Wednesday, November 9, 2011

President's Message - November 2011

Our condolences from the guild are extended to the loved ones of Norma Payne. She was a great quilter and an inspiration to many. The guild will miss her and her many quilted inspirations she brought to show & tell. One fond memory was when she came home from a trip with a purchase of Paula Nadelstern fabric. She was so honest to say that she really didn't have any plans for it, but just wanted to look at it and touch it! I know all of us can relate to that. Thanks Norma, for all your wit and wisdom. We'll miss you but know now that you are sewing up a storm in heaven!

I think everyone can agree that the auction was a complete success. Our thanks go to Jo Doherty and all of her elves for a job well done. $3,115 worth to be exact Joyce will have the break down by department.

The board is excited to unveil the 2011 version of The Board Quilt, actually 2 quilts for your viewing pleasure. Tickets for the drawing at the Nov. meeting will be on sale for $5 each. Remember you must be a RCQG member to purchase the tickets! It is the board's "thank you" quilt to all our members.

In fact, I was inspired by The Board Quilt to purchase some beautiful batiks at Magrieta's Quilt Shop in St. Augustine, FL. Not like I needed an excuse to buy batiks, for that matter, but I do think you will love the board quilt as much as we do ; )

Special congratulations to Cynthia McGee, president, and Debbie Hulett, vice president, for stepping up and volunteering to serve as officers. We know 2012 will be a great year.

Lastly, so many thanks to all of you for making my year as your guild president a pleasant one. I feel like I'm leaving the guild in great hands and look forward to taking a breather and sitting in the bleachers next year. Good luck to all of you.

Remember to see Valerie Barth about the Christmas Party. She and her elves have planned a great event.

Until next time, keep those machines humming.

Best regards,
Jo Paula

Bring list:
  • Cash for the Board Quilt drawing held this evening. $5 per chance.
  • Show and Tell - Trash and Treasure from Houston, Thread painting projects, AAQI mini's, and regular stuff. Tell us about the Ponchatoula Quilt Day, GSQA meeting, Stitched -the Movie.
  • Fat Quarters for Lotto: " Christmas Reds & Greens" Max. number of entries is 2.
  • Fiber Name Tag: Sign in. You could win a $10 gift certificate or $10 cash.
  • Birthday Table items
  • Pet Quilts
  • Deposit for March Guild Retreat
  • Design Challenge Quilts
  • Fabric Exchange Quilt Challenge