 for the guild. We hope to have another mystery event in the fall.  Thank you to Cathy Peterson who has been busy assembling raffle baskets and raising money from ticket sales.  The first two baskets will be raffled at our June meeting. Cathy has great items planned for upcoming basket raffles so please help the guild by taking a chance on those baskets.  Thank you everyone!

The COVID positivity rate is really going down and we are beginning to return to normal so hopefully we’ll be able to meet at the Community Center sometime over the next months. Eventually, we hope to set up a hybrid sort of meeting where we can meet in person if allowed, but we’d also still have the option of meeting on ZOOM at the same meeting.  We have some things to work out for that type of meeting, but it should be good. We will keep you posted.

In the meantime, we do plan to hold our June 3rdmeeting at Rath Park in Franklin Square to kick off the new membership year. The meeting is scheduled from 6 – 8 pm as we need to leave the park by dusk.  There is no rain date so we will meet on ZOOM in the event of bad weather. Please look for further information in this newsletter.

Please remember to renew your membership if you haven’t yet. The deadline is May 31st.  You can renew online via PayPal or just send a check to the Guild’s PO Box.

Congratulations, again, to Ronnie Medina for receiving a Lifetime Membership from the Guild.  It is so well-deserved and we are so proud of you, Ronnie!  I look forward to seeing you all on June 3rd!  Happy quilting and be well!

                                                                                                                 Mary Schuellein