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Hello Quilters,

To spite the snow and cold wind, the daffodils and crocuses are peaking out to declare spring is coming. Coming very quickly is the Fabracadabra, The Magic of Quilting, Quilt Show 2019. We had planned in the iced-out regular meeting in February to discuss with you what was going on with the Quilt Show and what we need to make it a success. Firstly, and mostly we need more quilts entered in the show. Whose quilts? Your quilts! Whose show?... You get it, we need your works of art. So even if you are still working on a quilt you can enter it now and have it finished before the April13th deadline. Think of it as a motivator from your quilt Guild to get you doing what you really want to be doing anyway. On the days of the Fabracadabra Quilt Show (April 18, 19, and 20), we will need lots of volunteers so sign up to help staff the event. If you volunteer, you will get free entry to Fabracadabra – the Magic of Quilting. What a deal! Free admission and I personally guarantee you will have a great time or double your money back.

At our next meeting on March 27th we will have the pleasure of a lecture and trunk showing by well-known quilter and bag designer, Janae King. Her patterns are available for sale, and one of which she is kindly offering as a door prize at each meeting. In addition, the business portion of the meeting will be about all the exciting things happening for the Quilt Show and the many fun volunteer opportunities.

Last year at this time, I said I would run for the evening President’s position. I was shaky about it and so afraid I would fail because I am typically a quiet, shy person who rarely gets up front of people, but I also was not meeting anyone even though I attended all the meetings. This past year has been the best year I have had in the Guild. I have meet so many wonderful people, I am more involved with Guild events, and I am excited to go to meetings and stand up in front of the members of our Guild (never thought I would say that ). There was always someone to help me if I did not know what to do or how to do something.

If any one of you are interested in a position on the executive board now is the time to volunteer for the morning President, morning Vice President or Secretary position. This is the best way to meet other members of the Guild and get involved making our Guild the best it can be. So, if you are at all tempted to try for one of these positions I strongly urge you to GO FOR IT! Let Marsha Eibert (AM VP) or Karen Gooley (PM VP) know you want to do this, and they will take it from there.

I believe what Phylicia Rashad said, “... that when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.” Every month I see magic happening at our quilt Guild. It is all of us together, working, quilting, sharing, laughing, that makes our Quilt Guild strong, purposeful and connected. Come to Fabracadabra – the Magic of Quilting (Quilt Show 2019) and volunteer to be part of the magic.

Keep warm and keep quilting.

Randi Roten, PM President