January President’s Letter

Happy New Year dear quilters!

I won’t belabor the trials and tribulations of 2020 as we are all too well aware of them.  Instead, I think we can greet 2021 with positivity.  Therefore, I have chosen the theme “Anything Goes” for this year and while we will still have some restrictions for a while, there is no reason to restrict our creativity or our friendship. With that in mind, I invite you to try out that fancy quilting tool you haven’t used yet; give a guild Zoom sew-in a whirl; learn a new technique (I’m trying collage) or meet a new friend in the meeting breakout rooms. I think the most special thing about the Mudsock Guild is how incredibly friendly our members are. That doesn’t have to stop just because we can’t connect in person.

Of course, if you crave more face-time with other members, you can volunteer for a committee.  The January 11, meeting will provide the perfect time to find out about activities and volunteer options.  There will also be a drawing for a fantastic gift basket generously donated by Always in Stitches quilt shop. Please note: you MUST be online during the meeting to win. 

In the survey the Board sent out a few months ago, members said they would like the on-line meetings to be a bit shorter. To that end, we will continue doing show-and-tell by compiling photos as we did at the December meeting. I’ll ask you to limit yourself to two items for the time being. Please send your photos to me at aarquilter@yahoo.com by January 8th. 

Lastly, we are going to start taking registration in January for the monthly meetings. I know this is one more annoying Zoom step but it will be necessary once our outside speakers begin. You will receive two emails instead of one in order to join the meeting. The first will ask you to register with your name and email address. After that, you will receive a second email giving you the Zoom meeting link. You will then receive a third confirmation email to let you know you did it correctly. Zoom can be intimidating but I hope that won’t stop you from attending meetings and other guild activities. They are going to be too good to miss!  

I look forward to seeing you all soon.  In the meantime, remember “Anything Goes!” (Cue the music, maestro)

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