Hello Quilters

Summer is here! I just came up to my sewing room because I was looking for a cool, shady place to be on this hot afternoon. Isn’t it great that we have a hobby that allows us to cocoon in the winter and hide from the heat in the summer?

Besides hiding from the heat, I was nudged by Chris Behme’s reminder that we have a challenge project that will be revealed in July and that so far I’ve only been daydreaming about it. Time to get cracking and see what I can come up with! I’ve really enjoyed seeing the different twists on our challenge quilts each year. Who knows what Lydia and Elizabeth will come up with for next year?

As you know, we’ll be holding another Zoom guild meeting in June. The church isn’t yet ready to allow outside groups to use their facilities, and they won’t be making a decision until July 7th about use in future months, so we’ll all need to continue to be flexible. Please check our private Facebook Page for link to join this meeting.

Speaking of in-person meetings, I really appreciate everyone who responded to our Facebook poll about their comfort level with meeting in person. This is your guild, and we want to make sure that we plan events that are interesting and, under the current circumstances, safe. For our June meeting Chris Behme is coming up with a fun activity that involves potentially winning a prize.

I’ve seen some of you at Quilt Expressions when I’ve been there lately, shopping their going-out-of-business sale. It’s a sad moment for all of us to lose a store that not only provided us with lovely fabric choices but that also supported this guild from its beginning. We hope that Quilt Expressions and especially Cindy Reynolds and Lynn Hodge know how much we’ll miss seeing them at their shop. My stash has grown during this shelter in place, and when I use some of the fabrics I obtained from QE, it’ll bring back pleasant memories.

My “making connections” questions don’t work over the Internet the way they do at our traditional in-person venue, so I’m going to put one here and also will post it on FB the day of the meeting. How about:

“What’s the household chore you least like to do, and which chore gives you the most pleasure?”

Think about it and share your answers. These are just goofy ways to get to know each other a little better. For me, scrubbing the floor is my least favorite, and anything having to do with maintaining the garden or yard gives me the most pleasure.

Let’s see if this month each of us can make an effort to call two or three members and chat with them. The human connection is important to all of us. That’s what makes our guild so special!

Stay well and keep on sewing!

April

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