Another new year and we have so much to look forward to, including new programs, new skill-sharing sessions, new BOM’s, a couple of new charity opportunities, and a longer retreat in September! I love how our guild keeps growing and shifting to meet the needs of our members! The changes are a testament to the enthusiasm that both old and new members bring to this guild.
My theme for 2020 is “Making Connections,” so I’ll start by encouraging all of us to use one of the following phrases whenever necessary: “Could you remind me of your name?” or “I know we’ve met before, but I can’t recall your name.” Many of us are terrible with names, so no worries if we have to ask more than once. I’m encouraging all of us to learn more members’ names and also to continue to expand our circles of friends within the guild. Who knows what special person may be entering your life this year as a result of sitting next to them at a bee or meeting or retreat? As much as we love quilting and the inspiration we get from our group, we all know that this guild wouldn’t be what it is today without the friendly faces that consistently welcome both old and new members each month.
Besides making connections during our fun meetings, our committees also are offering ways to make connections. I’ve previously mentioned the skill-sharing sessions that Chris Behme has organized (check them out under EVENTS on the Mudsock FB page). Whether you already have the skill being offered or you would like to learn it, or if you just want to sew with others, please sign up for one of the new skill-sharing sessions. Another new opportunity in 2020 will be the Quilts of Valor Bee that Peggy Fowley is organizing. If this charity speaks to you, please contact her. At the January meeting, we will share a complete list of opportunities for getting involved in the guild so you can make connections.
The first board meeting of 2020 will be on Friday, January 30th at 1:30 pm at the Fishers Public Library. All members are invited to attend the board meetings. If you can’t make this one, there will be another one on the last Friday of March. If you have feedback or an idea for the guild that you would like the board to consider, please contact me.
Happy Sewing, and here’s to a wonderful New Year!