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Hello Fellow Quilters,

December, what do you think about when you think of December? I think of cool days and cooler nights, hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies, festive lights and decorations, family and friends gathered together, and of course music, gifts, and food. But I also think my oh my!  Where has the year gone?!?

As the holiday ends and we get ready to ring in the New Year, take a few minutes to reflect on the past
year. What are you thankful for? What are you proud of? What would you change? Then take a minute to think about what you would like to accomplish in 2020. Maybe its exercise more, eat healthier, or spend more time with family and friends. Those are certainly on MY list. But also, on my list is to finish up some of my UFOs (Unfinished Objects). I just made a mental note of my unfinished quilt tops (3) and finished quilt tops needing quilting (5). And I’m challenging myself to end 2020 with fewer UFOs than I have now. Not to finish all of them (I know THAT will never happen!) but to make a conscious effort to finish at least 2 or 3 of them before I start any more. I challenge you (if you have any UFOs) to do the same.

I’d also like to give a shout out to Michelle Litke for all her hard work getting the Quilts at Keizer display organized and hung. Michelle spent countless hours on this project and we all owe her a huge thank you. From communication with the city and art counsel, to coordinating and collecting the quilts, to hanging, to publicizing: She was basically a committee of one. Be sure to stop by the Keizer Civic Center to see the great display.

Remember, there is no meeting in December. I wish you all much happiness and good health as we enter this holiday season and move into the New Year.

Marsha Eibert, AM President