About a year ago, I started talking to a couple of friends about creating a new guild that would serve our local community, and promote Modern Quilting and those who admire the work. In June we started our planning meetings with a great number of others also interested in a modern guild. I had no idea the amount of work/time that goes into starting a new guild. Just the information needed to open a checking account was so much work. Lets fast forward to September 28, 2015, our very first meeting was a huge success. The board (all 13 of us) really pulled together and organized a terrific meeting. Almost 70 people crowded into a limited meeting space and participated in the first meeting of the Valley Modern Quilt Guild. I want to thank everyone who came and enjoyed the evening. We are now looking for a larger meeting space for our next meeting. As President I will do my best to build a guild that we all can be proud of and I’m always ready for a challenge. A huge thank you goes out to Lisa Hansen, owner of Quilt Emporium, for having us in her beautiful shop.