|Brandywine Valley Quilters||
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE MARCH 2018
By Gretchen Gobris
Happy March and Happy Birthday BVQ!! Thirty-one years of some of the best quilting fellowship in the region! BVQ rocks!
Recently, I was intrigued by an article on Vogue.com titled: “In New York, Designers Take Cover in the Comfort and Dash of All American Quilts.” I could not find a direct link to the article to insert here, but if you search by the title you can find the article. In a lot of runway scenes, the looks can be pretty far out there. But, in paging through the pictures, 1 -10, very familiar quilt patterns are looking very stylish. Okay, some of the headwear is a little out there. Anyway, this article appealed to me because, I love the proliferation of quilt designs and it also mentioned sustainability of resources by making use of leftover fabric. I also like the connection this article makes with this year’s quilt show theme, linking the “...artistry of the past with the imagination of the future.” I am looking so forward to this year’s Quilt Show!
Outside of spending too much time on the internet, I have been keeping busy with the occasional sewing project and anticipating the many great programs and activities of BVQ. Last month’s speaker, Joyce Hughes was quite inspirational! I am looking forward to Janella Macbeth’s presentation on Scrapstashtic Quilts at our March meeting and the March 24 Mini Mosaic Workshop with Cheryl Lynch.