ALLEGHANY QUILTERS GUILD
Volume 25   Issue 9                                                                         March  2021

PRESIDENT'S  CORNER




Spring is now upon us, bringing new beginnings.  Now that the gloomy winter weather is getting behind us hopefully we are facing brighter days.  As these brighter days approach we are provided plenty of light and longer days to aid in our quilting endeavors.  March is National Quilting Month!  Now is the time to act like Spring and bring new beginnings and styles to our quilting.  It’s time to take new classes, move out of our comfort zone while we bring new quilting techniques and ideas to add to our quilting knowledge.  I can’t wait to see what new projects arise from a fresh perspective. 


Anne Rost




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MARCH BIRTHDAYS


13 - Kathie Shutt

    22 - Carla Collins

    31 - Marie Kivett                      

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                                                      OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS

President - Anne Rost           Vice-President - Lorae Lewchalermwong

Secretary - Nancy Kish                         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 -    Ann Joyce              Quilt Show - Jann Boggs


Calling - Barbara Moncrief, Nancy Kish

Quilts at WCC - Barbara Moncrief


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Zoom Call February 25, 2021


Meeting was called by Lourae L.

10 members were present online for the Zoom meeting.


Old business;

renewal dues for QOV should be sent to Carolyn Patton

Guild dues can be mailed to Lunn McClary via the PO Box 1808,Sparta 28675

New Business;

The Chamber of Commerce contacted Anne R about a quilt show in June or July.

The idea of showcasing some of our quilts in various business windows . Follow up discussion was lively and most were in favor of some sort of showcase. 

Perhaps the CC could make it walking map of locations and award a Gift Certificate to visitors who filled out a site map . Discussion will continue and Anne will update us .

Barbara requesting more scrappy blocks for QOV 10 1/2" squares.

Nancy will contact both the Library and Wellness center for possible drop off.._pick up sites for members pass along items.

Discussion on possible work day for clean out of Guild stash (currently in Barbara's basement)


Future of the Guild???  When ,where ,how to proceed in 2021.  As more members return and or join in discussion some decisions must be made .Members who have copies of by laws could you please share with those that don’t have them>?? Any ideas please share with Anne R and Lorae.

Next Zoom meeting will be March 25th at 1;30

submitted by

Nancy Kish


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Ladies – Have you had your MAMOGRAM yet ??

You may recall at the October meeting, I talked about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the need for us all to have our annual Mammogram. I brought the “Breast Cancer Quilt”, made up of squares designed and made by members of the Guild about 20 years ago.  I had seen the Quilt at various times over the years but had not really paid much attention to the stories behind it. But for some reason, this year I felt the need to get the story of the Quilt Squares, etc. from Jo Seagle and bring it to the meeting for “Show and Tell”.

Unfortunately, I learned the reason I felt the need for doing all this, when during my mammogram/sonagram in mid-December and subsequent biopsy, I learned I had Stage 1 Breast Cancer. Guess my inner voice was trying to tell me something!

Fortunately, I had made & kept that appointment for the mammo, etc.; not putting it off for a few months or so, like many of us do. The Doctors assure me that it was caught early, small and it was removed during a lumpectomy mid-January, However, I do need chemo ( 3 down, 5 more to go) and then radiation due to type (HER2-). Again, Doctors say after that I should be completely healed. 

So, I probably won’t be back to Alleghany till late July or August and I’ll have very little hair, BUT that’s a small price to pay if I have my health restored. I’m sharing this story to make sure EVERYONE makes that appointment and gets their mammogram, etc. And to those of you who have been through similar situations, I now understand the pain & suffering you may have experienced and applaud your courage,

 Early detection makes a difference ! Take care & Stay Safe – Jean Stevens




QOV continues to hope folks are making crazy quilt blocks at home or doing a bit of other QOV quilting!  Anne McDonald has another quilt to stitch binding on & I picked up 2 from her today! Carolyn & I will be picking up a QOV from Gloria next week...she is so fast getting her long arm quilting done!!  Hoping all are enjoying quilting in all kinds of ways!!

 Barbara