BOO! Can you believe that Christmas is already here? Don't panic, there are still 86 days to Christmas, but it will be here before you know it. In the meantime, let's enjoy the holidays in between. Let's show Christmas that it can't push us around. Let’s celebrate throwback Halloween - I know you all have created a Halloween quilt or two (maybe a Halloween UFO that might get finished this year?). Share your Halloween quilt with us at the show and help.
Although the White Elephant sale was the only scheduled program last month, we ended up with a very busy meeting. Marianne Williamson gave a mini trunk show to introduce her November class, Joan Vigil and Jennie Dautermann demonstrated a machine that cuts the edges for a rag quilt square in seconds, LaVerne Johnson demonstrated appliquick and Ellen Sherman offered a make-up of her mini quilt class. I would like to say thank you to all of our Guild's talented members who unselfishly share their talents with us. I think this makes our meetings fun and inviting.
Part of the Guild's goal is to provide service in the form of quilt education and the donation of quilt related items to worthwhile recipients in the community. The Guild excels at community quilts and generally, at the end of the year, we see the results of our work. The Monday Sewers have been busily creating tops; please plan to stay after the October meeting to tie quilts. At the November meeting we plan to recognize veterans with a Quilt of Valor presentation. We also are collecting bibs and baby quilts for the VA Women's Clinic and wheel chair quilts for the VA. Please bring your items for our Veterans to the November meeting. Although it is not a quilted item, Gerry Tucker has requested that we bring in perfume, cologne, or other toiletry item, wrapped in holiday paper and labeled if gender specific. These items will be Christmas presents for Sunrise Communities residents. Remember Sunrise Communities generously allows us to meet at one of their facilities for a minimal donation.
As the year winds down we have the following business to finalize: Lois Erickson will present the proposed budget, Pam Chamberlain is still accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 Board of Officers, we will review the proposed the Bylaw changes and Joan Vigil is accepting recommendations for Quilter of the Year.
Black cats prowl
and pumpkins gleam.
May luck be yours on Halloween.
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