Summer is coming to an end and school will be starting for my kids next week. I am looking forward to having more time to quilt and sew. Saturday, September 14th from 10 am to 3 pm, we are having a sew-in to prepare the muslin for the Quilt Show. Please contact Dianne Slattery or Chris Lee if you can come help sew.

Thanks again for all the volunteers working hard to recover from the storage theft. Good news, the insurance claim was honored and we have already received the check from State Farm.

We had a great social last month organized by Nancy Van Meter. She raffled off her old serger and other fun items and made delicious home-baked cookies. Irene Davidson-Thomas shared her work with Sew Powerful Purse Program, which provides health and sanitary items to girls in Africa. Dale Wolfe gave an update on the Paradise Ridge Quilters Guild. They are in need of sewing machines. If you have one to give you can contact Dale for more information. You can also help by purchasing Opportunity Quilt Tickets (their quilt was saved from the fire) by mailing a check to Ridge Quilters Guild, PO Box 1688, Paradise CA 95967. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, or 13 for $10. Please include your email address so that they can email you a confirmation of your ticket purchase and your ticket numbers. The drawing will be on October 15, 2019 at their general meeting.

We still have many members that have not renewed yet. I am working on allowing people to renew or join from our website. For now, you can drop off your renewal form and payment at the Farmhouse if you can’t make it to this month’s General Meeting. Our guest speaker is Joe Cunningham who will be talking about “My Life in Quilts.”

Liz at the Farm Bureau asked me to remind all members about the Farmhouse rules. You can find the rules on the website and they will also be in the new member directory. Some key points Liz has stressed:
Empty the trash into the outside receptacles.
Please make sure the front and back doors are locked when you are leaving.
Please make sure the front and back doors are locked when you are leaving.
The thermostat is for more than just our space and thus we are not to adjust it.
The bathrooms are old so please be cautious not to put too much down the pipes and double-check that the sink is not dripping when you are done.

Keep stitching,
Doreen O’Brien President 2019-2021