From the President

I must start this newsletter with an apology for the lateness of our September meeting. Not only do I write without a thought to paragraphs but I can also talk too much. At our Executive meeting we discussed a guild meeting time schedule which I am suppose to stick to so I promise I will give it my best shot. We must be out of the hall by 9:55 so that Stephen can do a final check and lock up. I shall prioritize business items and we will finish business and Show and Tell by 8:25. Then we can have a good 15/20 minutes for a break to have refreshments, a look at library books and Show and Tell, sign up for workshops and buy 50/50 raffle tickets. I will need your help so please be ready to start our meeting by 7:30.

Bena Luxton, our Treasurer, would like all Expense Submission forms given to her by the end of the November meeting. So, if you have spent some money on behalf of the guild now is the time to gather up those receipts and fill out a form so that you can be reimbursed as soon as possible. I shall bring forms with me to our October and November meetings or you can email me or Bena and we will send you an expense submission form via email.

Kate Burzuk is stepping out of the Membership position and Joan Herrin has agreed to complete the second year of that Executive position. Thank you so much Joan. We shall see both gals at the Membership table over the next few months as Kate takes Joan under her wing and gets her ready to take command.

Krista Hennebury and Dorothy Porter were kept busy last month helping members measure the circumference of their quilts. Our total was 5,556 inches which translates to 141.12 metres. Please measure your quilts before the guild meeting and let us see if we can improve our first night’s total. Maybe someone will volunteer to make a graph of our progress? This is a Challenge by the Canadian Quilters’ Association called Stitch Across Canada as we Walk to Brock. A full description is in the September newsletter on the front page.

I dropped in on our second workshop this Fall to watch our members ‘Making Waves’ with Katherine Morgan, our Vice President. Everyone was very busy and very quiet. I hope we get to see some of the results of their labours over the next two months. Katherine says they were a very nice group and she had fun. And, the bus trip to the La Conner Quilt Show organized by Brenda Sangster, was a big hit with several members of the guild who spoke to me about it.

I look forward to seeing everyone on the 4th Tuesday of the month which happens to be October 22nd. Please remember your name tag, your mug, library books and any fines you may owe, birthday treats, cheque book for workshops, cash for 50/50 tickets, your smiley face and of course, your Show and Tell. We all love Show and Tell. And your measurements, “quilt measurements”, that is. That is all we want from you, just the circumference of your quilt/s.

Happy Quilting,