Quilters Club celebrates 2017 and the Holiday season

Marlene Kuskie

Members of the PebbleCreek Quilters Club met in the Tuscany Ballroom on December 18, 2017 for a luncheon. All enjoyed the recounting of activities the past year, a memory time for Sue Godwin, the drawing of the winning raffle ticket for the 2017 Opportunity Quilt and election of officers for 2018.

In the past year, Donna Aybar reported that the following projects were made and donated by the membership: 173 quilts, 70 breast cancer pillows, 60 dog beds, 25 receiving blankets and 71 hope bags for the New Life Center. Other items were donated to designated agencies. Other community service projects for the upcoming 2018 were highlighted.

To purchase the needed supplies for community service projects and maintaining of equipment in the fiber arts room, an annual raffle is held for the Opportunity Quilt which is drawn at the annual holiday luncheon. From hundreds of tickets, Marlene Kuskie, a member of our organization, won the 2018 Opportunity Quilt.

A special memorial time was presented by Priscilla Newarski to honor Sue Godwin. Sue played a very significant role in the creation and future success of the organization. The family donated a teddy bear that Sue had made and a raffle was held. Jan Johnson won the raffle and money from the raffle will be donated to the Wounded Warriors organization.

Elected board members for 2018 are Chris Booth, President; Kathy Brown, Education; Linda Publicover, Long Arm Machine; Marlene Kuskie, Publicity; Helen Phillips, Secretary; Donna Arybar, Community Service; Jean Fry, Vice President and JoEllen Cruze, Treasurer. Other standing committee chairpersons were recognized as well.

Members look forward to the many opportunities in 2018 to learn, create and connect with other PebbleCreek quilters. If persons are interested and want to learn more about the organization, see pebblecreekquilters.org. You will find many pictures of the fun times members have and their beautiful art creations.