ALLEGHANY QUILTERS GUILD
Volume 23   Issue 5
November 2018

November President’s Corner


   I got my first “gold” medal Saturday,  September 29th.  No, it was not for an exquisite quilt, nor for athletic achievement, nor the biggest pumpkin grown in NC.  Rather it was for reaching the ripe old age of 72 and returning to Guilford college for my 50th class reunion.  Happily, my elder daughter came from Mississippi to celebrate her 20th reunion.  Four of her classmates were our houseguests and continue the beautiful patchwork of Guilford traditions of lifelong friendships.

     Like unusual fabrics and “weird” colors, unusual classmates turn out to be amazing assets to the quilt that is society.  The 6 foot three   deep-voiced macho “yankee” choir member loved being a special education teacher and minister.  The slim fair English major—still slim and fair—bakes elaborate wedding cakes in her retirement.  The beautiful blonde cheerleader is STILL VERY beautiful and blonde.  Alas, I found no quilters among my classmates but our patchwork of service careers and lasting friendships are a work of art.  

 Thankfully quilting, 

 Mary

 



HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN NOVEMBER


        1 - Mary Kelley

             22 - Betty Boyer

      24 - Laura Davis

             29 - Janey Jones                      

            



 

OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS


President - Mary Allen                 Vice-President - Barbara Moncrief

Secretary - Jean Stevens   Apr-Oct                 Treasurer -  Beth Sproul   Apr- Oct

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

Historian -  

                                                  Library - Nancy Morrell May - Nov.

Membership - Adrienne Sherrow         Newsletter - Ann Joyce

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

                                                Beth Sproul

Publicity - Lorae Lewchalermwong Raffle Quilt Production -  Beth Sproul

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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October 2018 Minutes

The Oct. 25 meeting of the AQG was called to order by President Mary Allen at 1:40 pm. There were 18 members present with no guests. The minutes of the Sept. meeting were approved after the following corrections/additions: Motions listed in the minutes were made and seconded by Nancy K & Lorae. The correct charge for classes for members is $15.

Treasurers Report was approved as in newsletter. Beth noted that a $400 check had been sent to Hurricane Florence Relief Fund as voted on at the Sept. meeting.

Sunshine - Anne Mc. reported sending 2 condolences cards and asked about sending birthday cards to members. It was agreed that she should do so. Thank you Anne !

Education - Beth reported for Nancy K who was out of town. The November class will be Nov. 13th at the Library - to be taught by Beth. The technique being taught Cathedral Windows and she will be teaching how to make it both by hand and by machine. Barbara reported on the October class which was for the Blue Ridge Read book Refuge - it was a Friendship Quilt block, 11 signed up with 8 attending - 4 members & 4 community people. Barbara is making a quilt from donated blocks to be given to a domestic assault group.

Quilts of Valor - Barbara shared details regarding the presentation to be held Nov. 10th at the Historic Courthouse in Wytheville at 2 pm. There will be 11 or 12 quilts presented. Lorae asked for members to help with refreshments - cookies, fruit, etc. to be dropped off by 1. There will be another presentation on Nov. 18 in Boonville. The next QOV work day will be Friday, Nov. 2 at the Pottery Place at 10:00 am.

2019 Raffle Quilt Production - Beth reported that a pattern has been selected from one of our older books - has large geese flying across the sky and then small "flying geese" across the bottom - trees will be added at the bottom. Most of the materials are purchased, Anne Rost & Carl helped select the fabrics and have done samples of the large geese.  More work days will be scheduled in the future so everyone can participate. 

2018 Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales - Jean once again thanked everyone for their help at the various events and reminded everyone that tickets can be sold till Dec. 1 . Current balance after money received today is $ 1,590. Any additional money should be given to Beth or Lynn Mc. Jean also reminded everyone that the drawing for the Quilt will be at the Sparta Arts & Craft Show Dec. 1st at the Fairgrounds. All entry stubs need to be turned in by 10 am that day to be in the drawing. Mary thanked Jean (and Carl) for chairing the Ticket Sales for the past 6 years, then pointed out that a new chairman or even better, co-chairmen, are needed to take over the tickets for next year. She (Mary) will be willing to co-chair - please let her know if you are interested. Lynn Mc. is in charge of getting new tickets printed by June 1, 2019.

Library - Nancy Morrel & Velma are co-chairing this year - they have been reviewing its contents and will be culling out-dated materials and bring items to the meeting each month. For that reason, a request was made to purchase a rolling cart to move materials and could also be used for the Quilt Show. Velma also requested that we renew the AQS magazine subscription. She also pointed out the money in the budget had not been used for at least 2 yrs. Anne Mc. moved & Lynn Mc seconded a motion to approve these expenditures. Members voted to approve. A suggestion was also made that the Alleghany Library should be contacted regarding various books we cannot use or store.


