PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE November 2020
By Nancy Arico
November is the month we are reminded to take a look at what we have to be thankful for. In a year when so much out of the ordinary, so much turmoil, so much loss has happened, the blessings can be harder to see, but when we do see them, they shine even brighter. Who would have thought we’d be longing for the contentious extended family dinners – just to be together in person. But hey, how many UFOs have you had time to pick back up this year?
One of the things I am thankful for is YOU! All of You! The strength of any group is shown in its ability to withstand strain. To be able to adapt to unexpected changes and come out even stronger shows the firm foundation of our guild. I continue to hear of guilds that have not even met since March, much less pulled off events that are radically different from the norm.
The Online Mini Quilt and Raffle Basket exceeded our expectations in donations and proceeds. The Take 5 Workshops have been a great success on so many levels. Yes, the obvious goal of these things is to raise money for the guild – which we did, over $6,000! But, more importantly, we have stayed connected and united in our mission to promote quilting through education, fellowship, and philanthropy.
Let’s not stop there! Starting in November we will be hosting ZOOM Pop-Up Shops for some of the vendors who had planned to be with us at the show. The pandemic has hit these folks particularly hard. We have partnered with any of them interested in doing so to provide an opportunity for them to show off their products and answer any questions. If you have time to pop into several of these and invite others to do the same, I know the vendor would appreciate your support. Additionally, several are offering some BVQ specials! (Details included in this newsletter and on the website).
Keep reading to find out more about what is happening in BVQ. See you on the 10th! Until then, quilt on!