Thursday, June 3, 2010
A Message from our President
For your consideration-
It has been suggested that we plan a quilt retreat on the opposite years of our quilt shows. This could be the type of retreat where you go somewhere and stay (overnight) or just “commute.” One or two teachers could be brought in to do presentations and/or workshops. A committee could be appointed to explore whether we have enough interest to pursue planning this type of event and proceed from there. Of course, we could invite others to join us. The guild has funds that we could use to partially fund an event like this.
Another suggestion has been made and that is that we use the funds from our raffle quilt sales to further the purpose of our guild. “The purpose of this organization 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 recent past and this year, the guild has voted to donate much of the raffle sales funds to causes such as Ida Sue School (where we hold our quilt show), Viola Startzman Clinic, food banks, etc. Please give this some thought for the next time we have a raffle quilt or other funds available for our use.
While you are thinking about that, a third idea has come up- shall we make and sell a raffle quilt every year? We do not necessarily have to have a show- just a date- to draw the winner. One way would be to have a committee to make the quilt and another to “sell” it- with the help of the entire guild, of course. The committee could involve more guild members by making blocks if desired.
These ideas will be discussed in future meetings. We probably won’t tackle them all at once. Please give each of these suggestions some thought as to whether we as a guild want to implement them and how you personally might be involved.
Laura Nolletti, President