Welcome


 Our next Meeting is Thursday, June 17, at 7:00pm – INSIDE!!!!!!!

BREAKING NEWS!!!!

We have just be given permission to hold our regular guild meetings INSIDE Zion Lutheran Church starting with tomorrow night’s meeting. Since we will meet inside here are some important points:

Meeting will begin at 7pm as per usual but we will be there for set up at 6:30 so feel free to come at that time.

All non-vaccinated persons must wear a mask and anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask is welcome to wear one – no judgement

We will practice modified social distancing by spacing chairs so that we are not sitting shoulder to shoulder.

Feel free to bring a beverage but absolutely NO FOOD is allowed.

As this is a last minute change (many thanks to the staff and elders of Zion who understood that we were planning to meet outside tomorrow), we will continue as planned for this to be a more social gathering. We will be turning in our block exchange blocks, and focus on philanthropy opportunities and have an awesome show and tell. Bring up to 6 show and tell items to share.

I am so excited to see you all in person tomorrow evening!!!!

Sharon Thomsen

Please bring your completed guild block exchange (Churn Dash & 9 Patch blocks) in a bag with your name and how many blocks you have made. The blocks will be returned to you at the July meeting.

Philanthropy will be distributing quilt kits that require machine quilting and finishing. The kits include top, batting, backing, and binding (domestic and long arm machines). This is a perfect time to try out your quilting skills, no previous experience necessary. We also will have some kits for making tops waiting to be pieced.

Holiday stocking kits for our military personnel will be available to be sewn and due back by the August guild meeting. These stockings are very easy to sew.

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A Message from our President

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers but in this instance May will bring the last of our Zoom meetings for a short time as we continue to navigate the ever changing Covid protocols for gatherings. As warm weather beckons us outside to enjoy a walk or spend time in our gardens, we are excited at the opportunity to once again be able to gather for socially distanced parking lot meetings once again over the Summer months of June, July and August. Our contracts committee is busy behind the scenes looking for affordable and interesting speakers to fill in our upcoming calendar and at this time, we are expecting to return to Zoom meetings in September.  Our parking lot meetings will take focus on philanthropy, block exchange and show and tell as well as the opportunity to physically see one another again in a socially distanced gathering. Please remember that our parking lot meetings will have the same rules as in the past requiring each member to bring their own chair, wear a mask and position yourselves 6ft apart. There will be no access to the building so remember to use the bathroom facilities before you arrive. I’m sorry but those are our agreed upon rules. I am very much looking forward to seeing all of your smiling eyes in person and be able to view your handiwork up close as well.

Sharon Thomsen