Welcome back Quilters! Your Program Committee, Noemi Bowers, Kelly Cummings, Paula Meiner, Pam Riss, and Debbie Sherman, is working to implement the programs scheduled by prior program committees. We will be working to schedule the programs/workshops for 2021-22. In order to help us with these plans, we will be conducting a survey in October to gather your ideas and direction. The last guild survey was in 2007. Currently, all workshops have openings except Lisa Bongean in December and Christa Watson in February.
This year, volunteers needed for programs/workshops will be asked to sign up using the online program, SignUpGenius. In order to help members who may be unfamiliar with this program, Kelly Cummings will provide instruction during the September meeting. In the meantime, if you can download the app “SignUpGenius,” that would be great. Go to the app store on your phone and search for “SignUpGenius”, all one word. It’s an app for event organizing and has orange in the background. It is a free app, so if you find something that shows a charge, you are at the wrong app. Having the app on your phone will assist in looking at the steps during the September meeting. If you do not have a smart phone or access to the Internet, do not worry, we will be accepting your help via another avenue.
Our September presenter is DeLoa Jones who has been an avid quilter for 40 years. Many of DeLoa’s designs are influenced by her sense of traditional quilting with a little twist added. DeLoa has had a machine quilting business for 20 years in which she has a running count of about 7500 quilts. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and designs with her students. DeLoa was awarded the 2011 MQX Teacher of the Year. She has authored five books and has a line of rulers and stencils. DeLoa has appeared on QNNTV.com and with Linda Taylor on the QuiltingSchool.com. Her web site is www.deloasquiltshop.com Our September schedule will be as follows:
September 5 - Thursday Lecture - Dressed to Quilt
September 6 - Friday Workshop - Block Party (Machine Quilting Technique Class)
September 7 - Saturday Workshop - Rose Log Cabin
There are openings in both workshops.
Block Party with DeLoa Jones
September 6, 20219
Block Party is a drawing/design planning class for domestic and long-arm machine quilting.
DeLoa will teach you many ways to quilt a block with continuous curves, loops, twists, curls, stencils, and feathers. She will show you how to quilt your way around the block and home again with little marking and few stops and starts.
DeLoa also will show you how to connect blocks with the other quilting on your quilt to make your quilting time more productive. She will share many ways to quilt traditional quilts and various blocks.
You will be able to tackle that next sampler with a lot of design ideas.
Students are urged to bring orphan blocks or quilt tops to discuss quilting ideas, a dry erase pen (Expo for example) and pen/pencil for drawing.
Rose Log Cabin with DeLoa Jones
September 7, 2019
This bed of roses is not only appealing but is an easy step-by-step quilt to make. Both blocks are versions of a log cabin block with different size strips and a few quick corners. The blocks and layouts are such that a beginner as well as an advanced quilter will have fun with this quilt.
A Pattern is required. Those registered will receive a free electronic copy which has the supplies and fabric needed. Otherwise the pattern is $10 pdf download from her website – DeLoasQuiltShop.com
There are two sizes available:
Wall hanging 49” x 49”
Quilt 88” x 107
For an advance peek into October’s program, go to Lynn Rinehart’s web site, www.thestitchtvshow.com. Go to Events then under workshops, click on Stripper’s Knot and Diamonds Are Forever. Both workshops have openings.
Program Co-chairs: Ary Anderson & Deb Sherman
Plans for the 2020 Winter Retreat are already underway! Have you always dreamt of taking a Quilt Cruise with your favorite quilt teachers and friends? Set sail with us! Here is your chance to have a cruise adventure without leaving home! Who needsl the sea sickness, anyway?
Come sail away at the Mennonite Church on January 3 & 4, 2020, for 2 days of fun filled quilt cruising. There will be fabulous food, exotic ports of call, and, best of all, hours of quilting aboard our very own HAAQG cruise liner, Compass Star.
You will have an opportunity to book passage aboard our ship beginning Thursday, October 3 at 6:30pm at the HAAQG meeting. The cost for 2 days at sea is $45, Friday only (if space is available) is $25, Saturday Only (if space is available) is $20.
2020 Winter Retreat
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.
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.
Directory Advertising Form 2019-2020
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.