Where is winter? I'm not looking for extreme cold, I am a Florida girl after all, but a little chill might be refreshing. Actually, the Renaissance Ballroom last month, for the Installation Luncheon was like being in a freezer. So, maybe, our weather is pretty perfect now. We had a very nice quilting weekend last month. Nicki Jamieson and the Rookies did an excellent job decorating and organizing the luncheon. Sandy Malinovsky took good care of our guest teacher Carole Lyles Shaw. Carole's trunk show and workshops were delightful. As always, I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates from her workshops. The display of Memorial Challenge Quilts was awesome and I love the signature block that each of you made for me.
Thank you! Thank you to our out-going Board of Officers and Chairmen. Congratulations to our in-coming Board of Officers and Chairmen. A volunteer organization, such as ours can only survive when members are willing to work together to create a successful, enjoyable atmosphere of comradery. The following positions are currently vacant; Assistant Community Quilts Chairman, Fabric Exchange Chairman, Chapter Quilt Chairman and Advertising Chairman. Please let the Board of Officers know if you are willing to accept any of these positions. YEAH! Helen McKane has submitted her name for the positions of 2018 Advanced Program VP.
Congratulations to 2016 Quilter of the Year, Joyce Cotner [😊]
Our February meeting is all about Community Service. I would like each of you to bring one yard of ugly fabric. We will share the fabric, take the pieces home and turn ugly fabrics into beautiful wheelchair quilts – more details on Saturday. After the meeting Gerry Tucker will have community quilts for us to tie, and the Consumer and Family Science Group will provide instructions for making rag quilts. Please plan to stay awhile (there will be chocolate). Sunrise Communities is looking for some members willing to sew some scrub style shirts for a resident. If you can help, please speak with Gerry Tucker.
We do have some business to finish. Please be sure to read the proposed General Information and By Laws updates. Everyone is welcome to attend the Board of Officer meeting on Thursday, February 9th at 7:00 pm at Awesome Embroidery to discuss any updates. Or, send an email to the Board of Officers with your comments. We would like to finalize all the details this month in order to include the changes in the 2017 Membership Directory. The February meeting will be your last chance to have your picture taken for the new directory.
Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.
Ocean Waves Quilt Guild
Next OW Meeting
Saturday, March 11th - ½ Day Workshop
$30 (for members)
Free-Motion Quilting on a Home Sewing Machine
Prepare the student to execute quilting on a home sewing machine, training to dominate free-motion using helpful tools and positioning.
Sunday, March 12th - Full Day Workshop
$55 (for members)
Quilting with Rulers on a Home Sewing Machine
Learn the technique for quilting with rulers on a home sewing machine
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