Saturday, February 21, 2009

6th Annual Teddy Bear Tea

ALCQ members came together for the 6th year in a row, to have tea & cakes with Teddy Bears & their assorted friends. After the party the teddies & their friends were packed off to area organizations, such as Catholic Social Services Clair House; AWAKE; Office of Children Services (Child Protection); Salvation Army Cares For Kids; STAR (Stand Against Rape), & Alaska AIDS Assistance Association.
There were lovely teas & treats.

& over 200 Bears & assorted friends, each with it's own quilt, ready to find a child to love them.

Even frogs,



Koalas bears,



cows, ducks & a turkey,

a mouse,

lots of bears,

& Dalmatians,

a pink kitty,

& a pirate bear came for the party.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Groups Forming & a Note From Ireland

New Groups Forming

All Guild members are invited to 4th Thursday Meeting February 26th at Central Lutheran. Time: 10:30 am to Noon. New Small Groups will be meeting - including 1) new-to-quilting; 2) unfinished projects (UFOs); 3) hand applique; 4) fabric printing/dyeing. In addition, another one or two groups will be formed based on returned questionnaires regarding your interests and schedule. This is an invitation to EVERYONE in ALCQ desiring to learn more about quilting in small groups. Be prepared to have fun - bring any projects you want to share. Questions? email or call Harriet Shaftel or Marilyn Galbraith

Submitted by Harriet Shaftel
A Note From Ireland:

Hello from Ireland,
I just wanted to ask you if you could pass on a message to the many lovely ladies I met at the Quilt show in Anchorage last September.
My husband and I were on vacation (didn't I plan that well?) and spent a couple of wonderful days at the show. I did manage, after much nail biting and praying, to win two small quilts on the silent auction which hang proudly in my house as wonderful souvenirs of our visit.
Those ladies that I met there were so helpful and eager to answer any questions I had and one even gave me her cell phone to call the maker of a quilt I was interested in buying. All in all it was a great experience and since we returned I have shown my quilting friends the fabulous quilts that I photographed while there.
Please convey my thanks to everyone concerned and I am a regular viewer to your website.
Mary Boggan(in a very wet and cold Ireland)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

January Comfort Quilt Day

Hi everyone

We had a great time last Thursday and we accomplished a lot. A big thank you to all of you that came and also to those who brought food.

We have quite a few quilts that need to be quilted - all sizes - from lap to a king, so if you can help with that it would be greatly appreciated.

We also have kits made up, so if you want something to work on, just let us know. Some are simple and some a little challenging. Oh yes, lots of blocks made up of those 2", 2 1/2" and 3" squares that are just begging to become quilts.
Your CQ Committee
Rosemary & Rena