President’s Message – Winter 2019

Its a brand new year with a brand new president. I have a lot of work to do to fill the shoes of our past president, Robin Wolfe. Until I became president, I had no idea how hard Robin worked to make this chapter such a success, and it is a success. Thank you, Robin, from the bottom of my heart for all the love and work that you have given to ASG.

As your new president, I am going to need all the help that I can get. There is a lot of work and fun for all of us. Our membership is dwindling, and we need to recruit new members. I know that it is difficult to find folks who are interested in sewing or who want to learn to sew. If people knew how much fun we have at ASG, they would be knocking on our doors
to join. If you have any marketing ideas to increase our membership, let me know.

We also need to come up with some ideas for new projects for Sew It Seams. Lets have some projects that we want to sew, that challenge our sewing skills, and that are fun. There are so many talented sewers in our guild who need to share their talent in showcasing projects at Sew It Seams. Let Ann Allshouse know of any projects that you would like to be presented at Sew It Seams, and volunteer to lead projects.

Community service has been one of the mainstays of our chapter. This year we will be making feminine hygiene kits in cooperation with the Jacksonville chapter of Days for Girls. This is a very worthwhile project and will make a difference in the lives of a lot of
young girls. Another community service project this year is making dolls and bears for the Tallahassee Police Department. These dolls are cute and easy to make and will help lleviate some of the stress that children feel when the police are called in to situations
in which children are involved.

We have dates for the Leon and Wakulla County 4-H sewing camps. Leon will be June 24-28, and Wakulla will be July 8-10 for beginners and July 11 and 12 for advanced campers. Lisa Connell Hudson and Ann Allshouse will be co-chairing 4-H sewing camps this year, and I will be helping them for their first year. Come to the planning committee luncheon on February 21st at my home to get the 4-H sewing camps off to a good start.

Our chapter will be in charge of the Home Division at the North Florida Fair this year. Last year was a lot fun, and the work was not hard. Our members carried home a lot of ribbons for their sewing projects, and I would like to see that happen again this year. Please volunteer to work at the fair, and begin making projects that can be entered.

If anyone has questions, complaints, ideas, or complements about ASG, please contact me. I look forward to being your president this year and want to make it a banner year for us.

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