ALLEGHANY QUILTERS GUILD
Volume 21   Issue 12 
June  2017 

 June's President's Corner

   Well, June is here.  The month of new beginnings.  Those new beginnings bring cycles of routines.  Those routines bring structure.  That structure brings expectations.  Those expectations bring actions.  Those actions bring results.  And those results bring new beginnings. Those beginnings bring cycles.  So it goes.  As my tenure as President of the Alleghany Quilters Guild comes to a close, I would like to thank everyone for the support you have given me these past two years. I am proud to have served as your President.  When I accepted the position, I worried that I would not be able to fulfill all the expectations of the position.  As time went on, I realized those expectations were mine and not necessarily those of the Guild.  When one accepts a position of leadership there is an understanding that expectations are individual perceptions founded upon actions that have preceded them.   Actions that are based upon structured routines that have been established from the beginning of the Guild.  For me, the interpretation of the Guilds actions come from the established by-laws.   These by-laws established a routine that had been set by the Guild years ago. The routine changes some, but the structure remains.  This is one reason the Alleghany Quilters Guild has been around so long, but not the main reason.  The main reason we have remained for so long is our membership and the friendships of our members.  As your President, I have thoroughly enjoyed those friendships.  I appreciate people helping anyway they can and always enjoy the things we do.   I feel we have accomplished a lot these past two years and now I am eager to step back and help the next person take the lead.  As we head into another summer, let’s begin with new beginnings, old friendships encouraging new friendships, and lots of actions bringing delighted results.  

Hope to see all of you at our June luncheon.  Call Nancy Kish for reservations. 


Janey



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN  JUNE

9 - Jim Peterson

15 - Lois Edwards

26 - Ruthanne Sawyer      

         

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Minutes for May meeting:


Janey Jones called the meeting to order.  We welcomed Carole Booth and Susan Doss back after being out for a few months.  The 2017 Raffle Quilt was the first item for Show & Tell.  Jean has tickets for this year's Raffle Quilt and Janey asked for ideas for 2018 Raffle Quilt.  


Barbara Moncrief had soy dyed pieces of fabric along with some silk screened pieces she had done at the NC Quilt Symposium.  She also had a block from Wed. class-No Sewing Till You Quilt It.


She also had a Grandmother's Garden which she had quilted by Jim Peterson.  Every flower was different & hand made.  Susan Doss had made a cover for Featherweight with the emblem and dates.  Alicia Stephens had a wall hanging withBird Appliqués, all paper pieced and fusible appliqué.  Betty Boyer had a block from the New York Beauty class.

  

Eileen had a hand quilted quilt out of Asian Prints.  Jim & Gaye Peterson had an antique quilt made from hand quilted blocks from the 30's or 40's.  Jim had a QOV that he had quilted for us and wanted to advise us that the backing needs to be on grain.  Jim Peterson also did an excellent demo for what is needed to be done to get our quilts ready for the Longarmer.  Be sure to have an extra 4 " on each side of  the backing & batting so that the quilt can be loaded onto the longarm machine.


 The minutes from April Meeting was approved after changes made.  Treasurer's report was approved.


Officers for next year are as follows:  President - Mary Allen, Vice-President - Barbara Moncrief,

Secretary - July - October Jean Stevens   November - June  Lynda Carver., Treasurer - Nancy Kish.  They will take office in July.


The June Luncheon will be held June 22 at the Piney Creek Community Center at 1:00 pm.  


The cost for members is $10.00 and 20.00 for members.  We must have a minimum of 30 plates and we need confirmation of number attending by June 9th for the Dirty Fingers Garden Club.  RSVP to Nancy Kish.  Menu - Chicken, Vegetables, Fruit Salad & Asparagus Spears.  We have invited Nanette Berkely and Bonnie Hunter as our guests.


Quilt Show - Banners have been updated.  Ribbons have been ordered - 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each category and for Long Armers, 1 for Best of Show & Viewer's Choice .  Ballots have been changed to be all day Friday and stop at noon on Saturday.  This will give time to put ribbons on quilts and for pictures to be taken.


Sign-up sheets for needed jobs being passed around.  Monday - we will get keys, Tues.- clean up building, Wed. Take -in from 9 - 12.  Start hanging quilts.


Thursday - Finish Hanging quilts and arranging decorations.  Bed Hanging will be done again this year.  No more than 2 per member.  There will be 7 Vendor Awards for $20.00 Certificates to be spent at the vendor booths.


Featured Artist this year will be Ruthanne Sawyer.


Jean thanked everyone who helped with the Raffle Quilt and sheets were passed around to sign up to help sell tickets at various locations.  A proposal to buy a new tent to use for sale locations was approved.


July has been declared the Month of Quilting at the Library.  They will display items associated with quilting and small quilts in the showcase.


We are making plans to be in the Fourth of July Parade again this year.  Judy Thew volunteered

to be in charge of this.  Ann Joyce had  Quilt Show Applications.


Carl Stevens will be in charge of getting quilts in the windows of local businesses.

Our next class will be a Placemat class with Nanette on June 21st.


