ALL GUILD ACTIVITIES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Members, the executive board has decided that with the CDC recommendations that groups with more than 10 individuals should not meet for the next eight weeks. So it has been decided that ALL HAAQG activities are cancelled until further notice, which also includes the Quilt Spectrum. This recommendation goes until May 3,2020 so hopefully the May salad supper & silent auction can still be held. For future updates, watch the newsletter, website or newsletter as the executive board will stay on top of this. Thank you members for understanding.
Refunds for April Classes
Members who signed up for the April classes with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill will be receiving refunds. Mary Schoneman will send out the checks as soon as they are processed.
No UFO’s Left Behind!
Happy Easter Members!
How are all of you holding up during the pandemic quarantine? Are you quilting and getting lots of those UFO’s completed? Or are you getting ahead on your spring cleaning? Or are you sewing along with all the great sew alongs for some great quilts? I followed Gudrun Erla last week with her Elvira sew along. I didn’t get my quilt completed but have a great start on it. I admit I haven’t gotten much accomplished during this time except make my sewing room more of a mess working on a lot of Block of the Month or Week, depending on the designer. The Guild has everything on hold while this is going on and hopefully we will be able to meet again as soon as it is safe for us to do so. And, as soon as we can we will hold the salad supper and silent auction.
With reference to the Quilt Spectrum being cancelled by the executive board, it was determined upon further review that it can only be cancelled by the board, which consists of all committee chairs and the executive officers. So with that, I called every committee chair and ask what their thoughts were on cancelling it or rescheduling it. And the result was unanimous that the Quilt Spectrum should be rescheduled, if at all possible, as this is the Guild’s major fund raiser. Gwynne Bettisch has been in contact with the Interstate Center and has rescheduled the Quilt Spectrum for September 11 & 12, 2020 with set up on September 9 & 10. This is the only weekend that was available for it, so please continue working on your quilts to enter and maybe the Guild will be able to have a big display of quilts. Also, the Quilt Spectrum will still need lots of help, so please put it on your calendar.
Now, that the Guild will be rescheduling the quilt show, it also means that the raffle quilt winner will be drawn on September 12, 2020. Please keep selling tickets for our raffle quilt and if you have any money that needs to be turned in, mail it to the Guild’s post office box, Hands All Around Quilt Guild P.O.Box 394, Bloomington IL 61702-0394 . If you need more tickets, please contact Debbie Hutchins for them. Also, any tickets that you have sold to people, please let them know of the new drawing date. Remember members, this is a fund raiser for the Guild to help bring in some great instructors and it is a beautiful quilt designed by one of our own members, Cheryl Adam.
The Guild was fortunate that the speaker that was to be here in April, Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill, has been rescheduled for September 2021. Yes, that is a year away but with most speakers, their calendars fill up very fast, so I consider it a blessing that we could reschedule her and look forward to learning from her.
Stay healthy and look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Whenever we have our Quilt Spectrum, we will have over 500 mystery bags ready! The “sorters”, Marge Ehlers, Nancy Powell, Jerry Schrock, Mary Wilkins, Noemi Bowers, Connie Borth and Ary Anderson have been working since October to get the bags prepared. Again, you have exceeded your efforts in supplying scraps for this project. THANK YOU!
Your Guild Library is looking for book suggestions --- what book(s) and/or author(s) would you like to see?? Please email or text your suggestions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.706.3455 and I'm in the book.
A few good books were donated last month. Great reads!!
Lucy Boston Patchwork of Crosses by Linda Franz - Are you doing English Paper Piecing (EPP) as your handwork project? Lucy Boston is fussy cut EPP and this book shares so much. I've only done parts of one Lucy Boston block but now I'm inspired to pickup this UFO again.
Simply Sensational Bags by Linda McGehee - From 2000, this older book offers ways to embellish our handbags and totes. So many great bag patterns are available now. This book can kick up your bags with boutique accents and unique finishing touches.
If you have books or magazines to donate to Library, please be sure to contact Mary Weakman before bringing to a Guild meeting due to the very limited storage space we have available.
Connie J Carstens
Help the Mentor Program plan this year's classes by taking the Mentor Survey. The information you provide will help in deciding what classes Guild members are interested in.
You can take the survey online or print off the pdf form. You can return the printed form at the monthly meeting.
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Our speaker/teacher for April, Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from New Haven, Connecticut, has been rescheduled for September 9, 10, & 11, 2021. Sheri's program and classes will be the same:
The supply list will be removed from our web site to make room for the 2020-21 programs. It will be reposted for the 2021-22 program season. Sheri's web site is https://www.wholecirclestudio.com.
May Salad Supper
Save the Date! You’re invited to the HAAQG Salad Supper and Silent Auction! May 7 at 6 pm at the Mennonite Church.
Our annual salad supper is the close if this quilting season and our time go gather before the summer months. Attendees are expected to renew memberships on this evening, as well as turn in sign up forms for next year’s classes. In addition, this year we are hosting a silent auction. During social time before dinner, you will be given time to browse through the goods and place your bid.
What to bring according to your last name:
A-L: Salads, fruit salads, veggie salads or meat salads
Watch for more details in next months newsletter, as well as the HAAQG Facebook page.
Table service and drinks will be provided.
The Quilt Spectrum has been rescheduled for September 11 & 12, 2020 with set up on September 9 & 10. This is the only weekend that was available for it, so please continue working on your quilts to enter and maybe the Guild will be able to have a big display of quilts. Also, the Quilt Spectrum will still need lots of help, so please put it on your calendar.
A copy of the quilt show entry form is included in this newsletter.
Normal Public Library Quilt Display
Quilts made by members of the Hands All Around Quilt Guild will be on display at the Normal Public library during the months of April, May, and June of 2020. Judy Bennington needs members to help with the planning and display set up during the duration of the display.
You can volunteer using SignUpGenius on the Volunteer page of the website or by contacting Judy Bennington. Times and dates will vary.
Please remember to bring forms with pictures of projects for the Normal Library Art Display to the February Meeting.
Looking forward to some fantastic quilts. There will be a table to turn them in and more information about the display.
Please contact Judy for additional information.
Thank you for your quality donations to the silent auction. Whenever approval is given to meet in groups, the silent auction is ready for you! The committee has catalog about 250 items. You will have notions, pre-cuts, bias tape maker, quilt tops, quilt kits, irons, sewing machine, patterns, serger, quilt frame, and of course fabric and more fabric on display for your shopping pleasure. We will take cash or checks.
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