Meetings at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1540 W Lodi Ave, Lodi, CA

Stitch 'n Quilt Guild


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:

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.

March 2018

As the saying goes: “In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb.”

March begins in Winter and ends in Spring, thanks to the vernal equinox.  This year that event occurs on March 20. 

Daylight Savings begins on March 11th at 2:00 am.

Who can forget to ‘beware the Ides of March?’Julius Caesar did and look what happened to him. 

St. Patrick’s Day is the 17th; time for corned beef and cabbage and some nice homemade Irish Soda Bread. Believe it or not, there is a “Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread” More info than you ever wanted.

I hate to be a nag, but the time for nomination and elections is coming faster than any of us realize.  We will be needing all four officers, several committee chairs and a new editor for our newsletter.  Think hard and long about how you can serve your guild.  It is member participation that makes any organization like ours successful. 

Step up, be part of something important and enjoyable.

See you at the meeting. Until then, keep on stitching.

Lois Ellis

2016-2018 President