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Calling All Regional Group Quilters -- 2018 National Quilt
In early America, the quilt was a necessary item of bedding for those harsh winters. Later, they
became collectible and valuable works of art. More recently, the quilt has taken on a whole new meaning
as a means of making a statement of world affairs.
Now it’s time for the Early Ford V-8 Club to create its own quilt in commemoration of our
upcoming 55th Anniversary. Plans call for this quilt to make its debut at the 2018 Grand National
Meet in Dearborn. This quilt will feature squares from Regional Groups throughout the world. Each of these
squares will be individualized with the Regional Group name and location. Regional Groups are
encouraged to decorate their square with scenes or details unique to their part of the world.
Each Regional Group is asked to submit a piece of 100% cotton material 12-inches square. Please
allow a one-inch border to be used for assembly purposes. This will give us an 11-inch square Regional
Group message. In that area will appear the name and/or logo of the group and its location. Various types
of artwork are encouraged to decorate the square with some symbol(s) of the region represented.
Regional Groups are encouraged to be as creative as possible. Here’s a chance to get the quilters in
your group involved.
Once the square is completed, please send it to:
6558 4th Section Rd #211
Brockport NY 14420
We are asking that all completed squares be sent to Milly by Sept. 1, 2017 to give us time to
assemble the quilt top. We will then have it professionally quilted.
If you know how to sew and/or quilt. you are invited to participate in this unique project. Get an
early start today. Let’s see those pins and needles flying.
Also if you know of or use any professional quilt finishers, please send me their name, address,
and phone number so we may speak to them about finishing our quilt.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like more information on this project,
please contact Joyce Parsons (512) 515-5266 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Milly at
the address above, e-mail: email@example.com or (585) 748-1604.
From the Oval Office
Dear Fellow V-8 Club Members,
Connie and I hope this finds everyone well and ready to hit the road. Winter is coming to an end and it is time to get the cars ready for the road. There are some exciting tours planned all over the country this year and two Meets are in the works for 2017, one in Chantilly, VA and one in Salem, Oregon.
Of course we encourage the local Region Groups to get out and have fun day trips for your members, mainly we hope you get out and enjoy your old car. I will be at Eastern National Meet in Chantilly, Virginia and at the Western National Meet in Salem, Oregon. I hope see many of you there.
Planning has begun for the 2018 Grand National Meet in Dearborn, Michigan. Looking at the year 2018, it seems like we have a lot of time to prepare but in reality it is only 15 months away, it will be here before we know it. The committees are already starting to talk about things that need to be done - planning fun events, food, making lodging arrangements and much more.
I want to say Thank You from the Early Ford V-8 Club Board and myself to Dave and Nancy Collette for making all the arrangements for our February Face-to-Face board meeting in Ft. Myers. Florida. Thanks to their hard work we were well taken care, during our time together, accomplishing a lot in our meetings. All our Directors were in attendance along with staff, and more.
We had a long agenda this year, and were able to move right through each item coming to decisions on many topics. The Collette's had us pampered from the time we got there till we left with all kinds of activities for the spouses that attend while the board members were in their meetings. What great host and hostess they made. Thank You to the Collette's.
Also I want to thank all the spouses, partners and family that support your board members in the time they spend working on Early Ford V-8 Club items and meetings such as the Face-to-Face Meeting.
Speaking of Directors, there are four positions open for the 2018-2020 terms. Contact any of the current National Directors to find out more information. The deadline is June 15, which is not that far away! Have you ever considered being a Director? Think about it.
Have a great Spring. I hope to s you in Chantilly or Salem or on the road in your V-8.
2017 National President
CONGRATULATIONS “2017” R.G. CHARTER ANNIVERSARIES !!!
· RG #5, New England (February 19, 2017)
· RG #6, Lone Star (June 15, 2017)
· RG $8, Northern Illinois (July 23, 2017)
· RG #46, Twin Cities (January 16, 2017)
· RG #47, Golden Spread (January 16, 2017)
· RG #48, Greater Pittsburg (April 23, 2017)
· RG #50, Houston (April 23, 2017)
· RG #51, Central Illinois (April 23, 2017)
· RG #52, Piedmont (August 27, 2017)
· RG #94, South Australia (October 9, 2017)
· RG #96, Northern Virginia (December 11, 2017)
· RG #118, Twin State (January 16, 2017)
· RG #148, Palomar Mountain V-8s (January 18, 2017)
· RG #149, Southern Ontario (April 12, 2017)