Archive for January, 2014

01-14-2014 AAQG Meeting

Posted in Business on January 19th, 2014

Ann welcomed the 69 members and 1 guest to the meeting on this very cold evening. She will be getting a quote for sweatshirts with the new design on it; those will be ready for the March meeting.  She has the tee-shirts in so they can be picked up tonight.

Connie announced that to date 28 donation quilts have been turned in.  There are some kits already put together that just need a sewer. 60 hats, 54 pairs of gloves, and 32 scarfs were turned over to 3 elementary schools in December- right before the polarvertex hit the metro area.

The AAQG show will be bigger – more vendors and room for more quilts.  The date will be July 11-12, the same time as Summerfest.  A advertise person is still needed.

The retreat will b March 27-30, 2014 at the Twin Lakes Center, predate it to March 11.

Becky talked about the new sewing/quilting group in Ankeny and welcomed everyone to come to the information meeting to learn more.  She organized a group like this in Mason City and it grew very rapidly and is in it’s 4th year. This will be a place to gather and sew while leaving your sewing machine there instead of hauling it each time, and rent a table.

The program is presented by sisters Jan and Belinda from Platte Branch Design Company.  Jan loves to engineer the borders while Belinda has her own method of creating a border.  Together they create some awesome designs- each are created smarter not harder!

The April workshop, by Jenny Doan from Missiouri Star Quilter, will be open to guild members January and February, then it will be open to non-members.  Lunch will be available for $5 or you can bring your own.  There won’t be much time to go out for lunch.  The pattern will be “Summer in the Park”.

Door prizes were given, compliments from Platte Branch Design Company.  Cathy talked about the block of the month and gave the tip of the month.  Reminded us to keep working on our “Bucket List”.  Birthdays were honored.  Show and tell wrapped up the meeting and then refreshements were served.

Respectfully submitted,

Ramona Tapper