Mid-year Check In
It is difficult to believe that half of 2021 is already over! The good thing is that things are slowly getting back to “normal” as we are able to resume some of the things that we had to let go over the past year during the pandemic. That being said, all the time at home has afforded a lot of us time to work on quilting projects. So far this year, our charitable quilt tally is rising and we have completed numerous infant loss blankets for CPNLS. We have had three drive through events where our members (and some friends) have shared fabric, dropped off and picked up projects for charity quilts, and purchased panels for our challenge. We have also continued our mission of fellowship through zoom sew-cials and bees, as well as charity quilt sew days. So, while we have missed out on our “usual” get togethers, we have done a great job of pivoting and keeping the guild going.
As we look towards the next half of the year, we have some exciting opportunities to get together in person as well as resume our virtual events. We are also kicking off our quilt show preparation early, by providing some tutorials at the June meeting that will help you plan for your quilt entry. Our hope is that the quilt show in 2022 will be a CELEBRATION of quilting and the quilt community. In July, we will have both a virtual and in-person component of our meeting where we will have lots of opportunities for fun and fellowship! We will also have more workshops and presenters in the following months to learn new skills (I’m especially excited about fabric dyeing) and meet new people in the quilting community.
And, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the board, committee chairs and volunteers that make this guild happen! We are a non-profit that is solely run by volunteers, and I think that our team has done an amazing job of not only surviving but thriving over the past year and certainly the past 6 months. If you have a desire to see this guild keep growing and offering opportunities, I urge you to consider volunteering. It doesn’t have to be for a board or committee person – we are always in need for helpers with smaller, one-time events. It takes a village – and many hands make the work lighter.