I give great thanks and hearty praise to every member who helped put this inaugural event together. As Show Chairman, Susan Fasnacht showed unparalleled organization and leadership. I spoke with vendors who were happy with the new venue and amazed at the smooth transition. The guests I spoke to loved the new space. I love the new space, as did every member I saw. Ladies, and Don, WE DID GOOD!
We learned a few things that will be changed or improved next year, as one would expect. The ever helpful John Murphy knows our needs more thoroughly and can function better next time also. I believe it was truly to our advantage that we were forced into making this change after 35 years in the same place. Start right now to make more of the spectacular quilts that were getting rave reviews from everyone who viewed them. One remark I heard, “this is better than Lancaster.”
Photographers were recording everything and Maria will soon have photos on the website. She will send an e-blast when they are ready for your viewing.
Sr. Barbara Memorial Donation
At the April Board meeting the Board voted to donate the NSQG Policy limit of $250 to the Mustard Seed Migrant Ministry in Goshen, NY. in memory of Sr. Barbara Heil. Their purpose is to provide the children of migrant workers a place to find self-worth and stability as well as food and friendship. Sr. Barbara loved working with these children and involved KC students in the work with her.
Mustard Seed does not fall into an accepted category for NSQG donations (only quilt related charities) so the Board voted unanimously to override the policy in this unique circumstance. The membership is invited to make personal contributions for added impact to the Guild donation.
The collection routine is this:
Write a check to Mustard Seed Migrant Ministry in any amount you wish. A note may be included in the envelope. They will remain sealed. (Tax deduction is yours.)
Bring your envelope to the May meeting with “Mustard Seed” noted on envelope.
Or, mail it to NSQG President, P.O.Box 232, Somers, NY 10589. (note “Mustard Seed” on envelope.)
All checks collected will be taken to Mustard Seed together with the Guild donation and given to a representative that I will contact beforehand.
Joyce Sullivan, President president@Northernstarquilters.com