President’s Message

Hi Members,

The days are getting longer and that means Springtime isn’t far off. Crocuses and daffodils are already popping up through the snow. Even better, quilt exhibits and shows are coming up too.

I hope you enjoyed Carole Lyles Shaw’s presentation on Ankara fabrics. Mary Schuellein also hosted a terrific workshop with Valentine projects. I hope to see them at our next Show & Tell!

We also have two in-person Sit ‘n Sews to announce – so mark your calendars. This Saturday, February 24th, and Saturday, March 23rd, we will be in the classroom at the Community Center from 10am to 2pm. More about that later.

Stephanie Kollar has planned our next Charity Sew night on March 7th. We will be making the 2024 Quilt of Valor block. Some of you are already making the blocks in advance of the meeting, but we will work on the blocks during the meeting and have kits to hand out while they last. Stephanie will be collecting the blocks through our May meeting. The pattern and details are in the newsletter and on our website.

In April, our speaker is Pamela Weeks of the New England Quilt Museum via Zoom. Her talk will be about the QAYG technique and its history.

Lastly, I’m happy to announce that we have a full slate of nominees to consider for our upcoming election in May.

Wishing you all a happy St. Patrick’s Day, a happy St. Joseph’s Day, a Happy Spring, and happy quilting!

Maureen Mitchell