The following new books have been added to the HAAQG Library:
Saturday, August 24th, 9 am–5 pm
Sunday, August 25th, 11 am-4 pm
First Federated Church Life Together Center
3625 N. Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL
Visit the show’s web page at https://gemsoftheprairie.com/quilt-show/
What do you think of the theme for this year? How many of us can relate to that statement? I know I have plenty of them in my sewing room and my goal for this year is to see how many of them I can complete and enter in the Guild’s Quilt Spectrum in the spring. My challenge to the members is for you to join me in this goal and eliminating some UFO’s so we can purchase more fabric.
Welcome to a very warm summer and a new year for Hands all Around Quilt Guild. As I begin this year as president, I would like to thank Gerry Schrock for the wonderful mentoring she gave me this past year that will allow me to do the best that I can for the guild. I would also like to thank Karen Henry for serving as secretary this past year. Both members did a great job for the guild.
Since the Guild has no meetings over the summer, I need to mention a few items:
Sewing Day that was scheduled for July was cancelled due to a funeral at the church.
Sewing Day for August 17th is still scheduled at the church from 9 to 4. Normally there is a $5 fee to participate on these sewing days, but this summer the Board decided that instead there would be a donation jar on the table as you check in for a free will donation to offset the rent of the church. Also, this August you may bring your own project to work on, or you may work on one of the guild’s community project items or finally, you may work on a Fibers of Love project. If you have fabric that you would like to donate to the guild or Fibers of Love, this would be a great time to bring it and learn about this organization.
The Programs committee has wonderful speakers lined up for this year with great workshops by these instructors. The fee for workshops this year is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. If you have been on the fence about taking a workshop, this is a great opportunity to learn from great quilters. The registration form is on the Guild’s web page.
There are a few committees that I don’t have any chairs for and hope someone would be willing to step and volunteer. The committees that I still need assistance on are:
Gwynne Bettisch has agreed to chair the Guild’s Quilt Spectrum again this year. It will be at the Interstate Center on May 1 & 2, 2020.
In the coming year and to follow, members will begin to see that the Guild is raising the fees we charge for workshops, mentoring classes, membership dues, retreats, and mailing newsletters. This is due to rising costs to sponsor these things for our members. I will address this issue more over my year as president.
Thank you to all who donated to the Community Projects which were many, this year. Pillow cases, Nursing Home and Cancer Center Comfort Quilts, ‘Children without Beds’ and Fidgit Quilts, Baby Quilts, Receiving Blankets and Burp Cloths and Valor Quilts. AND contribute you did!!! The local facilities have thanked us many times in person and with cards for all your thoughtful donations to them. THANK YOU AGAIN.
Cathie Lockwood and Carol Lou Eisenhardt
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.
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.
Because the church had a service on our April mentoring date, we have rescheduled the second class of the Large Retreat Bag to Thursday May 16. If you have your bag finished, bring it to the May salad supper for show and tell.
We will be taking a survey for mentor classes so you can let us know if you would like us to repeat a class or if you would like to learn a new technique. Stop by and see us at the quilt show or let us know at the salad supper.
Thanks for coming to mentoring classes.
Kay Bowen, Deanna & Richard Bilyeu
The enrollment form for 2019-2010 workshops is now available on the Programs and Workshops page of the website. Please read the Workshop Guidelines which are also availaable. Early Registration for members will start at the May Salad Supper on May 9, 2019.
The membership form for the 2019-2020 Guild year is now available. Please remember that the forms will not be accepted until the May Salad Supper on May 9, 2019. The form is available on the Join Us Page of the Guild's website. Membership fees remain the same as last year
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! We really need magazines for our display at Bloomington Public Library during April. AQS are preferred, but others would also be welcome.. We will offer them free to promote quilting, our guild and Quilt Spectrum 2019. Place them on the table near the library cart. There will be an AQS sign.
Members the Quilt Show is fast approaching and I want to remind you all of a few things. First and most important quilt entries need to be in by April 4th at the end of our meeting. Please consider entering one as numbers are low at this point. Second, there are still quite a few openings in the workshops for Suzi Parron. This is now open the general public so ask friends and family. Last, we will be getting the volunteer link set up soon. Please take a look and consider signing up.