Friday, March 26, 2010

President's Message April 2010

Hi, and a Happy Spring to all!

What a wonderful time of year this is! It's a perfect time for quilting! I know we are all looking forward to our program this month, Paducah 101 by Margie Bumm. From what I hear, River City Quilt Guild could have a meeting in Paducah this year!

A big thank you goes out to Nina and Joyce for their wonderful presentation on the Ultimate Quilt Challenge. The theme, "Out of the Storm", lends itself to many wonderful quilting possibilities. I hope that we have lots of participation in this challenge. You are a wonderfully talented group and I think the quilting world needs to see evidence of that fact!

Seminar was great! I hope it was as good an experience for you as it was for me. I learned a lot! Time spent with other quilters is always time well spent! Bring your class work to show us.

Don't forget that this month's birthday raffle proceeds will benefit our Community Service Quilts. Let's see how much money we can raise!

We have lots of great activities in our guild. Pick one or two or all and join in! You'll be glad you did! And my continued thanks go out to everyone who is making these activities possible.

Happy Quilting!! Mary

This Month's Program - "Paducah on a Shoestring" - With Margie Bumm as your travel guide, learn the ins and outs of this exciting quilt show. Margie, a native-born Kentuckian, will tell you the real dirt on which places are "must-sees" and which ones are just a "pass." Our special guest, Kathy Brown, quilt teacher, extraordinaire, will give a preview of the August jelly roll class and rulers.


Sign-Up Sheets:
  • Get on the Bus - Houston Trip (see Karen Tabor)
  • Kathy Brown Workshop (see Suzanne Elliott)
  • Rose Bud Auction (see Beth Jessup)
  • UFO Challenge (see Suzanne Elliott)
  • Mystery Quilt (see Glenda Parks) Cost $1/person at sign up.
The Bring list
  • your GSQA class projects
  • work from Beth Jessup's "Patch, No Work" class
  • April birthday raffle gifts. And non-birthday persons, too. This month's proceeds are donated to the community service quilts project, for supplies
  • your show & tells
  • Fat Quarter Lotto, Flowers in bloom. Max. of 2 entries
  • Your (fiber) Name Tag - your name is then entered in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate.
  • a friend, a prospective member, a relative
  • auction donations, Jo Doherty will have a collection box for the Fall auction.