From the Prez

Saturday, December 30, 2017


As I write this it is a week before Christmas; by the time you read it, the holidays will be in our rear view mirror and it will be 2018! It seems like just yesterday that we were worrying about the crash of technology due to the Millennium calendar glitches.  ON the other hand, it did seem like much ado about nothing.

New year, new challenges. The guild will elect a completely new slate of officers this year. All elected officers will need to be replaced. Each and every one of you has talents that can help guide and nurture our guild. When you are called to volunteer, please give it serious consideration. Start thinking now about what role you can play. If you can write, you can be secretary. If you have a head for numbers, maybe the treasurer’s position is for you.  Have ideas about programs and workshops? Vice president is right up your alley. If you are a good coordinator and like to see the big picture, step up and volunteer to be president. When you are called, don’t give an abrupt brush off; seriously think about the request. Officers generally serve for two years, but if that seems overwhelming to you, commit to just one year. It will go by before you know it. The guild is counting on you to keep it viable into the future.

We will have a sewing day for the January meeting. Don’t forget to make 9” or 12” finished (9.5” or 12.5” unfinished) nine patch blocks to bring to the meeting. If everyone makes a dozen to bring along, we will be able to accomplish a lot! If you haven’t already done so, contact Susan Sanders (phone and email information in the Membership booklet) if you plan on bringing items to share such as iron, ironing board, rotary cutter, rulers, and mats. There will be plenty for everyone to do. Please come and join us for a relaxing after-the-holidays evening of sewing and fellowship.

We will also meet on Thursday, January 18 for a Sew Day at Janie Lou quilt shop. We meet from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., although we usually run over to about 3:00 p.m. We are committed to working on projects for out Comfort Quilt recipients, Nurses for Newborns and Home Sweet Home.  Another opportunity for relaxation and camaraderie! Again, Susan Sanders is the coordinator; please let her know if you will join us as space is limited.

Happy New Year, everyone! See you in 2018.

Piece Out,


Mary Ellen