Monday, December 3, 2012

President's Message - December 2012

Hello to all,

It is hard to believe that the year is almost up.  I have learned a lot during my time as President and the best part was getting to know so many of you just a little better.  Our guild has grown in number and in skill level thanks to your enthusiasm, team spirit, and the wonderful workshops and lectures we have had during the year.  Thank you, Debbie, for all your hard work in planning and lining up the programs.  Also my special thanks to all my Officers and Committee Chairs this year.  I could not have done it without all of you, our membership, volunteering and stepping up at every need.  You all have been a blessing to me.

This year has been laced with its sad times.  We are still looking forward to Melanie West rejoining our activities and pray for her full recovery.  Jo Doherty is making a steady recovery and we hope to see her very soon. Other members have had medical difficulties and we wish the best for them in the new year. 

Recently, the loss of our sister quilters, Patti Offenbacher and Carmen Adger, in November reminds us to appreciate one another and be thankful for each day.  We as members of the Baton Rouge Quilt Community feel the absence of their wonderful spirits and unique talents.  

I look forward to our Christmas Party on Thursday and sharing a meal together.  There will be much more than that, though.  We will draw for the winners of the Board Quilts (Purple and Gold, and Red, White & Blue), exchange the hand-made item(s) if you wish to participate in this, and WIN A CHRISTMAS QUILT TOP (MAYBE??)  There will also be a place to contribute food items for the Baton Rouge Area Food Bank  - more about that in the newsletter.  See you there!

Thanks to all of you for making my first time as a Guild President so wonderful.


The Bring List:
- A wrapped hand-made gift or ornament for exchange (optional) 
- Show and Tell
- Fiber Name Tag
- Canned goods for donation