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Message from the President

Clare Jan 2014 cropped

Fall weather is here and the leaves are beginning to show some color changes.  All those lovely orange, red and rust tones are so inspiring for quilters.

I am off on the 10th of November to the “Quilting in Toccoa” retreat at the Georgia Baptist Center in Toccoa, Ga. I look forward to this event every year as much as attending our August SewFest Retreat. I have been going to it for the last 20 years or so. It is a perfect place to catch up on my UFO’s or to work on Xmas gifts. There are also great teachers there for those who want to take a class to learn some new skill or brush up on old ones.  Since I have been quilting for close to 49 years, I tend to skip the classes and just work on my own projects, but it is good to have choices.  This retreat is organized and run by our own, Frances Cranford, (GQC President Elect) who has been its director for the past couple of years and does a great job. There will be lots of Georgia Quilt council members there as well as quilters from other states. This will be the 3rd year that my daughter, Kerry Lyon has flown in from El Paso, TX to attend and Jill Schneider’s daughter has come from far away MN.  It is a great time to renew old acquaintances and make new friends. Lets hope that our SewFest Retreat will develop a similar history of loyal attendees.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and wish you well for the remainder of the year.  It has been my pleasure to serve as your President in 2014.

Quilting stitches us together,

Clare Gilliland, President