Vice President - Janet Jozwiak

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and our December de-stress meeting. I’ll have a few copies of the instructions and the flaxseed filled pouches at the January meeting for anyone who missed the meeting. Bring your completed eye shade if you want to add essential oils, peppermint, lavender, grapefruit, and eucalyptus.

Registration form and payment for the April Workshop with Sue Pritt is due by the January meeting.

January: Want to know all about longarm quilting? Our January meeting will be our own longarm panel consisting of FDQ members to discuss many topics, including: What you need to know (and do) if you are sending your quilt out to be quilted; what the differences are in preparations, decision making on choices of batting, designs, styles of quilting, pattern marking, thread, etc.; what to consider if thinking about purchasing a longarm – the value of all those mysterious capabilities; and likely a sprinkling of humorous stories along the way. Time for Q & A should be available to get all your questions answered.

News Flash… We have the opportunity to add another workshop to our schedule this year – in March. Keep in mind we also have Sue Pritt’s applique’ workshop in April, and a Threads workshop in May. Eleanor Levie will be at our meeting on March 21 with “Rock your Quilting!” and is interested in presenting a workshop either Wednesday or Thursday. Check out her website and bring your vote to the January meeting to decide if we have enough people and which workshop. Choices are: “Stretch your Creativity” or “Weave a quilt with me” or “Nine-patch goes Wild”.