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PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

September 2022

Hello Quilters.
We have many things happening in the guild right now. Tickets for our first Christmas Dinner are available. Members may purchase an additional ticket for one guest if they wish. Raffle tickets are on sale for the beautifully donated quilt. The Bridge has been selected by the Christmas committee as our charity for donations. We will have a list of requested items from The Bridge for members to bring to the Christmas Dinner. Pillow cases made by members will be most welcome to their beneficiaries, the ages of the people they help are l4-24 years old so fabrics chosen with that in mind would be appreciated.
Our UFO Challenge is due this month. If you did enter the challenge, bring your finished project to the meeting to show it off and have the chance to win the fabric entry fees.
At our last meeting I announced this year’s President’s Challenge. Quilts that say something. The quilts must have words on them that you create; applique, embroidery, or pieced words. Fabric printed with words doesn’t count!
I introduced a Mini Quilt Swap at the meeting as well. If you want to participate, sign up at break with me. The criteria for the quilt is that no side of the quilt be larger than 36 inches. The way it works is you make a list of things you like and don’t like. Then that list is given to another and they make you a quilt following those things.
See you at the meeting!
Adrian

August 2022–

President’s Message
As I end my term as President of the Guild, I am happy to turn things over to the capable hands of Adrian Hansen. Adrian has a wealth of quilting knowledge and has wonderful enthusiasm and fresh ideas for the guild. I would also like to thank the current executive for their supreme support and guidance over the past three years in these remarkable times. Many of the current executive members will assume new roles and we will welcome our new executive team at the August meeting.
I would like to draw your attention to the opening of the membership renewal for 2022-23. If you renew early, you will be entered into a draw to have your membership reimbursed for the year (2 winners will be announced at the September meeting).
If it is possible, please send an e-transfer to the guild erieshorestreasurer@gmail.com. I renewed today and it was easy for me, and it really helps with the bookkeeping and for the membership committee.
Reminder to take out a book and make a block or project to receive a very pretty spool of thread.
I would like to ask you to help with one more job. It would be very helpful if we could get someone to volunteer to set up and take down the café each meeting. We are finding that it is too much for the hostess committee. Please contact me or see me at the meeting to discuss.
Remember to bring in your UFOs and a fat quarter for each to enter the challenge.
Thanks everyone for your support of the guild and I am very much looking forward to next year.
Lydia

Dare I say it, but it’s starting to feel like things are getting back to normal. We were able to
have the yard sale last month and went quite well, despite all the challenges of the
restrictions not being fully lifted.
This month Adrian Hanson will give a talk on how to love your longarmer, so she loves you
back. Looking forward to seeing her tips on how to prepare those quilt tops for a perfect
finish.
In April we are going to do an interactive workshop where I show you my Mount Scrapmore,
and we share ideas on how to manage, sort, store, and reduce that pile of guilt we all have in
our craft rooms.
In the following months we hope to have some guest speakers and workshops as we adjust to
the new normal.
On a side note, for my day job I run a speakers series. In March, I am hosting a free webinar
with the author Virginia Postrel who has written the book, The Fabric of Civilization. It’s a
great book that follows the history of fabric as well as how fabric has been constructed
throughout the ages. If you are interested, you can follow this link to register. The talk will be
held on March 22 at 12:00pm online.
Lydia

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