I feel it is important to make prudent choices to protect the health of our own friends as well as our community. Using the information that has been shared locally, as well as nationally, the decision has been made to cancel our April Prairie Quilt Guild meeting.

A National Emergency has been declared and as well Sedgwick County has issued a ban on public gatherings of 250 people or more in a single location. The ban will remain in effect until further notice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We had a little over 270 at our afternoon meeting in March. Canceling our April meeting will greatly reduce the risk for ourselves and for our families as well. Knowing that a great percent of our membership is of retirement or older age group I certainly do not want to put anyone at risk. However with the disease now well established in the US we are taking the health and welfare of our closest friends very seriously. We will comply with the ban until it is lifted and safe to assemble again.

This is going to be rough considering we had planned to start volunteer assignments for the Regional Quilt Show at our April meetings. Please check your emails often for any guild membership announcements or information. As of this writing, plans for the show are still in progress and will continue unless the crowd-ban continues longer than expected.

I know that both the spread of this disease and our decisions about it affect not only PQG programs and planning, but the lives of individuals. For many of you, the steps we are taking to protect the health of the community may involve significant inconvenience and personal sacrifice. Please accept my gratitude in advance for your goodwill and understanding.

In this challenging situation, I have every confidence in our community and friends ability to pull together with kindness, care and concern for the common good. Stay healthy my dear friends.


Kendra McBroom,
PQG President

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