I have lots of people to thank this month.
I would like to thank The Retreat Committee for this year’s successful retreat in Leesburg, VA. Everything went smoothly and all of the participants had fun and learned some new and valuable skills. All of your comments commending the Retreat agenda and the committee are appreciated. Gyleen Fitzgerald was quite affable and engaging. Her instructions and hands-on assistance made learning her quilting techniques less stressful.
I would like to thank the members who shared their time and quilts at the Ridgeley Rosenwald School’s Black History Program. We did a trunk show and exhibited some of the wonderful quilts we have made to the staff and visitors. From this, we were interviewed by CTV and it was aired twice the same evening.
I would like to thank the Exhibits Committee for following up with outside venues aimed at getting the Uhuru name out there which gives us an outlet to showcase our awesome quilts as well as our willingness to share our quilting knowledge.
I would like to thank the Community Service Committee for contacting the DC General Homeless Shelter, St. Anne’s, The Sickle Cell organization, various hospitals and a local church to donate Quilts of Honor to our veterans as a sincere thank you for their service.
I would like to thank the Hospitality Committee for reaching out to our members who are ill or have suffered the loss of a family member. Each month, they graciously prepare the serving table with the “goodies” that have been brought in by all of you.
I would like to thank the Raffle Quilt Committee and everyone involved in the making of this year’s Raffle Quilt. The 2018 quilt is right around the corner and your help will be appreciated.
I would like to thank the Exhibits and Raffle Committees for contacting other guilds and arranging to show our quilt and offer them a chance to win this beauty. By the way, this beauty won 2nd place at the Timonium State Fair and Best of Show and First place at the Prince George’s County Fair.
I would like to thank everyone who participated in the “36-inch Quilt Challenge”. The quilts were beautiful and covered a wide spectrum of the talents in this Guild. They received lots of attention from the staff and visitors while on display at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Fredericksburg, VA.
The Board would like to thank you all for your dedication, participation and for always making our meetings a real treasure trove of joy and learning.