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With no snow on the roads, there was a great turnout for the Guild’s first meeting of 2023 this past Monday. There were almost 50 members in the Church Hall and we had such an interesting meeting. The business part of the meeting was a good chance to catch up on all the events planned so far for the next few months. Please be sure to look at the Guild Events Calendar on the website to see what’s up – more details on events such as the upcoming Cuddle Quilt Day, UFO Day, Skills Day, and the Yard Sale, and other events, will be coming to you. Be sure to check your newsletters where you’ll find more details. The calendar will also be updated further as information becomes available.

The January workshop with Kerry Foster is full – with some on a waiting list to audit the two-day event. A new workshop was announced – in March, Krista Moser of The Quilted Life will be teaching us how to make her quilt – Vintage Windmills, an interesting blend of modern and vintage. Details on the workshop will be available shortly but if you are interested, it would be wise to contact Johanna to book your spot. See the quilt here.

The program was a show and tell of antique sewing and quilting tools. There were SO many, each with its own story. Some were inherited, others were vintage store finds, and still others had rather strange or unique origins. It was a bit of a guessing game with the actual use of some tools a puzzle for many of us. And then there was the Pipkin – to find out more, be sure to check out next month’s newsletter.

Our show and tell was a great chance to see what Members have been up to, even with the busy holidays just behind us. Please be sure to check out Flickr for photos of the tools and the quilts featured at our meeting.

Our next meeting will be Monday, February 6. Once again, this will be an afternoon meeting at 1:00 pm, doors open at 12:30. The program for the February meeting will be a trunk show by Susan Lilley. Hope this weather continues – and we will see you there!