On Monday, the 2018 Officers of the IHQ Board were installed. We hope they are this happy at the end of their term!
Front L-R: President, Jodi Lea Greenfield; Parlimentarian, Linda Van Berckelaer; 2nd V.P., Margaret Zavertnik; Alt. 2nd V.P., Eileen Roberson; Advisor, Joanne Padelford; Alt. 1st V.P., Candy Gutierrez; Board Secretary, Joan Patterson.
Back L-R: Quilt Faire Chair, Edie Diegoli; Member at Large, Mary Sue Budrow; Treasurer, Nancy Gardner; 1st V.P., Sue Bishop; Member at Large, Tish Cabral; Member at Large, Sidney Palmer (not present); 1st V.P., Jocelyn Muncaster; Alt. 1st V.P., Gleness Nelson; Independence Hall Liaison, Jackie Sullivan.
Not only is 2018 here, but it’s moving along quickly! The first week of January (and the Quilters Guild winter break) is almost over.
You will be noticing some changes to our website – new content, new faces, are only the beginning
♥ TTFN ♥
Do you remember that song?
Maybe the living is easy in summer – someplace, that isn’t Arnold. Our focus is different as our weekly Guild meetings stop (until Sept. 4th), and the Flea Market readiness work begins at Independence Hall.
The Annual Flea Market at Ebbetts Pass Community Center, a.k.a. “The Hall”, is held the first full weekend in August. The fact that getting ready for the event takes half of June and all of July, speaks volumes. The local communities bring donations to the Hall throughout the year.
Only the Beginning
It’s a challenge to work in the Textiles room. Tons of fabrics, bedding, towels, and sewing notions. You just can’t beat $1.00 per yard…
Bags of yarn and moving boxes full of fabric! And it’s only June…
What a nasty and gray day! With torrential rains continuing from the night before, with no sign of letting up, and no hope from the local weathermen of it going away anytime soon. Our entire county was still soggy from the last storm chain a week ago. Luckily, however, no sign of snow or icy conditions, so our hardy guild members (arriving in raincoats, hats, and boots) were not going to stay home on a Quilters Meeting Day!
I suspect that the gal who put together this year’s calendar uses telepathy to help her schedule things. Yesterday’s schedule had our general meeting, a sewing machine maintenance class, and a Soup Buffet.
Thank You Jackie!
Members were instructed to bring in a crock pot of homemade soup to share. By the time our meeting began every electrical outlet in the lunch room had a power strip plugged into it and crockpots of various shapes and sizes were emitting delightful aromas.
What could they be talking about?
Never has there been a day that needed soup more than this one, and here we were, enjoying hot soup while catching up with our friends. Everyone raved about ALL of the soups, but a white bean and ham medley was pronounced the winner.
There was not a competition for “best soup”, so I doubt the chef got a prize. She really didn’t need one. I would bet she is still grinning over all the kudos her soup earned. She no longer has to make the pre-potluck decision “what do I make?” either.
[Ta Ta For Now]
Hoppy New Year!
I made my first executive decision of 2017 yesterday.
I canceled our first meeting of the New Year due to a large incoming snowstorm. So far, it is not snowing. If it doesn’t start by tomorrow I am going to feel silly. The weather app on my phone will be removed.
I may have a little something to do with the lack of snow. Because I always want it to snow, I am often disappointed. When I DO NOT want it to snow – my kids are on the road on their way to visit, for example – snow dumps with a vengeance.
I hope it’s not too late to start the mantra:
Don’t Snow! Don’t Snow! Don’t Snow! Don’t Snow!