AAQG 04.10.18 Meeting

Linda welcomed everyone to the March meeting and announced the open board positions. She encouraged someone to step up for the Santa North Pole Village position as this has potential to be a huge fund raiser for the guild.

There were 39 members and 0 guests in attendance.

Cindy Peters from the Quilted Cupboard in Ankeny was our program. She showed us quite a few purses and bags and pointed out different stabilizers to use to make your bag stand up or just be soft.  Then part 2 of her presentation was on the Accuquilt Cutter and she did a demo on how easy it is to cut those 2 ½ “ strips that are used for binding or in some of the bags she had showed us.

Janet did a re-cap on the quilt show: The member page on the website has been updated with the categories listed, the issue of the drape or no drape, Raffle tickets, the entry forms for the quilts, the volunteer sign up, and ideas for the country store items.  Check this out there is a lot of information posted.  Linda Schlenker volunteered to be the food chair for the show.  Anita will take the raffle quilt on the tour of quilt shops.  Anyone wanting to help co-chair this year with Janet or to help Kim next year would be appreciated.  Turn in raffle ticket in May and forms for the quilts need to be turned in by June.  Some printed forms are on the sign in table otherwise they are on the member page.  The vote for drape or not to drape was held and there will be drape.  The plea was out to please volunteer we need you to make this a successful show!

Quilt retreat- next Thursday we will be heading to Manson, Iowa for 4 days of sewing! Don’t forget to bring your own towels!  The massages and sewing machine ladies will be there and the sign-up sheets if you haven’t had a chance to sign up.

Jean showed the 5th and final KISS block and how to make this block- Louise and Jean had a couple completed quilts using these blocks so we got to see them!

Get ready for a Challenge! The fabric was ready and the rules for this project- these are due in June so get your thinking caps on!  Use the given fabric and create something at least 12” x 10” and have it finished complete with binding and you are ready to compete.

The meeting continued with door prizes, a show and tell and ended with treats.

Piecefully submitted,

Ramona Tapper