Hello Quilters,

Can you believe it is October already? The weather outside definitely has a hint of Fall in it. It is nice to begin seeing the change of colors in the trees and the cooler crisp air coming our way.

It is time to think about those hand-made holiday gifts....or the end of December will be here before you know it. When you are thinking about what to work on, consider what you can contribute to the Quilt Show by making some potholders or bowl cozies for the Philanthropic Booth or maybe selling some hand-made items in the Boutique where you will receive a percentage of your sale of your items sold.

The Quilt Show is just around the corner and we are still in need of volunteers to help out. If you are interested, please talk to one of the Quilt Show Committee members or Erin Haugh, Quilt Show Chairperson. It takes a lot of volunteers to put on a successful show and the proceeds from the Quilt Show are what help pay for the monthly programs/speakers and workshops!!

A Big Thank You to Vicki Palmer and her committee for the wonderful Bolt to Bed function that was held in lieu of the August Meeting. Also a Big Thank You to the members and guests who came to support by bringing their sewing machines and producing many comfort quilts in the process. 72 showed up and at times, there was a waiting period to find a section of a table to be able to sew on quilts. It was a huge success and every comfort quilt made is much appreciated by the many agencies that we provide quilts to. PLEASE, mark your calendars now for the next Bolt to Bed function on JANUARY 30, 2019 in lieu of the membership meeting that day.

HAPPY QUILTING and enjoy our beautiful fall weather that is upon us now!

Cathie Head, AM President