President's Message May 2021
As we enter May the TV commercials are all about Mother’s Day. A day probably created by Hallmark to sell cards, but that does not make it a bad idea. We all deserve a special day! I know this day can mean a lot of things to different people, but this year I am remembering all the women in BVQ: mothers, grandmothers, daughters, aunts, nieces, mentors, and friends who make a difference every day in the lives of their loved ones. In addition, you are all QUILTERS. No matter what other titles you carry in life, that one tells us you are a maker and creator of beauty! Oh, and you are generous, with your time and your talent. We continue to have a tremendous response to our charity efforts. A great team of member volunteers who offered to help cut and assemble kits will meet twice before our next Neumann pick up for those ready to sew. I am so impressed with what you have made this year, but especially for the UFOs that have been finished – or at least advanced towards completion. We will continue to do our virtual show and tell at the meeting so be sure to send your pictures to Linda Miller. Also, check out our “Back to Basics” on our Saturday sew-ins starting this month and watch for other member to member education opportunities coming up. See you on the 11th. Keep on quilting, keep on creating, keep on adding beauty to this world! Nancy
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Hi I'm Deb, BVQ webmaster and official blog runner! I am a retired Medical Technologist, having worked the night shift at Chester County Hospital for 30 years. I think I have sewed forever – my mom sewed, my grandmother sewed, and in 1984 I decided to make a "blanket" for my about-to-be baby....it was 3 layers sewn together with a binding! Little did I know it was a quilt! I am basically self-taught, but continue to learn as I hang out with BVQ. My basement work area is seriously quilt cluttered and my better half asks no questions! I have too many UFO’s and want-to-do’s than I can count, but I guess that makes me a true quilter!