The Very Special Person award is given annually to a member who has given notable service to the Guild. The intention of the VSP Award is to honor the members of the Guild who do things for the Guild, often quietly and behind the scenes, not recognized by thank you blocks or other forms of acknowledgement. The following Very Special People are one of the reasons the Guild is so special.
2020 COVID Champions
This year our community has faced many challenges (pandemic, racial unrest, the CZU Lightning Complex file, etc) and members of our guild have stepped up to meet them! In addition to the 2020 Very Special Person, Heidi Sandkuhle, the guild wishes to recognize 5 additional Very Special People as 2020 COVID Champions:
Jeanne Holmes – Virtual Program Coordinator. She has enabled us to continue to function as a guild by helping us to go virtual (via Zoom) for our many programs (meeting, workshops, small quilt groups, etc.)
Helen Klee and Lori Camner – Coodinated the Isolation Gown Project and the CZU Lightning Fire Quilts project. 450 gowns which were made and donated to the Santa Cruz County Health Department and the County of Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Management. The CZU Lightning Fire Quilt project has collected and distributed over 450 quilts to the fire survivors.
Kristie Shulman – Co-coordinator of the PVQA Mask Project. 12,138 masks were made and donated to various organizations on our community.
Nancy Gonzalez-Caro – Co-coordinator of the PVQA Mask Project and Small Quilt Group coordinator.
Very Special Person Award Winners
|2018||Alexa Bolas & Nadine Duerksen|
|2017||Laura Barnett & Cara Lamb|
|2016||Iris Frank & Jan Sturtevant|
|2009||Roz Di Natale|
|2007||Nancy Goudarzi & Karen Phillippi|
|2001||Jean Prosser & Jan Martin|
|2000||Mary Rose Hellenthal & Linda Long|
|1990||Ardis Normanly & Nora Wilson|
|1987||Janice Brown & Cleda Ross|