From The President

Hope each of you had a wonderful time over the holidays with your family and friends. I spent my holidays recovering from my second knee replacement. Good thing I only have two knees!

Hard to believe another year is upon us. We begin the year with the Fun Day on January 28th. Everyone is invited.

This month we have the launch of our new website. I personally want to thank Colleen Bell for the dedicated effort and organization she put into making the launch happen this month. She has provided a roadmap with detailed instructions for Anne O’Brien to follow as newsletter editor, and migrated all existing content to the new website. There have been challenges, but she has met them all head on! Both Suzanne Patchell and I have relied on her to guide the guild through the process.

Elections and our annual AGM are happening in February so please please volunteer for one of the following positions: President, Secretary, Workshops Coordinator, and Member-at Large. Katherine Morgan has put her name forward for Membership Coordinator. Being on the executive gives you opportunities to participate in how the guild is run and what direction it will take, and you get to meet so many guild members.

We are also looking for a Raffle Quilt Coordinator for the 2018 Quilt Show. This begins with planning early next year. And for someone to shadow Dianne Ritter at the 2018 show.

At our November 22 meeting, the 50/50 draw winner was Katherine Morgan. Katherine won $41.00. The total amount sold was $82.00.

Our next meeting is on January 24th with Barb Mortell presenting a Colour Trunk Show & Presentation. If you have taken one of her colour classes and have a quilt that came out of it, please bring the quilt to the meeting – I have and will.

Bena Luxton