Sunday, April 1, 2012

April News

Executive News

So much for March! We've had a taste of spring and wouldn't it be lovely if it stuck around? More sunshine is always welcome.
   April has some fun things coming up for the Guild and I hope you'll all take part as much as you can. The first two Tuesdays of the month (the 3rd and 10th) are open days - bring whatever you want to work on and your lunch, and enjoy a day out among quilty friends.
   Please take note that April 10 would normally be our business meeting at 7 pm, but we have to move it for lack of someone to chair it - me, Sally our vice-president and Rae our past president are all unavailable. Therefore, at the March meeting, the membership decided to hold April's meeting on Tuesday April 17 at 9:30 am. Items will include a vote to permanently move business meetings to daytime (second Tuesday of the month), year-end wind-up, a request for a donation to the Legion's pipe band, raffle quilt update, quilt show update, reminders about the WKQC Saturday April 21, and a short discussion around holding in-guilds through the summer. Please let me know if you have anything else for the agenda. Your executive would like to keep the meeting down to about an hour because .....
   ..... immediately after the meeting we'll start stuffing goodie bags and doing other prep for the WKQC under Rae's guidance. Please remember to bring your big/tall vases, boxes for transporting stuff, etc., as discussed at March's meeting. And you can also hand in your fat quarters and star blocks, as well as any patterns or other items you're donating for door prizes (donations get you a free admission ticket!). If you volunteered to bake muffins or loaves please don't bring them on Tuesday - bring them with you to the conference. Please direct any questions you have about the conference to Rae or Cathy, the organizers.
   April's in-guild on Tuesday the 24th is a "no host, no teacher" event. It's Bag, Purse and Tote Day. Bring a pattern of your choice and whatever you need to make your item and we'll all give each other help with any techniques as needed. There are free patterns galore on the internet if you don't wish to buy a pattern, or have a look through the Guild library, the public library's quilt books, etc. Magazines are a great source for bag patterns too. I'm just finishing up my first ever bag and it was a lot of fun to make!
   Rae, Cathy, Sally and I, along with Debra McCracken from Flamingo Quiltworx, are off to the Lutherhaven quilting retreat this month, and Irene and Rhonda P are attending the spring Chewelah retreat. I hope we all come back inspired with lots of projects to show 'n tell about and maybe even some new ideas to share.
Happy quilting!
April Events
April 17, 9:30 am - Business Meeting
April 24, 9:00 am - In-guild, no host Bag, Purse, Tote day

Volunteers for Goodies
April 10th day meeting  -  Irene Jensen and Sharon
May 8th  - Sally Godfrey and Diane Pillett
June 12th  - Kim Boyd and Marg Koide
Caba's Quilting Cottage
20% discount on all pre cuts fat quarters, 5"squares, panels, jelly rolls, 2 1/2" strips

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