Danita Frisby, President
Danita Frisby, President

Last newsletter I said I would post a “I’d Rather Be…” project in honor of our July vacation month. Here it is—an appliquéd tea towel ,“I’d Rather Be Camping.”  Well, I got my wish! My family went to far Western Maryland and spent an extended weekend in the great outdoors safely away from everyone.  It was a relief to get out of the house and just sit and contemplate the beauty of nature.  I’m back home and have just now read a chilling article that includes a tool to calculate the risk of someone in a group having Covid 19 specific to the county where the group is.  Unfortunately in Frederick County in a group of 50 the likelihood that at least someone has the virus is 24%.  That brings me to the results of the survey I asked for about attending future physical quilt guild meetings.  I got 3 positive responses—3 people said they would attend- and 2 maybes.  Although I know we would all love the chance to socialize in person it is clear that we generally do not feel safe to do so.  I talked to Marilyn at the Delaplaine and explained that it was not likely that we would physically meet at least until the first of the year.   She was very understanding and said there would be no problem in holding our time and space for next year.  In the meantime we have a Zoom Meeting scheduled for our regular time August 13 hosted by Karen Smith.  An email blast will be posted closer to the time with information on how to sign in.  Frances Shearer on the program committee has arranged a speaker. I hope to see you all then.  Stay safe and well.