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January 6/7 – Jan Soules and workshop – Spiderweb quilt – only a few spaces left!
January 15 – Don't forget to renew your membership! Get the Membership Form 2015
February 3 – Pat Fryer, PTQG member and owner/creator of villarosadesign.com – no workshop scheduled.
March 3 – Guild Mixer and Challenge "Time" – no workshop scheduled
Kathleen Stanley is taking signups for the workshops, the cost is only $25 per member, $35 nonmembers if space available; contact Kathleen at 346-1415 or email@example.com.
Scholarships are available, please contact Anne Wilson.
My predecessor and mentor, Anne Wilson, told me that there were no mandated guidelines for the President's Message (except good taste, of course), so here is my first message.
I usually like to start off the new year with at least one new year's resolution. Last year, I resolved not to buy any more fabric until I had made a substantial dent in my stash. That resolution ended one month later when I walked into a store that sold fabric. (My all-time record for breaking a resolution is 15 seconds into the new year. It had something to do with "no more pansy shots" at a New Year's Eve indoor tennis event.) Later in the year, I had the perfect project to use up a lot of my brown fabric. As fate would have it, I ended up having to buy more to fill in the subtle color gaps, and now I have more brown fabric than I started with. As a last resort to reduce my stash, I could consider donating some of it, but then I might need one of the fabrics that I gave away.
This year I will not be making a resolution. Instead and as your new president, I am simply looking forward to the year as an adventure—new challenges on many fronts, new friends in the guild, and new opportunities to further the good works of the guild for the community as well as its members. I also want to thank all the 2015 Board members and committee chairs who have graciously agreed to contribute their time and effort to the guild this coming year. Can't do this without you.
Our new year features Jan Soules' presentation on Spectacular Borders at our guild meeting on January 6th and her workshop on Spider Web Quilts the following day. Also, if you haven't done so already, don't forget to renew your membership by January 15th, which will ensure you receive the guild benefits, including being listed in the membership roster!
Welcome to 2015!
January 6th Program - Jan Soules
Jan began her quilting career in 2000 when her daughter requested a baby quilt for Isabelle, Jan's first granddaughter. Since then, she has passionately followed her love for quilting by taking many classes and learning to use all tools and techniques from experienced teachers. In recent years she has experimented with her own designs and has participated in a small art group. She has also dyed some of her own fabric.
In addition to her love of quilting, Jan is also an expert tournament bridge player. She has traveled around the country competing with her husband, Gary. Of course, they visit quilt shops along the way!
Join us on January 6th to hear Jan share her quilting experiences: Spectacular Borders: From Basics to Beyond!
31st Annual "SPRINGTIME IN THE PINES" Quilt Show
May 2 & 3, 2015
PTQG 2014 Quilt Show Winners