ALLEGHANY QUILTERS GUILD
Volume 22   Issue 1
July  2017 


July's President's Corner

   Thank you all for choosing me to be your 2017-18 Guild president.  I appreciate the encouraging words you have given me.  Recent presidents are hard acts to follow.
    I didn't want the June luncheon to end.  The setting was so gorgeous and the mood so congenial.  I always feel as if I am on a movie set at the luncheon with all the beautiful flowers and people!  Cheers to all who made it so lovely...again.
    Plans and volunteers for the quilt show will make it another great success.  Working together increases our friendships in number AND quality.  Don't miss the chance to enjoy quilt friends by helping at the show.  There are things EVERYONE can do.
    Past guild presidents have been such  top-notch leaders, I feel inadequate.  Please don't hesitate to give me your suggestions and reminders about what I need to do.  I will not be offended by multiple reminders.  New members as well as "seasoned" ones have ideas and energy the guild needs. 
See you at the July meeting and the Quilt Show.


 Mary



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN  JULY

6 - Ann Rost

23 - Ruth Chapel

27 - Barb Bergquist

28 - Lorae Lewchalermwong      

         

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Minutes for June meeting:

Janey Jones called the meeting to order and gave thanks for the meal we were being served today by the Dirty Fingers Garden Club.  The meal was served then the meeting was held.  Show & Tell was held - Judy Thew had a Mystery Quilt she had completed.  Gaye Peterson had Quilt Blocks from a yearly program from Jo-Anns Fabrics. Carolyn Patton had a Fidget Quilt she had made for a friend  with Alzheimers. Barbara Moncrief had a Christmas Quilt which will be used at a silent auction at the Quilt Show to benefit the Quilts of Valor program.  Ann Joyce had a Night Star quilt she had recently completed. Janey introduced the future Executive Board, President - Mary Allen, Vice President - Barbara Moncrief, Secretary - Jean Stevens and Lynda Carter, Treasurer - Nancy Kish.  Mary Allen presented Janey with a thank you gift for her service for the past two years. Janey reminded us of the different items that were on the front table - Sign- up sheets for committee chairs for the next year, WCC sign- up sheet for  quilts to be displayed, Quilt Show Applications, Raffle Quilt Sales sign- up sheets, Packets of tickets with a picture of the Raffle Quilt, Flyers for Quilt Show.  Nancy has the roadside signs that will need to be placed around the roadways.  Carl needs quilts to be put in the windows of merchants on Main Street.  Ashe County Quilt  Show to be held July 21 & 22.  There will not be a QOV work day for July.  The distribution of QOV for soldiers returning to Fort Bragg has been delayed until July or August.  We have 3 completed and 10 quilts in various stages.  Barbara presented Jim Peterson gifts from the guild for his quilting the QOV quilts for us.  She presented him with a Receipt Book and Gift Card to a local winery.  Lynn M. told us about the Twist & Turn Placemat Class and introduced Nannette Berkley who was in attendance at the Luncheon.  August class will be a Quilted Sweatshirt  taught by Jean Stevens.  Minutes were approved with addition of sponsoring an idea to be buy a subscription for Alleghany Library.  Financial Report approved.

Carl has bought a new tent for be used to display Raffle Quilt at Ticket Selling locations.  Showcase at the Library will be decorated on July 5 at 10:00 am.   One new vendor has been added to the Quilt Show - Deb Plemmons Fiber Art.  Jean Stevens told us about seeing our quilt show in the Our State Magazine and she has had someone calling to see where Sparta was located.  The Applique Group will be meeting in July.  Betty will contact the Library for a date & it will be in July newsletter.

Submitted by Ann Joyce

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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 - Carole Booth

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 -  

Raffle Quilt Sales - Jean Stevens Outreach - Lois Edwards

Sunshine - Maureen Cote Quilt Show - Nancy Kish, Lorae Lewchalermwong

Calling - Barbara Moncrief, Nancy Kish

Quilts at WCC - Barbara Moncrief


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Adrienne is collecting membership dues.  The deadline will be at the August meeting.  Dues are 65 & Over $20.00.    Under 65 $25.00    Spouses that join, each will pay $10.00.  If you can't make it to the meetings send to Adrienne Sherrow, P. O. Box 608, West Jefferson, NC  28694.


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The Applique Group will meet Wed., July 19, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Library.

 

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The QOV group will not meet in July but will resume in August at Tina's shop.  We have tons of projects ready for everyone!!!  Barbara, Carolyn & Beth.

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RAFFLE/FUNDRAISING QUILT TICKET SALES  - Oh What a beautiful quilt we have this year 

July is a busy month and WE NEED HELP. Please call or email if you can help. 

Alleghany Fiddlers Convention - July 21 -5-8  - Nancy M., NEED HELP

Sat. night = 22 , 5-8  Judy Thew & Jo Seagle

Art in The Park (formerly Blue Ridge Craft Show) - July 22nd 10 - 6 HELP NEEDED

Morning - Nancy Kish, Lorae        Afternoon -  Mary Kelley

Guild Quilt Show - July 28 & 29 , (9-4) Mary A., Lynda C., Susan Doss, Lynn Mc, Maureen, Mary K

Independence Farmers Mkt - Fiber Day - Aug. 4   Barbara M., Mary K.

Mathews Farm - Sept 9  Alicia Stephens NEED HELP

Mtn Heritage Festival - Sept. 16th - 9-4  Judy T. HELP NEEDED 

Wine Festival - Oct. 1st 11-4  Jo S., Judy T., Maureen C.

  Christmas Craft Show - Dec. 2nd  *** Final sales day & drawing of winning ticket !

                Nancy K., Janey J., Barbara M., Lorae, Maureen


** PLEASE NOTE date for Stone Mountain Old-Fashioned Day has changed. It is the same day as the Heritage Festival in Sparta. They would really like members there to demo quilting, share quilt stories, etc. so if anyone can do it, please let Janey know.


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Quilt Show Guild Shop - remember that one of the ways the Guild makes money during the Quilt Show is from items donated and sold in the Guild Shop. We also make some money on items that members "consign". So, clean out your sewing room & closets - give items to Jo or Judy or bring on Wed. when you drop off quilts.  Any questions - call Jo, Judy, or Jean.

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Please be ready to sign up for lunches from The Mustard Seed during the quilt show….We are locals and need to support locals.  This year you check what you wish to have on your sandwich!!

Barbara Moncrief

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Our next class is making a quilted jacket from a sweatshirt taught by Jean Stevens.  It will be August 9, from 10-4 at the Alleghany Public Library.  The cost will be $15.00 for members and $20.00 for nonmembers.  There will be a sign-up sheet and supply list available at our July meeting.

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Maureen Cote asks members to bring snacks like brownies, cookies, pretzels and/or fresh fruit to the kitchen for the quilt show.  Water, orange juice, iced tea will be provided .


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Stone Mountain will be hosting a regional conference of Park Superintendents in October.  They will be housing legislatures, superintendents, "big wigs", and their families. They are planning various activities for the day of October 24th.  Jeff Jones, Park Ranger, has requested our Guild demonstrate quilting or some form of needle art at the Homestead . This could include applique, hand quilting, knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, etc. or any related idea you may have. Carol Booth has a quilting frame we could set up and  quilt something. 😊This demonstration would be part of other activities involving things like blacksmithing, candle making, etc., things related to the  homestead type of life.  He would like us to be set-up by 11:00 am  and finish around 1:00 pm.  Anyone that may be interested in going, please contact Janey Jones at 336-372-1779 or janeyjon@hotmail.com.