Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Annual ALCQ Holiday Party December 5 10am hosted by the Calendar Girls

TOYS FOR TOTS themed. Bring unwrapped toys with you.  Bring a dish to share for the potluck.  For those who want to participate there willl be a pot holder exchange.  Dress holiday festive and be prepared for unknown delights!  Feel free to bring canned goods for Central Lutheran Church’s food bank.

Teddy Bear Tea Update

After the Christmas hustle and bustle what will you do? Taxes? Hawaii? Sewing? The critters vote for the latter. As of November 30 there are 78 critters snugly wrapped and tagged in blankets. Please note, I will not be bringing animals to the December luncheon meeting and only requests to the Dec. 19th one as well.

I have lots of dogs, bunnies and bears and beanie babies and other animals. Should you have a request, I will check on the inventory and bring them to a meeting specifically for you. Email me at to make a request. I toddle through thrift stores about once a month looking for the unusual and midsize critters, so your requests give me an idea of what we might want.

I have a thin batting that works nicely in the quilts and some fabric leftovers from comfort quilt purges. I will be bringing some of that along with the fabric/critter “starter kits” in Janu-ary.   Fat quarter sized work nicely with the beanies so they can wrap their guys. Size does matter, it is best if the animal can be burrito rolled in your quilt, keep that in mind when mak-ing choices.

I also want to report that we are down to the last 7 LaValle posters. Two more have sold. They are $40.00 each They might make a great Christmas present, so if you are interested let me know and I will do what I can to make that happen. Again, email me at.  

Finally, I want to give thanks to Donna Evans and Regina Charlton for the many quilts they have produced.

Barbara Clinton

Comfort Quilts Latest News

Comfort Quilt Day October 31
I was unable to attend this event, but I was told that a lot of work got done. Yeah! I know that when I came back, I looked at the storage area, and it looked fabulous. This is really impressive since it can often look like an act of desperation when things get put away at the end of the day. Thank you to all that attended. Please do plan to join us at our next event on the fifth Thursday of January which will be January 30.

Anchorage Non-Profits
More non-profits continue to benefit from the work done by ALCQ members. Credit Union 1 in Eagle River is hosting a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club and will be auctioning a large quilt as well as a quilt for a child, and similarly, The Children’s Place in Wasilla will be auctioning the same type of thing at their Soup and Bread Luncheon to benefit families impacted by child abuse and neglect. Friends of CASA will be holding their annual auction at the University Center Mall on November 30 from 11 AM to 2 PM, and ALCQ is supporting them as well.
Lastly, we gave one of Glenda Burk’s Christmas Quilts to the Anchorage Pioneer Home along with $150 in cash from the sale of one of her other Christmas Quilts. The money will be used for a fun activity or party for clients of the facility.

Long Arm Quilters
At the November 7 business meeting, we were reminded of the wonderful work that our long arm quilters provide to the group. Without them, the large quilts that are produced by Comfort Quilts could not be finished. Please thank the wonderful ladies who provide this service when you have the chance. Recent names I’ve seen come through on our tracking sheets are Katy Neher, Betty Rogers, Julia E, Terri Escher, Sharon DeBoer and Elizabeth Roberts. Thank you so much for your work!

Lynne Seitz