Thursday, January 7, 2010

January Newsletter

Following is a copy of the January Newsletter that went out by e-mail today. There were four address failures and three members who do not have e-mail addresses so seven did not get this message and we are sorry this happened. Hopefully, there will be a new secretary by the time the Newsletter is due out in February.

Happy New Year! I hope each of you had a wonderful Holiday with friends and family.
A big Thank You to Carol B for getting this newsletter out. She
has done an excellent job in putting it together for us.

I will have printouts that show the Proposed Bylaws with a note of
the current Bylaws for comparison you may pick the at the
meeting. There are no big changes except for term limits.
I think we can vote that night after discussion. The Proposed
Bylaws had been sent to you earlier.

Nancy Stanley

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Social Time: 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m.

Where: Our Redeemer Church, 889 S. Poseyville Rd., Midland, MI 48640 (next to Randy's Green Thumb)

Membership dues: $15.00 per year (New members are always welcome!! If you quilt, or love quilts, please come and join us)

This is an abbreviated newsletter for the month of January until we have a replacement for Carrie who has served as our secretary.

If you have an interest in being the new secretary please call or email Nancy Stanley
indicating you interest.

Remember we will be discussing and voting on the ByLaws. Pick up your copy of the Proposed
Bylaws and the highlighted existing bylaws for discussion at the meeting.


At the January meeting, Linda McGibbon is going to demonstrate the software program, Electric Quilt - EQ6 that she used to design her quilt. Among the aspects of this program she will be introducing us to--The Block Library - over 20,000 to choose fromEasy Draw Blocks - creating your own blockImporting fabrics - know what your quilt will look like before buying fabricWholecloth Design Quilts - Hundreds of stencils to choose fromPaper Piecing Patterns - can be printed and numbered from the design you createI am sure this is a program that will be enjoyed by all whether or not you have the EQ software or not. It may even inspire you to invest in this popular software.

There will be a drawing for the door prize. The contributor is Julie Oman.

Don't forget the fat quarter drawing - you are entitled to put your name in the drawing once for every fat quarter you bring. Theme is Valentines.

Julie Oman will explain the Valentines challenge and signup.

Inclement Weather/Cancellation Information

Call 989-687-7599 to see if meeting has been canceled. A notice will be left on the answering machine no later than 3:00 p.m. the day of the monthly meeting.

Sit and Sew: Next meeting will be January 19th at Chapel Lane Church from 10 to 3. Come join us for a day of fun and sharing and work on some of your projects with your friends. A small donation is collected to cover the costs of heating and cooling.

Pass The Tiara Blog Keep checking our blog for the latest information and any changes that might need to be made. And, don't forget Funoldhag's FABULOUS GIVE AWAY for the February meeting.