Archive for November, 2013

11-12-13 AAQG Meeting

Posted in Business on November 24th, 2013

Ann called the meeting to order and welcomed the returning member as well as the guests.

The quilt show theme was announced: Petals and Patchwork- this means that 50% of the quilt is with floral fabric or flowers are in the blocks.  There will be a bigger rooms for the quilts so more quilts can be in the show.  Janet has been working behind the scenes to get on-line quilt entry forms.  This is huge- that means each entry form does not have to be manual typed for the entries that we all enjoy reading!

The VP Challenge was announced:  Keep Ankeny Kids Warm- mittens, hats and scarfs will be collected all year with the first drop off after the December meeting.  If you don’t have the time to sew, knit or crochet anything- store bought donations are accepted.

The Row Quilt  folks will have an extra month- there will not be a changing of the box in December.

There will be a sew-in this Friday so bring your projects and invite a friend to sew here at the church.

The December meeting will not be charging a guest fee- be sure to bring your silent auction items and money to go shopping at our meeting- remember presentation matters!  A portion of the proceeds will be going back to the church to help with their food pantry.

The program was Mary Etherington from Country Threads in Garner.  They have been in buiness for over 30 years.  They walked us thru the history of the shop and what changes they were working on.  We laughed to hard when they brought out the stuffed rabbit patterns; the cats with clothes.  We’ve all been there and created these items!  It was so much fun to see where the quilting world has gone and where it is going.  They have the dark rustic colors of fabric but mentioned that those are getting harder to get. The quilt world is going brighter and not so traditional.

Ann had us vote for the te-shirt quilt design- there were only 3 entries.

Birthdays were honored, the BOM (block of the month) was shown.  Cathy gave us a tip that many would not have thought of useing the clear plastic frame for.

There were only 5 donation quilts before the meeting- there were several more that came in after Show and Tell.  Remember the goal is 100.  The Director at Large gals have been busy making kits so they just need sewers.  They have also lined up people to quilt the quilts as well as do the binding.  They have backing and batting- this can be picked up at a sew night or call Ann Finger to make arrangments to get these.

Show and tell was another awesome sight.  And the meeting ended with refreshments and fellowship.

Respectfully submitted,

Ramona Tapper