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Did you know there’s such a thing as National Quilting Day? Well, apparently there is, and it’s the third Saturday in March. Who knew? Certainly not me, but now I know and so do you! And coincidentally it’s also the first day of spring.

This, to me, speaks of bright spring colors and fresh new patterns, and makes me want to start a new quilt top. Something fresh and new: maybe with trees or birds on it, definitely with flowers on it or having a floral print, and possibly whimsical. What do you think of with the two days falling on the same day?

This past month, we had a program by Rachel Greco of Grandma’s Attic, about how the women of World War I has changed things for the women of today, and I think it was very well received. I want to take a moment to thank Laurie Nielsen and her committee for all the hard work they do to put together our programs. I know Laurie has worked hard to bring our Guild a diverse lineup of speakers and topics as well as different workshops for our members. Please thank Laurie for her contribution to our Guild. This month, we have the nationally recognized pattern designer Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful presenting her beautiful quilts using her curved rulers. Remember, this is your Guild. So, if you have a suggestion for a future topic or speaker, be sure to contact Laurie with your idea.

This segues into my next topic: volunteering for our Guild. I’d like to remind you that Barb King and Karen Gooley are working on replacing three executive positions on our board: evening President, evening Vice-President, and Treasurer. So far to date, no one has stepped up for two of these three positions, so please contact either Barb or Karen (email addresses and phone numbers in our Guild directory) to let them know what position you would be willing to fill. If not you, then who? Coming from one who knows, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at both the experience and the friendships you’ll encounter. In closing, I encourage each and every one of you to grab that ray of sunshine and drink in the colors of spring as you contemplate your next quilting adventure. I can’t wait to see all your creations ! 

Marsha Eibert, AM President