Announcement from March 18, 2020:
Dear Fellow Guild Members,
The Board has had to make another difficult decision. We are saddened to announce that Lincoln Quilters Guild is cancelling the May 11, 2020 guild meeting and the May 12, 2020 workshop.
We were in discussion about this as soon as the CDC and the Lincoln Lancaster County Health department made the announcement on March 16 that "gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled or postponed nationwide for 8 weeks."
As you probably heard, the most recent announcement states that meetings of 10 people or more be cancelled for the next 15 days.
I'm sure that recommendations and restrictions will continue to fluctuate as data is compiled during this pandemic. However, we needed to act in a financially responsible way in order to alert our speaker of the cancellations within the contracted time period.
The Program VPs are working hard to reschedule the wonderful speaker we had lined up.
As we all work together —limiting social contact, staying at home when we are sick, protecting our vulnerable seniors, and doing all that is being recommended by the experts—hopefully we will have done our part to prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed, and all of this will be behind us soon.
If we are able to reschedule our meetings based upon the CDC guidelines we will immediately inform you.
I'm hoping to use this extra time to make my Quilt Show entry, and a few more placemats. What are your plans during this time?
Be sure and post on our Facebook page if you have photos of your quilting progress--it'll be like electronic "Show and Tell."
My favorite quote this week..."Good friends are like quilts--they age with you yet never lose their warmth."
Thank you, friends, for your understanding.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Announcement from March 13, 2020:
We need to inform you of some changes to our Guild plans that are happening as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.
We checked with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department for their recommendations. They suggested that groups conduct meetings online if possible, and that postponing meetings would be the best choice when online is not an option.
The Board has made the decision that The Lincoln Quilters Guild meeting on April 13 is cancelled.
The workshop on April 14 is cancelled.
Our Program VPs are in discussion with speakers about rescheduling possibilities and we will let you know as soon as that new schedule is in place.
We just learned today that the Isles Sale is being postponed and they will keep us informed of the new date when that decision is made.
Our decisions were made in an effort to help protect our membership (which is composed of many of us who fall into that age group where extra caution is advised). It is also done as a public health response to help slow the spread of this virus.
Sheila Green sent this message about National Quilting Day:
The International Quilt Museum has decided to postpone National Quilting Day as scheduled for March 21. If possible, we hope to reschedule on a to-be-determined future date.
We appreciate all of you who signed up to participate in National Quilting Day. We hope you will join us when we reschedule.
Sheila Green, National Quilting Day Chair
Dear friends, please take care of yourselves, wash your hands, and disinfect “high touch” surfaces frequently. (That’s my Public Service Announcement for today :-) )
We will keep you informed and hopefully we can meet together again in May.