Archive for March, 2014

3.11.2014 AAQG Meeting

Posted in Business on March 13th, 2014

President Ann Finger welcomed the members and guests to the March meeting.  Ann talked about the website- the 2014 quilt show information is out there. Hoover over the tab and there is a drop down menu for the year. She also has the tee-shirts for those that have paid for them.

Connie announced that 25 donation quilts have been turned in during the February meeting- we now have 64 donation quilts.  Our goal is to have 100!

Twenty-two vendors have signed up to vendor at the quilt show.  There are still applications out.  There will be a class a the show- Catherdal Windows will be taught by Erika Plank.  Connie has the sign up sheets ready and there are a lot of blank places.  The show is July 11 and 12, 2014, during Summerfest.  Set up for the show will be July 10th.  We will be doing the Urbandale parade again so we will need people to help.

Ann Kruse suggested to bring your own cup to the retreat, as well as a towel and a quilting tip to share.  There will be a gal doing the massages as well as someone to clean your machine.  If you plan on doing both of these the retreat chairs are working to coordinate these two activies.

Anita Allwood has the supply list of the Jenny Doan workshop- if you want to sign up let Anita know.  The Row Quilts are done so pick up your box.  Some were displayed at the back of the room and they looked outstanding!

The program was award winning  Mabeth Oxenreider.  She showed and talked about some of her blue ribbon quilts.  The quilts were jaw dropping georgous.  There is so much to look at in her quilts- as she likes to use lots and lots of fabric pieces.  Some quilts used as much as 175 differnt fabrics.  She told us she took her first class in 1980 and has not stopped quilting since that class; except when she hooks rugs to go with her quilts.

Our Directors at Large made a plea for treats for the May meeting.  They announced what was needed on the donation quilts- binding, quilting or just pick up a kit to piece a quilt.  Two people have compleded their bucket list so their name will go into a drawing for next year’s membership.  The drawing for a free class was picked- Linda Schlenker was the lucky gal!  (For every pair of mittens, scarf, hat, or diaper made names were put in a bucket and the winner of the drawing won a class)  Cathy spoke about the upcoming challenge- a set of potholder with 4 fabrics.  Doorprises were awarded, birthday’s were honored and then show and tell wrapped up the meeting.  Refreshment and fellowship finished up the March meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Ramona Tapper