Now read the rest of the newsletter and then go stitch something.
Keep the membership renewals coming! There are still a few people left to renew. We will have forms at the meeting and I will ask Kelly to resend the form via email. Thanks to everyone who already got them in!
Busy month for birthdays! Happy Birthday to all!!
1 Sue Williams
5 Nancy Rubinelli
7 Rikki Newlander
12 Debbie Becker
13 Maureen Carlson
19 Suzanne Simmons
20 Martha Hopkins
23 Lee Paylor
The snack list for September guild meeting is:A. Barchi, D. Becker, D. Blake, S. Borr, S. Braskey*, J. Brown, M. Campbell, M. Caporale, M. Carlson*. Those with a star after their name should bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack. It's important to switch your responsibility with a friend if you cannot attend this meeting and let me know. Angel
***thanks Diana for doing such a great job organizing all the items and storing them all year long!***
Rikki Newlander and Marti Campbell
We are giving you almost a year to do the challenge for 2017. Because of the flexibility, we should have 100% participation. It gives you a chance to make something you have been meaning to make or want to make but just haven't gotten around to it.
> Portray any thing you love to do other than sewing or quilting. Any format; pillow, purse, pillow cases, baby blanket, place mats etc.
> Ideas such as bird watching, cooking, sports events, wine tasting, traveling, volunteering, reading,drawing, shopping, etc
Any size, up to a baby quilt size. We have to watch out for space at the PO Quilt show, so an apron because you love to cook can go on a mannequin.
A tote for gardening, shopping, the farmers market will fit nicely.
If you love to volunteer at the senior center, something(s) that you make for them.
Pillowcases because you love to watch your grandchildren.
Placemats with lobsters, wine, cheese because that's what you love to eat.
A sun hat
A blanket for your pet Possibilities are endless.
> Categories for awards could be:
> Most original portrayal
> Most fun hobby
> Challenge that no one could guess whose it is
Our Getaway will again be held at the Amish View Inn and Suites in Bird-in-Hand from Wednesday February 15th through Sunday February 19th. The number of attendees will be limited to 28 due to the size of the sewing room. Make plans with your roommate, but please submit only one form per room listing all roommates. A deposit of $100 will hold your room. As in the past reservations will be on a first come, first served basis and will be accepted at the September meeting. Reservations will not be accepted prior to the meeting. Due to the terms of our contract the final date to register is December 14th and the balance of your room charges will be due at that time. After the new year we'll collect the sewing room fee of $318.00 divided equally among all the attendees.
Any questions - check with Ellen or Pat. You'll receive a separate email with the Getaway registration form approximately one week prior to the September meeting. We're looking forward to another great Getaway!
Ellen McMillen and Pat Sherman
Email me at email@example.com. I suggest you come up with a simple pattern including yardage requirements before you contact me then we can make sure we are efficient with our fabric usage.
We have finalized the entry form for the show. Kelly will send it out before the September meeting. Things are moving along. Our insurance cost will be about twice what we paid in the past when we were under the NQA umbrella. We need more attendees. I would appreciate assistance from those of you with contacts in retirement living locations. We would like to offer discount, pre-sale tickets for those places which provide transportation to residents.
September will be a busy meeting. I don't want to take up too much time but welcome suggestions and participation.
Carolyn and Jamie