Sunday, September 23, 2018

9-20-18 Annual Meeting


 The ALCQ guild held its annual meeting on September 20, 2018. During the business meeting, new officers were voted in and the 2018-2019 budget was accepted.  The new officers are listed on the Guild Contacts tab. After the business meeting, outgoing president, Barbara C., was given a quilt made from blocks created by guild members, many of whom included cats in their blocks. Barbara is known to love cats. After that, we enjoyed a delicious pot-luck lunch.
The President's Quilt, "Cat's Meow", was given to Barbara C, out-going guild president.
ALCQ members filling plates at the pot-luck luncheon.
Mimi made this quilt-themed cake for the pot-luck luncheon.
These items were made by members who took on the challenge of figuring out how to use the president's challenge fabric that we received at last year's annual meeting.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Coming This Weekend

The 2018 Great Alaska Quilt Show will be held at the ConocoPhillips Atrium (700 G St) on September 15-16 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free. In addition to the large display of quilts made by ALCQ members will be a special exhibit of hand-quilted quilts with demonstrations of hand quilting.  Bed-turnings with stories about those quilts will happen at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday and at 1:00 pm on Sunday. The raffle quilt is pictured in the side-bar. Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased at the show. The drawing will be held at 3:30 pm on Sunday. Bidding on the Small Quilt Silent Auction will close at 2:00 pm on Sunday.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August 2, 2018, Show and Tell

Betty finished this quilt from her "bucket list"; she started it 6 years ago.

Lynne and Regina showed several quilts made for ALCQ's Comfort Quilt service project. The following photos show those quilts.


















Deliberate found her flower vase collage from a guild program last year.

Gail made this quilt from the Comfort Quilts fabric stash.

Glenda made this quilt in a Valley Guild Mystery Challenge which required using a jelly roll. Glenda used 2 different jelly rolls for variety and added the resulting blocks as a border around this Monet panel.

This moose quilt by Glenda will be in the Small Treasures Auction at the September quilt show.

Glenda made this modern quilt with the left-over blocks from the Valley Guild Challenge.

Jacky made this quilt for a friend who wanted flowers in a quilt.

Katy finished this quilt which started as a Last Wednesday row quilt challenge.

Rena bought this butterfly quilt at a garage sale for $4. It appears to be hand quilted and hand appliquéd. The date on the label is 1960.

Rena's other garage sale find was the appliquéd pumpkin center block. She added the borders.

These members showed the wallets they made in the What Not Wallet class using Rachel Clark's pattern.

Monday, July 9, 2018

July 5 Show and Tell

Barbara's quilting on this "Apples and Worms" quilt was inspired by Lori Kennedy's tutorials.
Barbara created "Many Sunsets Revisited" in a class on hand stitching.
This wall-hanging from a panel given to Barbara will be donated to the guild's Small Treasures Quilt Auction.
Barbara will donate this quilt to the guild's Teddy Bear Tea service project.
This quilt by Barbara will also be donated to the Teddy Bear Tea service project.
Betty calls this quilt, "My Attempt on Modern"; she used left-over fabric in her stash.
Betty's grandson, who was born in Alaska, requested a bull caribou on his quilt. Betty used  several row by row patterns to frame the center.
Rosemary shows a Comfort Quilt.
Chris shows a Comfort Quilt.
Chris is showing another Comfort Quilt.
While Boots holds part of Katy's quilt, Katy explains that this finished UFO was started when she was 14. She recognizes the fabric as coming from family clothing.
Jacky S. made this quilt for a grand nephew who will be born soon.
Jane used the same pattern for the quilts above and below to use up left-over batik fabric.

Maggie created this quilt from fabric pieces given to her by a friend.
Marilyn and Veronica show fabrics they created in an ice dyeing class taught by Nancy S.

Robyn used fabric she had bought years ago at a Thrift Shop for the fish in the wall-hangings above and below. She named the one above, "Ouch".

Robyn used a McKenna Ryan pattern for this wall-hanging.
Ruthe dyed this old t-shirt in the ice dyeing class.
Ruthe also dyed this subtle fabric.