Upcoming Events – Mark your Calendars

“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.

 

 

 

 

Heidi Pridemore Trunk Show and Shopping!

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.

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March 8, Charity Sew-In

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At Mountain View Lutheran Church

11002 South 48th Street

Phoenix, AZ  85044

Located on 48th Street, one block south of Elliot on the west side of the street.  Entering the parking lot, drive past the set of doors labeled “office.”   You will see a circular fountain planted with geraniums, you can unload by the curb (there are carts to wheel in your supplies).

If you are able, bring your machine – we need Sewers

If you are able, bring your iron and ironing board – we need Pressers

If you are able, bring your cutting mat, ruler and scissors – we need Cutters

Or just come as you are and thread elastic through the surgical caps.

And we have other projects to work on like totes for the homeless shelters and we have patterns and fabric for quilts for charity, some already started.

And if you have started a charity quilt and need any fabric, sashing, binding or backing, just let Doreen, Marylou or Chris know and we’ll get it from our storage facility for you.

Potluck lunch – bring anything you want (or run to the store too).  Bring your own drinks.  We’ll provide good fellowship!!

AQS Show – We have a Winner!

IMG_3455 IMG_3454                   Autumn Fairy by our own Diane Hansen takes Honorable Mention at AQS Quilt Week – held at the Phoenix Convention Center, Feb 5-8 2014.  Congratulations Diane!    Also seen on Thursday Feb 6 at the show were Molly, Ken, Chris, Leslie, MaryLou, Lynnita, Roberta…. and ??

Diane Hansen Trunk Show!

Our January meeting program set the bar HIGH.  Diane Hansen brought many of her quilts and quilted garments for us to see.    In a few short years, Diane has become an award winning quilter, having quilts accepted into major shows – most recently Road to California!  We are proud to call her one of our own.

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I intentionally darkened this photo to show off the fabulous free motion quilting!

I intentionally darkened this photo to show off the fabulous free motion quilting!

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AQG Fall Meeting

Apologies for the delay in posting – I needed some further training in Word Press. These are photos from the AQG Fall Meeting where Prickly Piecers were responsible for Table Decorations and Raffle Baskets! If anyone knows the amount of $$ raised through the baskets or has information, names to “tag” photos and more about National Teacher Karla Alexander, please comment. Thanks, Molly

Marsha, Lynnita, Karla Alexander, Marylou and Terry

Marsha, Lynnita, Karla Alexander, Marylou and Terry

by Karla Alexander

by Karla Alexander

marvelous quilting on AQG President's quilt

marvelous quilting on AQG President’s quilt

by Karla Alexander

by Karla Alexander

by Karla Alexander

by Karla Alexander

Marsha, Lynnita and Molly

Marsha, Lynnita and Molly

Awesome Raffle Baskets

Awesome Raffle Baskets

Terry Findlay - President Elect

Terry Findlay – President Elect

Dorren, Marylou and Chris

Dorren, Marylou and Chris

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Pressing Diva

Ms. “Pressing Diva” thanks to you and Mary Patrick for hosting the Charity Sew-In.  While she pressed circles for surgical caps, Mary cut MANY 5 inch squares for more charity quilts.

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