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There seems to be some confusion about when members can send in their application for the retreat in November. As always and as in the past, no one can apply for the retreat until a “notification” goes out on the web site announcing the next retreat. The new price sheet and application have been posted but that is NOT the announcement .

We need to have this system because the retreat has became very popular. This is the only fair way for everyone to have a chance to attend. We have had a wait list the last couple of times.

The announcement will be going out soon so watch for it and put your application and check in the mail as soon as you see it.

Sue

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Hello all!  I hope everyone enjoyed the last meeting.  It was very hectic for me.  We had some technical difficulties that needed to be worked out.  One issue was, my camera did not have a battery in it.  Therefore, I do not have any pictures of the changing of the board, thanking Ann for her service, naming of Quilter of the Year and Show and Tell.  I would like to post some pictures to our Facebook page.  So, if you have pictures would you share them with me?  Please send them to me by email at liz@swanquilting.com.  Or, if you prefer, and you use Dropbox, share your folder with me.  I would appreciate any and all pictures I can get.

I would like to say a public thank you to all who made this a memorable time for me.  Thank you, Ann Hockmeyer for being a great President and for the pin, bell and beautiful flowers.  Thank you, Nancy Dempsey, for naming me Quilter of the Year.  I was very surprised and humbled by it.  And the orchid is beautiful!  I really love it.  Thanks to Ann Hockmeyer, Betty Hastings and Marianne Karp for their hand in it.

Thank you to all members for electing me as President.  I look forward to your help and support in the coming year.  Thank you to the new Executive Board for stepping up.  I look forward to working with you.  Thank you to the 73 members who made quilts for Kulea.  I am truly overwhelmed by your generosity.  Finally, thank you to the Raffle Quilt committee for a beautiful quilt that, I hope, will make lots of money for the guild.  Can wait to quilt it!

Lots to be thankful for!  Enjoy your summer.  See you in September!

Liz Swan

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Workshop Openings

We have many openings in the May workshop with Marlous Carter and could use a few more people to sign up and help fill the class? It is on visual piecing. Also, there are still openings for Becky Goldsmith in May and Pat Pauly in June. We would really like to fill these classes for these great instructors, so please email me if you’d like to sign up. April and June workshops will be held at West Church in Haverhill and Becky Goldsmith will be held on the Friday after our meeting at the Plaistow library. Directions to West Church will be in the April newsletter.

Thanks.
Ronni

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Seabreeze Quilt Guild has invited MVQ members and friends to attend a lecture and workshop featuring Beth Helfter from EvaPaige Quilt Designs.  For more information click here.  If you are interested in signing up for the workshop, give your check for $30 payable to Seabreeze Quilt Guild to Liz Swan and she will give you a supply list.  Let Liz know if you have any questions (liz@swanquilting.com).

Lecture:

April 11, 2017    7:00 – 9:00 PM                 $5.00 for nonmembers                  Exeter Senior Citizen Center

3 Court Street

Exeter, NH 03038

Workshop:

April 12, 2017    1 – 4:00 PM                       $30.00 for nonmembers                Stitched in Stone Quilt Shop

53 Church Street

Kingston, NH 03848

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Kennebunk Openings

Kennebunk Retreat now has 2 openings. Unfortunately, 2 members are unable to attend. If there is anyone who is interested please contact Sue Molin.
Because of the room situation at Kennebunk, there is only one room available so we can take a single or if 2 are interested they would need to be roommates.
Please contact me as soon as possible as the retreat is only a few weeks away.

Sue Molin

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Next Quilt Retreat

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR MARCH 29 – APRIL 2 RETREAT

Registrations are now being accepted for the MVQ retreat at the Franciscan House in Kennebunkport, ME. The registration form and room price lists are in the Newsletter (look under “Retreats” on right margin). Also here, on the web site.

Our workroom will be in the gym, a spacious area we will share with another quilt group.

If spaces fill, you may put your name on a wait list in case there are cancellations.

To assure your place, please send a completed application and your check to: Susan Molin, 172 Drinkwater Rd, Hampton Falls, NH 03844.

If you have questions, contact her at dnsmolin@gmail.com or 603-772-0570

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Kulea Childcare Villages

Thank you, everyone, for your interest in this charity.  We have received 5 quilts so far!  Two members from the Kulea board visited my studio just before Christmas and were awe struck by your talent and generosity.  Please visit their Facebook page to see pictures.

Kulea is coming to MVQG!  Members from the Kulea Childcare Villages team will be at the January 2017 guild meeting.  They will have a table in the lobby so that you can get information about the organization.  Members will be dressed in their Kulea garb and will make a presentation to the guild at the meeting.

As a reminder, we will be making the formal presentation of donated quilts to Kulea at our May 2017 guild meeting.  I understand this is a month early and hope that you have enough time to finish your quilts.  Any size quilt is acceptable; however, the team is respectively asking for twin size quilts (approximately 60” x 86”).  Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Thank you, so much, for your interest in Kulea Childcare Villages!

Elizabeth Swan

Vice President

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