ALLEGHANY QUILTERS GUILD
Volume 23   Issue 11                                                              May 2019



May President’s Corner

 

 Remember the song from Camelot,  "It's May,  It's May.  The lusty month of May.  That lovely month when everyone goes bilssfully astray."  To bring it down a notch for a quilter, that May mean putting wonkey borders on wonkey blocks in a wonkey quilt.  Since it's May the blocks would likely include green and purple flowers or some "ugly" combination.  

     Perhaps May is the time to indulge your quilt fantasy...outside the "lines."  Make something with unlikely colors and bizarre shapes.  Quilters are inventive.. to put it mildly.  Hats off to our creativity!

     From Helen Kelley in Quilters' Newsletter Magazine in 1992:

       "What in heaven's name are you doing with molasses" my friend asked.

   "I'm making a chocolate-sauce quilt," I explained.  "I've dripped molasses over the top of an inverted cup so that I can watch it drip down the sides.  I want to see what a gooey drip looks like.  I want to see if it runs down the side in a straight stream or if it wanders.  "What was it you wanted?"  "Oh!" said my friend.  "Never mind, dear. You go back to your molasses."  She was not a quilter.  She didn't understand that I was getting ready to stitch chocolate sauce and that I needed to see how sauce behaves.  I suppose there are things that you and I do that the rest of the world simply does not understand.  It moves along in its pleasantly groomed, well-behaved manner.  I will admit that I do not approach life as most of my neighbors do.  Don't we get caught up in the enthusiasm of our quilting?  Don't  we approach our work with unique eyes?  We are after all, doing creative work.  We are creative people!! '

  Hope to see your innovations at a show and tell soon!


  Mary

                                                                                                                                 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN MAY


  7 - Jann Boggs

28 - Jean Stevens

                     






OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS


President - Mary Allen                                   Vice-President - Barbara Moncrief

Secretary - Jean Stevens   Apr-Oct                 Treasurer - 

         Anne McDonald  Nov. -Mar.          Lynn McClary Nov - Mar

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 -  

Raffle Quilt Sales -                                      Outreach - Lois Edwards, Marie Pruitt

Sunshine -    Anne McDonald        Quilt Show - Anne Rost, Ann Joyce

Calling - Barbara Moncrief, Nancy Kish

Quilts at WCC - Barbara Moncrief



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Minutes of the regular meeting of the Alleghany Quilters’ Guild held on April 25, 2019 at the Presbyterian Church in Sparta, NC.


The meeting was called to order by President Mary Allen at 1:35pm. There were 17 members present. There were no visitors. It was good to see Sarah Massey back with us, after having surgery.

Mary thanked Janey Jones and the Presbyterian Church for the use of the Church for the meeting. Janey noted that we have Church approval to meet at the Church provided there is nothing else on their calendar.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been distributed. There was one correction – Lynda Carver’s name had been incorrectly spelled. The motion to accept the minutes as sent, with the correction, was made by Janey Jones and seconded by Anne Rost.

In the unavoidable absence of Treasurer Lynn McClary, there was no Treasurer’s report. The guild had been charged for the printing of the 2000 raffle tickets which are now ready.

The fee for the 2019 Christmas craft Show has been paid.

Mary Allen broached the subject of having shirts with the guild logo available for members. Lynn would bring a sample to the May meeting.

A Nominating Committee needs to be formed to research and then present a slate of potential officers to lead the guild through the next year. Volunteers for this committee were Ann Joyce, Janey Jones, Nancy Kish and Ashley Jurney. The nominees are needed by the May meeting and will be welcomed at the annual Luncheon on June 27. 

Nancy Kish reported on her findings for this luncheon including possible menu options. Members discussed these and decided that the luncheon will take place at Old Beau. Attendees should arrive at 12:30  for lunch from 1:00 to 3:30pm.

Barbara Moncrief reported on Quilts of Valor activity. The next work day will be on May 10 at The Pottery Place. Members were reminded that the QOV Annual Conference will take place in Grand Rapids  from August 18-20 this year.

There will be a QOV booth at the Blue Ridge Fiber Fest. A sign up sheet was circulated for volunteers to work the booth.

A quilt had been presented to a veteran in Yadkinville whose family members from out of state were with him for the presentation.

Barbara and Carolyn Patton had traveled to Pineapple Quilts for a purchasing trip. They were kindly received. The next sale at that very worthwhile business will take place June 20-22.

Velma Blevins, Librarian reported that books were going out and being returned and that there will be more books available soon.

Anne Rost showed the completed raffle quilt top. Members’ reaction was very positive.

Mary reminded members that volunteers are needed for raffle quilt ticket sales at the Fiber Fest and that a chairman for this committee is still needed.

Nancy Kish spoke on the upcoming Education program. A road trip to Greensboro has been arranged to two good quilt stores on May 14.  The Alleghany in Motion bus has been reserved. The cost will be $10 per person. The bus will depart the far end of the parking lot at Food Lion, Sparta at 8:30am. On June 11 and 12, Carl Stevens will give classes on paper piecing. Carl will have kits for the class.

