Happy 4th of July 2011

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Hi Quilters! Happy 4th of July! I hope you enjoy the long weekend and the fireworks. As you help out your friends and family by volunteering to do the dishes or pack the car or mix the drinks…. think about how your volunteering for the guild will help your quilting friends enjoy all the events and projects underway for the next year. I want to thank the numerous volunteers who have spoken up and will take on tasks or projects that will give us hours of fun.


The guild pays for the speakers and supports workshops so that we all have the opportunity to learn new skills. Then we can put those skills to good use by making comfort quilts for the chosen charity. The funding for the guild comes from several major efforts during the year: the UFO auction, the raffle quilt, and the quilt show. The raffle quilt is nearly ready to attend its first show this summer and selling the tickets is a duty of MVQ members. Unfortunately we do not have a person or team to organize the quilt’s appearance at different venues and organize members to stay with the quilt and sell tickets. The guild needs member(s) to step up and take on the role of Raffle Quilt Travel Chairperson as soon as possible! If the quilt is not brought to the major shows over the next 6 months it will only be displayed at our own show and members will individually need to sell more tickets.


Speaking of our Quilt show next spring… isn’t that just a wonderful event every year? My friends and family who come to it always are impressed with our skills and artistry. Wouldn’t it be a disappointment to cancel the show? There are many members who handle the subcommittees of organizing and putting on the show but we do not yet have a Chairperson (or team) to keep track of all the activities. The Chairperson is needed immediately to pick the dates and theme of the show. Please consider volunteering for the Quilt Show Chairperson role!


I am very concerned that these positions are not filled and worry about it every day. Please, jump into the pool with some friends and make a splash for the guild! Contact me at manowacki@verizon.net or my phone number on the members list.


Volunteering is good for the soul.



Marianne Nowacki

3 thoughts on “Happy 4th of July 2011

    Marianne said:
    July 11, 2011 at 7:02 am

    thanks, Denise. I will call you.

    Denise Callahan said:
    July 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I would like to know how to volunteer to display and sell tickets for the quilt. Denise at joeandden@aol.com

      Cathy H responded:
      July 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      I forwarded you note to Marianne Nowaki.

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