Saturday, January 30, 2016

President's Message - February 2016


Our February program is the Single Block Challenge and it will be rather exciting.  We, as quilters, have so many avenues of quilt expression through the color choices and values we use, or the size and setting of blocks, or the sashing and border choices we make.  A quilt can be a mini-adventure in itself.  Let's see what you have done. We will have viewer's choice and ribbons.  Also, when you talk about your quilt - please explain some of the creative processes you went through to "get to this quilt top."

I am really excited about the Feb. 6th, Quilts of Valor Sew Day in St. Gabriel.  I hope that as many of you that can attend will do so.  The Giving Quilt group has made all the arrangements for kits and refreshments.  Lunch is being provided for the participants.  It will be a grand day of community service.  I am so proud of the Baton Rouge Quilt Community and all our sisters in stitches throughout the region.  Your volunteerism is extraordinary.  Cottage Creations and the mayor's office have worked together in the planning and hosting.  Ya'll come to sew and to share.  Details are in the newsletter.

My thanks to Margie Bumm for her inspiring lecture in January on "One-A-Month," a simple plan with focus to finish at least one UFO project per month. She did sew much more than that.  And, remember that Suzanne Elliott is taking the names of participants in the 2016 UFO Challenge.  Guidelines are in the newsletter.  Due in August.

SEW, dear ones, be inspired,……LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH, AND MOST OF ALL, QUILT.  


The Bring List
- bring your membership application and check for $20 to Bebe Tulley.  Fill in comments for Elena.
- bring your hibiscus from the Melinda Bula Workshop.  How did you do? 
- bring all that Show & Tell from Retreat and whatever you are working on right now.
- bring items and monies for the Birthday Table Extravaganza.
- bring your Beginning Block for your "Selfie Round Robin"
- bring  up to 4 FQ's - Purple, Green, or Purple & Green prints
- bring & wear your Fiber Name Tag:  You could win $20 !!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

President's Message - January 2016


Happy New Year to ALL!  WOW, 2016 is here and what a wonderful year for quilting.  We have one whole EXTRA day to have a quilting experience - yes, this is a "leap year" with 366 days.

I would like to say thank you to all the members of River City Quilt Guild for allowing me to be your President.  I consider it an honor and a pleasure to be able to lead our guild programs, projects, and activities to fruition.  We will GET INSPIRED, BE INSPIRED, and hopefully INSPIRE others to be "sew" into quilting.

Our January program is being presented by one of our members who undertook a personal challenge, made it into an opportunity, and was "inspired" to make quilts.  See her amazing work this Thursday.

She will INSPIRE you to create your own personal challenge.  I know she has INSPIRED me to get going with my quilting.

For those that say, 'I don't have time lately to quilt,' it is amazing to think that five (5) minutes spent on a quilting project, takes us five (5) minutes closer to finishing our projects.  I know that I can squeeze in five minutes for quilting, how about you?

I would appreciate your input, to hear from individuals, so that I may know how to make meetings, programs, events, and projects something that you would want to attend and in which you would want to participate.

Now, I am "sew" excited to "leap" into 2016 and use that extra day as one more productive day for quilting. 



The Bring List.... 
  • bring your membership application and check for $20 to Bebe Tulley. 
  • bring your $$$ for Judson Retreat, 1/28-31, details in newsletter. See Cynthia
  • bring all that Show & Tell from Christmas and New Years.
  • bring items and monies for the *Birthday Table Extravaganza. (December & January Birthdays)
  • bring /return your Survey Sheet to Elaine at the Birthday Table and *get One Free Ticket to use as a chance on any item.  See.. your opinion is valuable.  The Survey Sheet is sent as an attachment in the newsletter
  • bring FQ's for A Wild Fat Quarter Drawing - Black and White prints (up to 4 Fat Quarters)  (We will draw for multiple winners depending on how much participation there is.)
  • bring & wear your Fiber Name Tag:  You could win $20 !!
  • bring  Red/White/Blue fabric donations for TGQ to make kits for Quilts of Valor Sew Day, 2/6.