Wednesday, August 9, 2017

President's Message - August 2017


            It's time to let your creativity shine with the exhibit of the "Selfie" Round Robin Challenge.  Your works are always such interesting interpretations of the challenge directions.  We vote for Viewer's Choice and award cash prizes - 1st, 2nd , and 3rd.

            Also this month, there will be a short demonstration on First Aid For Quilters with Peggy Bourgeois and Sharon Holder.

            Remember to turn in your Christmas Lotto Blocks and your (Lucky Stars) Lotto Blocks.  You can get extra chances when you turn in your blocks early.

            The 2017 Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler Shop Hop has been quite successful through its first weekend with the 2nd weekend coming up now.  Let's hope the weather will cooperate.

            Our "Christmas in July" soiree was a big hit.  The food and the company was delightful.

            We take a moment to pause and remember the chaos of one year ago this week.  The effects of the August Rains of 2016 seemed unending. One year has gone by with most of us back in our homes and back to our lives.  Some scars still remain.  The goodness of others helped to mend homes and hearts. The Bridge Over Troubled Water quilting drive brought out the very best in all of us and blessings all around.

            At the Louisiana Arts & Sciences Museum on River Road (the old train station) there is an exhibit, "Faces of the Flood" on display until September 3rd.  A collection of photos from professional and amateur photographers and social media, rendered into a montage of emotion.

            Just a reminder.... This is the last leg of my second term as guild president.  It has been a very rewarding time for me.  In the next few months, we will appoint a nominating committee and chairman to select the next slate of officers.  It is time for members to step up and volunteer to lead the guild in 2018.  Please give that idea some consideration.  It is exciting and very rewarding to facilitate the quilting experience that we all share.  Bring something to the table and serve as an officer.

SEW, dear ones, be inspired, as I am by your creativity and drive,


the Bring list
- bring return Lotto blocks
- bring Show & Tell.
- bring items/monies for the Birthday Table, etc.
- bring  FQ's for Fat Quarter Drawing -  "Oranges "   (max. of 4 Fat Quarters) solids or prints.
- bring  $$ for Christmas Lotto Blocks - - *Return your sewn blocks for multiple chances                       see Jo Doherty and Joni DeVilbiss 
- bring  $$ for Lotto Blocks  (Lucky Stars) - see Alice Fredlund and Mary Daigle

- wear your Fiber Name Tag:  You could win $10 in River City Bonus Bucks !!