Sunday, June 2, 2013

President's Message - June 2013

Hello, Quilt Guild Members!!

This last month brought us Mother’s Day, a day to honor and remember our ‘Moms”.  Was your mother or grandmother a quilter? My grandmother was and I am blessed to have two of her quilts. I am carrying this tradition on with my grandchildren   three quilts in the planning stage!

Thanks to Ellen Baldridge and her team for the first set of lotto blocks. You will have an opportunity to get the second set this month. Thanks to Sherry Herringshaw and Cindy Jones for doing the fabric swap. I can’t wait to see what luscious colors are in my bag.

I visited with Wasted Women on Tuesday. They are making and collecting quilts for Oklahoma tornado victims. I tried a new pattern that I had been wanting to do, and it was fun! Sherry Herringshaw is organizing this activity and I encourage you to help with this project. She will have quilt kits to distribute at the June meeting. Her deadline for collecting quilts is mid July. These people need our help now!

Many thanks to those guild members who have volunteered their time and expertise in organizing guild activities. More help is needed with two major events that we ALL enjoy: the Auction in October and Christmas Party in December.  It takes a little help from everyone in the Guild to keep these events going.  Think about co sharing some aspect of these events with a friend or two. It’s FUN!!

While quilting this past month, I realized that happiness is a sharp rotary cutter and hot
iron  ahhh, simple pleasures!

Wishing you a great time at the June meeting, and remember, keep quilting!