Monday, January 20, 2014

Our 2014 Opportunity Quilt is Finished!

Thanks to Bethaney Kuenning for hand quilting this beauty and for Diane Mitchell for the binding, and Kathy Morrison for the embroidered label.  Tickets will be passed out to you to sell at the next meeting.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Kings Art Center Show (and challenge updated)

The Common Threads Quilt Guild will be the featured artists at the Kings Art Center in Hanford.  Our show runs from February 1 through March 22, 2014 with the opening reception on January 31 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  We need you to bring your quilts to the Kings Art Center on Jan 18th between 12-3 pm.  You may bring entry forms and fee then if I have not received them yet. Please bring dowel or rod with your name on it for hanging, otherwise they will not be hung, if you don't mind pins in them please have a written ok.  (Be advised that it is not pins they use but nails so it is best that you bring a rod to hang your quilts with.)   

We would love to have a good representation of our guild during the reception so even if you are not putting anything in the show, please come to the opening reception on January 31st.  Bring friends and family.  

And if you have entered quilts, you will be able to pick them up after 3 pm on March 22.

I have also updated the Committee Update page to include the challenge details.  I've included links to some of the designers Deolinda mentioned along with a color wheel showing how to find your complimentary color to the color you drew.  (Example - if you drew the color orange, you complimentary color would be blue.)

Monday, January 13, 2014

January 2014 Presidents Message

A surprise happened at our Jan 2nd meeting.  There was a good size crowd even though it was the day after a holiday.  There were also several quilts displayed with family stories and historical information to go with them.  One in particular got almost everyone up from their seats in amazement.  

The library has been completely overhauled and we had an extra-long break so that everyone could shop and buy the bargain books from the thinning out.  The book sale will continue next month as well.

Many reminders went out to let everyone know that there are several positions that need to be filled for the rest of the year.  I am hoping that now that the holidays are over, lots of people will be wanting something to do.  Advertising and publicity need someone to get notices to the newspaper and send out bills to our advertisers.  The newsletter is up for grabs, I have my computer literate daughter working on it at this point.  Gathering docents for the Best of the Valley Quilt Show on the first weekend in April.  Free tickets involved there.  As you can see we need a few hands on deck.  
Everyone should be reading their Newsletter for all the updated information, such as the budget and minutes.  They were not available at our meeting which helped to keep it short and sweet but nonetheless I think very enjoyable.  

Our meeting next month will feature guest speaker Ann Hinan from Tulare with no doubt a wonderful program.  

Wishing you all a wonderful 2014, which I hope will be full of enthusiasm for the Guild.  

Margaret Davis