Archive for June, 2014

06.10.2014 AAQG Meeting

Posted in Business on June 14th, 2014

Ann welcomed the members and guests to the meeting.

Ann announced that the board was looking into speakers for the guild and welcomes and input pro and con concerning this.  The cost will be under $1000 and will include the speakers, head mic and receiver.  This would be an asset for meetings instead  of expecting our programs to hold a mic while showing quilts. This would be a benifit for our upcoming show for the teachers to use this as well as we could use this at retreat.  Again if there are any concerns let Ann Finger know.

Becky McGregor spoke about the new group in Ankeny- The Ankney Quilt and Sewing Circle.  There is space at Nevil and you can rent a space and leave your machine set up or you can join the group for a retreat.  She has the fliers on the sign in table.  Each retreat there is a theme.  Come for the fun and get a project done!

Connie talked about the quilt show- set up is July 11 and the show is July 12 and 13.  More committee members are needed to sign up.  A signage person is needed- this is critical to show people where the FFA Enrichment Center is.  Janet DeJager needs help with the food- cinnamon rolls and bars.  Contact her if you can help in this area.

AAQG will be in the Urbandale parade again this year.  Walkers are needed to hand out the bookmarks for the show and bring your tickets to sell along the way.

Drop off for the quilts will be at the Cupboard- make sure your tag is on the back.  Drop off is Thursday morning or Wednesday.

We have surpassed the goal of 100 donation quilts!  Good job team:)

There are still open positions- Vice president, communication, 2016 Quilt Show Chair, Secetary, retreat char and program elect.  Remember you can make a differnce by volunteering to help!

Anita introduced our program: Deb Irving from Living History Farms, she  talked about caring and dating of quilts.  She showed us the screen she used to vacum a quilt and how she does this.  She talked about wet cleaning and dry cleaning. 

The Director at Large put out a call for refreshment sign up or there will be no treats in the upcoming months.  See Cathy is you would like to sign up.  The block of the month winner, who won the tip of the month was Ramona Tapper.  They announced the door prizes winners.  Birthdays were honored.

We finished up the meeting with Show and Tell and then refreshements and fellowhip.  Next month our meeting will be following the quilt show.

Respectfully submitted,

Ramona Tapper

06.03.2014 AAQG Board Meeting

Posted in Business on June 7th, 2014

Members present: Ann Finger, Ramona Tapper, Sharon McCarthy, Lin Vande Berg, Sandy Bolin-Towne, Christi Tigges, Anity Allwod, Sharon Bunce, and Cathy Dimit.

Ann announced the next board meeting will be July 1.

Christi announced the expenses were not done for May.

Cathy:  There was an excellent turnout for the May Challenge- however, the voting for the challenge needs to be discussed.  She didn’t like to have the speaker waiting while we all filed by her to vote on the challenge.

Anita:  June’s program is on Caring and Dating quilts, Deb Irving is a teacher and also works at Living History Farms during the summer months.  August will be the Landauer Publisher.  Anita has been checking into a speaker system and has been comparing prices.  This will be a great investment for our programs- classes at the quilt show- for use at retreat.

Connie: As Connie will be our president 2014 -2015 several postitions are still needed.  Secetary, Communication elect, Quilt Show elect, Retreat elect.  Also needed is someone to take photos of the quilts.  There is also a need to have the photos taken and sent to the local paper.  This is a great way to advertise our guild and what we do.

There was discussion on several other items: Secutity at the quilt show – what can we do.  Portion of the proceeds from the show- choices will be presented to the Quild as a possibility for next year.  The cost of the show will be increased to $7.  There was discussion about the lunch prices at the show.  Nothing was finalized.

Respectfully submitted,

Ramona Tapper