Welcome to the Utah Quilt Guild
From Our President, Cindy Hutchinson
Welcome to 2015. What a great year I believe it will be for all of us. I am so excited to take the office of President for this wonderful quilt guild. I am even more excited to get to know so many more of you. As an Area Rep for the guild, I met so many talented and interesting quilters that I never would have had the opportunity to meet if I would not have taken that position. I became a member of many of the groups I visited as an Area Rep, because of the friendly individuals and the great activ- ities they had each month. I want to send a big thank you to Krisanne Wat- kins, our Past President for a great year last year. Krisanne is one of the nicest caring individuals, as most of you al- ready know. Krisanne has been very generous in passing her knowledge and ideas on to me as I try to assume the role she so willingly performed.
As I write this note to you I am getting ready to travel to Morocco with a dear friend of mine that I have known for over 30 years. I hope we come across a diverse culture of women that quilt or sew that will be willing to share their talents with us in the way their ances- tors taught them. I can’t wait to share with you all that I learn from them.
I look forward to visiting as many of your quilt chapters as possible this next year. I want to continue with a tradi- tion that Sharon and Crystal started a few years ago. I would love to honor worthy quilters in your groups that de- serve recognition for promoting the art of quilting. If you are aware of such an individual, please send me an e-mail or give me a call to let me know of their accomplishments and we can make ar- rangements to honor those individuals. I think we can pay it forward to folks and give them a little surprise that would make their day a happy one.
Do you Tweet? Are you on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram? Well the Utah Quilt Guild is. So like us on Facebook; follow us on Pinterest, Twitter and In- stagram to see what is going on in the guild that you were not aware of. Have you checked to see if your chapter has any recent pictures of the events on our blog page? (Follow our blog) If you have pictures or want other chapters to know about an event you are host- ing, send the information to our Me- dia Chair, Levi Hutchinson at: email@example.com and she will ensure the information is sent out to the world wide social media environment for all to become aware of. Paula Dalby has been great about letting all Facebook followers know about quilt shop sales, special events, classes, quilt shows etc. If you are not involved in social media and would like to be, call me and I can get you on these sites so you can keep up with all the things you are missing out on. I willingly accept friend requests on Facebook so send me a request. If you are already my friend on Facebook you already know who the 2016 Quilt Fest teachers will be. I am currently a friend with all of the 2015 and 2016 Quilt Fest teachers. These teachers post a lot of pictures of their work and themselves. So if you are unfamiliar with some of the national teachers, you can get to know them and their work by following them on Facebook. I also follow several of our wonderful local teachers that so gra- ciously teach for us. You get a sneak peek as to what they are working on al- so. So sign up and become a friend of other guild members.
Love and Stitches- Cindy
Grand Canyons Quilt by Carol Johnson
Sept 15 – 19, 2015
At the Davis Conference Center
2015 National Teachers: