12 May - QGET Board Meeting, 10:00
13 May - Guild Meeting, Brenda Jeschke, Machine Embroidery Marries Quilts
Workshop, Machine Embroidery Basics
14 May - Workshop, Multi-hooping Techniques
Brenda Jeschke, Machine Embroidery Marries Quilts A trunk show of some of the ways that she has incorporated embroidery designs into quilts and also some the embroidery design patterns available for making quilts. Good inspiration as to what can be done with the designs available to machine embroidery and a lot of what she has done before digitizers started producing embroidery designs specific to putting together quilts.
2021 Raffle Quilt
As most of you know, the Harvey Convention Center is being torn down. It will not be ready for our quilt show in 2022. There is some question as to whether it will be ready in 2023. Our current Quilt Show Chairmen have been doing an exhaustive search for a facility that we can use instead. It seems pretty evident that nothing will work for us in the same manner as Harvey Hall and that there is a need for us to reimagine how we would like our quilt show to look for the next couple of years, and possibly longer. I am forming a task force to look into new ideas and locations and hopefully get something together so that we do not go through another year without a show. This task force needs to get to work ASAP if we are to be ready by March of 2022. I already have several volunteers. If you would like to serve on the task force, please contact me so we can begin planning our first meeting date.
The good news is that the Guild will still have a mini-event. This September we will have our Country Store sale. Along with that we will have our quilt raffle and silent auction. We plan on advertising to surrounding guilds and through our area quilt stores. Stay tuned for further information as our plans for this event are finalized.
A big THANK YOU to Susan Branscum and Cathy Woodson who have come forward to serve on our Nominations Committee. Our By-laws require five people to serve on this committee, so we need three more people. If you are willing to help us find our new officers, please contact me.
Our current officers, board members and chair persons have all served two years or more in their current positions. I realize that many of you who have returned from the COVID shut downs are persons who have been loyal members for years and most of you have already served time in these positions, but we need your support again. The Guild is facing many challenges—a quilt show that must change, an aging membership, the need for a membership campaign to draw in some new quilters who can begin to move the Guild into the next generation, and the need to re-energize our membership after months of down-time are just a few of these challenges. Your Guild needs you, please consider coming forward to help. All you have to do is find an office or committee that you are interested in and let me know. If you have done it before, just think how much easier it will be this time because you are experienced!! Maybe you are looking for something new that would be fun to do, or you have a new idea you would be willing to implement. Just let us know.
Made by Marilyn Hardy, NACQJ
Quilted by Jackie Ruffing of Southern Star Quilting
WHEN: The 2nd Thursday of the month. Business meeting
and program starts at 10:00 with fellowship starting at 9;30.
WHERE: First Christian Church, 4202 So Broadway Avenue,
Tyler, TX 75701
MAIL: P.O. BOX 130773, Tyler, TX 75713-0773
CONTACT US: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated 25 April 2021
Quilters' Guild of East Texas
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