Fortunately Kate and I had little business to conduct. What there was WAS important: introduction to the group of our Co-rep replacements, gradually being installed over 2013: (drum roll) Barb Adams and Cathy Smith. Two talented and conscientious members, who, I know, will be brilliant at their new jobs!
We also briefly updated everyone of our SAQA/CT (hopefully traveling) exhibit Local Color. We encourage all our members to submit, hopefully multiples, for the jurying process in Jan/Feb. Please, check the blog for info.
Then the meeting was turned over to SHOW and TELL. To quote my buddy Diane Cadrain in describing the meeting "it was somewhere at the intersection of overwhelming and inspiring". Boy, does she have a way with words...describing it perfectly for me.
Because everyone had work to offer, we broke about two-thirds through for lunch...and for a buying opportunity afforded by Carol Eaton with her incredible hand dyed fabrics and Rita Hannafin who brought SAQA catalogues for purchase.
|Newish member Barbara Dierolf describes her journey|
|Newly minted member Lina Lawall|
|Another new to group Normajean Brevik|
|Rita Hannafin with a daughter's off-to-campus quilt|
|Toni Torres' Moon Mermaid|
All in all: a day of superlatives. I can just hardly wait until the next meeting!