Archive for November, 2017

AAQG 11.14.17 Meeting

Posted in Business on November 16th, 2017

AAQG Meeting 11.14.17

Linda called the meeting to order and announced that there will be a suggestion box at the meetings but she forgot to bring it. It will be brought to the board meeting and we will try to solve the issues that are mentioned.  The board meetings are open to anyone and are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 PM, here at the church but upstairs.

There were 55 members and 2 guests present. The guests were welcomed.

The President’s challenge was announced. Create Linda’s Forest.  Anything with a tree- defined as  it has to have a trunk and a branch.  Any median can be used- paint, quilt, drawn as well as any size.   No size requirement, just a finished product.  This is due at the February meeting.

The Directors at Large hung up the name tags for the Name Tag Challenge- this was a name tag and it had to have a spool of thread on it. There were 8 entries and Ramona Tapper won with her name tag.

The donation quilts have been distributed to several organizations and the drive for more donation quilts is on. There were kits for quilters to take and complete and if you need fabric to go with one contact Ann Finger or Linda and they will set you up.

The program was the shop owners from the Bondurant shop- Off the Trails. They showed us a lot of new items from the Houston Market.  They realize we all have so much fabric in our stash so when they went to market they were looking for Stash Buster patterns- and they were very successful!  They showed us upcoming Block of the Months, Stash Buster Club projects and other things they were working on at the shop.  They are so excited about what they are doing and their love of quilting you just have to check out their shop!

The December meeting will start at 6:30 since it will be our potluck. Bring a dish to share as well as your own beverage.  Also don’t forget your serving spoon or fork for your dish to share!  We will be making a craft so you will also need a pair of scissors.

The Program Chair elect would like any ideas or techniques that you would like to see in future meetings or any speakers that you would like to see.

Anita had a sheet at the sign in table with facts and figures about the quilt show- be sure to read this and if you have any input be sure to contact her.

The Santa North Pole Village raised about $1000 and the items that didn’t sell were brought back to the meeting for members to pick up or they will go into the Country Store bucket.

Refreshments are needed for January- or we will all go away hungry! The Directors at Large showed the next Keep it Sew Simple Block- a disappearing 9 patch.  Louise showed us a lot of versions of various ways to cut the block.

Door prizes were awarded – don’t forget you must have a name tag on to get a door prize!

Show and tell completed the program with some quilt eye candy for us to enjoy!

Refreshments and fellowship concluded the program.

Piecefully submitted,

Ramona Tapper

AAQG 11.07.2017 Board Meeting

Posted in Business on November 8th, 2017

AAQG 11.07.2017 Board Meeting

Members present: Linda Schlenker, Ramona Tapper, Ginger Green, Beth Hromyak, Carol Westercamp, Debbie Groff, Anita Allwood, Jean Taft, Cecilie Vogt, Terri Henkel, Louise Whitlow.

Linda called the meeting to order and last month’s secretary minutes were passed out.  Louise  made a motion to approve the minutes and Debbie Groff seconded the motion.

Jean Taft asked for the current membership to be e-mailed to the board.  Linda gave a report on the Santa North Pole Village which took place on November 4th.  She thought we had cleared $1000 but will wait for the treasurer to make the final call on that.  The Santa placemats from 2016 are all sold, other items that sold were: taggies, bibs, wall hanging, 2 cancer quilts, table runners and the greeting cards.  Some of the table toppers and the greeting cards will be going to Winterset.  Several members were there to help and $80+ was sold in raffle tickets.

Linda took 25 quilts to Sunnyview Nursing home; the rest will be taken to Children and Family Services.  10 or 12 will be going to the Marshalltown Vets Home.  Linda is down to 5 donation quilts so we need to start getting busy with donation quilts again.

Off the Rails Quilt shop in Bondurant will be the speaker on November 14.

Christmas fabric is needed for the craft project in December- Linda has fabric for that.  The December meeting will start at 6:30 since that is the potluck.

The spool name badge challenge is at the November meeting.  There will be a showing of the KISS blocks (Keep It Sew Simple) blocks and the next block will be revealed with a short demo.

The retreat deposit has been sent in and the prices will remain the same.  Brooke the massage therapist is unsure if she will be able to attend- but will know by December.  Cecile plans on calling the sewing machine guy to come back.  There won’t be a scissors sharper person.

There really needs to be a communication elect person to step up- also be thinking of being on the board next year as there will be several board members going off the board.  This is a great opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes and help make the decisions that shape the group for the future.  Carol needs your photo- she wants to add this to the directory so we can put names to faces.  Any quilt related stories are needed for her to add to the Facebook page- you don’t have to add you name so your privacy will be respected.

There will be a President’s challenge and Linda will be announcing that – it will be due at the February meeting.

Jean Taft motioned for the meeting to adjourn  and Anita seconded the motion.

Piecefully submitted,

Ramona Tapper