Dear Ladies of CLQ,
It’s hard to believe that an entire month has already passed since I wrote to you. I believe the frost will
be on the pumpkin this Friday evening, and Fall has certainly emerged. As we enter the crazy busy
holiday whirlwind, it offers many opportunities for us to express our creativity.
This past month we saw some beautiful quilts in our Show and Tell. Let’s try to continue this great
tradition. Please send a picture of your quilt and a little about it to Ellen Cicak at email@example.com
She has agreed to place the pics in a power point which we can all enjoy at the end of our meeting. A
most enjoyable part of meeting is to share our unique creations; it frequently provides inspiration to
It was so nice to actually SEE so many of you at the New Britain Baptist Church parking lot on the 21st!
So many ladies participated in the Philanthropy pick up and drop off, donated food to the Larder,
thanked past President Mary Beth Hoff for her service with the presentation of the Teacup Quilt created
by the guild, brought Challenge Quilts for Gina to photograph, and just stayed and chatted and visited
for a while. We could imagine the smiles behind the masks by hearing the warm, happy chatter of
members sharing stories. Don’t forget that we will do this again on November 18, same place, same
time. Gina, however, will be available to take pics of Challenge Quilts again on November 1 at the
church. (time will be clarified at our November meeting).
The Larder is looking different during COVID with its outdoor tent for pick up and an outdoor table for
drop off. This coming month is Thanksgiving trimmings and gift cards. Dotti asked me to collect all the
gift cards, and I will present them to her at the end of the day, so I will be available at the church to
collect them. She specifically asked that you do not place them on the table or in a bag with other
donations. They can be in denominations up to $25. They will also be more than happy to receive any
of the following: instant potatoes, dressing mix, gravy (no glass jars, please) cranberries, canned
vegetables, pudding mix, cake mixes, icing… you get the idea. Anything that could help to provide a
traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We are always so generous, and it’s so appreciated.
I hope you are working on that Mystery Quilt; they will be so much fun to share! Look for a new clue this
Thank you to Running with Scissors for an outstanding presentation in October! The information was
quite informative, and the quilt examples were clear and beautiful! A great success for all!
Hopefully Zoom is becoming a little easier for you. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
If I can’t answer your question, I will find the answer for you. It’s our opportunity to continue to share our
love of quilting and remain safe.
Remember: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand
more, so that we may fear less.” Marie Curie
I look forward to seeing you on November 9th.
Yours in Stitches,