President's UFO Challenge

If you were at the July meeting, you know about the
UFO Challenge for this year. The way it works is: On the form (click to get the form), list up to 9 projects you have started and not yet completed. You keep a copy and give me a copy. The #1 listing will be your first UFO to work on.

At each meeting a number will be drawn to determine the next project to work on. It will be due at the next meeting. This cycle will continue until six projects have been selected. Everyone who brings their completed project will have their name entered into a drawing for prizes at the end of the guild year. This is your chance to have some fun, get a few projects in the completed pile, and just maybe win a prize. If you have questions, you can email me at: lhellis211@gmail.com.

If you do a Google search for UFO challenges you will find plenty of information to explain how they work. I have elected to go for one UFO every other month. Maybe, in the future, we can step up our game and go for one every month. I am really looking forward to seeing how much we can accomplish.

“The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.”
~Henry Rollins, "Empowerment through Libraries," November 2013, LA Weekly.

I think the above quote applies particularly to artisans in general and quilters specifically. This is the time we begin the feverish push to finish all those wonderful projects we intended to have done for the holidays. Stockings, placemats, table runners, lap quilts, and on and on.

While we are making a mess of our quilt studios/room/spaces, take some time to reflect on the season. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to express your thanks for life’s blessings. Enjoy your family, even that grouchy uncle or overly opinionated sister or brother. We all have them, think of them as the background texture in your life.

Our 2018 Quilt Show is progressing. We have an official name: “Let the Stars Shine” There are still a couple of opportunities to be a part of the planning and production of the show. The Boutique is in need of a chairman as is the Publicity committee. If everyone lends a hand, the burden is light and the rewards are great. Come on ladies and gentlemen, this is your chance to be a part of a wonderful event.

UFO day will be on the 11th of November. See you there.

Until the meeting on the 16th, keep on stitching, keep on stitching.

Lois Ellis

2016-2018 President



Meetings at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1540 W Lodi Ave, Lodi, CA
209-625-9790   •   TokayQuilt@gmail.com 

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