New officers were elected including Terry Findlay - Chapter Chair, Molly Shannon – Chair Elect, Theresa Mejia – Past Chair, Cheryl Griffin – Treasurer, Chris Mahon – Secretary and Marylou Edwards – Membership. The board will be responsible for Programs. Sylvia Hirsch is going to organize our Charity Sew-Ins, and Jill Eskew will oversee the Round Robins. We are still in need of an Opportunity Quilt Chairperson. Watch for Ken’s Angle Play design for this quilt coming soon!
Next meeting July 17 at the church for Fun and Games!!
You were missed! It was a small gathering with lots of fun. The slate of nominations was re-worked and a few positions are still open. More about that next post.
We had Show and Tell and several President’s Challenge Charm Pack Quilts. MaryLou won the drawing for the gift certificate for the Challenge. Her’s is the white background quilt.
Fabulous desserts and FQ’s were exchanged – that went so fast no photos made it into this posting!
Here’s the form. If you are already a Member, YOUR form with current information will be provided at the meeting, for you to make changes as needed, and will be attached with your check, which needs to be brought to the May 15 meeting , and submitted “en masse” to AQG. Many thanks to Roberta for all her hard work at keeping our Membership Roster.
“Quilting Green” The AQG 2014 show March 27 – 29 Mesa Convention Center. Daily Admission for AQG members is $5. Lectures by Jane Hall and Angela Waters. Volunteers still needed.
Also during the show – and before! is the Quindows Scavenger Hunt – scroll down to see Ken Casey’s beautiful quilt that will be on display at the Fiber Factory in downtown Mesa. It will go to the winning ticket at this store. Overall grand prize for the scavenger hunt is a new sewing machine from Mulqueens.
2014 AQG Quindows Scavenger Hunt
March 18 through March 29
Completed forms due at 2:30 on March 29th
Download Quindows Scavenger Hunt Form & Map - if this doesn’t link go to the AQG webpage http://www.azquiltersguild.org where you can learn more about the show and other AQG events and classes, including Angela Waters -long-arm quilting and Jan Krentz – stars!!
Spring Camp - April 17-20 Ritter Ranch in Hereford, AZ.
Our Next Meeting is Thursday, April 24 – 7 PM NOTE the date! – at the Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 South Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ – SW corner of Gilbert and Elliott. $3 admission to The Art of Quilting show.
At the March 20 meeting our program presenter was Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop www.thewhimsicalworkshop.com. Heidi – with a degree in Industrial Design, became involved in the world of Quilting – and now is a leading pattern and fabric designer. Many of our favorite fabric lines have hired Heidi to create FREE patterns for their seasonal offerings (check their websites) also McCalls Quick Quilts magazines – she can have 30 projects going at once! Her Chandler based business has become a true family business with her husband and his parents involved – her mother in law bought a long-arm just to quilt all the amazing quilts Heidi produces! After her trunk show, members had the opportunity to purchase patterns and kits! Here are some of the quilts she brought – the second one featured in the more subdued colors became the featured quilt for the new Downton Abbey line! Heidi also graciously donated a binding tool and a color value tool – both her own creations – to PP for our sew-ins.