From the President’s Desk…
This time of year, I am always looking for signs of spring. The calendar has said it’s spring, but I like to see signs of it. Robins are one sign I like to look for when I am out walking. Flowers and pussy willows are others I am excited to see. Rain, I am not as excited about, but I know it is what the flowers need.
Spring retreat is something I am excited about, too. Going to retreat not only allows me dedicated time for sewing and hanging out with ladies from the guild, but it also helps me organize and prioritize projects I am working on. It is fun to see projects that others are working on and get inspired by them. There is always advice when you need it and advice to give. Looking forward to a great time and if it’s raining it will be okay.
We are located in Wellsboro, PA, but our members come from far and near to attend meetings and workshops.
Our guild is committed to quilting, with monthly meetings that include a program, two open sewing settings, workshops, outreach projects, and a National Speaker each year. The bi-annual exhibit, held at the Gmeiner Art & Culture Center, in Wellsboro PA, has always been a beautiful addition to the art exhibits at the gallery. Although the guild is relatively new, established in 1998, it has grown rapidly to include 140 members. If you are interested in learning more about our guild, use the "contact us" tab to send your inquiries.
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Upcoming Events -
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30– Open sewing at Gmeiner, 10-2
April 5-8– Spring Retreat at Watson’s Homestead
April 10, May 8, 22– Happy Hour Sewing, Emanuel Lutheran, 5-8 April 16– Monthly Meeting 7 PM, Gmeiner - Sewing Machine Maintenance by 911 Power Tool
April 23– Newsletter Deadline May 18– FRIDAY– Guild meeting with national teacher Debbie Kratovil speaking, “Short Cuts from a Short Woman”
May 19 - Debbie Kratovil Workshop 9-3:00 pm
June 20– Bargello workshop in Knoxville
July 19– Benedict’s Bus Trip to Hershey’s Quilt Odyssey Show. This is not a guild trip.