THANKFUL . . .
During this season of thanksgiving, I wanted to give thanks for the wonderful accomplishments our guild has collectively made during this year. We have successfully figured out how to make a hybrid meeting work, allowing us to include our friends near and far in all of our meetings. This has proven extremely beneficial as we move into a period where costs to meet in person have increased significantly. In line with the survey of our members and the decision of our board, we will continue to meet in person at least once per quarter to accommodate those who prefer being together in person. Thanks to the great volunteers, we will also be able to accommodate all of our members when we have the in person meetings, and will continue to have great programming both virtual and in person.
We have also accomplished amazing things with our charitable programs. This year we have exceeded our stretch goal of collecting and distributing 365 quilts to community programs including Children’s Hospital, individuals in transitional housing, and women veterans. We have also provided numerous quilts to families impacted by the Marshall Fire, and continued community outreach with other quilters across the country and world. We are also the only quilt guild that provides infant loss blankets, and are on our way to meeting our goal of 250 blankets collected in 2022.
We have had an amazing year of programs, and workshops that have been very well attended. We also have several spots open for our last workshop of the year - Aurora Quilt with Shelley Cavanna. The great thing about this workshop is that it is a bit shorter than previous workshops, and is priced accordingly. Please consider joining us to close out the year with a beautiful quilt!
Another thing to be thankful for is that we have a full slate of board members to vote on in the November meeting. Thanks to the generosity of our guild members who have stepped up to lead us into the future. You will be in awesome hands - and will help to bring in fresh ideas and continue the great programs and opportunities that we have developed!
And a special thanks to all of our members. Without you, we would not be able to collectively accomplish everything we have this year.
Submitted by Jen Dietz