Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season; enjoying time with friends and family. Now it is back to reality and time to get busy finishing our quilts for our upcoming Quilt Show. I am hearing some amazing plans for our show and I had a sneak peek at our raffle quilt which will be unveiled at our February Meeting – you won’t want to miss it!
February is also the month for our Elections and Annual General Meeting. We will need to vote on our new Constitution and By-Laws that have been streamlined to comply with the new government regulations. You will be emailed information regarding this at the beginning of February. Please take the time to read it before the Feb. 27 meeting. Along with that vote, we also need to elect some new executive members. Thank you to all who have volunteered already. Our guild is run on volunteers so it is difficult to twist the arms of people who already do so much and have for so long. However, we need a full executive. Each position does not have to be done alone – many are done by committee with one person acting as the executive member. Please think about it and talk to current executive members to see what it involves. One position of special note is our new Communications position formerly known as Newsletter Editor. If you love working on computers and working on websites then this is the position for you. At the January meeting our Communications, Member-at-Large and Programs executive members will talk about their positions
On the correspondence front, we received an email from the All In Stitches Quilt Guild in Everett, Washington, inviting us to come to their Quilt Show. Starting Thursday, April 26, they have two full days of activities including classes, make’n’take, shops, book signings, and of course, quilts. On the Friday night, their keynote speaker is the renowned Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. For more information, tickets, and registration visit : http://www.AllInStitchesWA.org
Our next meeting is January 23 featuring a new talk from Barb Mortell regarding Art Leap. Check out programs for more details.