Greetings, my stitch sisters and brothers!! I hope your summer has been busy, and that you’ve taken time to have a brief visit with your sewing machine, or at least pet some fabric. There have been some great opportunities to see quilts on display: Homer’s Quilt Show, Soldotna Progress Days, Kenai River Walk, Anchorage Museum’s display of Amy Meissner’s work and a display at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks. The list goes on. In September, the Anchorage Log Cabin Quilters will have their show at the Conoco Phillips Atrium on September 15th & 16th. This show is well worth a road trip. Hopefully some of you have been able to see our Challenge blocks on their travels around the Peninsula. We have received so many great comments on these blocks. The Challenge Block Committee will be bringing us a new challenge for 2019 at our General Membership Meeting October 6th. It’s always amazing to see the versatility the Committee uses to inspire and challenge our membership to produce these great blocks.
The Guild’s Education Chair has filled the summer with some very fun classes. In June, Jean Ann Wright taught us her pattern, "Tropical Fruit”. In July, we had Maggie Ball and her pattern, "Bargello with a Twist". By the time this email reaches you, Gudrun Erla will have blessed us with a fun filled couple of days with some choices for what we’ll be doing each day. We’ve had fun, and have learned a variety of techniques, designs, and short cuts. With each Trunk Show we have been further inspired with the art of quilt making. There have been some very beautiful and unique pieces coming out of each class. Tune in to Kathleen’s Education report for more information, and a preview of things to come for the rest of this year and next year.
At our last Executive Board meeting, we discussed a couple of interesting things. First, if you have pictures of classes or events that you’d like to share, you can send them to our Webmaster Adam Bauer. Adam will then put the pictures in our Photo Gallery on the website. I know many of us took pictures during classes, and together these pictures would give a better overview of what went on in the class. Adam categorizes these into different folders. If you have any pictures you’d like to share, please send them to email@example.com. It’s great to see the variety of what everyone’s been doing.
The second topic that might interest you is the Guild’s Tri-Fold Brochure. This brochure is just packed with information about the Guild, and about all kinds of quilting groups around the Peninsula. We will be updating the brochure periodically to keep it current. It will live on the website for any member to print off and make copies for events such as quilt shows or trunk shows by teachers. Getting our information out there to people offers them new possibilities, and maybe they’ll join us. Please take a moment to look at the brochure. If you have any questions, comments, or corrections, please let us know.
This is the last newsletter before our General Membership Meeting October 6, 2018. This will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, and the meeting begins at 10:00. While there is some business to attend to (selecting Nominating and Audit Committees, approving the new budget, etc.), we will try to keep the meeting as short as possible. While we are in the meeting, there will be some very busy people out in the hallway, working at selecting attendees for our Retreat in February 2019 at Land’s End. The Homer Quilters are our hostesses, and we are so looking forward to a wonderful time, and all that they have in store for us!