Welcome to the month of November. I missed the October meeting because I was on vacation on a New England cruise from New York City to Quebec. Beautiful countryside and so different than the California landscape.

Congratulations to Betty Berg for having her beautiful quilt included in the just-released C&T book, “One- Block Wonders of the World,” by M. Rosenthal & L. Bardes. They even included her photo! So nice to have one of our talented members recognized in print. Hurray, Betty!

We were informed that we cannot make blood donations in Raynell’s name at the local blood banks. However, please know that any donation you make helps someone in need of life-saving blood. While your donation cannot be designated for Raynell directly, it does help to replenish the stock of blood that is being used up for her treatments, and is greatly appreciated. Please consider donating blood even if it can’t be done in the way we want it.

The 2018 Quilt Show is just around the corner. The Country Store is looking for hand crafted items to be donated. The Country Store has plenty of fabric but any cute item that makes the CS look like a fancy boutique is always helpful and appreciated.

The board decided the Guild’s annual Christmas donation will be to the Elderly Wish Foundation. Their mission is to grant wishes to seniors, 50 years and older, who have a life-threatening or chronic illness in Contra Costa County. The website is https:// www.elderlywish.org. We will be collecting donations from members at the November and December meetings, and the Guild will make a $250 donation to the foundation. If you wish to donate, please make the check out to “An Elderly Wish Foundation,” and place it in the box at the Sign In table at our next general meetings.

Have a fun month and if you wish, get sewing on all those cute items for the Country Store.
Becky Styles

President 2017-2019