The following was submitted by Gail Wozniak.
Thursday, May 6th over 70 women gathered at Maria’s Family Restaurant in Haverhill to celebrate in style, the 30th anniversary of MVQ. We were thrilled to have in attendance Pat Mamacos and Lois Schofield, two of the founding mothers of the guild whose vision and dream of a quilt group for women who love the art of quilting has forged on for thirty years. Flowers were presented to these ladies as well as a plant to Pat Beevers, who although not a Founding Mother, joined the group a month or so into existence. She has been a member all these years and our longest continuing member. It was great to see that many members have been members for over twenty years as we stood to show our years of membership in the guild. Over thirty raffle prizes were won by guests that evening. I think many long time members will attest to what a great group of members we are with all sorts of varying talents in the group and the love of the art of quilting has kept us woven together all these years. I know there are many splinter groups from this large group, some new and just formed and others still meeting weekly after twenty five plus years. And on to number 35!!!