I love being a part of Pride of the Prairie Quilters. You all are a wonderful, talented group and I am excited about the opportunity to be your guild president this coming year. As Denise Havlin commented at our February meeting, the talent of our members is really extraordinary.
I have been a member at POP since the early 1990’s. I have been on almost every committee during that time-I love to be involved and there is no better way to get to know my quilty friends better. I am certainly not an award winning quilter. Teeny, tiny pieces and trying to match every point are just not my thing. I enjoy putting my own designs together whether it’s Elvis, Wizard of Oz or Cubbies. And I absolutely love to piece the backs of my quilts – it’s like a second quilt top! My appreciative recipients are my 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. (Hubby has yet to get a quilt – maybe this year?!?)
We have a wonderful group of ladies who have volunteered to serve on this year’s Board. I’m looking forward to everything that is on our agenda this year – a diverse lineup of speakers, a fun picnic/auction, lots of great workshop opportunities, 3 retreats to choose from, and planning for our 2018 Quilt Show. I look forward to working with those of you I already know and for the opportunity to make many new friends this year.
We also have NWSQG visiting us in March and North Riverside Quilt Guild visiting in April with their raffle quilts. I look forward to seeing their quilts. Be sure to get your tickets-who knows, you may win the quilt (right Peggy?)
A special “thanks” to the members of the departing board for all their hard work this past year (s). Our Guild is one of the best around thanks to the dedication of all our members.
Be sure to check out our new website (special thanks to Jan Mueller). It is very easy to navigate and has all the latest info. You can find our list of speakers/workshops for the year, the new By-Laws and Policies and Procedures, a list of all the Board members and their contact information and whatever else is happening in the Guild. Be sure to take a look.
If you are traveling to a retreat, Paducah, Rosemont or some other wonderful quilt destination in the next few months, travel safe. Don’t buy too much fabric (said no one ever)!
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, please don’t hesitate to call or email me. I’ll try to answer your question and take any help you want to give me! Our next Board Meeting will be Monday, April 3rd at 5:30 pm. If anyone wishes to attend, just let me or another Board member know. Our meetings are open to everyone.
2017 is going to be a fun year! You won’t want to miss a single meeting or even
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