Anne McDonald reported on Sunshine cards that had been sent and thanked members for any updates on members who might appreciate a card.

As regards the guild annual Show, July 12 and 13, Ann Joyce informed the meeting that there is a dire need for helpers and Committee chair persons as well as helpers. She explained that there will be only three ribbons awarded – Best in Show, 2nd runner up and 3rd runner up. The ballots will have only three choices for voters. Ann also mentioned that Pink Folder Chairpersons are needed.

There was a call for items for the consignment feature.

Publicity – i.e. signs, posters and banners, is in hand.

There will be a charge of $5.00 per quilt for non-members. No late entries will be accepted.

Intake will be on Tuesday July 9. We will already have the keys to the building and on Wednesday July 10, laying down of the poles will take place. More details on intake will be forthcoming.  The hall will need to be clean before hanging can take place on Wednesday July 10th. For this, there is a need for men please!  On Thursday 11th, finishing touches will be made followed  by the regular July meeting in the afternoon.

There will be a Challenge for members – entries must be in black and white with only one other color. Dimensions must be no smaller than 12” square and no larger than 28” square.

At the May meeting, a date will be set to go through existing quilt show supplies before moving these to Barbara Moncrief’s home.

Anne Rost reported that the CD committee will meet in May to discuss the Guild’s CD which matures in June.

In Old business, the parkway quilt was displayed. The first step of the binding was completed by Betty Boyer. Nancy Kish and Anne McDonald will complete the hand sewing of the binding. Janey volunteered to make the label.

Mary spoke of two upcoming events – the NC Symposium at Lake Juanaluska May 2 - 5 and the Heart of the triad Quilt Show (Kernersville Guild) May 3-4, Winston fairgrounds.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:50pm and was followed by Show and Tell. Beautiful work was shared by Jann Boggs, Velma Blevins, Anne Rost, Betty Boyer, Mary Allen, Nancy Kish, Ashley Jurney and Barbara Moncrief.

Respectfully submitted,

Anne McDonald.



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May 14th= Road trip to Greensboro we will leave Sparta at 8:30 , board a bus from AIM at the Food Lion parking lot near the jewelry store by 8:15 and head down to visit 2 quilt shops in Greensboro (still have 2 spots open) $10 each bring a lunch and a drink . Weather permitting we will have lunch at the Guilford Military Park.



June 11th and 12th Carl Stevens will be teaching paper piecing. Tuesday class is full and we have 3 openings for the Wednesday class.


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The following is a list of the Chairpersons that are needed for the 2019 Quilt Show.  

Quilt Show Chairpersons - Anne Rost & Ann Joyce

Featured Artist Chairperson - Usually the Featured Artist from the past two years decide on the Featured Artist for this year.

Registration Chairperson - Ann Joyce

Setup Chairperson - Janey Jones,  Anne McDonald

Takedown Chairperson- Betty Boyer

Counter Chairperson - Ruthanne  Sawyer, Marie Kivett, Anne McDonald

Vendor Chairperson - Carl Stevens -  He already has vendors for the show.

Signs & Banners Chairperson - Nancy Kish

Decorations Chairperson - Susan Doss

Poster Chairperson - Lorae

Publicity Chairperson - Jann Boggs (fliers), Lori McDonald (Facebook publicity)

White Gloves Ladies/Floaters Chairperson

Greeter Chairperson - Jann Boggs

Bed Turning Chairperson - Barbara Moncrief & Nancy Kish

Ribbons & Insurance 

Hospitality - Lynn McClary

Quilt Challenge Chairperson

Consignment Chairperson - Velma Blevins


If you are interested in any of these positions, please let Ann Joyce, gypsyquilter.ann @aol.com or Anne Rost bkslady@outlook.com know.  


Thanks for your help in making the 2019 Quilt Show one of the best in the area.


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Our Small Quilt Challenge for this year is to make a small quilt no larger than 28" any given side and no less than 12" using Black, White and One Color. Quilts can be any shape, including square, round, rectangular, octagon or hexagon. Any quilting method is acceptable.  All quilts should have a label.   There will be a separate entry form which will be available at the May meeting.


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QOV workday in May was a lot of seam  ripper use plus many accomplishments!!  June 9 will be a presentation of a QOV in the Blowing Rock area..if you can join us let us know by the meeting. June we will meet on June 14 at Tina’s shop! Bring your lunch and we will sit out on the porch!  FIBER FEST IS JUNE 7&8...sign up to help sew bindings on and chat about QOV!  There will be a sign  up sheet at the meeting.  There will be a Pineapple Fabrics sale on June 20, 21,and 22...if you are interested in the road trip let Carolyn or I know...we leave by 7:30 a.m. and are planning Thursday or Friday as the day!
Barbara & Carolyn


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The May 23 Guild Meeting will be back at the Sr. Center.  Karon Edwards tells me we can meet there through November.  The new center will have space for the Guild and our library cabinet.  Mary


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