AAQG 11.14.17 Meeting

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