ALLEGHANY QUILTERS GUILD
Volume 22   Issue 2
August  2017 

     August  President's Corner

   Congratulations on another wonderful quilt show!  Nancy and Lorae did a great job and we commend them on their months of steady creative work.  They make a VERY difficult job SEEM easy.  Thanks to all the chairpersons for their combined efforts to give guild members and attendees another
beautiful event.  So many hands joined to make a successful show.  I heard we had the most attenders ever. We had plenty of treats for the kitchen but really missed you, Maureen and Dave.
    The giant roadside yard sale was great but it caused traffic and parking problems for our show.  Several of us stood in the entrance drives to instruct yardsalers to leave parking spaces near the Black Building open for quilt show visitors since we have had the space rented for 20 years.  We
may need to choose a different date for 2018.
    Quilt shows do not require perfect quilts but enable us to share new ideas, new patterns, creative color and fabric combinations, beautiful hand and machine work.  They give us a chance to enjoy acquaintances from previous shows and to inspire and praise each other.  Your "imperfect" quilt
may give me just the inspiration I need for my next project!
 




HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN  AUGUST

8  - Betty Kilgore

8  - Bessie Ann Trail

23 - Adrienne Sherrow

23 - Marie Pruitt      

         

President Mary Allen called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m., welcoming everyone, including visitor Ann Joyce's cousin Janie. She then thanked all who had planned our June luncheon, with 32 attendees, a beautiful setting and enjoyable lunch. 


Minutes from the June meeting were approved after the name of new Quilt Show vendor was corrected to Deb Clemmons, Fiber Arts. The Treasurer's report was approved as printed inthe newsletter. Mary asked, that in order to streamline meeting operation that we approve minutes, etc. by voice vote called for by the presiding officer after any corrections or discusions . Members were in agreement with this procedure.

Mary reminded chairmen of various committees to submit a review of their financial needs as soon as possible so they can be reviewed when the new budget is prepared by the officers in upcoming weeks.

Adrienne, Membership Chair, reminded everyone of the August deadline for membership dues. Dues are $25 for those younger than 65 and $ 20 for those 65 or older. Also, a spouse can be a member for $ 10. Currently have approximately 45 members. Anyone not paying by the end of August will no longer receive the monthly newsletter.


Mary noted that there are still several opportunities for chairmanships and requested that members step forward ! Among ones that need to be filled include: Historian, Education, Raffle Quilt Coordinator/Production, Raffle Quilt Sales, and...... Quilt Show.  PLEASE let Mary know if you can assist the Guild in any of these areas.


It was then announced that our Sunshine Chm. Maureen had been in the hospital for vascular surgery. She is now in rehab and everyone was asked to share a little sunshine by sending cards to her home address. We will miss her smiling face (and delicious baked goods) at the Quilt Show but want her to have a successful recovery.


Members were reminded of the Guild Library which is located in a cabinet upstairs at the Senior Citizens Building. A key is available to access the resource books. Check it out !

Carolyn Patton reported the dates for the Ft. Bragg ceremony was still not announced and so the Quilts of Valor work day was not yet confirmed. It will be on a Friday, either 8/11 or 8/18 at the Pottery Place and members will be notified as soon as dates are definite. 


Mary started to thank Carl & Jean for the 4th of July parade when they reported that due to Jean's illness and low participation, there was not an entry in the parade. However, Jo, Judy & Jean, under Carl's direction, placed quilts in various downtown merchant windows for the month of July. Quilt Month was also promoted by a display in the Alleghany Library, coordinated by Janey & Mary and contributions by Velma and other members.


Barbara M.  reported on Quilts at Wilkes Community College/Sparta. She will have a sign-up sheet at the next mrrting for the Fall. 


It was reported that a Regional/State Parks conference will be held at the Stone Mountain State Park on Oct. 24th and the Guild has been asked to participate by showing quilting activities. Our guild is responsible for the recreation of the quilt hanging in the Visitors Facility and they want us to be represented. 


Members were also informed that the trip to Paducah in September still has a few openings. Several Guild members are going on the trip; check with Ann or Janey for information.

Mary announced that she will be traveling August 9th - 26th and requested that members contact Barbara Moncrief with any Guild=related business and Barbara will be presiding over the August meeting (8/24).

For SHOW &TELL everyone was referred to all the beautiful quilts hanging all around us, ready for the Quilt Show. However, Carol Norris shared with us a beautiful Baby quilt she could not put in the show since she was taking it to a baby shower.


