Saturday, May 9, 2009

Minutes for May 7th Business Mtg.

Call to Order: 10:30 am. President Pam Harris presiding.

Minutes from the meeting of April 2, 2009 as published in the newsletter were approved without changes. Darlene Appel, acting Secretary, announced that business meeting minutes will be available on the ALCQ website, which is

Treasurer’s Report: Betty Bivins presented the April report. A copy is on file with the Secretary.

Old Business: Missouri Guild: Pat Schroeder reported that she has not yet made contact with the Log Cabin Quilters of Harrisonville, Missouri. At the April meeting it was reported that this group is interested in forming some kind of an alliance with our guild.

New Business:

Newsletter. No volunteers were forthcoming to fill the newsletter co-chair vacancy. Ruthie Rasmussen said she is willing to help train a new person. The software used is Publisher, which is a Microsoft PC program (supposedly easy to learn and use).

Activity Table. Barbara Clinton volunteered to oversee the activity table.

Committee Reports:
Comfort Quilt Committee: Rosemary Slisz thanked members who participated in the April 29 workday. The next comfort quilt session is July 30. Volunteers are needed to quilt the completed tops.

Retreat: Harmony Moser reported that about 30 people have registered, but there is room for more people at the May 28 to 31 retreat.

Famous Quilter: Mary Gerken introduced Gail Garber who showed some of her quilts and sold books and kits to accompany the workshops she is teaching.

Quilt Show: Rosemary Slisz and Ruthie Rasmussen said sign-up folders for all positions will be available at each meeting. Barbara Clinton volunteered to coordinate the garment division.
Irene Stewart gave a plug for members to contribute a piece for the small quilt auction.

Raffle: The completed raffle quilt was shown. Louise Bremner pieced the top, Maria Schell donated the machine quilting, and several other members helped out to complete the quilt. Marge McLaughlin and Pat Schroeder volunteered to help with the raffle quilt ticket sales. Linda Postlethwait said a folk art quilt made by the late Valerie Zins is a likely candidate for the raffle quilt for 2010. Harmony Moser volunteered to hand quilt it.

Announcements: June program is a rep. from Riehl’s showing stabilizers, threads, needles, etc. Program for July 16 is a shop hop to the Valley. Let Jackie Carley know if you can drive. Information was shared regarding the guild’s June raffle basket, a new quilt shop in Cooper Landing, and the need for donations for the spring flood victims in interior Alaska.

Adjournment: There being no further business, a whole chorus of people moved to adjourn. Passed.
Following the meeting, cake (donated by Mary Huey) was served and the May birthdays were celebrated.

Respectfully submitted, Darlene Appel, Secretary

Thursday, May 7, 2009

May 7th Show & Tell Day Group

This is Allh Khadjinova, new member joining today. She loves to do embroidery, & gardening, & is originally from Russia.
This year's raffle quilt is done. The top was made by Louise Bremner.
Quilting by Maria Shell, & binding by Ruthe Rasmussen.
Gail Garber is here from New Mexico. She will be lecturing tonight, & teaching classes the next 3 days. She showed us her purse (which will be part of the Sat., Sunday class on design),
& this quilt which will be tomorrow's class.
This a new quilt for an upcoming book by Gail.
This is a raffle quilt that she made, & the design is being shared in a future AQS magazine article.
Delberta Trevithick finished this quilt for her own bed.
Jackie Carley did some discharging on fabric with a bleach product.
She also made this small quilt which she was thinking Northern lights as she made it, but it turned into a "Texas Storm".
This little "Feathered Star" was made by Linda Parkhouse for the small quilt auction.
Lynnette Motz made this "Quilt-as-you-go" quilt for her grand daughter's graduation gift.
Here is the back side.
Robyn Maas made this "One Block Wonder" quilt in Barb Kuhlman's class at Seams Like Home.
It had a nice back too.
Susie Coates came today, & showed this really nice comfort quilt which she did the binding on. We don't know who quilted it, so speak up if it was you ! Jackie Carley thinks it may have been one of her tops.
Harmony Moser made a Bass quilt for her husband, adapted from a Lisa Moore pattern.
This is Leslie Strand, visiting from Southern Illinois. She had participated in an Alaskan Shop Hop, & made this quilt with block patterns picked up from the shops.
Marilyn Marino, is another member of the Surface Design small group, & she showed a couple of discharge pieces. This one was using stamps & Soft Scrub
this one shibori style, wrapped & scrunched on a plastic pipe.
Mary Lee made this quilt, & may be donating it to someone in Eagle Alaska where they have had devastating floods from the Yukon river overflowing. Members were asked to think about donating household items like towels & sheets for flood victims.

Mary also showed this small quilt that was made for her from a Baggie Challenge, by Betty Bivins, in the "Calendar Girls" small group. Each member brought a baggie full of stuff (fabric, yarns, embellishments), & then the baggies were exchanged. Betty did the tree & view from Mary's from yard. then she surprised Mary by making this floral bouquet on the back.
Rosemary Slisz showed Comfort quilts:
above & below,top maker unknown, quilted by Kathy Malnek, binding by Lynnette Motz.
Donna Evans made this comfort quilt (&15 others this year).
Kay Fiero made this for comfort quilts.
Rosemary also showed this quilt top that she started last month at the Homer Retreat.
& she bought this "Summer Quilt" on a McCall's Quilt Tour of Guatemala. It is a top & back, no quilting or batting.
Pat Sims showed a jacket she bought at the Salvation Army's Art Auction last weekend. All of the art was made from items bought at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, then transformed by local artists into something new.
Here is the back. She will let me know the maker, & I will add the name here.
Kay Fiero went to an antique store in Reno recently, & bought this "Star & Crown" top.
Our president, Pam Harris got this Indonesian batik from her son, who traveled to Indonesia, & got to see this being made.
She also did some discharge with stamping, & brushing bleach gel on fabrics.

This was brown to start.
Nancy Freeborn got these packages of fabric from her son who went to Australia.