ALLEGHANY QUILTERS GUILD
Volume 22   Issue 3
September  2017 

                        

                                                   September President's Corner

 The garden harvest is gathered in and put by.  Now we can plan those winter projects to keep us productive during the chilly gray days after the fall festival season.  This month we have been saddened by the many natural disasters which have devastated our fellow Americans.  Our prayers are with those who have endured great loss and those who have given so much kindness
to help others.
   

 What a lovely newspaper article and photo about our Quilts of Valor group.  Carolyn Patton, Beth Sproul and Barbara Moncrief went all the way to Ft. Bragg to present some of our guild's quilts and see the delight on the veteran's faces at their celebration.  What an outstanding job of putting
Alleghany Quilters on the map yet again.

    Our continuing applique classes and Jean's sweatshirt jacket class are on our calendars.  After those, classes are uncertain since we have no volunteer for the Education Chairperson.     Our guild is a rainbow of different talents, energy and ideas. PLEASE volunteer!  Experienced help is available.  Without volunteers for our EMPTY CHAIRS we will have no classes, no quilt show, no historian and no raffle quilt sales coordinator.  Looks like we will need to "downsize" our activities.  
    I was counting on a class to inspire me to find a  use for my pink and aqua snowman fabric.  Maybe we can have a contest to find the stash fabric none of us can find a use for!!


Mary


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN  SEPTEMBER

4  - Mildred Jones

5  - Alicia Stephens

  6 - Lynn McClary

7 -  Susan Worrell

          20 - Lynn Kaye

          25 - Gaye Peterson

          30 - Martha Adams

      

         

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Minutes - 8/24/17  Senior Center, Sparta

Barbara Moncrief, Vice-President called the meeting to order at 1:30. President Mary A. was on vacation. Barbara welcomed 3 guests - Sidney from Winston-Salem, Jan & Laura from Florida and they all are moving into the area and we invite them to join the Guild. Barbara asked for any additions or corrections to the minutes of the July meeting and there being none, the minutes were approved as printed in the newsletter. Maureen, Sunshine Chm. was welcomed back and she thanked members for all their cards & calls during her recent hospital & recovery stay. RuthAnn Sawyer has had a back operation & members were encouraged to send her a card.

LIBRARY - Lynda Carver noted that she had volunteered for that position although Carol was still listed as chairman. Barbara reminded everyone, especially new members, of the Guild Library located upstairs in the Senior Center.

 HISTORIAN -new person needed since Jean is now Secretary, plus she's only here part of year. Main job is taking pictures at all meetings and events. SOMEONE PLEASE VOLUNTEER.

MEMBERSHIP - Adrienne reported about 17 members had not yet paid their dues and they would no longer recieve the Guild newsletter if they did not pay. ( Numerous people were seen paying at end of meeting)

QUILTS OF VALOR - Carolyn, Beth, & Barbara attended a recent presentation ceremony at Ft. Brag where 31 QOV were presented. Of those 31 quilts, 13 of them were made by Alleghany Quilt Guild members !  Barbara told us how moving the event was and noted they are looking into the possibility of doing a similar presentation in Sparta. We would need names of local vetrans to award the quilts to. The next QOV workday will be Sept. 22nd at the Pottery Place. She also mentioned the Alleghany News was planning an article.

QUILTS AT THE COLLEGE - Barbara reported a quilt form Tina would be up during Sept. The sign-up was following months was passed around. It was noted that there are no size limitations.

TREASURER'S REPORT - approved as corrected after Jean explained that $82 of the check listed in the printed report was returned to the quild . She also mentioned that the total cost for the new quilt plus backdrop was   $ 200. We still have the older, smaller tent and will consider selling it. Also, Jo requested that the Treasurers Report be more detailed with a breakdown of checks & deposits.

RAFFLE QUILT TICKET SALES - Thanks to all who have manned the sales table at the Quilt Show and the Independence Farmer's Market. Next up we have Mathews Farm and then the Mountain Heritage Festival. There is an urgent need for help at the Mtn. Heritage since quite a few of our usual volunteers will not be here for the event. Members were also thanked for selling tickets on their own.

EDUCATION - no new date for the Sweatshirt Class had been set ( will be Oct. 4). A NEW CHAIRMAN is needed - Lynn Mc. will gladly help the new person.

APPLIQUE GROUP- next meeting Sept. 13th, 1 pm at Library. Jo explained group activities & invited everyone to come learn more about making beautiful applique.

QUILT SHOW - Lorae reported on a successful show and thanked all who helped - from beginning to end ! There were no problems except for the parking problems caused by the excessive amount of cars going to the Road Market at the Fairgrounds. As a result the Quilt Show committee recommended considering changing the dates for the Quilt Show to be other than those for the 21 Road Mart. 

