Archive for May, 2014

Raffle Quilt Revealed!!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26th, 2014

The 2014 Petals and Patchwork Quilt Show raffle quilt is finally complete and ticket sales are underway.

2014 Raffle Quilt

2014 Raffle Quilt


The pattern ‘Common Bride’  is by Laundry Basket Quilts and was made by members of the guild.  Piecing was completed by Sandy Bolin-Towns, Tamara Watts-McPhail and Connie Lovelady.  Evonn Walling and Gloria House shared their invisible needle turn applique skills and Vicki Swensen completed the machine quilting that features trapunto and exquisite quilting designs.  The finishing touch was provided by Jeri Mace with beautiful binding.  The result is a stunning quilt measuring 80 inches square which is large enough for a queen size bed.


Raffle quilt tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5 and can be purchased from any AAQG guild member, Connie at 515-419-8088 or or at the Petals and Patchwork Quilt Show:  July 11 – 12, 2014.


5-13-2014 AAQG Meeting

Posted in Business on May 14th, 2014

Ann welcomed the members, guests to the meeting.

Connie showed the quilt thermometer of where we are at with donation quilts- the count is 88.  This does not include those donated the night of the meeting.

The quilt show ad is in the Country Register and the Quilt Navigator.  The entry forms are on paper on the sign in table, on the computer and on line.  The catogories are theme, applique, mixed techique, UFO- 5 years and older, pre-cut in memory of a former member, wearables/bags, and innovative design.  There is plenty of room for quilts so lets’s get some projects finished up!  The ticket packets are ready to be picked up tonight.  There will be 4 classes at the show.  Pictures of the  class projects are on the website.

Several board positions are open- Vice President, Secetary, communication and Quilt Show Elect.

The program by Micky Mowry- “Sew Many Pieces”  Was a jaw dropping program with a piece count of each quilt she showed.  Who knew that a 2 inch pineapple block could have 39 pieces?  Micky also has a shop in Richfield, WI also named Sew Many Pieces!

The Spring Challenge of a set of potholders – we voted and the following people placed.  1st went to Linda Schlinker, 2nd to Jeneed Vice an 3rd to Alene Bailey.

Treat people are needed for July and August- see Cathy Dimit.

The tip of the month- another entertaining tip by Cathy Dimit.  A practical use for those 1.5 inch squares.

Door prizes were awarded- don’t forget you have to have a name tag on to win.  The May birthdays were honored.  Show and Tell was  eye candy seeing the projects completed.  Refreshments and fellowship wrapped up the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Ramona Tapper