Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jeri Fickes Selected "Quilter of the Year"

Jeri Fickes was selected as "Quilter of the Year" for 2009. This was announced at the December guild meeting.

Tree City Quilt Guild annually recognizes a quilter from the guild who supports the purpose of the guild: “The purpose of the quilt guild shall be to create, stimulate, and maintain an interest in all matters pertaining to the making of quilts and to establish and promote educational endeavors through quilts.”

In the past, the following people have been chosen for Quilter of the Year: 2008-Barb Byler, 2007-Laura Nolletti, 2006-Mary Lou Nuzum, 2004 -Dorothy Pearson, 2003-Mabel Stocker, 2002-Effie Troyer, 2001-Betty Hofstetter. Members who have already been selected as Quilter of the Year are not eligible to be selected a second time.

Members select someone who exemplifies the guild's purpose. This has been someone with outstanding quilting skills, outstanding service to the guild, outstanding teaching skills of quilting and quilt related topics, outstanding leadership skills, outstanding people skills with members and guests, exemplary improvement in quilting skills, significant production of quilts and related projects or other attributes that promote the purpose of the guild.

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