Message from our President

As we begin a new year, Pinnacle Quilters, we opened with a very interesting speaker — Erika Plank of UnseenHands.  Erika has been “on the road” since 2005 and has designed many beautiful and interesting patterns. She was a wonderful, energetic speaker on January 16th. She kept everyone’s attention throughout her presentation and there was some SERIOUS shopping done by our members!!!

In February, we will be having someone from “ARTI-culture” speak about setting up a workshop to paint a “barn quilt block” on canvas (usually done on wood, but that is cost-prohibitive). Also at the February meeting, one of the members of the Monterey Peninsula Quilt Guild will be bringing their current Opportunity quilt to sell raffle tickets to our members. It is a beautiful quilt, longarm quilted by Holly Casey from King City.

February also is the Early Bird Membership kickoff month, yearly dues are $30 for members and $40 for affiliates and are due BY JULY 1st EVERY YEAR.

In March, our own Anna Berger will have a workshop on her “Any Size Spiky Borders” — more information to follow from Anna.

In April, we host Sandra Bruce, who will speak and have a class the next day. Her class is a “wonky” log cabin, and should be a fun class. April is also our guild Anniversary month — can you believe this is our 15th year?????

In May, we will have our annual “Affiliates’ Night” — please plan to attend and keep supporting our affiliates.

In June, we are going to “try” to have a couple of judges come to speak about what they look for when judging Fair entries. More information as details are ironed out.   Also in June is our Annual Election of Officers, so be thinking about running for a Board position. There are already some Board members who have decided to step down and we appreciate the time and effort they have all put in, no matter how long they have been a Board member. PLEASE CONSIDER RUNNING FOR A BOARD POSITION. WITHOUT OUR BOARD, WE CANNOT CONTINUE AS A GUILD.

Sharon Johnson reported that there is a “Project Linus” work day at the Hollister Methodist Church at the corner of Fifth and Monterey Streets on Saturday, February 10th, from 10am – 2:30pm. Please join them to help in any way you wish. They need fabric, yarn, sewists, cutters, ironers —- just come, bring your machine, sew a while & help a child in need.

 Dianna Smith, President of the Pinnacle Quilters of San Benito County