Welcome to the Le Tort Quilters Guild
New Year’s may be a time for some to start fresh, but for me, it was always fall when we went back to school. The weather is getting cooler, vacation is over and, even if we aren’t going back to school, it seems we are all settling back into our normal routines.
Just like any “new year” this is a great time to make plans for getting more involved in the guild. There are workshops, programs, retreats, plenty of committees, “bees” and projects to get involved with, and our first meeting is designed to jumpstart all of that. Our guild is a pretty large one, so it is often hard to get to know fellow members. The best way to get to know folks is to get involved in something!
When we get to a meeting it can feel pretty overwhelming. There are lots of people and many different stations where folks are signing up for workshops, drawings or some other activity. Even if you have been a member for awhile it can feel chaotic, and if you are new, it is worse! This year we are hoping to come up with some better ways to help new (and not-so-new) folks get acquainted and involved. Remember that the person standing next to you in line might be feeling as lost and alone as you, so reach out to one person as part of your “new year’s resolu-tion.” Perhaps together you can come up with some new program ideas for the guild. Even if you don’t come up with anything all that exciting, maybe you will have some new friends to sit with during the meetings.
We are all looking forward to a fun year together. We have our bi-annual quilt show in June, workshops coming up right away and a variety of programs to inspire, educate and entertain.
The Cumberland County Quilt Documentation Project is underway! Local quilters are undergoing an exciting project to document the history of quilts and quilting (pre-1950) in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Visit the documentaiton website for more details and project updates.