Spring Quilt Shows
Looking for something fun to do on weekends this spring? The following Quilt Shows are within easy driving distance of Bloomington-Normal!
Salt Creek Patchmakers
March 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am – March 30,
International Quilt Festival/Chicago
March 28-30, 2019
15th Annual Festival of Quilts
April 5 and 6, 2019
30th Annual Arthur Quilt Show
April 25 - 27, 2019
Additional information is available on the HAAQG Newspage. Dates have also been added to the HAAQG Calendar
President''s Message April 2019
Quilting is a golden thread….that binds our hearts and souls together.
Today is a beautiful Spring Day It is good to have warmer days. Tomorrow is Easter. I wish you all a blessed Easter.
Thank you to all who contributed and volunteered at our April meeting and workshops. We enjoyed a wonderful lecture from Mary Weidman. She had two great days of workshops too.
Quilt spectrum is May 3rd and 4th at Interstate Center on Market Street west of Bloomington. Gwynne Bettisch is chairperson. Many beautiful quilts are being prepared for the show. Featured speaker will be Suzi Parron, who will give a lecture as well as conduct workshops on Barn Painting. There is still time to sign up for her workshops. Pipe and Drape from Peoria Flag will be used to hang the quilts. Featured artist is Pam Riss. Volunteers are still needed for setup and some other areas. Props are also needed. You can sign up to help at Signup Genius. Thank you to all who are working to make this our best quilt show ever.
A reminder that the Salad Supper date has been changed from May 2nd to May 9th at the church. So be sure and change that date on your calendars. Thank you to the committee who have agreed to work on the salad supper. Membership forms and registration for classes next year will be done. See you all there.
We welcome our new officers for 2019-2020. They are: Connie Borth President, Sharon Rhoda, vice President, Joann Briggs secretary, and Mary Schoneman, treasurer. Thank you to them for be willing to serve. A big thank you also to all who have served this year. Giving your time and energy has been greatly appreciated.
June Retreat is scheduled at Mennonite Church for June 21 and 22. Sign Up for retreat will be in May at Salad Supper.
I hope to see everyone in May at the Quilt Show and the Salad Supper.
May you find time to do some quilting.
Gerry Schrock, president
2019-2020 Committee Volunteers Needed
Members, as I am writing this we have had our second snowstorm within a short period of time. Hopefully, everyone stayed in out of the storm and sewed up a storm in their own sewing space. Now onto the reason for my paragraph in our newsletter. First, let me introduce myself. I am Connie Borth, the current vice-president of Hands All Around Quilt Guild and will be the guild's president next year.
It is time for me to find volunteers to serve on the guilds many different committees. I am recruiting or asking you as members, if you are already on a committee, are you willing to serve on it next year? Or if you are not on a committee but would like to serve on a committee, please contact me.
The guild has many different committees in it and I'm sure the guild can find one that would peak you interest. We are a volunteer organization and need the help of others to be successful, so please consider volunteering. I can say from my own personal experience that volunteering with the members of this guild has been very enlightening and an enjoyable experience. Don't think that if you are new to the guild that you can't serve, sure you can. I have been a member for only a few years but when I was asked last year at this time to be vice-president/president, I figured it was my time to volunteer. Yes, it is scary, but I welcome the challenge. So, please if you are already volunteering, consider continuing to do so or if you are new to the guild or haven't volunteered before, consider volunteering now. I can be contacted by either the cell phone or email address listed in the members directory. Or even better yet, introduce yourself to me at one of the guild's meetings and let me know that you would like to volunteer.
Volunteer for the 2019 HAAQG Quilt Show
Guild Members can now volunteer for the Quilt Show using SignupGenius. There are many slots available for both volunteering and providing props.
Signup Genius is easy to use. Just select the slots you want to volunteer for and submit. You will then need to enter your name and email address. Please also enter your phone number when signing up for Props. I can also sign up for you if you prefer. Just email the information to me at email@example.com.
It is important that you sign up as soon as possible so that the Show planners know which slots are filled and how many props to expect. Having this information before the Show greatly helps to reduce stress levels for our planners!
If you signed up at a Guild meeting to volunteer or provide props, your information has already been entered in SignUpGenius. I recommend that you check and verify your time slots and/or props you are signed up for. Please contact me if you need any corrections made. Reminders will be sent a couple of days before the show.
Thank you for helping with this year’s Quilt Show!
May Salad Supper
The 2019 Guild May Salad Supper will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday May 9, 2019. Please note that it will be on the second Thursday of the month due to our Quilt Show.
The Guild will supply plates, utensils, napkins, small water bottles and chicken. Please bring a dish to pass. We ask that you bring a dish that corresponds to the first letter of your last name. .
If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Gallagher.
2019 Quilt Spectrum Dates
The dates and location of the 2019 Hands All Around Quilt Spectrum have been set! Quilt Spectrum will take place on May 3rd and 4th, 2019, at the Interstate Center in Bloomington. Setup will take place on Thursday May 2nd. Gwynne Bettisch has volunteered to chair the 2019 Show. Additional information will be added to the Quilt Show page as it becomes available.