Due to being bombarded by a repeating cycle of snowstorms, the quilters in Arnold, CA, cannot hold their Monday meetings at the “Hall.”
We have a brief break in the weather today and tomorrow, then another storm rolls in for the weekend and most of the next week. This means our Monday meeting will be held on ZOOM. Again. Don’t get me wrong, we have a lot of laughs, get some business done, and are able to visit with and see each other.
Alas, not all members are able to ZOOM. Only 25% of members come to a ZOOM meeting. This makes me sad. I would love to see at least half of our members zooming into a meeting.
That being said… All that you need is a computer that is connected to the internet (if you use email, you are connected) and to contact Jodi, who will walk you through the easy steps to connect to our ZOOM meeting.
The Independence Hall Quilter’s Guild meets on Monday mornings. Our meetings are normally great, however last weeks meeting was particularly outstanding. And unlike Vegas, we are happy to talk about it.
Our very own Katie Arndt celebrated her 97th birthday with us, and graciously spoke about the wisdom she gathered over the years. Katie is one of our guild’s ‘founding quilter’ and worked on the bicentennial quilt which was IHQ’s first project.
But wait, there’s more!
Roxanne Borean, producer and director of this year’s Quilt Camp skit, arranged a special encore performance for those of us who did not make it to camp.
The story took a backseat to the way it was presented. Being a visual skit, the “troop” used props, signs, sewing notions, and miscellaneous junk to convey the story that Roxanne narrated.
We laughed hysterically when the “dark cloud” loomed, and when Diane Mitchell and Margaret Zavertnik showed the passing of time. Watching them trying to keep a straight face was an entire giggle of its own. When the skit was over, Carolyn Rector and Eileen Roberson closed the curtains.
You may have noticed in the background the beautiful quilts, wall hangings, table runners and pillowcases hanging on the walls. When a member finishes a comfort quilt, or personal project, it gets hung on the wall for a day to be admired before it goes out to brighten someone else’s day. It’s hard to let them go sometimes – but, it’s what we do.