The entry form is now available for submitting quilts for Bed Turning at the 2018 Quilt Spectrum. The form is available below and also on the 2018 Quilt Show Page.
If you have any questions please contact Joy Ahearn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Applegate at email@example.com
The biggest need at the present time is for Fidgit (lap) Quilts 20” X 20” up to 24”. These small quilts are for persons with some form of Dementia to give them something to ‘feel’ and ‘explore’. Three places are making requests at this time. Additional directions and examples are on the Community Projects table.
The Community Projects group delivered 96 pillow cases to Recycling Furniture for Families. They were very grateful. And yes, they accept sheets, blankets, kitchen and many other household items to help those in need. We have more finished pillow cases that will go to another organization after our next meeting.
Baby Blankets 40” X 40” up to 60” and Cancer Quilts 40” X 60” may be turned in at all of our general meetings. 4 Cancer and 10 Baby quilts were turned in at the last general meeting.
Thank you again for responding to the need for Children without Beds. It was a total success with 81 quilts completed for them.
Julie – Any questions call me, Cathie Lockwood 452-7144.
CAROL LOU EISENHARDT AND CATHIE LOCKWOOD
How many days until the Dare to Dresden deadline? Would you believe 87 days.
Wow, sure seems like the Challenge deadline of March 1 is further away than that!
So start getting your ideas together (if you have not yet) and make yourself a promise to get going on your project. If you need inspiration, check this Pinterest board for Dresden ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/lynnejack/dresden-ideas/. I’ve recently added some new pins. It’s interesting to see other people’s interpretation of the Dresden block.
As you make design decisions remember to read the Challenge rules first.
Remember entries must be finished: top, middle and backing quilted together.
Also quilt size is maximum 48” on the longest side. No minimum size. Projects may be a small quilt, wall hanging, table runner, accessory, apparel, etc. Projects larger than 48” will not be accepted in the Challenge category, but you are welcome to enter your larger project in another category of the quilt show.
See the Challenge rules on HAAQG website http://www.haaqg.com/mentorprogram-163718-668850.html. Click the orange rectangle button to open the document.
I’m already looking forward to seeing your Challenge projects in 87 days on March 1, 2018. Finished Challenge quilts will be anonymously displayed and voted on at the March 1 meeting.
Questions? Email Challenge chair Lynne Conder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Lynne Conder
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets at the November meeting. Gerry Leuck’s name was drawn from among those tickets turned in and she was awarded with her choice of one of the six incentive prizes. To see the incentive prizes and which one Gerry chose, visit the guild’s Facebook page.
Tickets for the raffle quilt, “Bunny in the Blooms,” will be available again at the December meeting. Tickets will be $1 each, 6 for $5, or a packet of 24 for $20. With Christmas just around the corner, that quilt-loving friend or family member might like to know that you have purchased raffle tickets with their name on it. The winner of the raffle quilt will be drawn at the quilt show on April 14, 2018
If you prefer not to participate in the raffle, you can still support the guild and have a chance to win the incentive prize. Just make a donation at the Raffle Quilt table and receive “special” tickets which you can use to enter the monthly drawing. These “special” tickets are available for the same price as the raffle tickets.
Tickets must be turned in before the beginning of the December business meeting to be entered in the drawing for the December incentive prize give-away. (Remember to put your name on the back of each ticket you sell to be eligible for the incentive prize drawing.)
See you in December.
Evelyn Young and Sherrie Snyder
We hope you all enjoyed Pam Buda in November! Her historical perspective on quilting is so interesting. If you took one of her workshops, please bring what you accomplished for December’s show and tell. It’s going to be fun to see your work!
Many of our workshops are either full or are filling up. Be sure and stop by the Programs table at the upcoming meeting to check out those you’re interested in. The classes that are filling up are noted below.
Our speakers receive a welcome bag when they arrive here. Beer Nuts and The Olive Bin generously donate goodies for them and we encourage you to shop at these stores in Bloomington/Normal.
If you register for the February tote class, you'll need to purchase your pattern by Quilts Illustrated. You have 3 sizes to choose from: ps058, ps054, or ps056. You’re encouraged to purchase the pattern and supplies now as the pattern gets backordered often. Laurie has a pre-work sheet and she suggests you do some pre-work at home before the class starts. Stop by the Programs table to get yours.
If you register for the April "Paint Your Own Barn Quilt" class, please remember to include the $15 supply registration fee. (One check for $45 (members) or $55 (non-members) is needed for registration for this class.) The $15 supply fee includes the 2'x2' primed paint board, paints, patterns, colored pencils, etc.
Please make sure you have renewed your guild membership dues before registering for classes. The membership form can be found on the HAAQG web site with Pam Riss's contact information for mailing your form & payment. Per the guild’s guidelines, there must be a 60-day notice on cancellations in order to receive a refund for workshops.
Here's a summary of each month. Photos of the workshops are on the registration form that's included in this newsletter.
December 2017 – Flavin Glover
Specialty: Log Cabin Quilts
Her quilt ‘Row Houses’ was selected as one of the 100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century.
Lecture: A New Look at Log Cabin Quilts
Workshops: Rainbow City & Tonal Reflections
Wait list for Friday's Rainbow City.
January 2018 – Winter retreat!
The retreat is full. There is a waitlist.
February 2018 – Kathryn Lilley Trunk Show
Specialty: Fabulous eye for color. Superb workmanship.
February 2018 – Laurie Schierer
Workshop: 2-day workshop - Tool Tote
See note above for supplies that need to be purchased and homework to be done prior to class.
March 2018 – Becky Goldsmith
Specialty – Wonky Applique and Color.
She's co-owner of the Piece O’Cake Designs.
Lecture: A Practical Approach to Color
Workshops: Best- Ever Quilter’s House & Pick Up Sticks
There is limited space for Becky’s classes so sign up now if you’re interested.
April 2018 – Suzi Parron
Specialty – Barn Quilts
She’s traveled the country, chronicling barn quilts.
Lecture: Barn Quilts
Workshop: Paint Your Own Barn Quilt
Wait list for Friday's Barn Quilt workshop. Openings in Saturday’s Barn Quilt workshop.
Debi Winchester & Linda Click & Jenny Pettinger
Plans for the show are progressing, and the show entry form is ready to fill out. Paper copies will be available at the December meeting at the Quilt Show table in the back, and a downloadable copy will be available on the Guild website in December.
Changes in categories for this year include adding a miniature quilt size and dropping the theme entry. The pieced quilts will be divided into three sizes to make the category sizes more equal. Pieced quilts typically account for the largest group of entries. We changed the wording in the youth quilts to say only that they must be constructed by the entrant, since many quilts are not constructed and quilted by the same person.
The vendor contracts are in the process of being mailed out and returned.
Our quilt show committee slots are pretty well filled. It would be good for someone to come on board to co-chair the show so that person will be ready to step up next year to take over.
Get your entry forms filled out as soon as you know you will be entering something in the show. It helps the committee to plan the layout.
Ruth Taha, Chairman
Remember to bring your scrap fabrics for the mystery bags for the 2018 Quilt Spectrum to any of the monthly meetings. The March meeting is the LAST time fabric will be accepted. Fabric scraps need to be quality cotton and no smaller than 2 inches. You may put your fabric on the counter outside the kitchen.
Last year, 200 Mystery Bags were gone by 11 am! Let’s try for 400 mystery bags this year!