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From the President’s Corner

Thursday, January 10, 2019

 Hello Fellow Quilters!

A new year – a new beginning. It is time to put 2018 behind us and charge positively into 2019. We can start by creating quilts to give support to and open up possibilities for folks in need of a boost. I am a firm believer that using our skills and talents to help others is the finest way to live and give back. We are all in this together and what better way is there to show we care than with the gift of a quilt. Let’s join together at our January meeting to make hope happen. Remember, we start at 6:30 PM with a very short business meeting and will have almost three hours to sew our hearts out! The new year also gives our guild members the opportunity to step forward and make our Guild even better. We need volunteers for positions on two committees. The Nominating Committee will present a slate of candidates for the Executive Board (President, Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer) at the March guild meeting. This involves contacting 4 members to determine interest and willingness to run. Strong leaders make for a vibrant guild. Help put together a dynamic Executive Board. Our by-laws are in dire need of updating. The By-laws Committee may build on the preliminary draft already completed. The by-laws provide the guidance any large group requires to run fairly and efficiently. They keep us from chaos. If you are interested in being on either of these committees, contact me at guild, by phone or by email. Just a note about upcoming workshops. We still need a Workshop Chair. One of the duties of this position is manning the table for Workshop sign-ups. Without this important role, it is up to the members to contact Denise Poepsel directly if you wish to take advantage of workshop opportunities. Consider volunteering to help Denise and make workshops the best they can be. See you January 11 at 6:30 PM and let’s sew up a storm! Cindy Bell Neville, President, Thimble and Thread Quilt Guild