October Guild Meeting Minutes

Posted in Business on October 21st, 2014

Ankeny Area Quilters’ Guild Meeting Minutes for October 14, 2014

Connie Lovelady welcomed members and visitors to the October guild meeting. She introduced the 2014-2015 Board members.

The Board and membership responsibilities were reviewed:
1. Board members are to carry out the duties of their position, make decision on behalf of the guild members, be responsible with guild budget, act as the voice for the membership as well as ears to listen to the membership, and review and enforce the bylaws and guild policies.

2. Membership responsibilities are to attend meetings, support activities, provide support for committee work, and volunteering at events. Membership is to promote quilting education, share the quilting passion with other members, and voice any concerns to the board. Any member has the right to attend the board meeting but must tell a board member they will be coming. Members are encouraged to bring their concerns to the board but will not be present during any of the voting.

It was noted that the Board reviewed the bylaws and they would be available online for the membership’s review. Paper copies would be available to those members that do not have internet access. At the November meeting we will have a vote on the bylaws. Biggest change was dropping the Mary Conkel Award.

It was decided that a member could only hold one Board position at a time. There are still two positions open, communications elect and quilt show chair elect. The president elect is filled by Cathy Dimit.

Lin VandeBerg introduced our program guest, Judy Martin, the log cabin designer.

After the very interesting program, the Directors at Large had the drawings. They promoted the Bucket List, 5 unfinished projects you want to complete this year,
There are kits, coffee cozies and table toppers, available to make for the North Pole craft sale at our booth. If you want to attend the Saturday sew-ins, you must sign up so that the proper number of sewing stations is set up. There are five donation quilts that need to be finished by someone willing to do that.

Connie reminded us of the November donation of mittens, scarves, and gloves for the Ankeny schools.

Show and tell was announced and limited to one item in attempt to shorten the meeting. Then treats were served.

The next meeting will be Nov. 11 with Connie Sue Haidle. “Quick Prep Applique”, as the program and her workshop on Sat., Nov. 15th.


October 2014 Prize Winners

Posted in Director-at-Large on October 14th, 2014

Winner of the Block of the Month drawing was Dawn Tallman.

Winner of the Fat Quarter Lottery was Ramona Tapper.

Door Prize winners were:  Debbie Pierschbacher, Alene Bailey, Shirley Bauge, Arlene Greenough, Kayleen Conter and Donita Link

Congratulations to all the winners this month.

Updated By-Laws are available

Posted in Business on October 13th, 2014

Please review the proposed changes to the AAQG By-Laws.  There will be a vote at our November meeting for members to approve the updates.

AAQG Updated By-Laws

2014.10.25 New Saturday Sew-ins!

Posted in Business on October 12th, 2014

New this fall, in response to member requests on the guild survey done last winter, we are adding a couple of Saturday sew-ins! Add these dates to your calendars for our new sew-ins:

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

These additional Sew-ins will be held in an upstairs classroom (there is an elevator) and space is limited, so please sign up for these Saturday sessions, either at our guild meetings or by contacting Lin VandeBerg at programs@aaqg.net ,  or by calling Deb Dickerson (see your membership directory for phone numbers). Deb will be hosting these events, and for the October 25 sew-in plans to bring sloppy joes and buns to share; you are invited to bring sides or other food for lunch or snacks.

2014.10.17 Friday Night Sew-in

Posted in Business on October 12th, 2014

The next Friday night Sew-in will be October 17 in the Fellowship Hall from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

2014.11.11 Quick Prep Applique Program and Workshop

Posted in Programs, Workshops on October 12th, 2014

November 2014  Program and Workshop

Connie Sue Haidle of Apple Blossom quilts will be our guest at the November 11 meeting, with her presentation, “Quick Prep Applique.”

On Saturday, November 15, she will be teaching a workshop for us from 9 am – 4 pm on her Quick Prep Applique technique. This is needle turn applique using a form of back basting, but with fast and easy prep. She says, “In this Quick Prep method that I developed, there are no freezer or Mylar templates or overlays, eliminating all the fuss and muss. Although this class is designed for the beginner, more experienced appliquers will learn much from the material presented.  During the first part of the class, I will offer tips to help sharpen your needle turn appliqué, particularly inner and outer points.  During the second half of the class you will learn to line your appliqué patches the Quick Prep Applique way.  You will also learn to do a split leaf, very narrow stems and very round berries.”

The class will be held at Holy Trinity and the cost is $30 (payable with your registration), which includes lunch and a kit for the class (provided by the instructor, which she values at $20.) The kit includes applique fabric, a packet of needles, applique turner, spool of 100% silk thread, sampler sheet, and a beginner’s applique pattern. Students should bring a fat quarter of good quality, light-colored muslin or other light-colored background fabric, scissors, a needle threader &/or thimble (if you normally use one), one spool each of 50 wt or heavier white or very light-colored and black or very dark-colored thread, pins, a #2 lead pencil, and a large needle (size 5, 6, 7 or 8.)  To see examples of Connie Sue’s work, visit her website at http://www.appleblossomquilts.com. Registration forms will be available at the October 14th guild meeting, or by contacting Lin VandeBerg at programs@aaqg.net.


Workshop Registration Form

10/2014 Director-At-Large Happenings

Posted in Director-at-Large on October 11th, 2014

The Fat Quarter Lottery continues.  October’s theme is “Black & Gold Hawkeye” fabric.  Bring a fat quarter the follows the monthly theme and your name will be entered in a drawing to win the fat quarters.

Bring your completed Block of the Month and your name will be entered in a drawing to win a prize.

It’s time to create your Bucket List.  Think of 5 projects you want to complete prior to the 2015 quilt show.  Put them on paper and commit to completing them.  Anyone with all 5 projects completed by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for free membership dues for next year. ($30 value)

October 14th treats will be provided by Pat Taylor, Joann Olson, Fonda Wentstead, Pam Koelling and Carole Potaracke.  The Guild will furnish paper products to serve the treats.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Tuesday’s meeting.

Directors-At-Large….Sharon Bunce and Janeen Vice

October 14 Guild Meeting: Judy Martin

Posted in Programs on September 29th, 2014

Please join us at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm for our program “Log Cabin Quilts: Exploring Secondary Patterns” by Judy Martin.




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