2nd Vice President(s) needed

They say life is what happens while you’re making plans. That’s exactly what’s happened and our current 2nd VPs have had to step aside. We thank them for volunteering to help the guild and we realize those plans can sometimes change.

That opens up a great opportunity for someone or a couple of people to take over the reins of planning programs for next year. This is an important and rewarding job. You have the opportunity to bring the speakers you’d like to hear to the guild and take any workshops they offer for free.

The job entails contracting with a variety of speakers for the 2015-16 guild year. During that year, you provide local transportation (if needed) and dining arrangements while the speaker is in town.  You arrange and help set up space for workshops. You would attend board meetings to discuss plans and needs.

To find out more about this position, please contact Ann Pastore or any current or past president/vice president. Don’t delay as the planning for next year needs to be done NOW before speakers get booked up!

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From the President

Welcome quilters!As I write this, fall is definitely upon us. The foliage this year is amazing. Our speaker, Pamela Druhen, may inspire you to capture some of that autumn beauty in a quilt to admire all year.

We encourage you to take a workshop or two and learn something new this year. This is one of the best benefits of belonging to a guild – access to fabulous teachers who are pleased to teach you their techniques.

Please don’t forget to bring your non-perishable food item or cash for the food pantry. It’s a small way to help those in need this Thanksgiving season.

This month, Ann Pastore is getting quilt inspiration in Italy so it’s my pleasure to stand in for her this guild meeting.

Sue Schoch for Ann Pastore

Charity Workshop CANCELLED

Because of lack of interest, the charity workshop scheduled for Oct. 25 has been cancelled.

“Everything Matters” at Sept. 8 Guild Meeting

The first guild meeting of the year features a presentation by Cathy Racine, owner of Charlton Sewing Center in Massachusetts, called “Everything Matters.”

If you’ve already renewed your membership for 2014-15, be sure to pick up your card at the membership table. If you haven’t already renewed, please do so ASAP – you’ll be able to pick up your membership card at the October meeting.

Be sure to check out all of the great upcoming workshops – sign up before they sell out! – as well as the new block-of-the-month, which will be limited to just 30 kits a month.