Hello again from a world that is very different from when we all went into self-isolation. I hope that you are all safe, well and keeping busy.
I thought I would update you on a few things that are happening within the Guild and let you all know how we plan to move forward.
The three Chapter Coordinators have begun speaking to the respective churches to establish if and when we will be able to recommence meetings.
Whilst the Day and Saturday Chapter churches are moving towards opening their doors to outside groups by August, the Night Chapter church is less likely to be available to us. We are currently exploring the possibility of being able to use the Day Chapter venue for the Night Chapter meeting and will let everybody know as soon as the situation is clearer.
We also understand that some of our members may not be willing to attend meetings at this point in time and want to ensure that they are not excluded, so we are exploring the possibility of recording the meetings and making them available in the members section of the Guild’s website. Again, we will let you know when the situation is clearer.
It is our intention to keep the first meetings (hopefully in August) quite informal. But the one piece of business which must be dealt with at those meeting is the election of the new Officers. I have attached a note of those standing for election. You will note that the only position which we have not been able to fill is that of Secretary to the Executive Board. If any of you would be willing to volunteer a couple of hours a month to attend the Board meetings to take the minutes, please get in touch.
May I congratulate the winner of the Quilt Show Raffle Quilt, Daryl Ann Wilson. I would also like to thank Christie Prenger for making the quilt, running the raffle and managing our first ever online raffle - congratulations on a fantastic job which made in the region of $1200.
On a sadder note, we lost 2 friends of the Guild over the last few months.
I am sure many of you will remember attending presentations by Steve Albright featuring his amazing collection of antique quilts, many of which he hand quilted himself. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer in March of this year.
Many of you may also have known Sue Vogel from her time with the Guild and membership of the Nimble Thimble Bee. She served as a military nurse and was at Pearl Harbour during the attack, if you were fortunate enough to have been in her company she would have regaled you with many stories of her adventures. She relocated to Florida last summer to be closer to her family and passed away peacefully at the end of May.
TQG Executive Board Slate
2020 - 2021
President: Linda Kelley
1st Vice President: Debby Coleman
(until June 2021-then will transition to Quilt Show Officer)
2nd Vice President: Faye Hannah
Treasurer: Carol Jordan
Membership Officer: Pat Carney
Newsletter Editor: Norene Skiles
Day Chapter Coordinator: Ann Walls
Night Chapter Coordinator: Lisa Frieman
Saturday Chapter Coordinator: Sybil Magrill
(once her Quilt Show duties are concluded, Christie Prenger to cover in the interim)
Quilt Show Officer: Debby Coleman
(from June 2021)
Raffle Quilt Officer: Tammy Weinzatl
Community Services: Diane Fisher
Webmistress: Darlene Price