Pam Boozan copyFebruary has rushed by so fast. I hope everyone had a wonderful and loving Valentine Day, spent with friends and loved ones. Isn’t quilting just another way to express your love and affection for another? So many quilts shared at Show and Tell are made for someone specifically as a gift. Not only are you using your creative talents to make a unique gift but there is the literal and symbolic gesture of wrapping someone in warmth and love.

This is fresh in my mind as I work on two quilts that are gifts for upcoming graduations. I love to make quilts for someone that incorporates colors and themes special to them. My granddaughter’s quilt is pink and has embroidered teapots. My niece’s quilt is a T-shirt quilt with her team shirts from soccer. I am already excited about giving the quilts even though they are not done yet.

We had a lot of fun in Larene Smith’s class. I have never really made a totally scrappy quilt, and am amazed how challenging it can be to follow the pattern. Larene was very patient and showed us piece by piece how to assemble the block she designed just for our guild. I have five blocks done so far. I don’t want it to turn into a UFO!! Plenty of those are already waiting for me someday.

As you work on your UFO’s, remember the Auction and Tea. Completed UFO’s are the perfect item to donate for the auction. You get the satisfaction of completing a project and the satisfaction of donating, all with one piece. What more could you ask? It is never too early to think about what you will donate.

I just want to remind everyone that opportunities to participate abound, and if you are feeling the call to volunteer in any capacity, I would really appreciate it.

I look forward to working with all of you this year. I appreciate every smile and greeting that has welcomed me to the presidency. Our guild is full of wonderful, friendly people that share not only quilting as a passion, but a sense of community and shared purpose. I feel privileged to be part of this organization.