As summer comes to an end, how great to be back to quilting and the start of Guild activities for the year.
Our new quilting year began this past week with our monthly Guild meeting, on Monday, September 13. This was a landmark for the Guild – our first hybrid meeting, combining a “mask-to-mask”meeting of about thirty, socially distanced members with Zoom attendance for those who could not be there in person. It went pretty well, actually. A few tweaks here and there, and we will have this new approach nailed and it will stand us well in these rather uncertain Covid times, but also when other circumstances like weather have an impact on how many of us can get together in person. Debra Howard from Quilts by the Bay did a trunk show and filled the kitchen with fabric and other goodies for an evening shopping session.
And here, let me add a brief promo for Zoom help if you need it. For those not sure about trying it, it really is quite easy and there is a Guild member standing by who is more than willing to give you a hand to get started.
If you weren’t at the meeting, be sure to check the Sew and Share Album to see Debra’s trunk show and what members have been up to over the summer.
There are lots of things underway this year, with more to come. Check out the Calendar for a detailed list.
The popular member-only Sew Zoom sessions held on Wednesday afternoons will now be offered Thursday evenings too, starting September 30th from 7 to 9 pm. Be sure to register at SewZoomQuilting@gmail.com. The Wednesday group of Sew Zoom-ers are beginning a new challenge – the Lori Holt quilt project of their choice – though members of the group are free to simply work away at their own projects as well.
The One Block Wonder workshop starts on September 24 but if you haven’t registered, hurry – there are only a couple of seats left. Download Workshop One Block Wonder Promo
Please don’t forget Pillowcase Day, scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 9 am to 3 pm. Members received an email yesterday with the details. Pillowcase instructions can be found here. This is a great cause – and the cases are fun, easy to sew and always appreciated! Can’t make it to the church hall – you can join in by Zoom!
Next meeting is Monday, October 4 – look for details in the October newsletter. The October program promises to be entertaining and informative. See you then!