President’s Letter

January 2016 President Report

Posted in Business, President's Letter on January 3rd, 2016

Happy New Year, my fellow quilters!!!!!

It is a new year with new dreams – or is it???  As a guild we are still trying to accomplish our goals for donation quilts, bucket lists, and prepare for the quilt show.  I am positive that if we pull together as a team we will succeed.  Something we have done many times before.  So lets do it again!!

Last month we had the President Challenge with the placemats.  What a joy to see the creativity our members have!!  We had 32 of the 42 members signed up complete the challenge.  I was so excited to have such great participation!! 1rst place was Sandy Bolen-Townes winning a $25 gift certificate to Quilters Cupboard. 2nd place was Marlene DaRos winning a $15 certificate.  3rd place was Mary Parks winning a $10 certificate. Congratulation, ladies!!!!  Not only did these gals win, but so did Meals on Wheels with 31 of the placemats being donated to them.

For the Guild meeting on January 12 we will be having School Days. You will be able to pick 3 stations from several choices.  The choices will be announced in the upcoming e-mails so be looking for them!! The stations will be ran by fellow guild members.

I can’t wait to see you all at the meeting!!!!

Yours truely,

President Cathy Dimit

December 2015 President Report

Posted in President's Letter on November 22nd, 2015

I am so excited about the December meeting!!  We are having a potluck.  Please arrive by 6:30pm with a potluck dish in hand. During this meeting we will also have a get to know you event and the President’s Challenge.  I have 42 competitors for this event and three have already turned theirs in.  If the rest of the placemats are anything like the first 3 this will be some competion!!  There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  They will be gift certificates to Quilters Cupboard in Ankeny. Bring your placement to me with only the number on it in the upper left hand corner.  I can’t wait to see the imagination that will be presented!!  Good Luck!!

Your President,

Cathy Dimit

October 2015 President Report

Posted in President's Letter on October 5th, 2015

Hi everyone!!

I just wanted to check in and give you a few updates.

We have a full board!!!  YEAH!!!!! The board plans on being very busy this year, as in all years, to keep our guild running smoothly. Please make sure to put your suggestions in the suggestion box for us to consider!!

There will not be a sew-in this month. The next sew-in date is Saturday, Nov. 21. The theme for this event will be strip quilts.  We will provide a strip tub for you to make donation quilts and/or country store items with.  Bring your own patterns though. Remember this is only an option!!  You can sew on anything you want: something for yourself, a friend, donation, or country store. It would be great if you brought a special tool or gadget to share with the group.  We most certainly do not know everything when it comes to quilting!  The sew-in is a great time to share your knowledge!! The sew-in will last from 9am until 10pm.  However, you can come and go as you please!!  You can even just drop in and say hi.

Our speaker this month is Katheryn Russi with the presentation “My Evolution as a Quilter & Designer”. Our Director at Large will have the mystery quilt plans ready to go. I will have your first challenge of the year prepared for you.  I hope many of you join in on the fun.  The voting on the challenge will take place in December.

Hope to see you all at the meeting!!

Your President,

Cathy Dimit