Hello Quilters,

Can you believe it is October already? The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color. I enjoy seeing all the fall color changes and it reminds me that it is time to think about those handmade or sewn holiday gifts. The end of December will be here before we know it.

I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to all the members who participated in the Stash N Go Sale the Guild held last month in Molly O’Dea’s memory. A SPECIAL THANKS goes to Dianne Nordyke and Laurie Nielsen for all the hard work they did in coordinating the event. We now have a fund set up in Molly’s memory to make an award at least the next 10 quilt shows in her name. Thanks to all the members that participated as vendors and were able to make some money for themselves and share their stash and other quilt/craft related items with the public and friends. And last, a thank you also to the members who helped in other ways to make this a fun event.

There are only two meetings left this year (no meetings in December) before we start the 2018 year
in January. Quilt College will be held April 20
th-21st at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall. Talk to Laurie Nielsen if you are interested in teaching a class or helping out.  To our new members, Quilt College is an opportunity for members to take classes at a reasonable price in our year that we don’t have a quilt show.

Have fun as we get back in the groove of quilting in the cooler fall days that make us want to stay inside with our warm cozy quilts in front of a fireplace and dream about new patterns and designs that we want to try.

Cathie Head , AM President