Category Archives: President’s Message

June Pesident Message


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Scrap Explosion! By Faye Kunz I admit it.  I love yardage.  When designing a quilt, I go to my stash or to a quilt store. The scrap bin doesn’t cross my mind. There are two large tubs in my furnace room full of scraps.  They all had to be washed once upon a time because the sump pump froze up and backed up. So not only are these scraps – you know – scraps – they are severely wrinkled scraps. […]

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Presidents May Message


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April Showers Bring May Quilts (and Flowers)! -by Faye Kunz I was out of town when you guys suffered through all of that nasty April rain earlier this month but I know what many of you were doing and what I would have been doing had I been here – QUILTING!  There is no better way to spend a rainy day than at your sewing machine or long arm either piecing or quilting or in your chair with your hoop and […]

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President’s April Message


“FIVE DAYS OF QUILTING AND YOU HAVEN’T HAD ENOUGH?”  – Faye Kunz said my husband the day I returned from Quilt Retreat.  While at retreat, I finished two tops by putting on borders, made some doll quilts out of kits provided by Margaret Paulos, and made a whole bunch of blocks from BOM kits purchased years ago on clearance.  And NO, I didn’t get quilting out of my system at retreat!  Retreat energizes me.  I get UFO’s done and when […]

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Presidents March Message


March President’s Message Taking advantage of opportunities can be a good thing or a bad thing.  The idiom “take advantage of” can either mean l) to put to good use; avail oneself of or 2) to make use of for selfish reasons; achieve a selfish goal by exploiting. (TheFreedictionary.com).  In the case of the Guild, both definitions can be very good!  Taking advantage of your Guild resources for both selfish and unselfish reasons results in a better Guild over all.  The […]

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February 2017 President’ Message


INSPIRED TO FINISH – Faye Kunz The January Guild meeting was so inspiring!  The UFO Challenge is always a popular event and by the end of the evening, audience members are clamoring for more and determined to be a “finisher.” I personally think that the next challenge should include not only projects that were started  and not finished but also kits purchased and not started! I pulled one of those out again the other day, inspired by all of the […]

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President’s January Message


President’s Message UFO Challenge Plus Other Acronyms – Faye Kunz OK, so last month I suggested that I might try to pull out last year’s failed UFO and finish it for this year’s UFO challenge.  Guess what didn’t happen?  That project is still in my closet, still a UFO, and on its way to becoming a WITHWIT.  (What the HECK was I Thinking?)  I guess I still have time but let’s get realistic here!  It’s not happening!!!  I would rather […]

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President’s December Message


Preparing for Winter and the New Year – Faye Kunz We have been enjoying a marvelous Fall this year, with plenty of beautiful golds, oranges, and reds mixed in with our usual green and brown. Soon winter will be upon us. Not my favorite time of the year! The only good thing about winter is the chance to tuck in with all of those gorgeous colors – reproduced in fabric. What are your plans for this winter? Mine includes finally […]

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President’s Message


My quilting journey (which has included a lot of breaks and side trips) has lasted almost half a century. Looking further back into history, there was once a time, before the advent of central heating, when quilts were necessary household items. These days, we don’t NEED quilts for our beds and we don’t NEED to hoard small bits of fabric, or quilt to make a living. For most of us, however, we do NEED to make quilts. No matter how […]

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President’s Message


One of the pleasures I find with sewing and quilting is the “place” in which I indulge in my favorite pastime. I am fortunate to have dedicated sewing spaces in both at home and at our cabin. I am also lucky to have most necessary notions and other helpful gadgets at both places in handy locations. That speeds the process, cuts down on my “search” time and makes for a more enjoyable quilting experience. Last weekend I found myself sewing […]

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President’s Message


Words matter. Sometimes they hit you straight in the face. Other times, they grow on you. In this case, they grew in me. Let me backtrack a little. In January of 2015, my husband came home one evening with the story of an elderly woman who was newly homebound. It was a situation that was not going to change. The picture window in her front room became, from her recliner, her new view of the world. Her children had rallied […]

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