OPEN COMMITTEE CHAIRMANS - Barbara emphasized the need for members to step up and volunteer for various chairmanships. The success of the guild really depends on this. We still need people to volunteer in the following areas: Historian, Education, Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales, and Quilt Show. Please let our President - Mary Allen or any other officer if you can help in any of these areas.  ***Alicia Stephens volunteered to chair the Raffle Quilt Production - THANK YOU ALICIA !

BUDGET - copies of the proposed 2017-2018 budget were handed out and everyone were asked to review it and refer discussion to the Sept. meeting which is when it will be voted on.

OLD BUSINESS: Members were reminded of the Mathews Farm Quilt & Fiber Show sept. 9th - everyone is encouraged to attend and also to bring quilts to display.

Stone Mountain - Janey explained we've been asked to have a display for a regional State Park meeting on Oct. 24th, need people quilting,etc. tied to the reproduction quilt our guild did. Velma volunteered to participate. More plans will be discussed next month.

NEW BUSINESS: 

Upcoming Quilt Shows:   Wilkes Quilt Show - Sept. 8 & 9

Ashville Quilt Show - Sept. 29, 30 Oct 1

Cabarrus Quilt & Fiber Show  (Concord) -  Oct. 13 - 14th - may consider "Road Trip"

Alleghany "Community Read" - we have once again been asked to participate and Barbara will be working to coordinate a possible class in early November which would tie in a quilt square, tentively planned for Nov. 3. Possibly do squares which could be turned into a quilt for the Pregnancy Center.

SHOW & TELL: they were wonderful !

Jean - 2  simple Christmas Table Runners - Members encouraged to make for Holiday Craft Show

Barbara - Twisted Placemats from earlier summer Class

Carl - Lonestar  Quilt top made from Jinny Beyer pattern & fabric

 Susan W. - buckets of scraps up front , donated by a friend

Alicia - Cute flamingo wall hanging

Sarah - 2 cute quilts - hearts baby quilt & golf themed quilt for husband

Sharon Billings(new member) - hand-quilted wall hanging

MEETING ADJOURNED at 2:30.                                                                                                                                                                             


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OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS


President - Mary Allen Vice-President - Barbara Moncrief

Secretary - Jean Stevens   &      Treasurer - Nancy Kish

      Lynda Carver

Historian -  Jean Stevens      Library - Lynda Carver

Membership - Adrienne Sherrow Newsletter - Ann Joyce

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

                                   Beth Sproul

Publicity - Lorae Lewchalermwong Raffle Quilt Production -  Alicia Stephens

Raffle Quilt Sales - Jean Stevens Outreach - Lois Edwards

Sunshine - Maureen Cote Quilt Show - 

Calling - Barbara Moncrief, Nancy Kish

Quilts at WCC - Barbara Moncrief

      

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The Quilted Jacket Class taught by our own Jean Stevens will be on Wednesday, October 4, at the Alleghany County Public Library fro 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  You can register for the class by emailing me at jlmcclary@centurylink.net or by phone at 276-773-2499.  You can also sign up at our September meeting on the 28th.  If you want a list of supplies needed before the meeting, let me know and I will get it to you.  The cost is $15.00 for members/$20.00 for nonmembers.  You can pay at the meeting or at the class.

I am so sorry I was not at the meeting last week, but I had to help my husband with our dishwasher repair, which included cleaning up unexpected flooding of the kitchen!!!!

(Our meeting would have been more "fun".)         Lynn McClary

      

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We want to extend a welcome to our 5 new members.  They are Jane Rodgers (Ann Joyce's cousin) from Fitzgerald, Ga.,  Laura Davis from Glade Valley, NC, Jann Boggs from Sparta, NC,

Cydney Stauffer from Independence, Va, and Sharon Billings of Louisburg, NC & Fries, Va.  We are glad to have you as members of The Alleghany Quilters Guild.  If any of you would rather receive your newsletter by US Mail instead of e-mail, let Ann Joyce at gypsyquilter.ann@aol.com.


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The Applique Group will meet Wed., September 13, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Library.

 

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The QOV group will meet September 22 at Tina's shop at 10:00.  Come ready to complete a few projects & to beginning a NEW quilt pattern.  Be ready to start at 10:00 am. Barbara, Carolyn & Beth.


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. QUILT CLASS! November 22 at 10 a.m., Sparta library a class to share with the "Community Read" programs!
The book is Dimestore by Lee Smith. We will make a "Ragweed" quilt. I will have samples, supply list, and sign up sheet at September meeting. $15 members or $20 nonmember. Contact Barbara Moncrief if you have questions....Barbara