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Happy New Year from the Hug-Valeriote family

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Dear Friends and Family,

"We wish you a Happy New Year! Looking back through the calendar this year makes me realize how packed full our lives have been..again! Live life to the fullest is my motto, for sure!"

Once again we were able to spend most of March at Sara and Gianfranco's home in California and enjoy Mia and Sofia in person instead of on Skype...although we love that too! Easter was in Ottawa at Christine and Steven's.


Canadian Seasons
Besides spending most of March at our daughter's in California and Easter at our eldest daughter's in Ottawa, Joan travelled to B.C. and spent a few days with her brother and his family, before heading to Vancouver and the Canadian Quilters' Association conference where she presented an award on behalf of the East Toronto Quilters' Guild that has now been disbanded after 35 years.

In between the travel and a week at the cottage, there was quilting for clients and for myself as well as occasional Studio Teaching on the Umbrella Academy and other productions that kept me busy. One of my arts quilts, Canadian Seasons, was accepted in the Studio Art Quilt Associates' travelling show entitled "Season after Season". The show will be on display at the Texas Quilt Museum from January to March. Then it will go on tour for three years, including the European Quilt Meeting, Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines in France that we attended a few years ago.

Please note that we will be moving in the summer of 2019 to Ferguson St. in the centre of Guelph. Phone and email will remain the same.