Archive for February, 2018

AAQG 02.13.2018 Meeting

Posted in Business on February 14th, 2018

There were 35 members present and one guest.

Linda welcomed us to the February meeting and made the following announcements:

The Lutheran Church has a policy- there are to be no pets coming into the church, this is their policy and must be followed since we are guests in the church.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is growing and their outreach programs are expanding they need all the space as well as all the chairs. We were asked to find a new meeting place beginning in August. The First Methodist Church located at 206 SW Walnut Street will be our new home. There is a large fellowship room and parking on the north end, front of the church and across the street. They also have a not pet policy enforced. They want us out of the building by 9:30 pm. We will have use of the kitchen; the cost is a little less that what we are paying now.

This was the month for the President’s challenge- which was to create “Linda’s Forest”   that was accomplished! There were 19 entries and all were fabulous! Polly Anderson won but the rest were equally in tallies. Great job ladies!

Our speaker was former member of AAQG, Dawn Cavanaugh, and National Educator for APQS. The program was “Judge for Yourself”. She gave us a lot of information what the judges look for in a quilt- this would be in the 3 minutes they are judging your quilt. Dawn explained that judges really want to build you up and to improve your quilting talent. But if you the quilter love what you created then it’s ok. The quilt police are the ones that say: “no you can’t do that”. We got to be the judges of some quilts and what we noticed what needed to be improved on. Some members brought in quilts for the group to judge. A very informative meeting and a lot of information for all that attended.

Retreat update: there will be a machine cleaning person- A Plus from Carroll will be coming in and the cost will be <$70. Cash or check is accepted. There will also be a massage person. Sign up for both were at the meeting.

Quilt Show update: This year we will have quilt kits for sale and Ginger showed a couple and will have the fabric requirements next month. Both were lap size and easy to make with big pieces.

Quilt Show committee meetings will be held Monday’s after the guild meeting at the church at 7 pm. These are open to everyone in the guild.

Next month we will vote to drape or not to drape.

Director at large: There was no KISS block this month but stay tuned them will be doing a demo next month at the School House Days.

Door prizes were awarded.

Next month the meeting will be March 20 due to Spring Break for the Ankeny Schools.

The meeting finished up with Show and Tell and refreshments.

Piecefully submitted,

Ramona Tapper