To all of you in ACQ,
It has been an honor to be your President for the last two years. I would like to thank the Board, Committee’s and Quilt Show staff for 2019. Thank you for all you have done for the Guild, its members, and for me.
As for 2020, I do not think the Guild would have survived and thrived if the Board and Committee members had not stepped up. Who knew that we could have virtual meetings and have new members from out-of-state. Or that we would have speakers from all around North America and Canada using the Zoom platform to present programs at our meetings.
Who knew that we would have virtual sewing Fridays and Charity Sews from the safety of our own sewing rooms. That our only in person meetings would be the drive throughs. I could never imagine the amount of charity quilts, CPNL quilts, Quilts of Valor and Masks that would be produced by so many. And that a book sale on-line would actually work. But it did!
You, the members of ACQ, faced the lemon of 2020 and made lemonade. You all rose to the challenges and found a way to help others. I am so proud to be in such a wonderful, giving and forward-looking group of men and women.
Your new president, Jen Dietz and her Board and Committee chairs are already brainstorming for 2021. They are full of new ideas and ways to keep us all busy next year. I am very excited for next year.
So, I wish blessings to all of you for the new year. Pray that our isolation will be over sooner rather than later. It has been a privilege to serve you.
May your bobbins be ever full and your seams straight