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Hello Fellow Quilters,

I just love the last Wednesday of the month, don’t you? It’s always a bright spot in the month knowing that
A) I’m going to learn something new and exciting, and
B) I’m going to get to see my quilty friends. We’ve had such great programs and events already this year: Tonya Alexander and her string quilt workshop, our trip to Gresham for the Mt. Hood Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show, Suzi Parron and her barn quilt workshop, and now-, coming up, Cynthia Brunz. Kate McIntyre arranged many of these speakers and what a great job she did! Laurie Nielsen
is now busy arranging our upcoming speakers for the coming year and the year after. This is a big job and I want to thank both Kate and Laurie for the great job they’ve done and are doing!

I know I don’t need to mention it, but it’s fall outside! The honking of the geese flying overhead is music to my ears. It signals a slowing down time; a time to reflect on life; a time to start snuggling under quilts and reading. A perfect time to sew and quilt. All spring and summer we’ve been busy in our gardens, busy camping or traveling, hiking, biking, kayaking - you name it!  All the beautiful colors on the trees outside are telling us to STOP! Take a breath; slow down,breathe in the sweet, crisp air and enjoy the beautiful colors that autumn brings. I’d like to take a minute here to thank a few of the “invisible” worker bees of our Guild: those members that are tirelessly working on communication for us. They are Carol Roberts, who manages our website, Carolyn Stegall who compiles our newsletter for us, Arlene Dalton as newsletter proofreader, Lyn Shepard who sends out our newsletter each month, Priscilla Lewallen who posts on Facebook for us, and Michelle Litke who makes sure our presence in the community is known. Please thank them for their contribution to our Guild. Without them, we’d all be in the dark. And it’s getting dark a lot earlier these days, right?

Sew until next time, have a pieceful fall!

Marsha Eibert, AM President