Lynn McClary reported a class for a Quilted Sweatshirt was planned ofr Aug. 9th but if no more attendees signed up it would be delayed. She also said she enjoyed being Education Chairman for the past 2 years and would gladly assist the next chairman. 


Jean gave a report on Raffle Quilt Ticket sales - she thanked those who had manned the sales at the Independence 4th of July Celebration - Mary K., Jo S, and Judy ; the members staffing the Art in The Park - Nancy K., Lorae, Mary K, and Sarah; and the Fiddlers Convention workers - Barbara M., Nancy M., Jo, Judy & Carl. She mentioned future events for tickets sales, including Mathews Farm Sept. 9th and the Mountain Heritage Festival in Sparta Sept. 16th, She explained that there is a critical need to volunteers for the Mountain Heritage since quite a few of the usual volunteers would still be on the trip to Paducah. It is one of our best opportunities to sell tickets and promote the Guild.


Betty B. announced that the Appliqué Group will be meeting at the Library on Aug. 17th at 1 p.m. All members are invited to come learn about appliqué on quilts.


Lorae, Co-Chair of the Quilt Show, thanked all participants in the Quilt Show and all who had helped put the Quilts and displays up. She reminded everyone that viewer voting would be all day Friday and end on Saturday at 12. Votes will be tabulated and ribbons posted by 1 or as soon as possible.  Carl asked for additional help for take-down and emphasized the need for an organized take-down to avoid any mis-placed quilts.


Mary thanked those offering quilts for the Bed-Turning & Quilt Stories that will take place at 11 & 2 each day of the Show. She offered to preview the Bed-turning but everyone agreed they would rather take it in during the show. The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

Recorded by Jean Stevens


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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 -               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 - 

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.




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

 



The QOV group will meet August 11 at Tina's shop at 10:00.   We have tons of projects ready for everyone!!!  Barbara, Carolyn & Beth.


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We would like to Thank all of the helping hands that made our 2017 Quilt Show a wonderful event;

Starting with Ann Joyce, registration, sign in ,  ballots, spread sheet and finish;

Front desk,  Marie Pruitt ,Lois Edwards, Mildred Jones and Samanth Edwards and Cole Edwards,   

Ticket sales,  Jean Stevens, Sarah Massey, Susan Doss,  Mary Kelly, Nancy Morrel, Lynn McClary,  Elleanor Plummer

QOV;, Carolyn Patton, Barbara Moncrief, Beth Sproul, Niall and Riley

Featured Artist;; Ruthanne Sawyer 

Bed Turning;  Mary Allen, Betty Boyer, Mildred Jones, Lorae L, Riley, Barbara M. Lynn Mc, Ann Joyce

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RAFFLE/FUNDRAISING QUILT TICKET SALES  - Great Sales People !

July was a great kick-off for the Ticket Sales, due to our super volunteers at the various events. Thank you to each of you who took the time to man the table /tent and get people to buy tickets. Ya'll really make a difference.

4th Celebration - Mary K, Jo, Judy & Jean $ 117

Art in the Park - Nancy K, Lorae, Mary K, Sarah   105

Fiddlers - Barbara M, Nancy M, Jo, Judy, Carl              135

Quilt Show - Mary K, Barbara P, Nancy M   755

         Susan D., Lynn McC, Eleanor, Alicia , and possibly others I don't have listed.

Plus some Members sales for a TOTAL so far of  over $ 1,150.00 ! GREAT JOB !

Now on to more opportunities and there are many spaces to be filled.


      Mathews Farm - Sept 9  Alicia Stephens, others have mentioned it but need names 

****Mtn Heritage Festival**** - Sept. 16th - 9-4  - Downtown Sparta

 HELP NEEDED  - most of the usual volunteers will be out of town, so other members need to step up and volunteer to help for 2 hours.

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

REMEMBER - if you can't do any of these events, you can still support your guild by selling tickets on your own. Let me know if you need tickets and/or a photo of our beautiful quilt. 


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We are having our follow up Quilt Show Meeting at 12:30pm on August 24th at the Alleghany Library. Everyone is welcome to attend especially all committee chairs and others who helped with the Quilt Show. We look forward to seeing you there!!


Lorae and Nancy


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All of your beautiful cards, notes, thoughts, prayers and well wishes have helped me progress enough to finally be home with Home Health Personnel here to assist me.  I'm working hard to gain enough strength to be able to come to the Quilt Guild Meeting on 8-24-17.I look forward to seeing your then.   My Heart swells with many Thanks.        Maureen