Volume 24   Issue 09                                                            March 2020

President's Corner

As Spring approaches let’s enjoy the beauty and new life that arrives with it.  However with the Corona Virus Pandemic most thoughts are focused on how it is affecting the world and our daily routines.  As our thoughts are focused inward, please take the time to do something kind for others.  

(Hint-Hint:  Share your toilet paper and Hand Sanitizer )

I wish everyone safety and good health while your days are filled with love, happiness, and plenty of quilting.




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                                          OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS


President - Anne Rost           Vice-President - Lorae Lewchalermwong

Secretary - Anne McDonald                     Treasurer -  Lynn McClary           

Historian -                                                       Library - Nancy Morrell & Velma Blevins

Membership - Adrienne Sherrow Newsletter - Ann Joyce

Education Program -  Nancy Kish             Quilts of Valor - Carolyn Patton, Barbara Moncrief

Publicity - Lorae Lewchalermwong Raffle Quilt Production -  Mary Allen

Raffle Quilt Sales -                                Outreach - Lois Edwards, Marie Pruitt

Sunshine -    Anne McDonald        Quilt Show - Jann Boggs

Calling - Barbara Moncrief, Nancy Kish

Quilts at WCC - Barbara Moncrief

Minutes - No meeting in February.

Ashe County Piecemakers Invitational Guild Challenge

Hello Everyone!

If you have attended the last several meetings and/or read the newsletter, you probably know that we have been invited to participate in the Ashe County Piecemakers Invitational Guild Challenge on July 24th & 25th this year.  There will be 15 guilds from the surrounding area that will be competing in this challenge.  We need to choose one exceptional  quilt to represent our guild at the Ashe Quilt Fair.  I know that we have many talented quilters in our guild so I would like those who are interested in having his/her quilt chosen for this honor to please bring your best quilt to our next meeting on February 27th.  We will the decide who can best represent our guild this year and please don’t feel sad or disappointed if your quilt isn’t chosen this time because according to Carl, this challenge will be continued in future years.  There are a few rules that you need to keep in mind:

1). You must have been a member of our guild as of July 1, 2019.

2).  Your quilt must have been constructed

after January 1, 2015.

3).  Your quilt cannot have won awards at 

any national quilt show such as AQS or Houston.

4).  Your quilt can be any type construction, and any size, so long as no one side is exceeding 115 inches. 

5).  Your quilt cannot have items or embellishments that extend over 3/4” above the surface of the quilt and your quilt cannot require special handling or special hanging. 

During the Ashe Quilt Fair, voting on the invitational quilts will be by “viewer’s choice” for those attending the show. Ribbons and small cash prizes will be awarded. We can decide how to spend that money after we win 1st place at the show!!!😄😄 

So please please bring your exceptionally beautiful quilts to our next meeting!!! If you have any questions about any of this you can email, call or text me at 704-351-7565. If for any reason you cannot attend our meeting next week and you would like to have your quilt considered for this honor, please arrange to get your quilt to a member who plans to attend or call me and I will meet you to pick up your quilt. 

Thanks everyone!! I am really looking forward to seeing all of your quilts!!



As far as Education news here we go.

We had 2 good classes in February and March.

For April there has been very little response to a guild retreat, 5 per week as of today.  So I'm going to propose a field trip instead to King museum in Abingdon, Va., is having international quilt showing through May.  Check out the web site below: 

So will see what kind of response we get at our next meeting.

During a recent trip to Melborne, Fl., I was able to stop by and see Lynda & Robert

Carver for a short visit last Sunday.  She said to tell everyone hello and that she misses all of the guild members.  They are still in the settling in stage of their move and still have not had time to set up her new sewing room.  They have a lovely home and were able to enjoy the swimming pool for a few months.

Ann Joyce

Quilt Show Update.... Got some exciting things happening that we will want to talk about at the meeting! Remember to get your Challenge Quilt in the works and decide on what quilt you want to enter in the Show. Let me know if you need information on the Challenge Quilt.


Pineapple Fabrics to cancel upcoming Warehouse sale in Apex, NC.  The sale is going forward for online shopping March 19th thru March 22nd.


The QOV program this month was so rewarding! 103 or 104 , depending on which daughter you chatted with, veteran ! Family from NY, NJ, Ga, SC plus were there to celebrate his life!  Our next planned QOV presentation is scheduled for April 19 in Hays, NC...hoping many will be able to attend!  Next QOV workday will be April 3 at the Presbyterian church at 10! As usually there will be many projects to work on!!...and chocolate!

 Barbara & Carolyn

   2020 Small Quilt Challenge Application

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