Hello, dear friends:Our word for the year: "resolutions"! Since it’s either the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017 when you read this, we’ll figure it’s a New Year’s Resolution we are presenting. Most all of us have oodles of UFO’s in our lives. So with the inspiration of Cathy Cunningham’s project completion this past year, JLC is offering the Great UFO Challenge for 2017. If you would like to participate, just fill out the little registration elsewhere in the CRF and turn it in to be eligible for rewards and prizes through the year. When you sign up, we’ll challenge you to pull 12 UFO’s from your sewing menagerie, bag them individually and number them. Then, each month, we’ll post the project number you are to work on. When a project is completed, send us a photo or bring the project in to be photographed, place your name in the Resolutions Drawing box and pat yourself on the back for a job completed. How RESOLUTE of you! There might be a special "Oscar" for the oldest UFO reaching completion…we haven’t determined categories yet. You might help us with this. This will prove to be an excavation project for Lou. There are WAY more than a dozen projects in progress Back Stage at JLC. We think this will be great fun, and look forward to your response. Remember our Second Sunday Sew Downs offer a perfect opportunity to work on finishing up. We plan to have a grand show and tell gathering in one year. We hope that this sounds like fun to you, too! AND, you can join in any time…we’ll just keep track of your personal private year!We resolve to have the best-ever Technique of the Month with the new Vintage Rose our feature production! This stunning project from the studio of Judy Niemeyer has captured our hearts and imagination. Not only the feature for our on-location TOM, the Vintage Rose will be highlighted during our week-long On the Beach retreat March 26-April 1, 2017. Of course you may work on any of the Techniques quilts in these classes. Do get yourself on our order list for Vintage Rose Queen or Wall quilt as soon as you decide which size you want to do. We want to be sure we have enough patterns available for you. (Remember, we do not discount the exclusive-to-Certified-Shops patterns).