News clips From the President (click here to see the newsletter) Happy New Year! Welcome to a new year with exciting and new “happenings”. This is Quilt Fiesta year and it will be held in a new venue, The Santa Fe Convention Center. Lynne Horpedahl, Quilt Fiesta Chair, is having the first Committee meeting Monday, January 18th, 10:00—12:00 at The Sewing Center of Santa Fe. See more information on page 7. A new year and a new Retreat Location at Glorietta. Rosie Mott and Donna Ormerod, Retreat Committee Chairs, are planning a grand and glorious retreat that we don’t want to miss. See more information on page 5. A new year with new programs and educational opportunities. Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak has scheduled programs and workshops that are certain to motivate us in our creative, quilting world. See page 6. A new year with an added location for our workshops, community service events, and “party” events. We will be meeting at the NEA (National Education Assocation) building at Botulph and St. Michaels for these events. We will continue to meet at The Women’s Club for our general meetings and programs. See the 2016 schedule on page 2. Our Community Service “Posse” has planned opportunities that we do not want to miss — the first one of the year will be Saturday, January 23rd at the NEA Building. See more information on page 4. Library policies and procedures have changed for the new year. Barbara Bogart has developed a new focus for the library with monthly book reviews and a new, improved library listing on the website. See more information on page 7 and a Book Review on page 8. Be sure to renew your membership for 2016. This is a year of many volunteer opportunities; think about how you can contribute as a member to “your” guild, to “our” guild, and together we will make this a fun, exciting year.
Linda Robinson, President
Blocks Are Back! Thanks to Susan Clarkson She has volunteered to create the block and directions every month! Here are February Directions.
January Blocks were won by Pat Jacobs!
Pat was so generous with her win that she gave them to her interpreter to put together for herself! Congratulations Crystal!
Volunteer opportunities for programs
Class Registrations: once the class is announced, help publicize, take registrations, collect money, distribute supply lists etc. At most this would be 3 -4 times per year.
Logistics for out of town speakers: arrange housing (motel) and transportation from airport, meals etc. Again, at most 3 times per year.
Help set up the room whether for Community Service days, social meetings, speakers, classes etc.
Volunteers are needed to continue providing programs and workshops; please contact Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-466-2302. to help in one of the above areas.
Some more highlights
See the Program Page for more highlights.
2015 Monthly Mini Quilt
The Winner is.....
2016 February's Monthly Mini Quilt was made by Terri Lopez
Jean Callaghan has taken over the mini quilt program. She is looking for people to make the mini-quilts for 2016. If you are interested, please call me or send an email. She needs to fill the following months:
April 2016 May 2016
Please contact Jean if you have any questions.
Some Meeting Highlights
Thanks to Whirligig Designs and their generous permission to use their Taos Pattern for our donation quilt! We will be changing the colors and the borders somewhat. It is going to be gorgeous!
Stay Tuned a reveal should be forthcoming, as the applique has been completed!
Don't know the password to the members page? Contact Carla Beene by clicking here and she will get your membership card to you with the password.
2015 Meeting Dates
February-- Monday February 22nd 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Women's Club. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. Betty Busby is our speaker.
February--Tuesday February 23rd 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the NEA Building. Workshop with Betty Busby. See the Program page for supply list and more details.
March --Saturday March 19th 8:00-4:00 Workshop with Nancy Eha, beading **Nancy is doing the workshop on March 19 only. She will not be the speaker for the March meeting. The meeting will be a panel discussion as it was before.
March--Monday March 28th 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Women's Club. How to Enter a Quilt Show
April--Retreat April 21-24 at Glorietta New Mexico. See the Retreat Page for more details.
April--Saturday April 23rd 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Glorietta Retreat Center. Program is Tips & Tricks.
May--Monday May 23rd 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Women's Club. Program to be announced.
June--Saturday June 25th 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the NEA Building. Program is Auction & Salad/Dessert Bar. More information will be announced later.
July--Monday July 25th 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the NEA Building. Community Service Day
August-- Monday August 22nd 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Women's Club. Michelle Watts is our speaker.
August--Tuesday August 23rd 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the NEA Building. Workshop by Michelle Watts
September--Monday September 26th 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Women's Club. Election of Officers and the Program to be announced.
October--Quilt Fiesta Friday-Sunday October 7th-9th at the Santa Fe Convention Center (downtown). See the Quilt Fiesta Page for more information.
October--Friday October 7th 9:00 a.m. is the general meeting and the opening ceremony at the Convention Center. No Program.
November--Monday November 21st 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Women's Club. Program is Speaker's of the Guild.
December--Saturday December 10th 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the NEA Building. Christmas Party. Details to be announced at a later date.