Well, we have lots of good news and some bad news. The bad news first … it appears we won’t be scheduling a guild meeting until the fall. The City facilities remain closed. Please know that, once things start to re-open, we will try to set up some Sew Days.
The good news is that we certainly have lots of time to spend on cutting and piecing. For those of you who are blessed to have a long arm machine, you can actually finish your quilts! Between making quilt tops and face masks, my “stash” is dwindling to the point that I had to order some fabric on-line last week.
I am so happy to know that many of you are finding time to make face masks, scrub caps and other items needed by workers on the front lines. I have a large number of face masks ready for the Angel Project, and these will go to Boris Family Clinic for patient use during chemo and other services. On their behalf, thank you to all who were able to help.
The blue and white quilts heading to Nova Scotia are a wonderful gesture and I’m so glad we could participate. You may read more about this on page four. Thank you to Sue Curran, Cathy Lamothe and Katherine Hunter for being the driving forces behind this undertaking.
We won’t worry about Guild Dues until the fall when the new meetings begin. We will be able to pay dues on-line through our bank, which is an enhancement to our old process of handling cash and cheques.
We are getting people volunteering for open Executive positions – that’s more good news! The award for the President’s Challenge is being deferred until our October meeting. Any quilts that you’ve finished to date in 2020 may be added to your count. Please be sure to bring them all to Sew and Share in September and October – what a show that will be!
Keep sewing and we’ll see you all just as soon as we can arrange it!
Darla Youldon - President, Halton Quilters Guild