No UFO’s Left Behind!
Hello Ladies & Gents!
Well, summer is almost over and school will be starting soon or has already started for the students and teachers. Where has the summer gone? I just commented to my granddaughter that it felt like she had just got out of school for the summer and now it is time to go back. So, how was it for you quilters? Did you accomplish what you were hoping to do? Did you get the quilts made that you wanted, or did you finish up any UFO’s? I know I didn’t and hope that I will be able to with fall approaching. My goal is to try and finish at least one of my many UFO’s to be able to enter it into the Guild’s Quilt Spectrum in May 2020.
Our programs committee has many wonderful, exciting speakers with workshops for this coming year. It all begins on September 5 with DeLoa Jones. She is a long arm quilter but also quilts on domestic machines. So, if you are interested in her workshop or workshops and haven’t signed up yet, please mail your registration to Pam Riss.
In continuing my explanation as to why members will be seeing the different fees of the guild rising, I will start with the increase in membership dues. In looking back over the dues and when the last time they were raised, which was in 2007, it was decided by the board to raise the dues by $5 and will take effect with membership year 2020-2021. Membership dues had not been raised since that time and to keep pace with raising costs of today, the board felt it was necessary. To go along with this increase, the cost of having your newsletter mailed to you will now be $10 per year for anyone who would like it mailed to them. Next month I will address another area of raising fees.
In closing please remember to bring canned goods for the church’s pantry. Let’s overfill the grocery cart every month.
Directory Advertisement Form
The form for placing an advertisement in the HAAQG Membership Directory is now available. You must be a Guild member to place an advertisement. Ads must be for a quilt related business.
Be sure to check out the 10 new books available to lend at the September meeting. Mary Weakman mentioned 8 books in last month's newsletter. Two additional new ones are:
Winter Manor by Doug Leko, Antler Quilt Designs, contains 20 projects in Doug's fun unique style. Twelve are table runner size and remaining 8 are large quilt sizes. My favorite pattern is Frosted Flannels, nice way to use a focus fabric with a great border.
Stripology Mixology by Gudrun Erla, GE Quilt Designs, is an interesting book using Gudrun's specialty rulers from Creative Grids. This is a must see book. Gudrun was GEMS August meeting speaker then taught two classes. She is an inspiring quilter and designer and captivated a full house with her stories and quilts.
Reminder - if you have books checked out of HAAQG Library, please be sure to return them.
If you have books or magazines to donate to the Library, please be sure to contact Mary Weakman due to the very limited storage space we have available.
Connie J Carstens
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September Quilt Spectrum Meeting
There will be a Quilt Spectrum meeting on September 5th starting at 5:30pm, before our regular guild meeting. We will hold a combined meeting to close out last year’s show and start on this years. So, if you were on a committee last year please come and provide us with a final report.
Also, if you were on a committee and are interested in staying on for the next one please let me know. If any other guild members are interested in volunteering, please feel free to join us as well. Last year was such a success that I’m excited to see what this year brings! I look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.
Mystery Bags for Quilt Sprectrum
They’re back!! We want your fabric scraps! Starting with the OCTOBER meeting, please bring your quilt scraps for the mystery bags for the 2020 Quilt Spectrum. The MARCH meeting is the LAST time fabric will be accepted. Fabric scraps need to be quality cotton and no smaller than 2 inches. You may put your scraps on the counter outside the kitchen. Please, no clothing or books.
Visitors to this booth enjoy the “surprise” of opening their purchases. Many enjoy the “hunt” for that special brown bag. Thank you for helping us add an air of “mystery” to the Quilt Spectrum and earning over $500 at this year’s Quilt Spectrum.
A huge thank you to Marge Ehlers, Carol Lou Eisenhardt, Nancy Powell, and Nancy Stone for their help.
Our guild is large and has many wonderful groups from which to choose. Whether you are a new member or have been in the guild for many years, you are welcome to come to the mentor class and meet quilters who enjoy quilting and learning new skills just like you. Come join us for a fun night out quilting with friends.
September 19, 2019 – Disappearing Nine Patch
If you have wanted to learn how to use a rotary cutter, rulers and mat or if you wanted to learn how to get that scant quarter of an inch, come to the mentor class on the third Thursday. The Disappearing Nine Patch is an easy quilt to piece and always creates an awesome quilt. We will be making a table runner to learn the technique.
October 17, 2019 – Covered Notebook
We will be learning how to make a fabric notebook cover. You will have to purchase a pattern for this class. This would make great Christmas gifts. Come join us for the class and to meet with other quilters in Guild.
November 21, 2019 – Quick Curve Ruler
The Quick Curved Ruler is used to cut the curved shapes out and square the blocks up after piecing. It comes with a free pattern called ‘Urban Runner and can be used with all Sew Kind of Wonderful patterns. Deanna has made a cute wall hanging that would be great for Christmas. Now Kay always says she doesn’t do curves, but she is in love with this ruler.
Kay Bowen, Deanna & Richard Bilyeau
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.