It’s time again to reflect on the past year and our accomplishments. The Guild is an active, viable group. We are attracting new members, and our old members renew their memberships at a great rate. We’ve had programs that are interesting and informative by national quilters as well as our very talented members. The chapters continue to grow. I believe this is because we have members who are willing to volunteer for the Executive Board and the Chapter Boards. In addition, we can only hold a particular office for two years which allows an influx of new or different ideas. Each of us has our own perspective and emphasis we place on the jobs we hold. This gives our Guild vitality and moves us forward.
It’s also time to reflect on our resolutions past and future. I resolved last year that I would finish at least one UFO per month, would not buy any more fabric unless specifically needed for a UFO and would not start any new projects. I did complete about 8 UFOs but started two new projects, and bought a great deal of fabric for which I had no immediate use. The good news is that compared to the year before last, I am a hero!
Therefore, I am again resolving to complete one UFO per month but am not going to rule out any new projects. One of the new projects that is now a UFO was a result of a class the Guild sponsored with Linda Hahn. The class was well worth the new UFO. Each class I have taken has given me new perspectives, new skills and allowed me to get to know other quilters. This one was no different. It gave me a whole new perspective on color and block construction. I think that the classes we offer are our biggest assets and resolve to support these classes so we can continue to them.
I truly believe that with all of your support, our next year will be better than ever!