Monday, July 8, 2013

President's Message - July 2013

Hello, Quilt Guild Members!!

I missed seeing all of you at the June meeting, but I have a good excuse: I was on vacation in Europe with my husband, David! We had a great time and it is always so wonderful to see historic places and new sites.

While we were in London, we visited the Albert and Victoria Museum. I really wanted to see the textile exhibit as I have heard such good things from friends who were lucky enough to view it. Upon entering the museum, I was informed that it had been taken down (!!!) and the quilts and other textiles had been placed around the museum in collections that were in some way connected with each piece by time period. Boy, was I disappointed!  However, on the bright side, while waiting for the plane, I had downloaded an app for the same textile exhibit!!!! All was not lost......

July is here and our nation’s birthday/holiday is celebrated this month. It seems fitting to thank all the quilters who have made quilts and other items for our nation’s military and their families. God Bless American Quilters!!

My many thanks also to Barbara Hoffman for taking the responsibility for organizing and
entering our quilts in the national AQS challenge   it was fantastic that some guild members had the opportunity to submit their quilts for a national show. It will be around again in two years, so maybe we plan do it again.

Thanks again to Noreen Mazarroppi for handling the June meeting for me. I really appreciated it.

I will see you on the 11th and look forward to catching up on all the news!

It is going to be a hot summer this year, so stay in your quilt studios and sew!

Keep quilting,        

The Bring List

  • Quilts and Quilt tops for Oklahoma tornado survivors 
  • $ for new Lotto Block kits, Carrie Nation block in fall colors. Due in August  
  • Fat Quarters for a F.Q. Lotto drawing: Red/White/Blue/Stars/Stripes   
  • Wear your Fiber Name Tag
  • Show & Tell 
  • Deposit for the River City Retreat (8/30-9/2)
  • Items for the Birthday Table