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Happy February! 

It’s the month to celebrate women and heart health. In that spirit, I’d like to celebrate those women (and men!) in our Guild who do so much for us. So, take a minute to read through, take a minute to think about all we’ve done and accomplished, take a minute to grab a friend and join in together to celebrate our sisterhood (and brotherhood) of quilting.

Recently at our Guild, we’ve had a couple of events that took a lot of planning for its faultless execution. Michelle Litke, we ♥ you for your work on Quilts at Keizer! Deb Yeska, we ♥ you for your fabulous Bolt to Bed event! We ♥ everyone who turned out for our Bolt to Bed event and for contributing their time and talent for our community. Laurie Nielsen, we ♥ you for your work on Quilt Camp and Programs! Dianne Nordyke, we ♥ you for your exquisite workmanship on our raffle quilt! Michele Byrum, we ♥ you for helping on the raffle quilt and volunteering to chair our quilt show! Jan Castle, we ♥ you for putting out our membership directory, greeting guests, and for stepping up to be our new Newcomers chair! Linda Doerfler, we ♥ you for all your years of service
on Newcomers! Barb King, we ♥ you for your endless energy volunteering to help on everything! And we ♥ all the unnamed Guild members who volunteer their time to help on all the various committees and events we sponsor. Thank you all for your time and dedication to our Guild!

If you haven’t volunteered for something at our Guild before, please take a minute to consider joining in on the fun. I guarantee you’ll learn something, make new friends, and feel rewarded by the experience. We have lots of committees that would love new volunteers: the committee chairperson’s names are listed at the beginning of our directory, so look them up and call or email them with your interest in helping. And we have a couple of open positions we are in need of filling: Treasurer, evening President, and evening Vice-President.

I know we have articles in this newsletter telling you all about upcoming events, like Quilt Camp and workshops by Sew Kind of Wonderful and Gudrun Erla. I encourage you to sign up for one or all of these events. This is your Guild. Take advantage of all that we offer you!

Marsha Eibert, AM President