PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE OCTOBER 2018
By Deb Kelly
Well, we are down to the wire. My new go to response to most anyone I talk to is “after the Quilt Show”. When we meet again as a group, we have 10 days until Showtime. I am excited to be up close and personal with Gyleen Fitzgerald at our 1st ever Friday night event – sipping wine and wearing my big girl shoes will be a fun way to start our weekend! I am excited to buy new handcrafted items at our Boutique; buying things I could probably make but having someone else make it is always so much better! I am excited to treasure someone else’s trash as I descend upon our Bazaar. I am excited to eat Lillian’s chicken salad on a fresh croissant. And I am excited to see all the talent that will be represented in the “Artistry of the Past and the Imagination of the Future”. BVQ as a group has done another outstanding job under the leadership of Nancy, Terry and Julia, and so many volunteers who have stepped up to help. I would say “break a leg” but we have too many ladders to climb as we prepare for the show…..
Our speaker in October is Fiber Artist Donna Clauer Stufft. Donna’s techniques in incorporating fiber into her quilts, result in "Art Quilts”... quilted wall hangings that from a distance look like traditional art. An award winner many times over, it will be an inspiration as Donna takes us out of our comfort zone of traditional quilting into techniques that represent our world around us. Maybe we can attempt some of Donna’s techniques in an art quilt of our own – “after the Quilt Show”!
PS….Some things can’t wait until after the quilt show – please consider making the Block of the Month for October. It’s in the September newsletter and here’s a link. It’s a great block to learn…Once you know how, it can showcase a central theme – flower, picture, embroidery block or even a cross stitch design. This month the central theme is……