From your President:
Believe it or not, Spring is around the corner! Before we all enjoy getting outside and in our gardens, there’s still plenty of time to finish up those projects we have been working on this winter. I know I have a couple of things to bind before Dress the Bed on March 31.
Speaking of Dress the Bed…that is coming up quickly! Events like Dress the Bed provide us with great opportunities to show our work to our friends in the guild and in the
community, and to see what others have been working on. Everyone doesn’t take their
work to the state fair, and not everyone gets out to the fair. This event is a chance to see
the beautiful, creative work that our guild does while we sit comfortably, eat cake, and
drink coffee! Not only that, we will have an opportunity to shop for all kinds of fun items
at the Silent Auction this year with a real emphasis on variety! What could be better than
We can always use volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up. The Steering Committee did use the symbols in the book to assign specific groups to help, but there are always
those that are hostessing tables, people who have to work, family obligations, etc. that interfere with everyone being here on that day. If you are willing to help with anything that
needs done, please contact Penni Jensen for serving, cakes/drinks, etc., Jennifer O’Connor and Janel Tagart for Silent Auction, Debbie Krugman for Quilts, or Kay McCaffery for Tables and Ticket sales. You can also show up at 11 to help set up for the quilt show and coffee, and stick around after to help clean up. We do appreciate all of your help. These events provide the funds we need to have excellent programs and classes for us all.
There are still great class opportunities coming up this spring, and Kay McCaffery will have that information at the next meeting, so bring your money to sign up for those. We will have a table to sell items at Art in the Park. Anita Polansky will be in charge, but will also need lots of help this year. Please talk to her if you are willing to help out at Art in the Park. Be thinking of smaller items that you could make to sell. Last year, the microwavable bowl covers sold like crazy! We sold every one that we had! We will share other ideas next month and in May.
Thank you so much for all that you do and your willingness to step in and help out whenever and wherever there is a need. I was speaking recently to a friend who is in a position of leadership in a large guild in the east, and she said that it is nearly impossible to get anyone to help do anything. I was able to really brag about our guild and how we all worked together to make our Bonnie Hunter event a huge success. I was so pleased to be able to say that is the normal way our guild works. So, thanks for being such a great group and for all your hard work!
Until We Sew Again,