From the Prez

Thursday, September 28, 2017

It seemed last week as though autumn was just around the corner, but as I write this the days have gotten quite hot and muggy again. I hope it’s the last hurrah of summer before autumn comes-a-callin’ for good – maybe next week? I love fall because it means the sweaters can come out of storage, there is pumpkin everything in the stores, and it’s the perfect weather for sewing .

October is also the month of our annual Pallottine retreat. Have you signed up? If not and you want to go, there is one space left.  Contact Diane Corley if you are interested. All meals are provided; you can sew all day – and night if you want to - on anything you  choose. It’s a great way to finish up some of those UFOs that have been hanging around way too long. I have brought only one or two projects in the past to force myself to get them done. And you know what? It worked! Come and join us; you won’t regret it.

Weren’t the Weaving Guys great? I bought a loom several years ago at Paducah. The friend I traveled with told me it was way back in 2012. That loom sat in a corner for a couple of years until I got around to using it. I got about one third of the way through and lost interest. It was taking way too long. Enter the Weaving Guys and after talking to Jim I found that the strips I was using were really slowing me down. They were cut too narrow. I cut more in the width he suggested and things moved along a lot better. It’s almost finished and I am determined to get it done tonight. I will bring it to the October meeting. It’s a homely rag throw rug, but it’s my homely rag throw rug.

We are still looking for someone to head up the 2019 Raffle Quilt. Time is gaining on us and we don’t want to leave this for too much longer. Consider stepping up and taking on this job. The raffle quilt is a great money maker for the guild and goes a long way towards supporting programs and workshops.

Piece out!



Mary Ellen