ALLEGHANY QUILTERS GUILD
Volume 22   Issue 5
November  2017 



November President's Corner



Every November 11th America honors its veterans.  The Quilts of Valor project enables us to show our appreciation for those who have served in the military.  We join with quilters all over the USA in this project.


Quilters also join together in many other ways.  The Linus Project gives hundreds of quilts to traumatized children.  Quilts for Kids International, ABC Quilts and Hope Quilts are other quilt charities.   Our guild participates in worthy local charity efforts also.  When I recommend quilting as a hobby to others, I say, "It's only partly about the sewing and learning and lovely

results.  It's also about the kinship and sharing with other quilters."  I am thankful for the beauty of quilting and its helping me to make instant friends with other quilters anywhere I go.


 Mary





HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN  NOVEMBER

              1  - Mary Kelley

              22 - Betty Boyer

                     24 -  Laura Davis

                     29 -  Janey Jones

                       



Alleghany Quilters Guild Meeting Minutes 


October 28, 2017 Minutes

The October meeting was called to order by President Mary Allen at 1:35 p.m.

No guests were present, 21 members were in attendance, with several members reported to be out of town. Minutes of the September meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter. There was no Treasurer's report other than newsletter report as Nancy was out of town.

Quilts of Valor - Carolyn reported that she is preparing an in-depth report to be presented at our November meeting. The date for the Nov. work day had not been confirmed yet. She said they have approximately 10 quilts so far to award next year and will be working on plans to find local veterans to present these quilts to. Beth has been helping students at Galax High School cadets learn about QOV and making one. 

Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales - Jean reported sales at Thistle Meadow of $81 and member sales of $87 - thanks to all members selling tickets with special note of congratulations for Jean M. turning in $67. Current total sales are approx. $1500 so members are urged to continue selling tickets since there are no more events till the Christmas Craft Show Dec. 2, 9-4 at the fairgrounds. Please bring items to sell to next meeting.

Education - Lynn  Next class will Be Nov. 3rd at library for the Community Read project, It will be a "scrappy rag quilt" , tying to the book "Dimestore" by Lee Smith. Barbara M. will teach the class and has suggested quilts made be donated to the Pregnancy Center or a similar group. Carolyn told us about meeting with local John Irwin, originally regarding QOV, but he asked for help with Marines collecting items for children of servicemen on out-of-country bases. He requested 5-10 crib or small size lap quilts for dependents and "fidget" quilts for special needs children. Please contact Carolyn if you can help with these requests - they are needed by the end of November.

Lynn once again asked for requests and recommendations for classes to be held over the next year. She reported that Betty B. suggested a free-motion class with Margaret Layman. Possible "Fast Table-runners" in March. Cost may be a concern for some of these teachers so Jean suggested only one "out-of-area/special" teacher per budget year with members or near-by people teaching rest of classes. Janey suggested not having a class every month - maybe only every other month. Jean mentioned having "sit 'n sew" in months no class is offered for help in finishing projects plus building the guild friendships. Lynn will check on reserving same day each month for class or sewing.

Applique Group - Jo said group will be on hold till after the holidays but offered help to anyone needing assistance with their applique projects.

Old Business - Stone Mountain Demo event was cancelled due to park being closed after terrible weather day before with downed trees and power outages.

Subscription for "Love of Quilting" has been ordered for the Alleghany Library. 

New Business - November meeting date - Nov. 16th, Jo volunteered to do mini-demo.

Christmas Blocks - once again members are asked to take a packet of Christmas fabric and make a square containing at least part of the fabric and then bring it to the December meeting which is our annual luncheon. (Mary has packets for you were not at meeting). A drawing determines who wins the completed squares ! 

December Meeting/Luncheon - discussion was held regarding location & cost. It was noted that the budget was approved with provisions that members pay for price of meal without the guild paying half.  Various suggestions/requests came up with basically 3 possibilities: 1) Pot-luck, maybe at church 2) High Meadows Country Club (past site) costing $20-25, 3) Mustard Seed - estimated at $15. After more discussion, a vote was held with a clear majority preferring the High Meadows option. It was agreed that husbands who helped with the Quilt Show would be invited with the Guild paying for them. The date will be Dec. 14 if possible.

Quilt Show - the Chamber of Commerce has notified us of a Nov. 18th deadline for publications listing summer dates/events, therefore necessary to make decision regarding date/plans for 2018 Quilt Show. A discussion ensued with agreement that the usual date (last fri. & sat. in July) was no longer workable due to Hwy 21 Road Market. Jo reported the best days for the Fairgrounds is July 13-14 (Tina shared the information that the "Art in The Park" event has been moved to 7/14) and everyone agreed to those dates, with the July meeting date being moved to July 12th. An urgent need for volunteers to chair the Show was noted and Jo Seagle volunteered to do so as long as several other members "co-chaired" with her. Beth volunteered so she could learn more about the process and Jo tried to enlist Janey. However, Janey volunteered to take over the Raffle Quilt Sales so Jean can help chair the Quilt Show. Jo will contact the Chamber & Fairgrounds to confirm the dates.

