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Message from the President

Clare Jan 2014 cropped

Well summer is now officially here, but after spending two weeks in El Paso Texas with 100 degree heat every day I feel like I got a jump start on it. I had the opportunity to work on my first rag quilt while I was there. My granddaughter had a project started two years ago to make matching rag quilts for herself and her boyfriend with  the idea of joining them into one large quilt if and when they marry. She had completed his portion but had never finished her own so she asked if I would help her out and complete it. She had all of the squares cut so it just needed sewing together. Four and a half hours later it was done except for all of the clipping that one has to do on the seams. I left this part to be finished by her. There are limits to how much a grandmother should be expected to do.

This is the time of year when we don’t want to labor under warm quilts so how about trying out a different sort of quilt project like a quilted purse or a summery table runner for your outdoor dining. These types of small projects will be great to work on at our SewFest retreat in August as well. They are quickly made and make great gifts. We are looking forward to having a great time at Charlie Elliot. Frances has plans underway for some terrific demos and other activities so be sure to get your reservation in soon. Hope to see you there.

Clare Gilliland, President GQC