We have a new guild president!

l-r Gina Greenlee, President-Elect and Nancy Roelfsema, Outgoing President
l-r Gina Greenlee, President-Elect and Nancy Roelfsema, Outgoing President

November 28th, 2017

This date marked the end of Nancy Roelfsema’s reign as WMQG President. It also marked the entrance of the new guild President, Gina Greenlee. Following is a short interview to help you all get to know her a little better.

How long have you been a WMQG Member?
I joined after taking my first Learn to Quilt class about six years ago.

What, if any, committees have you served on since becoming a member?
I have been on the Quilts on the Grand show committee since 2012. I have done the Showbook and worked on the demonstrations. I helped with the QOTG raffle quilt last year also.

How long have you been quilting?
I used to do a lot of knitting. Nancy Roelfsema always had such beautiful quilts in the office so I finally signed up for her class. That first year I made 13 Yellow Brick Road quilts for family Christmas presents. It was very good practice.

What is your favorite technique or style of quilt making?
I really enjoy the precision of paper piecing.

Do you have any other hobbies?
Too many to list. I have done pretty much every craft except tatting. Another favorite is glasswork. I fuse glass in a kiln and have made beads using a torch and glass rods. I also own a spinning wheel and demonstrated yarn-making at the museum’s Maker Faire days.

What do you do for a day job?
I’m in sales at Notions Marketing, the world’s largest wholesale distributor of art and craft supplies. I used to say my job is like being “an alcoholic bartender.” I see new products. I buy new products. I have a large craft stash. Okay, some people call it a hoard, but I call it a stash.

What would you like our membership to know about you?
I’m super approachable and eager to hear new ideas. As a Jaycee member for many years, I saw our best new project ideas come from a member who said, “I’d like to do that.” A few people joined around that idea and something wonderful was done. I’d like to hear what people love about the guild, hate about the guild, want us to do more of, want us to do less of, what they would like to learn, how they would like to contribute, and generally anything else they would like to say. This is our members’ guild. What can I do to make it better for you!

Please feel free to reach out to our new president via email at wmqgprez@gmail.com.