President's Report

Greetings Quilters!
Azure skies by day and colorful late-night sunsets assure us that summer is finally on our doorstep.  Last week’s showers have given rise to a new, all be it sparse, carpet of grass in the back yard.  Memorial Day 2017 is passed and the frenzied planting of vegetables to feed our bodies and flowers to nourish our summer souls has begun. But don’t let the busy days coming up keep you from enjoying the enriching programs our education committee has arranged during the month of June and again in August.
First, on June 2nd & 3rd, we will be hosting Cynthia England. Cynthia has made a name for herself with her “Picture Piecing” techniques.  If the classes are already full, Cynthia will be holding a free lecture and trunk show on Friday at 7 p.m. 
On June 16th & 17th, Joan Shay will be presenting classes using her “Petal Play” techniques. Again, if the classes are full, Joan will be offering a free lecture and trunk show on Friday evening.
For those with a more traditional quilting style, Joan Ford will be here on August 25th & 26th. She has created several books and this special two day program on “Scrap Therapy”. You won’t want to miss this one.   Joan will be presenting a free lecture and trunk show on Friday the 25th at 7 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.
For availability and more information on these events, please contact members of the education committee.
Try to squeeze some time into your busy summer schedule for quilting.  My summer plan is to take advantage of every showery day to do some kind of quilting.  Maybe just a binding, or selecting the perfect floral fabrics from my stash for the lattice quilt that is next on my “to do” list, or perhaps I’ll curl up in my easy chair by the window and let the raindrops lull me into sweet dreams of more beautiful projects to work on in 2017. No matter what I choose, I will find joy in it.  
Whatever your plan is, be sure to take time for quilting.  

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