QOV - Carolyn Patton has a tracking sheet for the QOV quilts so we will know how many we have completed, what stage of completion.  Next QOV workshop will be Fri., June 16th at 10:00am at The Pottery Shop.  QOV will be presenting returning soldiers in Fayetteville.  We do not know the date at this time. 


Ashe County Piecemakers are having a quilt show at Westwood Elementary on July 21 & 22, 10-6 on Friday & 10-4 on Saturday.  It is located at 4083 US221, West Jefferson, NC.

2018 Symposium is to be held in Asheville May 31-June 3.  


Carole Booth inquired about the guild wanting to pay for membership to AQS.  

Tentative meeting June 15 for Appliqué Group.


Submitted by Ann Joyce



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OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS


President - Janey Jones Vice-President - Barbara Moncrief

Secretary - Ann Joyce          Treasurer - Nancy Kish


Historian -  Jean Stevens      Library - Carole Booth

Membership - Adrienne Sherrow Newsletter - Ann Joyce

Education Program - Lynn McClary Quilts of Valor - Carolyn Patton, Barbara Moncrief,

                                   Beth Sproul

Publicity - Lorae Lewchalermwong Raffle Quilt Production -  Janey Jones

Raffle Quilt Sales - Jean Stevens Outreach - Lois Edwards

Sunshine - Maureen Cote Quilt Show - Nancy Kish, Lorae Lewchalermwong

Calling - Barbara Moncrief, Nancy Kish

Quilts at WCC - Barbara Moncrief


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Adrienne will be collecting dues starting in June at the luncheon.  The deadline will be at the August meeting.  Dues are $65 & Over $20.00.    Under 65 $25.00    Spouses that join, each will pay $10.00.  If you can't make it to the meetings send to Adrienne Sherrow, P. O. Box 608,

West Jefferson, NC  28694.


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If you are planning on having your quilt in the bed turning at the quilt show, Mary Allen will need your stories by the June meeting.

 

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The QOV group will meet at The Pottery Place at 10:00 on Friday, June 16. Some of us are going to The Homeplace for lunch to try it out. The Studio Tour begins in Sparta that day through the weekend. Tina has requested that we unload "our gear" and then park at the further end of The Homeplace parking lot.


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This is a note about our June class- the one on placemats on June 21, 10:00-4:00, at   Alleghany Public Library.We only have 6 people so far and it would be really nice if we could have at least 5 or 6 more. If you did not sign up at our meeting, please consider doing so and let me know ASAP.  The following is the supply list from Nannette:


 TUCK, TWIST and TURN PLACEMATS

 

MATERIALS LIST for FOUR PLACEMATS 

1/4 yard each of 6 different prints

2/3 yard of a coordinating binding fabric

2/3 yard of a feature print for the centers

Four fat quarters or one yard of backing fabric

Four 18" x  21" pieces of thin batting of your choice (I will bring a bolt of thin Pellon batting with me)

Thread in colors to match fabrics (variegated threads are great for this project)

 

Sewing machine (straight sew fine)

Rotary cutter, ruler and mat  (1" x 12" minimum size of ruler)

Chalk or water-soluble marker  

 

Any other basic sewing supplies you like around (extra needles, scissors, etc.


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Appliqué Block of the Month Group will be on Thursday, June 15th at 1:00 till 3:30 at the Library.


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RAFFLE/FUNDRAISING QUILT TICKET SALES  - Oh What a beautiful quilt we have this year !

 Listed below are the various events/venues where we will sell tickets  and who has signed up to help. I will have the sign-up sheets again at the June meeting - looks like a very busy July with plenty of opportunities to sell tickets. Look at your calendars & consider signing up to help.

Alleghany Farmers Market -  Aug. 12 - Betty Boyer, Mary Kelley

4th of July Celebration - Independence - July 4th 9 -1 - need volunteers/ Mary Kelley & Jo seagle have volunteered but we need additional people to do it.

Alleghany Fiddlers Convention - July 21 -5-8  - need volunteers Mary Kelley 

Sat. night = 22 , 5-8  Judy Thew & Jo Seagle

Art in The Park (formerly Blue Ridge Craft Show) - July 22nd 10 - 6

Morning - Nancy Kish, Mary Allan & Lorae        Afternoon - Judy Thew, Mary Kelley

Guild Quilt Show - July 28 & 29 , (9-4) Mary A., Lynda C., Susan Doss, Lynn Mc,             Maureen, Mary K

Independence Farmers Mkt - Fiber Day - Aug. 4   Barbara M., Mary K.

Mathews Farm - Sept 9  Alicia Stephens

Stone Mountain Old-Fashioned Day - Sept. 9 - Maureen, Nancy K., Janey J.

Mtn Heritage Festival - Sept. 16th - 9-4  Judy T.

Wine Festival - Oct. 1st 11-4  Jo S., Judy T., Maureen C.

  Christmas Craft Show - Dec. 2nd  *** Final sales day & drawing of winning ticket !

                Nancy K., Janey J., Barbara M., Lorae, Maureen

MEMBER TICKET SALES - We also count on members to sell tickets on their own and once again, there will be a prize for the member who sells the most - I would like to call it the "Georgia Cox" award since she was the ultimate sales person, winning the prize for many years. I will have picture/ticket packets for everyone at the luncheon.