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Change in Meeting format:  In person Membership meeting on 1/26 and Zoom Lecture on 1/27
Our next regular VAQG Membership meeting is January 26, 2022 and will be in person.  Doors at the Venice Community Center open at 6:30 pm for socializing and the meeting starts at 7:00pm.  You can sign up for a shift or two at the Quilt Show, drop off quilt show items, register for classes, find library books and more.  Bring your quilts for Show and Tell!

The guest lecture with fascinating art quilter Valerie Goodwin will be on Zoom only on Thursday, January 27th at 7:00 pm.  Zoom registration instructions will be emailed to all members a few days prior to the meeting.
Click HERE to briefly meet Valerie Goodwin.   She is scheduled to teach a two day Zoom class called Map Play for us on May 26 & 27 (date change). Click to learn about the class.

Guests are welcome to attend in the meeting in person or the lecture via Zoom.  Guest fee is $5.  Pay at the door or email Zoom@vaqg.org for a payment link.

If you are not familar with ZOOM,  here are some helpful videos, click on the type of device you will be using:
Zoom for Beginners
Audio and Video for Desktop or Laptop
Zoom Test
or bring your device to a Stitch Connection for live help. 

Look for our feature article in the February 2022 edition of City Lifestyle Venice Magazine!  It will be distributed and online soon.  You will be able to view the issue at CityLifestyle.com/Venice.

Stitch Connection:  On Wednesday, February 9, 2022 we will be in person at the Venice Community Center Room G (enter from north parking lot -Milam) .   Come betweeen 9-1 for informal quilting and mingling.   Bring your machine, name tag, mask and lunch.   Work on your own projects, community service quilts or our new breast cancer care bags.   This is last day to drop off Boutique items!

We have a fantastic array of classes this year - both Zoom or in person.  If you are interested in a class don't delay.  Classes with very low enrollment 60 days before the class date will be cancelled.  This year you can Register and pay online or mail your form and payment.

Volunteers and Needed for Nominating Committee for upcoming Election of Officers:
Marj Bryen,  Chairperson of the nominating committee is looking for 3-5 volunteers who will work to present a slate of board position nominees for our April elections.   The list of nominees will be presented to the membership at the March 23, 2022 meeting.  The role of the committee this year is to find nominees for President. 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and one Director at Large.  The guild membership will vote for officers at the April 27,  2022 Annual meeting. Members are welcome to submit their name if interested in holding an office.
This is a great opportunity to meet other members and help in a capacity requiring only a short commitment. In order for the guild to continue to be successful, members must to step up and help. Please consider volunteering
Contact Marj Bryen at nominate@vaqg.org.

Click HERE to see and print the updated schedule for the 2021-2022 Guild Year.

Our guild Library has been reorganized and cataloged.  Members have access to 138 books in topics from Applique to Thread Painting.  You can even reserve books to pick up at meetings.  Click on the list type to see Book lists by Title, Author, and Type

We hope our members are reading "Pieces and Patches" our newsletter on-line, joining our VAQG Facebook Show & Tell group and make sure to like and follow our public Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VAQG1.

Meetings and live classes are held at the
Venice Community Center (click for Map)
326 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

Remember our Guild year runs June 1 to May 31.  The Membership form for the June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022 year can be downloaded HERE.  Contact Membership@vaqg.org with questions.

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