Out With The Old …

The member formally knows as ‘President’, Jodi Lea Greenfield, uses the microphone for the last time in an ‘official’ capacity. After Installing each officer,  she installed Mary Sue Budrow as President of the Independence Hall Quilters.

Then, Jodi presented the new President with items she would need while serving her term. The purple (of course!), “Binder of the President” that includes a list of responsibilities, organizational information, and a “How to” document or two.

The valuable correspondence (CYA) ledger, to document all forms of communication to the Guild. And then – the big pink ring of Hall keys, and the PO Box key were turned over to Mary Sue.

As a token of congrats & good luck, a small bag containing a pack of tissues, bottle of Excedrin Migraine, and a purse sized container of Tums.  Just in case.

… In With the New

After our President Elect and her Board, became installed into their respective office’s, Mary Sue took the microphone and continued the meeting without hesitation. The 2019 Board members are now officially official!

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              A group of very talented women. They are cute too., don’t you agree?  

Who’s Who…

In Front: Jackie Sullivan, Liaison with Independence Hall;  Sidney Palmer, Member at Large;
Back L to R:  Joan Patterson, Secretary;  Joanne Padelford, Parliamentarian & Advisor;  Linda Bristow, Member at Large;  Mary Sue Budrow, President;  Eileen Roberson, 1st Vice President;  Margaret Zavertnik, 2nd Vice President;
Waaay Back L to R:  Edie Diegoli, Quilt Faire Chair;  Joyce Ann Fowler, Member at Large;  Nancy Gardner, Treasurer;  Anne Osincup, Assistant Treasurer;

Not Pictured: Linda Van Berckelaer, second 1st Vice President;

The day already had a full schedule, then we had to squeeze in the important activities from the meeting Jan 7th, which did not happen, due to snow. Members living in Arnold & Dorrington, saw inches upon inches of snow. While members in neighboring Avery, Murphys, Angels Camp and further down the “hill”, thought we were crazy because they were only being rained on.

A new storm is hitting as I write this. It promises many feet of snow and high winds, up in high elevations, like 6,000 ft and above. Arnold is forecast to get snow tomorrow, and since we are getting high winds today, I’m starting to believe it.

The weather is perfect for quilting. As soon as I can put away my lap-top, I will prepare the fabrics I need for class Monday, and maybe I can get to do some hand-quilting on my pretty lavender quilt -OR- I could take a nap instead of sleep-typing on a blog post.  You know, ssssssssssssss ssssss ssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssssssss – like that.

♥  TTFN ♥

 

Snow Day For Quilters

Since the weather is snowy, blowy and COLD, We cancelled our Monday morning meeting.

I’m not surprised – it snowed all weekend.

Our Bernese Mountain Dog is ecstatic. She loves playing in the snow. She has the fur of a snow dog, so she could play all day. Quilters?  We prefer to stay home, next to the fireplace, and sew and quilt.

It is better to play it safe during Bust a Hip weather…

TTFN!

Another Quilt Faire Survived

Whew!

Today is Day 3 of the aftermath and I am still tired! Talking with other members this week I found that I am not alone in my slow recovery. The show takes a lot of effort and teamwork is the key.  When the team is short-handed it means more work for who’s left. The 49ers are experiencing the same thing this season…

A few random photos, of setup, the quilt room, and taking down of show items.  Sort of a “Teaser” for next year’s fun.

 

 

Stay Tuned Next Week for the Viewer’s Choice Awards!

A Happy Start

Things could have gone wrong easily. The day before our scheduled class/sewing bee, it snowed. Our Monday meeting was cancelled, so no reminders about the class or more volunteer recruitment happened.

Yours truly started getting nervous. About a poor turnout, and serious delay of our 2019 Scholarship Quilt. Yours truly would be in very hot water if it wasn’t finished in time. I was almost to the point of panic by the time Lynn Wilder, our instructor and designer of the pattern “Heritage”, started setting up.

By 9:30 am, our classroom looked like a sweatshop! Sewing machines of all types and models were humming along as 23 quilters squeezed together.

                                                 Work, Work, Work!

 

                       A Fun and Productive Day. We are proud of all the blocks made!

 

 

                               A Fabulous Beginning for a Gorgeous Quilt

Until we meet again…

♥  TTFN  ♥