Committee Chairs

2017 – 2018

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Joan Lowder

Bee Keeper

In skinny, younger years, I made all my own clothes and sewed quite well. When there were then too many rolls and curves to sew around, my sister suggested quilting. Little did I know quilting could have the same. I’m self taught sewing & quilter and always a wannabe art quilter. Love meeting new people. The Bee Keeper maintains a roster of bees within the guild. This roster reflects each bee’s membership, contact person, meeting times and places. Members of the guild interested in joining a bee should contact the Bee Keeper for assistance. The Bee Keeper provides this information to the Web Administrator for posting on the website.

Martha Claire Henzler

Education Co-Chair

At times, the guild is asked to demonstrate quilting at area events. The Education chair is responsible for coordinating volunteers for those demonstrations.

Linda Fichthorn

Education Co-Chair

At times, the guild is asked to demonstrate quilting at area events. The Education chair is responsible for coordinating volunteers for those demonstrations.

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Margaret Varner

Hospitality Co-Chair

I joined the guild in 1991 when they met at the church on Bolton Street. Since then I have been the Librarian for several years, Membership for 2 years and many years as either the Hospitality Assistant (with Fannye Hall) or in charge of Hospitality. I have also served on several quilt show committees. I am also an active member of the Mooresville Centerpiece Quilt Guild. The Hospitality chair is responsible for procuring members to supply refreshments at all Guild meetings. This is done by a volunteer sign-up sheet.

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Della Lawson

Hospitality Co-Chair

I have always had a love of quilting and sewing. I learned to quilt from my mother and grandmothers and learned traditional quilting and hand quilting from them. I have been commissioned to hand quilt projects for Colonial Williamsburg. With a background in fashion and interior design, I enjoy making quilts to display and use in the home. I enjoy the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild group of talented quilters with whom I am inspired by every month! Happy Quilting! The Hospitality Chair is responsible for procuring members to supply refreshments at all Guild meetings. This is done by a volunteer sign-up sheet.

Towona Sherwood

Librarian Co-Chair

The Librarian is responsible for making available all the books in the library at each monthly meeting. Members are allowed to borrow books for a month at no charge. New books are added periodically, usually by recommendation of a member. Once new books are added, a notice is placed in the Newsletter. A complete list is provided to the web administrator for posting on the website.

Tabitha Rosenbalm

Librarian Co-Chair

The Librarian is responsible for making available all the books in the library at each monthly meeting. Members are allowed to borrow books for a month at no charge. New books are added periodically, usually by recommendation of a member. Once new books are added, a notice is placed in the Newsletter. A complete list is provided to the web administrator for posting on the website.

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DIANE KARRAKER

Membership Co-Chair

Loved sewing as a youth, but had not sewn for over 40 years.  Was very interested in quilting but did not know anyone who could teach me. God directed me to quilting in August 2014.  I started checking into TV shows first, then Youtube and then found several sites online for education.  In twelve months I completed 6 twin size quilts (3 for my teen grandsons) and two baby quilts. I just love quilting.  I'm learning to machine quilt and freemotion.  All my quilts were done by me on my home machine.  My goal in 2016 is to become more proficient in freemotion. This board member’s main function is to receive payment of dues at regular meetings and through the mail. Membership cards are provided at the time of payment.    

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Emy Bruhn

Membership Co-Chair

My mother taught me to sew as a girl, along with other needle arts. Quilting has become my favorite. I took a beginners quilt class from Ann Roth when she had her shop in Clemmons. She was a wonderful and patient teacher. I like traditional quilting and am always very inspired by the Quilt Show and Show & Tell quilts. Joining the Guild has been a great way to meet other quilters, learn new stuff” and be motivated to actually finish a few projects! This board member’s main function is to receive payment of dues at regular meetings and through the mail. Membership cards are provided at the time of payment.

Mary Lou Moore

Nap Blankets for Pre-Schoolers Co-Chair

The Nap Blankets chair is charged with collecting Nap Blankets made by FPQG members. During the month of September, delivery is made to the Equity Plus Schools Program in Forsyth County. Workshops are scheduled throughout the year to make the blankets.

Peggy Mulrenin

Newsletter Editor

Each month, board members and committee chairs submit their information to the Newsletter editor(s) for inclusion in the guild Newsletter. Monthly Newsletters are created in a timely manner and are provided to the newsletter distributor. Archive copies are maintained.

Amy Elliott

Preemie & Charity Quilts Co-Chair

The Preemie chair is responsible for gathering preemie quilts made by our members and distributing these quilts to the local children’s hospitals. The chair also assembles preemie quilt kits which include the batting and backing (provided by the guild) for members to use in construction of the preemie quilt.

Marlene Land

Preemie & Charity Quilts Co-Chair

The Preemie chair is responsible for gathering preemie quilts made by our members and distributing these quilts to the local children’s hospitals. The chair also assembles preemie quilt kits which include the batting and backing (provided by the guild) for members to use in construction of the preemie quilt.

Open

Publicity

The Publicity chair is responsible for publicizing all guild events.

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Barbara Wagner

Senior Lap Quilts

Barbara Wagner: My sewing life began in grade school (mother and home.ect.), but quilting began when a friend loaned me her quilt in a day(!) log cabin book and I progressed to Irish chain to paper piecing (Noah’s ark for a grandson),Bargello beach theme for his big sister, and so on. But real quilting was later while doing strip quilts for two other granddaughters, and on from there. Sometime my artist daughter even creates a pattern for me! So it’s mostly family as well as those various quilts for guild projects. Note: for bed quilts where on partner is warmer than the other, I vary the amount a batting per side, taking the season it will be used into account! I’m really grateful for all who have contributed to Senior Quilts!

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Paige Gallman

Sunshine

Hey I’m Paige. I am married to my high school sweetheart of 23years. I have two children. A daughter Jourdan (20) and a son RJ (18). I have been sewing most of my life and am self taught. Both of my grandmothers quilted. I have always loved the quilts they made. I really started quilting more when my children became teenagers. Quilting is form of Art and an expression of life. I really got serious when I felt God impress my heart to make preemie quilts for Brenner’s children hospital. I wanted to bless those who are going through challenges in life with the love of a quilt to comfort them. To let them know God holds them in his hands just like a quilt wraps around them. This chair is responsible for sending cards and/or flowers to sick or grieving members.

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Charlotte Pritchard

Web Administrator

Gloria Bruce

Welcome Co-Chair

The Welcome Chair, at each meeting, provides a sign-in sheet for visitors and new members, new member packets, new member name tags (made by volunteers from general membership), greeter badges and tickets for door prizes. The Welcome Chair is also responsible for updating and producing the Guild directory.

Pat Gordy

Welcome Co-Chair

The Welcome Chair, at each meeting, provides a sign-in sheet for visitors and new members, new member packets, new member name tags (made by volunteers from general membership), greeter badges and tickets for door prizes. The Welcome Chair is also responsible for updating and producing the Guild directory.

Dianne Luce

Workshops

The workshop chair takes registrations and fees for the workshops; arranges with the church for the necessary space and any equipment that is needed for the workshop; attends the workshop at no charge or arranges to have someone else attend in her place; opens and closes the church the day of the workshop; gets lunch for the leader (opt – can take orders for lunch from the participants but is not required to do so)

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