President’s Welcome

Welcome from the President

Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year to all! This year is shaping up to be more exciting than ever. Your Board is all about bringing more fun into every meeting, so don’t be shy about sharing any ideas. January should do just that with Martelli doing cool demos with tons of giveaways, so bring your friends. The more, the merrier. While I couldn’t be at the holiday party, I have only heard great things. Many thanks to Ani Hudson and her team. I also want to thank last year’s Board for all the work they did. I’m glad so many of you are continuing to serve and I want to robustly thank those that rotated off (listed on the current News Page). See you all soon. We’re off to a great start!

Dena McCutchen, President

Happy Holidays to All!

Welcome to the holiday season, the giving season. We can all be proud of how much our Guild has given to our community over the last year. We exceeded ourselves with the neonatal donations and tons of other outreach through our member-supported bees and groups like Sweet Charity, Lump to Laughter, Habitat for Humanity, Quilts of Valor, and many more. My gratitude to the volunteers that orchestrated it all. Our annual Holiday Party is just around the corner and then a whole new year begins! Both our budget and our new slate of Officers passed your vote, so we are ready to begin again. Whew! So enjoy all the festivities this holiday season has to offer, and I hope to see you all soon. Thanks for everything you do.
Happy Holidays!  Dena

A Busy Fall Ahead!

Fall is officially here.  You can feel the crispness in the air (NOT), at least as I write this piece.  But I know it is on its way.  We all have a lot planned for the next few months, and your Board is busy at compiling next year’s budget that you can vote on soon, via SurveyMonkey, so all can be included.  It doesn’t look like it will be a huge change, but we are planning on putting more towards Program speakers and Trunk Shows at our meetings.  That seems to be what people are most interested in.  Please keep your ideas coming in to us via Contact Us on our website.  They really help us with the direction of the guild.  And many, many thanks to the Nominating Committee volunteers.  Members, be ready for their call and consider stepping up.  We’ll make it easy and fun for you. 

Volunteers Needed:  Quilters by the Sea is a non-profit volunteer organization.  We only thrive if our membership is involved.  We all have fun at meetings and attending workshops, retreat, etc. but volunteers keep the machine that is the guild running. We need each of you to think about how you might be able to help your guild be the entity you want it to be.  If there’s something you would like to do for the guild, and we haven’t asked about it, please let us know.   Maybe do a program or a workshop? Or have an idea for one? Volunteer to “help” one of our officer positions, like pick up an instructor from the airport or have dinner with them, carry them from a hotel to the meeting, make some phone calls, put in some time at the charity workshops, things like that.  You’ll really get to know more of your fellow quilters by volunteering.  It truly is more fun than work.  Just use the Contact Us page on the website to send me an email or talk to any of your three Members-At-Large.  It’s part of their jobs to carry ideas/concerns from the members to the Board meetings, and they do just that.   I can’t wait to see all your suggestions and see how we can make them happen, some even beginning next meeting. Thanks for all you do, and will do!  Dena

Happy Quilting! 
Dena