As you read this, A World of Quilts XXXIX has taken place and since I am writing my message in April, I can’t truly say how fantastic it was, but I am sure that it was.  I want to thank everyone who was involved in the show for their awesome work on it.  Chris and Noreen have done a great job organizing it, working through all the problems that arose.  Their leadership helped make its planning run so well.  Additionally, they had a wonderful group of volunteers heading the various show committees.  All of these people put in countless hours carrying out their jobs.  I and the guild thank all of them for their hard work.

Of course now that this year’s show is over, it’s time to start thinking about next year’s show – it will be the 40th anniversary!  I am sure next year’s committee will make it a special celebration.  Some of our advance planning already takes this into consideration.  So, if there is that special quilt you want to make, start it now so you can enter in the show.

Our May meeting is the guild’s Annual Meeting.  We will be voting on two items – the proposed slate of officers for 2018-2019 (minus a President as of now) and the proposed by-laws amendment.  We will also be drawing the tickets for the winner of this year’s raffle quilt and the Bernina sewing machine.  Make sure you attend.

Finally, if you attended Maria Shell’s presentation at our April meeting, I am sure you were disappointed with the quality of the projection of her slides.  The Board has since authorized the purchase of a new projector and we will be using it for our May speaker.  It should be a big improvement.

Susan Fasnacht