Happy 4th of July!
Whew, it’s hot, too hot! My excuse for staying inside and sewing right now!
The lazy days of summer are here yet BVQ keeps going strong. We had another great kit making gathering for charity kits, so be sure and check them out and grab a couple to make up. Elaine has picked some super cute, quick, and easy patterns that I am sure you will enjoy. Gretchen and Selina have received the confirmation from Neumann on the show dates – July 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2022! That’s right, we are moving the show to the summer and to Neumann. Both of these changes provide a great opportunity for BVQ to re-imagine the show once again. The board is in full support of making the investment in 2022 to make our show even better than it has always been. Now here is your job – VOLUNTEER! Sign up to help however your time and skills permit. Committees are just being formed so if you are interested in leading some area, let it be known! Consider this the ask. Gretchen and Selina will of course be reaching out but let’s not put the full burden on them to match each of us to the committees. No task is too big if we all work together and yes, your experience and skills are needed.
Our 2021 Challenge - Drunkards Path with a Twist of Lime is due at the end of the month so we can vote and announce the winners at our August meeting. I cannot wait to see how creative you have been with this fun challenge.
Our August meeting – an ice cream social – is being planned to be outside at Neumann. August 10th at 6 PM. Note the new time! Final details will be in the August newsletter. Hope to see you there. Enjoy the heat, stay cool and quilt on!
It seems to me that pretty early on in life we are set to a rhythm where we see summer as a time for rest, for slowing down, for re-energizing a depleted spirit. I don’t know about you, but that is certainly what I am ready for as we enter this season. Although the last 15 months have provided plenty of time for solitude there was always a gnawing anxiety about COVID-19 and what the future would look like that never quite went away. And now, it is so exciting that we seem to be emerging out of some restrictions. It was wonderful to see so many members, without a mask on, at the last Neumann gathering. In the spirit of slowing down for summer tho, we will not meet at Neumann in June or July and our regular meetings will continue on ZOOM. We are planning to do an in person outdoor event at Neumann for our Annual August Ice Cream Social. Then, although this is not 100% confirmed, it seems likely we will be able to meet in person, inside, at our new meeting location at Neumann. My hope is we will be doing some sort of hybrid meeting with ZOOM and in person to the extent we can going forward–we just need to work out the technology. On June 3rd there is a board meeting on ZOOM, if you would like to attend just let me know and I will get you the link. On June 8th, at the regular meeting we will be voting for new board members. As we look to the future, I ask each of you to consider how you can help with the guild. There are opportunities big and small with committees and the 2022 Quilt Show. If you are interested in serving a term on the board in 2022, please reach out to any board member. We welcome anyone interested in supporting or shadowing a board position. We do have a workshop coming up in June, we would love to see you there! See you on the 8th. Keep on quilting, keep on creating, keep on adding your beauty to this world!
BVQ is at it again! Many members met at our May Charity drop off/pick up afternoon at Neumann. 34 pillowcases for Ryan’s Cases for Smile and 30 finished quilts were collected. Special recognition goes out to Lee Hickman who finished several quilts this month, all new designs and lots of color. She is featured in some of the pictures above.
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!