Archive for June, 2018

AAQG 06.12.2018 Meeting

Posted in Business on June 14th, 2018

Linda called the meeting to order – there were 42 members present and 2 guests.

There are several board members that will be going off the board after August so if you want to make a difference in the guild please contact Linda Schlenker for more details.

The August meeting will be at the Methodist Church- treats and fellowship will begin at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7. We need to be out of the church by 9 because they lock the doors at that time.

The Challenge had 18 entries and they all looked fantastic! 24 fabric pieces were handed out so that is a great turn out.  The top 3 were awarded a prize.

The speaker was Diane Tomlinson who has worked with Fons and Porter for 10 years. She showed several quilts that she was given a fabric line and had to create a quilt to showcase the fabric.  She loves to teach and is a teacher at the Sewing Expo.

No one has signed up for treats for July; the signup sheet was on the front table or contact Jean Taft.

Linda announced that the Evening Stars will be in charge of Santa North Pole Village and Jean discussed that we need to focus on our audience and consider the market for this high end craft show. The request is for high quality merchandise with quality construction.  Since this is before Thanksgiving the items can be fall themed, Christmas items, trendy items and manly items.  There will be 3 price points:  $100, $50-$75, and $5 to $10.  The team also requested nothing made with panel- everything needs to be pieced.  They plan on having framed quilt blocks, some ladders that are used for quilt racks.  Christmas ornaments, wine bags, table toppers and runners.  The cancer quilts – with the panel or without the panel is a really nice size and plan on selling these for $100.  If in doubt what the ladies want- ask Jean.

Anita talked about what should be done with the quilt show and fund raising- she handed out the list of suggestions and these will be voted on in July and August- only one vote per person. There was some feedback on the ideas.

Janet thanked everyone for their help with the quilt show in advance. There have not been enough raffle tickets sold to cover the cost of the quilt as of the meeting.  She showed the sheet for taking names and address and she can convert them onto labels.  The entry forms are on line- if you don’t have access to a computer let Janet know and she will get you a hard copy.  The sign-up sheets are here – see the quilt show table or contact Janet.  Items for the country store:  panels made into quilts, baby items, small quilts as well as special rulers that you don’t need anymore, or a kit (make sure everything is in this bundle). Ann has 6 tubs of items for the Country Store.  If you still have items either bring them to the show or contact Ann.

Bed turning: Kathy has only 3 entries and was hoping to have 10. Last year this was a huge draw to the show.  These are quilts that have a story. The form is on line or contact Kathy Evers if you want your quilt to participate.

Anita has been taking the raffle quilt to the various quilt stores in the area.

Linda announced since it is Christmas in July she would like volunteers to make Christmas cookies to sell in the food booth.

The advertising has been done thru Facebook by Janet, they will also make an appearance on KCCI as they have done in the past.

Quilted Cupboard will be a drop off site for quilt but make sure you put it in a pillowcase. If you want your pillow case back be sure to put your name on it.  They will start accepting them Sunday, July 1 thru Tuesday, July 3.  They will be closed for the 4th of July.

Need some volunteers for treats in July.

Door prizes were awarded- remember you have to have a name tag on to win a prize! Show and tell followed with refreshments and fellowship.

The next meeting will be July 17- note that this is the 3rd Tuesday in July.

Piecefully submitted,

Ramona Tapper

AAQG Board Meeting 06.05.18

Posted in Business on June 6th, 2018

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

Linda called the meeting to order.

The May minutes were passed out and Louise approved and Terri seconded the motion.

The treasurer report was discussed- This last month there were miscellaneous expenses- retreat went over budget just a little. There were some expenses for the quilt show as well as money coming in from the vendors.

Janet reported that there were 57 quilts signed up on line for the show and more came in tonight! She will have the hard copy forms Tuesday.  Anita is taking the raffle quilt to different quilt shops before the show.  Sunday, July 1 the Cupboard in Ankeny will start to hold quilts for the show- remember they will be closed the 4th but then open the 5th for more quilts.  Janet’s sister will be creating some videos for facebook with a link to the quilt show event.  There has been some buzz with sharing the raffle quilt on social media- this is getting more people to see it and purchase raffle tickets!  Linda has the food prep under control and helpers with cooking the meat ahead of time.  She also wanted to add sugar cookies to the menu for more of a Christmas theme.  The table decorations will also be Christmas themed- Debbie will be doing those.  There are 14 or 15 vendors and they will all be in the same room instead of mixed in with the quilts as before.  On the volunteer list- each slot has at least one person signed up- there is still time to sign up.

Anita held a special AAQG board meeting on May 21, 2018 to discuss possible changes in fund raising methods. 11 board members were present as well as 2 guild members.  There was a list of 21 suggestions.  Anita will present several recommendations on Tuesday and then in July there will be a vote what to do.

The challenge is this Tuesday and the top 3 will be awarded prizes.

Santa North Pole Village- the Evening Star Group has decided to take this on. Jean Taft will be the spokesperson for the group and will let the guild know what they want and what they do not want for the one day event.  This is huge and our audience is very different than the quilt show and we have to bring our A game to the table.  Quality product means higher dollar revenue with 3 price points.  Janet will be bringing the cancer panels to the meeting- and will continue to sell these quilts and if you don’t want to use the panel then making the quilt without the panel is a great option.

Retreat- Terri got an extension for locking in the date for the retreat until September.

Anita motions the meeting to adjourn and Jean seconded the motion.

Piecefully submitted,

Ramona Tapper