Sue Bart, President
Several members of our (Arizona Quilters Guild) AQG Quilt Chapter met online using “video conferencing” to show what we are working on during these “Stay at Home” days of the pandemic. Members find stress relief by working on their quilting hobby. Creativity abounds during these times amongst our members, some even creating unique quilts to commemorate and document these times. Many members are also finding new websites to learn new ideas and skills or buying fabric online. Sharing of this new information happens during the online meetings. We are so fortunate to be living in these times when technology provides us the tools to maintain our connections in the quilting world with friends and to make new friends.
Some members are making face masks for themselves and those needing them. Others are working on community service projects to be given to the charities we support once we can meet again and deliver our donations. U.S. Vets organization in Phoenix needs twin-size quilts. Forty-five quilts were already delivered last fall to enthusiastically-happy vets in transition from service to their new homes and jobs. We received a wonderful grant from the Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation to help purchase materials to make our donated items and pay for teachers and speakers.
New officers, elected in March, are planning next year’s meetings, speakers, classes, and activities. Meanwhile, we continue to hold online “video meetings” live on the Internet during the next few months. Members can participate from wherever they are staying as long as they have computers or phones with internet connections. We all hope warmer weather will free us from this new precautionary lifestyle. Desert Threads always welcomes new members, regardless of what stage you are at in your quilting journey. Information can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org.