Friday, July 3, 2009

President's Message Jul 2009

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone who attended the June meeting was pleased with our "wedding shower," that was the surprise theme. The tableau was a takeoff on the movie, 27 Dresses, that we switched to 27 wedding engagements with 27 quilts that reflected the interests of 27 suitors. It was a hoot, particularly when the audience anticipated a "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul" quilt, which the securities broker prospect had absconded with. It was a very special occasion with so many of YOUR Very Special Quilts.

The REAL BIG SURPRISE was the announcement that our "Para" Challenge had been accepted at the AQS show slated for July 22-25, 2009. I could hardly contain my excitement and pride. Such a thrill !! My thanks to all the participants. (a recap of the challenge is found later in the newsletter)

My thanks go out to the wedding planners who helped me with so many details, to secure the food, decorations, and door prizes. Credits go out to Amelia's Quilt Shop (Amelia Beadle), Connie Ewbank, Beth Jessup, Joyce Perry, and Melanie West who baked the cake. My humble regrets if I forgot anyone.

Joyce LeFleur will be our guest speaker this month with a truck show of a lifetime of quilt-making.

See you soon,

Happy Quilting! Mary

Things to bring to the meeting:
~~ bring the July birthday raffle gifts - see Barbara Hoffman
~~ bring your projects from Beth's Kwik Krazy Tote Class
~~ bring money for Christmas lotto, $2.50 each.
~~ bring your patriotic quilts to hang
~~ bring your regular show & tells, plus tell us about the Louisiana Cotton Pickin' Shop Hop.
~~ F Q Lotto "Red, White, or Blue" - in any combination.