Message from the President
The New Year is always a time for reflection and resolutions. Mine
always include trying to stay healthy. I read in an article on brain health that one should include five things in your life to achieve good health.
1. Have contact with others
2. Set aside time for hobbies or activities that you enjoy
3. Participate and share interests.
4. Contribute to your community.
5. Challenge yourself to learn new skills.
Aren’t we lucky that quilting provides all of these. So get out to your guild meetings, take time to finish up some UFOs and which you can give to local charities. Then you can clear your space so as to be ready to take a class and learn some new techniques and make the quilts of your dreams.
Here’s to a joyful productive year of quilting.
Clare Gilliland, President GQC
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CALLING ALL GUILDS in GEORGIA!!
Quiltfest: Destination Savannah
Coming to Georgia March 27-30, 2014 , Savannah, Georgia
The Mancuso Show Management, a GQC business member, is looking for lots and lots of quilts to fill the huge Savannah Int’l Trade & Convention Center.
They will be able to hang more quilts in the special exhibits in Savannah than they have at other events – and that’s exciting!
The special exhibits of quilts would be in addition to the quilts that will be presented in the event’s national quilt competition. We envision, at this early date, perhaps 20 to 40 special exhibits. Guilds often present their annual challenge, their members’ best quilts, or choose their own topic for the exhibit.
The Special Exhibit Agreement outlines many of the basics of exhibiting at their event; it may also answer many of the questions your guild may have. Now is the time for your guild to decide to share your quilts in an exhibit in Savannah in March 2014. But hurry, the deadline for letting them know that your guild will participate in the exhibit is January 2014.
Can Georgia Quilt Guilds fill the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center? Yes, we can!!
Promoted by the Georgia Quilt Council