From the President’s Desk…
I am enjoying the warmer temperatures. The break in the cold is good. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come to the last meeting. The January meeting was a fun evening. We learned about the quilters who were at the meeting with data charts. The charts showed not only experience and participation levels, but distance each traveled to attend meetings. We are a diverse group who come together to share ideas. If you have not paid dues for 2018, please remember to do that. One reason for dues is to fund the budget for the year. We passed the budget for 2018 at a recent board meeting. Besides paying dues, another way members can help is by selling raffle quilt tickets. If everyone gets involved, it will help fund the budget we passed. Paying dues also keeps you up to date with what is happening in the guild by receiving the newsletter. March is the last month you will receive a newsletter if your dues are not paid. March is also the cutoff date to be involved in the exhibit. It is easy to can get busy and forget about paying dues, but this year is especially important if you want to show your work at the exhibit. Please take time to pay dues and sell raffle tickets. The guild needs your participation and it is our hope that we provide a means for you to not only share your ideas but get inspiration from others. If you have ideas for workshops or programs. Please share them. We are always looking for them. Our theme for the February meeting is challenge. Have you made a quilt that was a challenge for you? Please bring the quilt and share its story.
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 -
February 5, 12, 19, 26– Open sewing at Gmeiner, 10-2
February 14– Happy Hour Sewing, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 5-8 PM Chocolates!
February 19– Guild Meeting, 7 PM, Gmeiner– Challenging Quilts
Are you a super quilter? What about a souper quilter? If you fit into either category, come to the February guild meeting to learn about our fun new outreach project! Susan McConnell, Outreach Chair
February 25– Deadline for March newsletter!
February 27– Happy Hour Sewing, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 5-8 PM
March 13– Happy Hour Sewing, Emanuel Lutheran , 5-8 PM
March 17 - National Quilting Day Mini-Retreat - 9-4 /First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro
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March 19– Guild Meeting, 7 PM, Gmeiner, Sylvia Smith Trunk Show April 5-8– Spring Retreat