Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

We made it through seminar successfully. No major crises to deal with. Generally happy attendees. I am in the process of catching up on sleep and will soon be tackling the tasks that need to be done to close out this year’s event. I have glanced through the evaluations (thank you to those who took the time to give us feedback) and will be sharing a summary of them with the board and the membership. Most were positive (thank you to all), and we will deal with the others as well, so we make necessary improvements. Just one note to those of you concerned about the irons and ironing boards (the most common “negative” comment submitted). Our guild owns 4-6 boards and irons as far as I know. Ours are in pretty good shape. The rest are borrowed from the museum’s costume area. Those are used by museum staff and lent to a variety of groups which sew at the museum. Over those boards and irons we have little control. We will pass on your concerns of course.

I have a huge “pile”, virtually speaking, of mail to read through. I think my e-mail count was 257 last evening. Of course most are frivolous and are going right into the trash. Among the ones I’ve marked for keeping was one from the Kaye Wood site that I subscribe to, and who is the featured guest? Beth Ferrier! I haven’t watched the entire video yet but she starts with some of her sneaky piecing tricks that I overheard while working in the main building yesterday. The quilt to be featured is Moondance, which was one of the lovely dark background quilts she shared at her lecture. If you are interested-perhaps wanted to, but couldn’t, take her class-here’s the link.

We took lots of photos which I’ll be sharing here a bit at a time, and of course there are more stories to tell. TTFN.

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