No UFO’s Left Behind!
Happy Valentine’s Day Members!
How have you spent the last month with the snowstorms that seem to like to visit us on the weekends? Were you able to work on your UFO’s and get a few more completed? I got one ready to take to the long arm quilter and hopefully will get a few more ready. I hope to actually have a few quilts done and enter into the Quilt Spectrum this year. Gwynne Bettisch would like to see how close we can get to having 300 quilts displayed this year. Do you think the Guild can do it?
I still have two fleece jackets for sale, a medium and a large, which will be for sale at the meeting for $35.00. The guild also has one fleece vest in a size medium that will be for sale for $33.00. Please look for these items at the table next to the membership area to purchase these items.
The programs committee is still accepting donations for the silent auction. If you have any items to donate, you may leave them on the counter in front of the kitchen.
How did you like Pam Riss’s program and her journey of sewing and quilting? I know for myself that I thoroughly enjoyed it. She must sew from the time she wakes up until the time she retires for the evening Just makes me tired thinking about it.
Are you excited to hear our speaker this month, Christa Watson? I have taken classes from her and she is a wonderful teacher and hope every member that is able to take her classes will learn a lot.
Members please keep in mind that the months that we have a speaker you are welcome to join the program committee on Friday evening for dinner for socializing with them. The Thursday evening dinner is for the program committee only to make sure they have the speaker needs for the weekend. Thank you for understanding and abiding by this.
Please remember in case of inclement weather to check our Website, Facebook page or listen to WJBC for a cancellation. Also, if you don’t feel safe coming out, please stay home where you feel safe.
ISurprise -- another new HAAQG library book. And this book is my new favorite.
Modern Quilt Magic: 5 Parlor Tricks to Expand Your Piecing Skills - 17 Captivating Projects by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Wow. Full of projects, tips and tricks, this book is amazing. Victoria writes about our artistic integrity and that we are our own quilt police. She challenges us to look with our eyes and not our heads, to focus on what we like and not fall into the trap of what we don't like. Is this book about life or quilting? For Victoria, I think it's both.
Then the 17 projects, some big and some small, some modern, some traditional. Her Herringbone pattern with partial-seam construction reads so simply I might try it. Well, maybe a pillow. Bright colors, well written, clear directions, she has included what we need to make more quilts with ease.
In 2019, Victoria Findlay Wolfe's exhibit "Playing with Purpose: A Quilt Retrospective" was displayed to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. More recently, she was on PBS series, Craft in America : QUILTS.
We will continue to take new or renewal subscriptions to Fons & Porter Love of Quilting magazine. Please be sure to pay with personal check, payable to Love of Quilting.
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
HAAQG Survey Temporarily Unavailable!
The HAAQG Survey is being udpated and will unavailabale until further notice.
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Mennonite Relief Sale
The 2020 Mennonite Relief Sale will be held March 20th & 21st at the Interstate Center. Funds raised at the sale will benefit worldwide relief efforts and local food pantries.
If you would like to donate a wall hanging or quilt for the auction – or an item for the bazaar – please contact Mary Sanko for details. Donations will be collected at the March meeting. If possible, please include a photo of each auction item or email her a digital copy.
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.
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.
February 20, 2020 – Twister Pinwheels
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.
Silent Auction Date Change
The Executive Board has approved changing the date of the silent auction FROM January 2020 TO May of 2020. This will allow the program committee more time to accept your treasures. Thank you for the lovely items we have received so far for the Silent Auction. Marking your items for the ‘silent auction’, is very helpful. We can tell the difference between scraps for the mystery bags and fabric for the auction, but we appreciate knowing so we only open the items for the mystery bags when we are sorting fabric. All clearly marked items for the silent auction may be placed on the counter outside the kitchen.
February 6, 2020-Christa Watson
Lecture: How do I quilt it?
Workshops: Walking Foot Wonders & Free Motion Favorites
March 5, 2020-David Gilleland
Lecture: Foundation vs. Traditional Piecing
Workshops: Equinox & Star-Voyage
April 2, 2020-Sheri Cifaldi-Morrrill
Lecture: Content, Concepts & Quilts
Workshops: Picnic Petals & Hawaiian Inspired Applique
May 7, 2020-May Salad Supper