From the President

Hello from your newly appointed president. Does the name sounds familiar? Likely you remember me from my previous role as treasurer of our guild for four years, ending in 2014. Now I need to learn everyone’s name.

Membership in our wonderful guild for approximately 10 years has provided me with new quilting friends, opportunities to attend retreats, to participate in workshops, COPS days, and our bi-annual Quilt Shows, and of course, Community Quilts. As president, I want to see all these wonderful happenings continue! So please volunteer where you can and continue the excitement. Our guild gives back so much to each of us. Let’s all give back.

So what is my quilting style? Hard to say, perhaps eclectic. I like paper piecing, Japanese handwork, hand applique, hand embroidery, machine applique, making quilts from photographs, wool work, etc. etc. Most of all, I enjoy learning new skills, and playing with (storing?) fabric. And I am excited to be attending Krista Hennebury’s workshops on the cruise to Alaska in June.

To everyone who participated in Community Quilts Days (March 5–7), thank you! And congratulations to Anita JonesGould and her stellar team for all their efforts in making it a successful, participatory event.

The Fraser Valley Quilters Guild is inviting the guild to participate in an “IRON Quilter Event” at their Quilt Show on June 12–13. Do we have one or two groups of 4 people wanting to participate? It is amazing what a team of four quilters can do in two hours. Registration is by March 31, so if you are interested in putting together a team, let me know, or check out the details at the meeting information table.

At our March meeting, guests from the Boundary Bay Quilters Guild will display their raffle quilt and sell tickets. Their quilt show takes place on May 9–10.

Happy Quilting!
Bena Luxton