Monday, July 21, 2014

July 2014 Update

Presidents Message:
Once again I got my chocolate fix, as we celebrated at our July meeting with an Ice Cream Social. You just can’t beat Superior Dairy chocolate ice cream for your taste buds, followed by some beautiful quilts for visual excitement. We had a good size crowd and several new members as well.

The update on our tickets sales for our Opportunity Quilt was very encouraging. We are not far from our$2000 goal. The ticket sales at the Kings Fair were excellent, thanks to Bethaney Kuenning and her Merry Maids encouraging people to buy. More, no doubt, will be sold at our upcoming Boutique in October. The drawing will take place at our November meeting. We are looking forward to some great speakers with the money we glean from the ticket sales.

I want to thank Nancy Roeben and Kathy Koga with whom we have had such fun with our Block of the Month. They have already turned over the reins to Cindy Gagne who will get started next month. I hope she enjoys the task and perhaps can find a partner with whom she can share the fun. We seem to be doing well with our Comfort Quilts and those involved say they are learning new many quilting tricks from each other and having a great time on sewing days.

Those who participated in the quilt Challenge interpreted the directions in many different ways, but all were very creative, as usual. Needless to say our ladies have lots of talent.

Next month I will be passing the torch to our new President and her Board. I hope you will join me in wishing them well for the upcoming year.

I know if we all help out just a bit with whatever we can, it will make next year very smooth running and enjoyable for all of them.
Fondly, Margaret