PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE September 2019
By Deb Kelly
The numbers are in! We created 207 “Premie Quilts” that will be delivered to Chester County Hospital and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Thanks to all of you, some members of Calico Cutters Quilt Guild, and friends who made this happen. This was a truly rewarding challenge for us.
Our “Sew-In” in August was fun too. Not only did we work on charity quilts, little dresses for Nicaragua, finished up some Premie Quilts – we learned some new techniques from 2 of our members….Julia shared curved piecing with us and (hopefully) removed some of the fear we all have of that challenging skill. Bobbie shared with us her design for the “quilt’s story” that is easily attached to the back of the quilt as a permanent part of the quilt’s legacy. And we enjoyed delicious pizza after a hard day’s work! I always feel satisfied when our BVQ activities fulfill the points of our stated purpose as a guild. Our sew in and Premie Quilt Project did just that.
Take a look at the pictures of the day on our website – Click on “BVQ Happenings” on the Member Page.
Quilt Show 2020 plans are underway. I know that October of 2020 seems far away, but when you think of all the planning that must go into a successful show, it’s really right around the corner. Please give Nancy Arico and Cindy Faulker all the support you can. Even if you are “new”, there are those that have done the job in the past that are more than willing to help you. It’s a terrific way to get to know guild members and it’s FUN (really!). There is really no reason why one job can’t be done by 5 (or more!) people, if that will make it easier! So, join in with other members and get your collective feet wet!
Stay tuned for information about our 2020 Retreat at our new Quilt Retreat location – the Wyndham Resort and Convention Center in Lancaster , PA, scheduled for March 5-8, 2020.
As fall is upon us, BVQ always has something in the fire. Looking forward to things to come!