So sorry I had to miss the March meting and didn't get to see Kathy Morrison "Wow" you all with her talents. Unfortunately the 'bug' finally caught up with me. Doing better now after a round of antibiotics. Many thanks to all those who took over and kept things running smoothly.
It is already getting to be that time of year for you to start thinking about the committee in which you would like to participate next year (fiscal year starts September). All areas are open except Programs and I am happy to thank Deolinda Rhoads and Barbara Sindlinger who are already working together to bring us an exciting year.
In May the ladies of the Nominating Committee will be calling to see what will be your committee choice for next year. Keep doing your best for the Challenge and Mystery quilts. We look forward to seeing all of them in June. Don't forget about bringing items for the Monthly drawing.
**Don't forget to sell your Opportunity quilt tickets. And if you need more, contact Janet Stivers.
**We had 33 members in attendance this month and five visitors. (Best of the Valley weekend.)
**You should have received your newsletter with the mystery quilt clue, the budget and a list of upcoming quilt shows that you might be interested in.
BEST OF THE VALLEY - GUILD MEMBER WINNERS
All who participated are winners but here a few that got some ribbons.
Debbie Van Fossen got Best Home Machine Quilting for her Scrappy Stars and a NQA Award for her Star Light Star Bright quilt.
Large Quilts, Pieced, Pantograph Quilted
Honorable Mention to Jeanne Sisco for Akimbo
Large/Small Quilts, Pieced, Hand Quilted
3rd Place - Double Wedding Ring (Opportunity Quilt)
Large/Small Quilts, Group Quilts
2nd Place - Elaine Berry for Passionate Purple Quilt.
Small Quilts, Mixed Techniques
3rd Place - Barbara Sindlinger for Butterflies quilt
Small Quilts, Pieced Pantograph Quilted
Honorable Mention - Deoldinda Rhoads for Helter Skelter quilt
Small Quilts, Art
1st Place - Sara Kelly for Leaf Pods
2nd Place - Sara Kelly for Beach Stones
3rd Place - Pat Bell for Sunflowers in my Garden
Honorable Mention - Pat Bell for Circles in Chaos
Wall Quilts, Whole Cloth
1st Place - Debbie Van Fossen for Star Light Star Bright
2nd Place - Debbie Van Fossen for Stella's Garden Trellis
Honorable Mention - Barbara Sindlinger for Aqua Linen
Wall Quilts, Pieced, Machine Quilted
Honorable Mention - Pat Bell for Autumn in Silver Lake, OH
Honorable Mention - Charlotte Rogers for the Colors of Thimble Towne
Wall Quilts, Mixed Techniques
3rd Place - Debbie Van Fossen for Dresden Christmas
Honorable Mention - Brenda McCutcheon for Thimble Towne Color Challenge
Wall Quilts, Art: Other
1st Place - Barbara Sindlinger for Rainbow Fish (Thimble Towne Color Challenge)
2nd Place - Kristin Eilers for Rondo
3rd Place - Sara Kelly for Grand Canyon Sunrise
Mini Quilts, Art
3rd Place - Kristin Eilers for Color Blast