Minay Sirois will be presenting a lecture called Bone Structure.
Sept. 23, 2014 at 10:00am
653 East Pearl St., La Grange
The Colorado Valley Quilt Guild
CVQG was founded in 1998 with 70 charter members. We currently have 129 members who come from counties along the Colorado River valley including Fayette, Colorado, Bastrop, Lee & Lavaca.
We meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the odd months & 7 p.m. in even months at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1215 Von Minden Rd., La Grange.
We host "The Best Little Quilt Show in Texas" the last Friday & Saturday in February & have three retreats each year & sponsor a bus to the International Quilt Festival in Houston.
Community service has always been a major part of guild activities with projects such as small quilts for area nursing homes & child advocacy groups. CVQG supports the Fayette County Country fair by providing a judge for the quilt department. Our Speaker's Bureau Committee provides speakers & related services for area non-profit organizations as well as quilting demonstrations at the Fair, Czechfest and Winedale Historical Center.
AAs in any organization there are those members who always seem to give just a little extra. This award gives recognition to a member who has given service to CVQG above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations must come from the general membership and must be in writing. The presentation is made at the August Guild Meeting. Previous recipients include Jackie Asbill, Kathi Babcock, Jo Knox and Kay Marburger.
The 2014 recipient is a charter member who has been active in many facets of the Guild. She has held an elected office and chaired numerous committees such as Night Door Prize, 2004 Raffle Quilt, and enhanced the quilts given to other non-profit organizations to help them raise much needed monies. She has given generously of her time and talent to numerous volunteer jobs for Best Little Quilt Show including making ribbons, vendor relief, quilt angel and many other jobs that just needed to be done.
Even while working full time, she participated in challenges, completed entries for the BLQS, and regularly attended guild meetings and retreats.
CVQG has implemented many new and innovative programs over the years, but never has one gotten off to such a great start in such a short time as the most recent community service project. Due primarily to this member’s enthusiasm, creativity, organization and persuasiveness, the Quilted Stories project was up and running in record time.
These are just a few of the reasons Janice Raabe deserves this award.