From Our President

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.

OMG, it is 2018!!!

I am writing this from Missoula, Montana, where today’s high temperature was in the mid-teens. The sun came out today after several days of overcast, clouds, and intermittent snow.

I had forgotten how snow makes the ordinary scenery look so beautiful. It is pretty, but driving becomes challenging. Fortunately, the car I have been driving is AWD and has heated seats.

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to the New Year and all it will bring. I have signed on to a couple of online BOMs and classes. Can’t ever get enough of the learning.

This is the time when many bloggers encourage the selection of a word to help guide us during the coming 12 months. I have several I am considering, but haven’t decided on one yet. When I do decide, I am planning a wall hanging spelling out my word. How about you, did you ever choose a word for the year? My word for 2017 was ‘bloom’, I don’t know that I did much blooming, but I have plants that did. I guess I can take some credit, I did plant them and water them.

Let’s make 2018 a banner year for our guild. We have a quilt show coming up, and with everyone’s participation it will be great. It’s never too soon to start thinking about what you will be entering. The more quilts, the better.

See you at our next
meeting. Until then, keep on stitching.

Lois Ellis

2016-2018 President



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