It’s hard to believe the summer is over, but I’m looking forward to the start of a new year at NSQG.  September seems to be a problem month for us.  First, as I hope you have heard, our meeting will take place a week later than normal on September 26.  Kennedy Catholic seems to have settled on the third Tuesday of September for their Back to School Night – the same evening as our usual meeting date. Because of this, in the future we will plan on holding the September meeting either the second or fourth Tuesday of the month (fourth Tuesday in 2018).

Our second last minute change was the need to find a new speaker.  Unfortunately, our scheduled speaker has some health issues and had to cancel just a little over a week ago.  Helen May, our Program Chair, was able to quickly find a substitute for both the lecture and the workshop.  Our speaker will be Joan Radell, talking about handbags with a workshop the next day where you can make your own bag.  Read more about it in the Programs section of this news update.  I hope you will consider taking the workshop.

Overall, the year looks very exciting.  We have a great line up of speakers and workshops.  There are lots of activities – you can participate in our Guild Challenge, go on the trip to Lancaster, take a class on Super Saturday, join a SIG, or make a Comfort Quilt. Due to popular demand, we plan on bringing back the Ugly Fabric Auction in February.  Finally we will be holding “A World of Quilts XXXIX”, on May 5 and 6 with featured speaker Victoria Findlay Wolfe.

I hope to see you on the 26th and don’t forget to bring you summer projects for Show and Tell!

Susan Fasnacht, President