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President’s Corner… Hi JANUARY 2018 VOLUME 24, NUMBER 8 I hope your Christmas and New Years were joyful with your family and friends; we had a houseful (only seven Program committee report adults) but we had a great time. Dominos, Farkle, and a January, we will have Jill Mellott and Stephanie Riggen- fun (like we do at quilt guild) exchange of edible gifts.
  Please bring canned or non - perishable food to the meeting for the valley food banks. We are still collecting paper good   For the church.   Bev Hettinger, Chairman President’s Corner…   Hi   I hope your Christmas and New Years were joyful with your family and friends; we had a houseful (only seven adults) but we had a great time. Dominos, Farkle, and a fun (like we do at quilt guild) exchange of edible gifts.   A Sharp Shinned Hawk came into the bird feeder, look-ing for a bird to eat; he (she) did an amazing wing thing to flush the sparrows in a bush and he caught one of them. We also visited the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to see the Snow Geese, thousands of them. When one of them gives a signal, they all rise into the air and either move to another area or settle back down. Of course, the Sandhill Cranes are winter resi-dents there, too, and there were thousands of them.   I am quilting an oncology sized quilt and am coming up with questions for our ergonomic presenters. I do not think I should sit on the edge of my chair and I do not think my shoulders should get so stiff/tired.   The forecast for this weekend (writing on the 6th) has a  possibility of snow; if you see me dancing in the streets I will either be celebrating new snow or asking the snow gods for more snow. roject committee challenge. I will have to have my own challenge next year.   JANUARY 2018 VOLUME 24, NUMBER 8   The Fun Stuff    Business Meeting 9:30 a.m.   United Methodist Church   215 Washington, Monte Vista   ***   January 29, 2017   Business Meeting 9:30   Pot luck lunch   - Ergonomics for Quilters   January Set - up -  Leah Clark    Clean - up -  Janet and Sue   Program committee report   January, we will have Jill Mellott and Stephanie Riggen- bach with Quilters Ergonomics.   I have come up with a mystery block for retreat. Please bring a fat quarter of white and a fat quarter of two different darks. The darks can be scrappy; there will be 2 squares and eight larger  pieces. I had a thought: for everyone who makes a block at retreat you can put the name of your charity into a hat and whomever wins, the quilt will be finished for your charity. Bev   Retreat Mystery Block     Is this what you are paying so much for?   Just thought I'd share for the newsletter. Doing well. Going to Road to California   mid - month, with Tucson Quilt show mid - February. A note from Rhonda. . . Recipe for Best Press using Vodka   1 tsp. scented essenal oil (Walmart has this in the candle making aisle.   This is oponal if allergic   3 oz. vodka (must be made from potatoes. (not all vodka is made from potatoes.)   24 ozs. dislled water.   1 drop food color per gallon (oponal)   Mix in large spray bole.   All else fails nd the recipe at Mary Ellen's best press starch for quilters.   Editor’s note: A warning from our local quilt shop—be careful if you use this, if you store the fabric you use it on away without washing out this Hello and Happy Holidays from your Tucson Friend. When are you coming to see the Tucson Show? I have 4 entries this year since I finished some very fun things while I was in Alamosa.   My 3 quilt groups all had pot lucks in one week this year  --  just the way the calendar worked out. I am finishing up the charity quilt tops I had tucked away last winter and forgotten, and then i plan to start a bigger project for myself. Our Saturday quilt group wants to take the shadow quilts class I am putting together, so they will be the guinea pigs and I will have the class polished up a SAN LUIS VALLEY QUILT GUILD MINUTES   December 16, 2017   Meeng was opened by Chair, Bev Henger.   Last month’s minutes were approved as printed in the newsleer.   Treasurer’s Report: General fund = $5879.18, Rae Account = $1663.56; total = $7562.74 (includes $20 pey cash).   Vicki will hold back $700 for our class in June 2019 with Suzi Parron.   Old Business: Missy is researching sending items to quilters in Cali-fornia who have lost their quilng supplies in the res.   Programs: Christmas party was great fun! In Jan, we will have Ergo-nomics for Quilters presented by Jill Mello, occupaonal thera-pist. Feb, Bev will give us a slide show of her trip to Africa.   *If you have any ideas or suggesons for a program,  please contact Vicki, Sue, or Peg .   Projects:   We had 19 very cute tree blocks which were won by Missy Dunnahoo.   For January, Roslyn asked us to bring a yellow FQ. **This has been changed to a Snowman block,   6” x 8” (fnished)**   Library: the book, Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas has been added to our library.   Helping Hands/ Oncology: Bev reports she has 19 Oncology and 24 Vicms’ Advocates Quilts.   Retreat:   Feb 23,24,25 is full. If you want to go, call Vicki to get on the waing list.   In - House rae took in $62 today.   Respectfully Submitted, Peg Collins, Acting Secretary   From the Projects Committee for January   Winner - Take - All   Create a snowman to fit into a 6” x 8” finished block    Any method, any style, any kind of snowman  
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