Christmas in July – 7/16/2016

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Meeting: Christmas in July
Date: July 16th, 2016
Time: 10am to Noon

I hope to see many of you this Saturday for our Christmas in July celebration!

Each year we make Christmas-themed tray decorations for Meals on Wheels. In the past, we have each done our own thing, and you are certainly welcome to do so this year. But I thought, why not make something as a group and have fun at the same time? My Christmas in July idea was born. And I really hope it is a success.

There will some Christmas decor, Christmas treats adapted for summer, and a Christmas-themed door prize. There will be several projects to choose from. I have started 47 fabric bells and would love help finishing them. This project involves hand sewing. I will have some supplies but it would help if you could bring any of the following:

Red and/or green thread
Sewing needle
Scissors – PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR OWN

Judy and Lyle are preparing a tree ornament, and perhaps another design. This project will involve decorating felt by gluing on sequins and such. If you have any of the following, it would be helpful:

Glue that dries clear – ELMERS WILL WORK!
Scissors
Marking pen or pencil
Trinkets to glue on the ornaments
Ribbon

If you don’t have any supplies, no worries, we will have them for you.

Your Board and other members have been active this month helping make our Guild the best it can be. Our bylaws have been updated to reflect a vote two years ago to combine the offices of Secretary and Treasurer if necessary. Thanks much to Betsy Grizzard for typing these! I will distribute copies at the meeting. The Board has met via email and selected the required 5th member of the Board as required by the bylaws. I’ll announce our new Board member at the meeting.

I was astounded to realize that, since I took office during the May meeting, FIFTEEN members have volunteered in one way or another. Wow! That’s amazing! Thank you !

If you haven’t paid your dues for this year, I hope you will do so. You get to vote, save money at some stores by showing your card, borrow books and equipment from our library, take free stuff from our free table, and, best of all, get to say that you are a member of the Polk County Fiber Guild! Such a deal for $15!

Hope to see you soon,

Mary Parent
President

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