ALLEGHANY QUILTERS GUILD
Volume 24   Issue 11                                                           May 2020

President's Corner


The stay at home orders related to the Corona Virus Pandemic are starting to be slowly lifted.  Although most thoughts are focused on the excitement of being able to go out and about, there’s also thoughts of how safe is it to return to what we consider the norm.  I hope everyone is safe in returning to their pre-Corona daily routines but also remembering to continue with the guidelines for when interacting with others.  So let’s start getting out, seeing friends and loved ones while staying safe. 


Here’s to wishing you with tons of quilting ideas and opportunities to try new techniques and patterns.   I look forward to seeing all the beautiful projects that have been made during this Pandemic.  Hope to see everyone soon.  


Anne Rost

 



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN MAY 


    7 - JANN BOGGS

    12 - JEFF MILLER

  28 - JEAN STEVENS                            

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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


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Minutes - No meeting in April.


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QOV:


QOV continues to be on “stay at home” status!  Please, if you have time and a desire begin making a QOV and we will be more prepared for our program come Veteran’s Day, if we can safely have the presentation of quilts... As for myself, I continue to think I’ll get on a QOV or one of a couple personal projects, but, then I get a call for more masks from the county emergency manager or someplace else (several Grayson County gals have been helping with the Medical Manager’s requests)..so right now my time is filled with mask making and squeezing in gardening, reading, knitting “corvid 19” socks, and eating healthy cooking...oh did I say exercising?!  During these times exercising, eating healthy, meditation time and wearing a mask if one goes out are being good to oneself! I do look forward to when we can gather  together, but until...Barbara Moncrief

 

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Education:


There are quite a few websites for quilters : 


Pat Sloan has a weekly class site and did a zoom class yesterday  ,allpeople quilt  is also a good one . Bonnie Hunter has an occasional live feed and then there's the PBS quilt shows on Thursday afternoon from 3-5. 

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Mask Making Update

    We are still collecting masks on the porch at The Pottery Place.  Mary Emma Beres continues to pick up on Wednesday from the AQG bin to distribute to Alleghany and Hugh Chatham healthcare workers, most of which go to ER non-respiratory patients.  They are thankful for them and I want to extend a thank-you to those that have contributed.  I have been getting the ones from the community bin and distributing.  CARES received the last I got from there, but they have since gotten “bought” masks.  People are adjusting.  The box I put at Food Lion has disappeared.  I guess when it emptied, they disposed of it.  I did not ask last time I was there, as I go in and rush out.  Barbara has been supplying masks in Grayson County.  I think she is still making.  Please stay safe until we meet again!! Happy sewing!!!  Janey Jones


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No Meeting in May as North Carolina & Virginia citizens have  STAY AT HOME orders from the governors.  Everyone stay safe!


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Jean Mischke has had more difficult times with her “new” hip....she is in the Hillsville Rehab Center 222 Fulcher Street Hillsville, Va 24343. I had a lovely visit with her Monday via telephone while she was still in the hospital in Roanoke (I think it was there) and she still has her infectious laugh & spirit, but... Hope everyone will take time to send her a card.    Also would like everyone to know I had an uplifting note from one of the recipients of a QOV at our last program at the 1908...Steve said, if he gets to the Farmers Market this summer he wants you to tell him you are part of the QOV....I will share the letter when we can gather! Right now stay home, wear a mask when out & eat healthy!  Barbara Moncrief