Monday, November 15, 2010

President's Message October 2010

Hi to All,

It's October! Yeah !! Halloween and Quilt Festival are just around the corner!! In other words this is a good month! I know we are all looking forward to our big auction meeting this month. Miss Jo has done a wonderful job collecting, sorting, and "packaging" all the wonderful donations for our auction. I heard a rumor that there are even more baskets than last year! This promises to be a wonderful event~~So bring your checkbook and/or cash and a friend!

The proceeds from auction benefit Parker House... a Christian-based organization that provides residential treatment for children, ages 3 13. Care is provided to children who have been abused, neglected, and/or abandoned. Parker House provides a safe haven for these children.

We are also planning on having some simple refreshments (drinks & treats) at the meeting that the guild will provide. I think we shop better when we eat a little caramel corn. All that bidding can be hard work!

With a giving theme in mind, I would also ask you to bring a non-perishable food item for Hope Ministries, a local food pantry, that promotes self sufficiency and dignity. Joyce Perry volunteers there and reports that their supplies are very low.....and that peanut butter and jelly are at the top of their needs list, along with cereal, flour, canned meats, and dried beans. I am sure other food items would be welcome as well.

Please bring your Autumn and Halloween-theme quilts to display. Dress in costume or just "in masque". And don't forget your Christmas Lotto blocks. This is last call for them.

Enjoy this wonderful Fall weather and quilt away!

Happy Halloween, Mary