The Raffle Quilt chair, Alicia, requested anyone able to help with planning quilt to meet after meeting.

Carl Stevens presented a mini-demo sharing two ways to embellish binding. First was adding a flange to the binding - called "Susie's Magic Binding" on-line. The second type was putting in a corded strip with the binding - Susan Cleveland's method. Both methods are available on various U-tube videos but Carl also offered his help to anyone trying to do one of these techniques.

Show & Tell - Jean, Janey, Beth, Ruth, Alicia & Carl shared various items.


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OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS


President - Mary Allen                 Vice-President - Barbara Moncrief

Secretary - Jean Stevens   &              Treasurer - Nancy Kish

      Lynda Carver

Historian -                                    Library - Lynda Carver

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 -  Alicia Stephens

Raffle Quilt Sales - Janey Jones                  Outreach - Lois Edwards

Sunshine - Maureen Cote         Quilt Show - Carol Booth, Jo Seagle, Beth Sproul,

Calling - Barbara Moncrief, Nancy Kish                                          Jean Stevens

Quilts at WCC - Barbara Moncrief

      

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Now OPEN - YADKIN VALLEY QUILT SHOP ! Very nice shop on Main Strett in downtown Elkin - selection of fabric, thread, classes and long-arm services. Check it out on your next trip down to Elkin - very friendly owners !  


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  RAFFLE QUILT TICKET SALES - Jean 

We've had a busy year of events we attended to share our beautiful Quilt and the opportunity to buy tickets. Now we have just one last event to sell tickets ending withe the exciting drawing for the winner of the quilt ! Wish I could be there to enjoy the fun. Remember the dat - Dec. 2, 9 -4, at the Christmas Craft Show held at the Blackman Building, Alleghany Fairgrounds. 

The following members signed up to help that day: Nancy K. - set-up, 9-12 = Janey, Barbara M., Lorae; 12-4 Maureen, Lynn Mc., more members would be appreciated - volunteer at Nov. meeting or let Nancy or Mary A. . PLEASE bring items to sell to the Nov. meeting or get them to Nancy. 

THANK YOU AGAIN to all the members who have sold tickets over the past 6 months( and past 4 yrs) - whether you manned the booth at one of the various events or sold tickets on your own - - your efforts and participation make a bkg difference for the entire guild, plus we had fun !  

  

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RAFFLE QUILT TICKET SALES - Jean 

We've had a busy year of events we attended to share our beautiful Quilt and the opportunity to buy tickets. Now we have just one last event to sell tickets ending withe the exciting drawing for the winner of the quilt! Wish I could be there to enjoy the fun. Remember the date - Dec. 2, 9 -4, at the Christmas Craft Show held at the Blackman Building, Alleghany Fairgrounds. 

The following members signed up to help that day: Nancy K. - set-up, 9-12 = Janey, Barbara M., Lorae; 12-4 Maureen, Lynn Mc., more members would be appreciated - volunteer at Nov. meeting or let Nancy or Mary A. . PLEASE bring items to sell to the Nov. meeting or get them to Nancy. 

THANK YOU AGAIN to all the members who have sold tickets over the past 6 months (and past 4 yrs) - whether you manned the booth at one of the various events or sold tickets on your own - - your efforts and participation make a big difference for the entire guild, plus we had fun !  



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RAFFLE QUILT TICKET SALES - Jean 

We've had a busy year of events we attended to share our beautiful Quilt and the opportunity to buy tickets. Now we have just one last event to sell tickets ending with the exciting drawing for the winner of the quilt ! Wish I could be there to enjoy the fun. Remember the date - Dec. 2, 9 -4, at the Christmas Craft Show held at the Blackman Building, Alleghany Fairgrounds. 

The following members signed up to help that day: Nancy K. - set-up, 9-12 = Janey, Barbara M., Lorae; 12-4 Maureen, Lynn Mc., more members would be appreciated - volunteer at Nov. meeting or let Nancy or Mary A. . PLEASE bring items to sell to the Nov. meeting or get them to Nancy. 

THANK YOU AGAIN to all the members who have sold tickets over the past 6 months( and past 4 yrs) - whether you manned the booth at one of the various events or sold tickets on your own - - your efforts and participation make a bkg difference for the entire guild, plus we had fun !  


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QOV!!  Last Saturday Carolyn and I had a serendipitous evening!  We presented 2 QOV! Come to Guild meeting to hear about the event!!  Barbara, Carolyn, & Beth

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Education news is just that we have had a great year and are getting plans made for 2018.

Lynn. 

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Reservations have been made for our Christmas luncheon at High Meadows for Thursday,  December 14 at 1:00 pm.  Call Nancy Kish if you would like to attend and advise of any dietary restrictions.  Checks will need to be made out to the guild for $25.00 and given to Nancy at the November or December meeting.


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SAVE THE DATE ---  QUILT SHOW FOR 2018 WILL BE JULY 13 AND 14


CHOOSE & CUT ---  DECEMBER 2 AT THE BLACK BUILDING  9AM - 4PM    

DRAWING FOR RAFFLE QUILT