President''s Message March 2019
Quilting is a golden thread….that binds our hearts and souls together.
Today is the first day of Spring. I am starting to see the sun a little more. Its good to have warmer days.
Thank you to all who contributed and volunteered at our March meeting and workshops. Edyta Sitar shared some beautiful quilts with us. Her workshops featured two days of great instruction.
I hope you all can come to our April meeting. Our featured speaker for April 4 at 7:00 is Mary Lou Weideman. Her lecture is “Out of the Box.” Her workshop on Friday April 5 is ”Flower Power.” Saturday April 6 is “Creative Cow.” Both should be interesting.
Quilt spectrum is May 3rd and 4th at Interstate Center on Market Street west of Bloomington. Gwynne Bettisch is chair man and is still looking for volunteers for a few committees.
All quilters are encouraged to make a quilt with some gold fabric or thread in it as part of our theme for this year, GOLDEN THREADS THAT JOIN US. Entry forms are being prepared by Jenny Pettinger. Entry form deadline will be April 4.
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. 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.
The Nominating Committee has met and has a slate ready for approval at next meeting. These persons are for year 2019-2020. They are: Connie Borth President, Sharon Rhoda, vice President, Joann Briggs secretary, and Mary Schoneman.
The Programs Committee will do a presentation at the April meeting on the speakers who have been contracted for next year. Sign Ups will begin in May.
June Retreat is scheduled at Mennonite Church for June 21 and 22. Sign Up for retreat will be in May.
The Joint Board Meeting is at 5:30 on April 4. Make sure a representative from each committee is there. Check for any updates in Newsletter from the committees.
See everyone in April.
2019 HAAQG Quilt Show
Good news about HAAQG Quilt Spectrum. The show will be held at Interstate Center on Market Street west of Bloomington. Since the Center is in use during March and April dates for the show are May 2, set up, with Show on Friday May 3rd and Saturday 4th.
Gwynne Bettisch is chair of Quilt Spectrum and is asking for volunteers to serve on committees. Please let her know if you are willing to help in some way.
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
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.
2019-2020 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.
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.