A message from the POP President

A message from Sharon Thomsen, President


Happy New Year! I’m not sure about any of you but I am stunned that it is already 2020. Where did that time go and how am I almost 60 years old? By the looks of my sewing space, it’s not difficult to believe that I’ve been acquiring these gems of fabrics, patterns,
rulers and notions for the better part of 40 years. I think it actually started before that when I was the assistant manager of a SoFro Fabrics store back when I was a junior in high school in 1976.


I will share that as 2019 was drawing to a close, I did take the opportunity to take stock of many things in my life, including my vast stash and have made several goals both short and long term to further its depletion and my growth as a quilter. I am excited about
the quilting adventures that await me in the coming year including our guild show in March and the line-up of interesting speakers we have scheduled for the coming year. I have personally made a list of the classes I am interested in taking, have marked them on my calendar and set aside funds to cover their costs so I can sign up right away. I love the opportunity to learn new techniques from our speakers and attending the workshops is one of the most affordable ways to put those techniques into practice. Even if I know or think I know how to do something, I can always learn new tricks to make my creations that much more satisfying. I do so enjoy the camaraderie of our guild community and encourage each of you to review our offerings and decide which classes you are interested in taking.


Speaking of our quilt show, remember that your paperwork for submissions MUST be turned into Christine Williams no later than our JANUARY 16 meeting in order to be entered into the show. There will be no exceptions or extensions. Please remember that 2 copies of each entry are required (I always keep a third at home for my own reference).

Our January meeting will be very busy with lots of paperwork being completed so please remember that there will be NO Show & TELL and NO FREEBIES TABLE at
that meeting”. I appreciate your understanding and look forward to all you have to share at our February 20 meeting.


Remember to make time for yourself and Happy Stitching!

Sharon Thomsen – President


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