I am currently putting Christmas packages together for seven homeless veterans at the Home Sweet Home Mission in Bloomington. The Mission is providing them with job training and will assist them in finding jobs and gaining independence. If you are interested in doing any shopping for these men, please pick up a suggested item shopping list at the November meeting. I will be collecting all unwrapped items and the November & December meetings only. Thank you advance for any help you can give these men!
We currently have 307 members, with 43 new members. WOW!!
Don't forget to pick up your membership book and card at the membership table at our November meeting.
Please stop by the library cart to check out a book by your favorite quilting author. And let us know what author and/or book you'd like to see in the HAAQG Library. We want your book requests.
We are continuing to accept Fons & Porter Love Of Quilting magazine subscriptions.... new and renewals. Cost is still $15 with your check payable to Fons & Porter.
For used book donations to the Library book sale, please contact Mary Weakman or Linda Edwards before the next Guild meeting.
Connie J Carstens, Mary Weakman, Linda Edwards
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.
PLEASE NOTICE WE HAVE CHANGED THE MENTORING CLASSES
November 15, 2018
In November, we will be making a gadget holder and a fabric tissue holder just in time for Christmas. Both of these projects would make great gifts!
January 17, 2019 and February 21, 2019
In January, we will be making a Rail Fence table runner. This table runner will be set on point so if you haven’t set anything on point this would be a great opportunity to learn how.
March 21, 2019 and April 18, 2019
Cheryl Adam will be teaching us how to make this fantastic bag. Bet you can’t make just one!
If you have any mentoring classes you would like us to do, please stop by and let us know.
Come join us for a fun night out quilting with friends.
Kay Bowen, Deanna & Richard Bilyeu
Thank you, to all who made such beautiful quilts for the “Children without Beds”. They are to be distributed October 20th. We collected a total of 48. Many thanks to Nancy Stone, who is the coordinator of this project in our guild. Other donations which came in last meeting include
50 Pillow cases
8 Baby blankets
4 Nursing home quilts
7 Fidgit quilts
5 Cancer Comfort quilts
We also received 2 donations of material this last month and will have some kits ready to distribute at the November meeting.
Last June, we received of large donation of material from Glen Hill of Streamwood, Illinois, whose wife had died in the spring. He asked to hear from some members who used the material and what type to Community Projects were made. His address is available from Cathie Lockwood or Carol Lou Eisenhardt.
The Community Projects committee is collecting numerous items this year to give persons a large choice of different items to sew. A handout is available at the table listing all our projects and sizes for your reference.
Cathie Lockwood, Carol Lou Eisenhardt
The new challenge is to create ‘something’ using part of the scraps found in the “little brown bag”. You can add or subtract from the contents. NO other restrictions.
All of the challenge bags have been handed out. Display of our creations will possibly be in January. There will be more information on that to follow later.
Carol Lou Eisenhardt
The HAAQG 2019 Winter Retreat will be held January 4-5, 2019, at the Mennonite church. The retreat is open to members only. Cost is $30 for Friday & Saturday, $20 for Friday only and $15 for Saturday only. Lunch and dinner are included on Friday and lunch on Saturday. Plus there will be door prizes given! Committee chairman Carolyn Gatenby her committee are already at work! Registration begins at the November 1 Guild meeting. See Linda Click at the program's table to sign up. You must pay at the time of registratioon. Checks (dated Nov 1) and cash (exact change, please) will be accepted for payment. Registrations can be mailed to Linda Click (contact information is available in the new directory). Please include your name, days attending, payment and email address. Questions? Contact Carolyn Gatenby.
Just a reminder that there will be a Quilt Spectrum meeting before the Guild general meeting on Thursday November 1st. The meeting will begin at 5:30.
Members, remember that HAAQG fleece jackets, fleece vests and denim shirts can still be ordered before the general meeting and during break. Prices range from $48.00 to $56.00 and must be paid for at the time of order, you can pay either by check made out to the guild or cash. Sizes for jackets and vests range from XS to 4XL and for denim shirts from XS to 6XL. All items can be ordered in men's or women's sizes, Please let me know when you're ordering if you need a men's. This is a fund raising event for our guild to help keep workshops prices lower, So help out the guild with buying some of our SWAG!