Pam Boozan, PresidentOur quilt guild has been bustling with activity while we made baby quilts for the military, prepared for the tea and auction, attended workshops, made quilts for Wounded Warriors, and all of the other regular stuff. The guild has been a place of companionship and comfort to many of our members as they have faced personal challenges. It is the members who make this guild great. Your generosity and compassion continue to amaze me each month as I meet more of you, and see the fruits of your contributions.

The temperatures have been so high lately that it is hard to believe that October is here. We are heading into the holiday season rich with traditions, favorite foods, and decorations to enhance the spirit of the holiday. Holiday quilting is part of those rituals, whether it is to decorate with wall hangings and table runners, or with gift giving from the heart.

Halloween is a favorite, with the fun and magical images perfect for whimsy quilting. The fabric for Halloween is so enchanting, and it always amazes me the new variety of designs that come out each year. Are you out there shopping now for next year’s project or working on a quick project to be done before Halloween arrives? I am a pumpkin maker, as some people know, and the season really starts once the pumpkins come out, and new ones are begun. All year long I collect pumpkin fabric. Oranges are not usually in large supplies as a general rule.

Be sure to bring your quilts and other projects to show and tell. Show and tell is really one of my personal favorite times during the meeting. Every quilt inspires and opens new possibilities to me. Our speakers always comment on the talent and sheer productivity of our guild.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Tea & Auction. I am especially grateful to Judy Hughes who volunteered to chair the planning for the event after joining our guild only a few months. This is an organization that is run by volunteers You really stepped up to the plate by bringing food, helping during the day, making things for the boutique, and donating your quilts. Each of you owns our success.

Pam Boozan