Congratulations to Catherine Harnisch who was named MVQ quilter of the year at the June meeting. Last year’s winner, Deb Zukas, had this to say about Cathy.
“It was April of 2008 and I was co-chair of the quilt show. We were in full swing setting up on Thursday and I was approached by a member I didn’t remember having ever seen before, asking me for the pads that go under the stanchions. She was part of the group of volunteers busting out the hanging of the quilts – lots of heavy lifting involved!! I found out she was a relatively new member of the guild and I remember thinking that she wasted no time getting right into the thick of things.
Well, it was to be the first of many times that I would see this member be so willing to give of her time and herself to the guild.
Since then, she has served as Vice-President and Chairman of the Program Committee. She, together with several other members, developed and maintains the guild’s blog. She photographs the Show&Tell quilts at each month’s meeting and displays them on the blog for all to see. She has given a lot of her time to assist others in their duties, such as transporting the raffle quilt to and from various venues, taking the raffle quilt to Mann’s Orchards to sell tickets, picking up and delivering donated items. She took on the herculean task of organizing and storing all the fabrics donated to the guild – and it was a huge Job!
She has combined her love of quilting with another of her passions, Brittany Spaniels, by donating quilts she has made to be raffled off to benefit the New England Brittany Rescue.”
Congratulations and thanks to Cathy for all she has done and continues to do for our guild.