Old Business:

November meeting date - it was agreed to have the Nov. meeting on Nov. 15th at 1:30 pm. The Alleghany County Sherriff will be presenting a program on Security Issues for Seniors.

2019 Quilt Show - discussion was held regarding dates, possible changes etc. It was agreed that the dates, if held, should be the 2nd Friday & Saturday of July - which will be the 12th & 13th in 2019. After a discussion as to whether we might skip a year and go to an every other year, a motion was made by Carl, seconded by Lorae, to not have a Quilt Show 2019. A vote was held and that motion failed to pass. Further talk ensued and one major idea was that entries by non-members by limited and possibly charging fee. Ann Rost volunteered to be chairman, so Barbara made motion, seconded by Anne Mc., that the Quilt Show be held July 12 & 13, 2019. Ann Joyce volunteered to help chair with Anne Rost. Mary will notify the County to reserve the Black Building and the Chamber for their calendar.

Budget - Lorae motioned, with Lynn Mc second, that the budget be approved as printed in the newsletter with an increase in Library to $75. Motion passed. The CD (Certificate of Deposit) renews yearly in June - current balance is near $ 4,000. A committee formed last month will be investigating possible uses for some of these funds. Please tell them of any suggestions you may have.

Christmas Meeting - a new date is always required and a location for what has traditionally been a luncheon (held at High Meadows in recent years). Anne Mc. presented idea for having it at the Turkey Knob Community Center with the catered meal at an approx. cost of $25. Barbara motioned, Lorae seconded, that we have it Dec. 13th at the location & meal proposed by Anne Mc. and members passed the motion. Mary reminded everyone to take material for a Christmas Block for the drawing at the Dec. meeting.

Coming Events : Ann Joyce shared info regarding the Forsyth Quilt Show Nov. 2 & 3 in Winston-Salem.

SPARTA CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW - Dec. 1st - Guild has a table - items needed to sell. Also sell tickets for the Raffle Quilt and drawing for winner in afternoon. Nancy K. is in charge of setting up and will be needing items at the Nov. meeting. Set-up will be on Friday afternoon - more details at Nov. meeting. Volunteers will be needed to man table - currently have Lynn Mc., Janey J. in am, Beth & Anne R. in afternoon.

Meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m. 

Show & Tell-items were shared by Mary, Nancy M., Betty B., Janey J., and Lynn Mc. - Great job everyone !


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PILLOWCASES...”Gunny Claus Project”... we more than doubled our goal as to how many pillowcases we would make! We have well over 200 to give for the cause! Some of the Marines and the Sparta newspaper will be at our November meeting at 3:30 as we give the pillowcases to the Marines.  If you helped with the project please plan to stay a few minutes after our meeting.    Barbara


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QOV program will be November 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the 1908 Courthouse in Independence!  Looking forward to seeing everyone there as we all honor our Veterans! The program has been a group effort...thanks to all!  QOV will not meet in December so be coming up with new ideas for quilts as we will meet at the Presbyterian Church in January. 
Barbara, Carolyn & Beth


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Beth will be teaching hand sewn and machine sewn cathedral window technique.

Class is Tuesday, November 13, at the Sparta Library beginning at 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Supplies: all supplies you need for hand and machine sewing. Iron and pad is needed. Cutting tools if material is not precut.

Background material squares: several of size square you choose to make: 12"  down to size 6” will work.

Window material any color or patterns you wish. Cut into squares: 12” inch square will use 3 1/4 square for window; 10 inch square will use a 2 3/4 inch window square; 9 inch square will use a 2 1/2 inch window square; 8 inch square will use a 2 1/4 inch window square and 6 inch square will a 1 1/2 inch window square.

Cost is $15.00 for members & $20.00 for non-members.


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Nancy needs your items for sale for the guild's booth at the Choose & Cut to be held on December 1 at the Black Building.  Please bring your items to the November meeting or get in touch with Nancy for other delivery times.  


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During some of the down time I have had this summer & fall, I have been going through some of my quilting & sewing magazines and have found "sew many tips" to share with you.  I am going to start a Monthly Tip column.  Hope you enjoy and find a use for some of them!     Ann Joyce

Swimming Pool Noodles

This tip was sent in by Penney Casey from Middletown, De.

I roll fabric, blocks, and small projects around swimming pool noodles to transport items to workshops, classes, and even show & tell.  They are also great for storing completed seasonal small quilts so they don't get creased and wrinkled.  The noodles can be easily cut to whatever size you need.  If using for storage, you may want to cover the noodle with muslin or acid-free tissue paper.