Because of the conflict with the Retreat, there will be NO APRIL DROP-IN. Sorry, but the people with the keys will be at the retreat along with a lot of the equipment. Easter is just at the wrong time this year!
The May meeting is upstairs in the Mabbet Room. Please be aware that there are stairs, NO elevator to this room.
Now, for the rest of the news…..
Anne and Wendy got together and in the process of organizing the archives, discovered that we have lots of pictures of quilts – but no pictures of people! To remedy this, they are hoping to take lots of pictures of the current members of the guild. Not mug shots – just casual groups. Please come and participate. Remember, these are for the archives.
Renelle announced that the workshops with Peggy Gelbrich in June will be $55.00 per workshop, and they will be at BACI (the Drop In building). Please let the program committee know if you are interested in taking the courses. See the blog on Peggy and her quilts below.
Spring Retreat – the sewing room will not be available until after 3 pm, but you are welcome to come a bit early to settle in your room. The theme is Christmas in April, and Maureen would like everyone to wear Red or Green on Friday night.
Summer Retreat – It seems silly to have a Fall retreat in August, to we need a new name for the retreat – temporarily called the Summer Retreat. Kasey is busy with the organization for the retreat at Camp Luther, August 22 -24th. The cost will probably remain at $165, and the theme will be Friendship and Finishes. Kasey understands that we don’t care for games, but will be offering some ideas for Preemie quilts, and other projects.
The Quilt show is coming together. Just a few reminders that items are still needed for the boutique, and gift baskets. Also, the mini or one block quilts for the mini raffles are still needed. Stitch up a small quilt – anything from mug rug or postcard size to a single block, quilt it, embellish it, frame it – make a beautiful art quilt out of it. The committee is looking for about 60 block quilts to raffle. On the Stage Display this year will be a display of the quilts from our last three challenges, the paint chip initial challenge (all colours had to be provided by paint chips whose names started with the same letter as yours), the paint theme challenge (the title of the quilt was the name of your paint chip), and the Valentine challenge. If you would like to have your quilt displayed, please fill in an entry form and mark it for the display.
Wendy announced that we have most of the volunteers lined up for next year – so the guild can continue in existence for another year. The only position unfilled is the nominating committee chairperson! The volunteers who will be continuing or taking over in September were introduced and received a big round of applause!
Susan Jensen gave us a wonderful trunk show after our show and tell! Susan told us how she got into designing for various fabric companies, including the story of the arrival of the first palletts of fabrics at her small house! We had a very delightful show of her many quilts and accompanying stories.