Happy August ACQ members,
I hope we see you on Zoom for our next meeting. You will love our next speaker who is a Star in the local quilting community: Kate Colleran!
I’m sure that our members are limiting contact with outsiders and wearing your mask if you venture out. If anyone is in need, please let me or someone on the Board know so we can rally and help you out. 2020 has come in with way too many surprises.
Your Board is trying to keep you all engaged and coming to our virtual meetings. I hope if you are busy on that Thursday that you still access the recording on ACQ from the Members Only page and catch up. If you haven't attended a Zoom meeting yet and have any questions about how it works, or if you need help with your ACQ password please reach out to Jen Dietz or Deb Roth our Membership VPs.
I understand that Nancy and the Crew gave a wonderful presentation in July. These online meetings take a lot of preparation and practice before the big night. You have a wonderful ACQ Crew that has paved the way and is exchanging ideas with other guilds around the US. We now have several members from out of state that attend our online meetings.
I have heard from several of you that you enjoy the breakout rooms during the meetings. You are getting to know more members and meet new quilters in smaller groups. They have said that by not sitting with their normal companions at the meetings, they have had the opportunity to really meet new members. If you have any suggestions or thoughts of how to improve our online presence, please pass your comments on to the Board.
There has been a suggestion to have a virtual quilting retreat. The Board and Committee members discussed this at the last meeting and seem to agree. We should have plans for something soon.
The Charity Sews are going so well, that we will probably continue them when the all clear is sounded. I love all the discussions and fun we have. And I didn’t have to pack up my sewing room and still forget something. Just remember that it is come and go, you come in when you want and stay as long as you like.
The Board and Committees are interested in your comments and feedback. So please let us know what we can do to improve your ACQ experience.
Please, be safe all of you, we are all in this together. Call me if you need help because ACQ is a family and we are all helping others when we can.