October President’s Letter

Hello Quilters,

Well, fall is officially here! I’m so glad we had a sunny day albeit a bit cool for our September meeting. The October meeting will be in a climate-controlled space since we’re heading back to Cornerstone Lutheran Church for 10/12, where our presenter will be Alice Ridge. I know Chris Behme will tell you more about her, but I’ll say that I’ve always enjoyed Alice’s presentations as well as her classes. She has a fun way of sharing her quilting knowledge. I owe Alice my 6 seconds of fame since my New York Beauty wall quilt that has been on CBS Sunday Morning was the result of one of her workshops a few summers ago.

Recently I saw that Bonnie Hunter had moved her stash and organized it on new shelves. She really didn’t make a bunch of apologies for its size, although I bet she’d give most of us a run for our money if we were comparing stash sizes. Also, last week I watched a Pat Sloan video in which she said she had 14 quilts that needed bindings. She’s had two broken wrists this year, and that’s slowed her down. Although who knows, maybe she always has a stack of quilts to be bound. I liked her honesty and willingness to share that she, too, has a stack of UFO’s. I guess my point in mentioning these two titans of quilting is that all of us are in good company. We may have a lot of fabric and quite a few UFO’s in progress, but that’s just part of being a quilter.

I was glad to see a lot of cute pets aka sewing companions on Facebook recently. I know it’s nice to have someone or something keep you company as you sew. My companion animals are all on old episodes of the Dog Whisperer or Dr. Pol!

When you have a chance, take a look at the board minutes from the Sept 18th meeting. You’ll get a feel for the work that is being done behind the scenes to keep the guild moving. It’s exciting to see some of the new ways our board members are creating for all of us to stay connected. 

At the October meeting in the church, we’ll have Show & Tell. We’re still catching up on our birthday celebrations. We won’t be checking in or snacking or shopping at Steals & Deals, since we’re doing our best to maintain social distancing. The church requires masks on everyone, so please comply. We’ve provided our speaker with a face shield so you’ll be able to see her smiling face. We’ll be on Facebook Live again for our members who aren’t able to attend the program in person.

Enjoy the cool weather, stay well, and keep on sewing!


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