May President’s Letter

Hello Quilters,

Gosh, I miss seeing you! I know you all feel the same way. It’s amazing how we took for granted how good it is to spend time in person with our friends. I suppose that’s just one of the lessons we’ve learned during this pandemic. 

I’m writing this on May 1st after a board meeting held via Zoom and also after the Governor’s daily coronavirus briefing. We wanted to see what announcements would be made so we could get a better handle on how we’ll be going forward.  We know there’s a slow re-opening planned, but we don’t have details yet about the availability of facilities we depend on (Cornerstone, the library, and Community). Diane Dimpfl did share with us that the room at Community will be unavailable in May and that most likely it won’t be open in June, either. Individual board members are staying in touch with the various facilities we use to see what their plans are. We’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, we’re planning another Show & Tell on May 11th at 9:30 a.m. using Zoom. The link will be provided in the newsletter. We had 55 members join us last month, and we have room for up to 100, so please consider joining us. 

Someone asked how many face masks this group had sewn. I couldn’t give them a good answer. There were so many different groups receiving masks and so many of us involved, but I suspect it’s in the thousands.  Thank you to everyone who helped our community by sewing masks. What we do as a group and as individuals makes a difference in this world. Who knew that our sewing skills would ever be so useful? Keep up the good work and remember to take a break and do something for yourself. I’m slowly making progress on a couple of projects, and if I kick it into high gear, I might be able to show one at our next Zoom gathering.

Thank you to Chris Behme and her Program Committee for such a fun Challenge project. I’ve been absolutely amazed at the number of colors that begin with the letter A. This month’s BOM also was lots of fun. Thank you, Melissa Schulman, for picking a fun and easy block that looks great when finished! 

Let us know on Facebook what you are working on, what questions you have, and what accomplishments you’re celebrating. This group is here to keep all of pour spirits buoyed up. I especially appreciate every time someone posts something for the rest of us to learn from or to enjoy.

Stay well and keep sewing! 

April

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