President’s Report

Greetings Quilters,

A slight dip in the daily high temperature and sporadic showers are reminders that our summer is waning and the fall harvest season will soon be upon us. We still have plenty of exciting quilting to come in 2017.

October 7th is the date for our Fall Membership meeting. Be sure to get your 2018 membership form and check in to Cathy Howlett well before the meeting. News from Cathy is that our membership for this year totals 115. Of course, your registration and payment for Retreat 2018, to be held February 16-18, are important if you are planning to attend our favorite annual event. The lottery for the 60 spots at the Retreat will be held at the October meeting.

November 4th will be our “Get Ready for Christmas” event. Several fun gift projects will be featured. Keep your eye on the website for descriptions and supply lists.

Donna Glenz, who has served as our Historian since the Guild began over 20 years ago, is ready to turn over this important duty to a new volunteer. Both of us are hoping that someone who has an interest in electronic media would be willing to bring our collection of memories of Guild events and photos of beautiful quilts created by our members to a more accessible gallery on our website. Many of you are very adept and familiar with ways to get this accomplished. Please contact me so that I can make an appointment to the Historian position soon. This is a function that could easily be divided amongst a small group so that no single individual will have to carry the duties alone. I know all of you join me in honoring the amazing job that our dear friend Donna has accomplished so well for all these years. She deserves hugs and “thanks” from every one of us.

Take time as this year winds down to enjoy your quilting passion. Be proud to show and share your creations at every opportunity, at guild events, local shows, and even just to friends and neighbors. Our mission is to promote quilting in our communities as a Guild, in local groups and as individuals. Keep on quilting.

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