Good Morning, Quilting Friends!

Our November meeting will take place at Shadelands, as will the December Holiday gathering. In January, we will be back at Centre Concord for our general meetings.

Sherri Lynn Wood, our November guest speaker, will discuss her path as a modern quilter and share her unique quilts with us. Check out future guest speakers at this link on www.gqccc.org.

After enjoying so many quilts at Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) this month, I have enough inspiration to last me for many months to come. I have started a new project, too, which put a big smile on my face! Just hope I am able to have something completed in time for our Quilt Show in April.

Speaking of the Quilt Show, here is what my list looks like for the next few months:

  • Sign up for the Jenny Lyon Free Motion Quilting class in January, so I can quilt my project!
    $65 Check Holds Your Place in Class
  • Work on the Challenges: The Poppy Challenge and the Envelope Challenge – Add Embellishments!
  • Sign up to volunteer before, during, and after the show.
    Sign-ups coming in January
  • Locate my apron!
  • Pay for Opportunity Quilt Tickets – DONE
  • Donate quilt books and fabric to Country Store Committee – stacked by the front door

This month I was fortunate to travel with Tammy Zanella, our Traveling Quilt Chair, to both Northern California Quilt Council (NCQC) and East Bay Heritage Quilters (EBHQ), to sell Opportunity Quilt Tickets at their meetings. I smile a lot as I remember once again, why I love quilting and quilters! It is always so nice to attend another guild’s meeting and see what is going on and how they do things and who their guest speakers are. At NCQC, the topics were fabric design, quilt study group, modern quilt group, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)…lots of new info! If you haven’t sold tickets before, please try it. This is a fun activity to do with a friend, too.

There are lots of ways to become more active in the guild. Lots of tasks to be done. But when I say “become more active in the guild” I think I really mean “make more friends.” As I have noticed that when I joined I knew one person and not well. I was a member for several years and never knew anyone’s name. I didn’t start getting to know people and making friends, until after I became involved in the work of the guild. Then I started meeting people and making connections, in workshops, selling tickets, cooking for the homeless. We don’t become friends because we are all sitting in the same room listening to the same speaker. We become friends as we work together, doing something we enjoy, laughing, talking together. The work is just the excuse to get together.

Dale Wolfe

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