Thursday, February 25, 2010

February 4, 2010 Business Meeting Notes

Business Meeting Call to order at 10:30 A.M. by president Pam Harris. 44 members were
present. Marie Fujimura moved that the minutes of the last meeting be accepted as
printed. Motion passed. Betty Bivins gave the treasurer’s report. A copy is on file with the
Old Business: Pam Harris announced that the Fiber Festival has declined the Guild’s
donation of $100. They will be charging for the Rachel Clark lecture as they do not have
enough money to cover all the costs of the lecture. The Guild’s donation came with the
stipulation that the lecture be free.
New Business: Pam Harris reported that it has been suggested the Guild donate a quilt to the
KAKM Art Auction next year. It was suggested that the Comfort Quilt group watch for a
suitable quilt.
Committee Reports:
Famous Quilters: Mary Gerken asked for volunteers to help distribute fliers about the Paula
Nadelstern lecture March 15. The lecture will be held in the regular Guild meeting room at the
church. Jane Ferguson reminded members of the Mary Cesar lecture and classes to be held
April 30, May 1&2.
Library Exhibit: Linda Postlethwait reminded members that the quilts for the exhibit at the
library are due March 4. She would like 35 quilts from 35 quilters.
Comfort Quilts: Rena Brinker reported that next Comfort Quilt day is April 29.
Teddy Bear Tea: Judy Veerman reported that the Teddy Bear Tea starts at 11:00 on February
18. All Teddy Bears and quilts need to be here by 10:30. She will have extra bears in case
there are stray quilts. Representatives from AWAIC, Salvation Army Cares for Kids, Clare
House and OCS will be presented with the Teddy Bears. Judy will be contacting members
who volunteered to help. Judy stated that the newspaper and the TV channels will be
informed of the event.
Retreat: Harmony Moser reported that the Retreat committee is meeting after the Guild
meeting today and planning is moving along. There will be space for 40 people at the retreat
this year. The dates are May 20-23.
Quilt Show: The raffle quilt for the 2010 quilt show is ready for the binding. Ruthe Rasmussen
volunteered to bind the quilt. Raffle tickets for the quilt may possibly be sold at the Fiber
It was announced that Harmony Moser has been chosen as the featured quilter for the 2010
Quilt Show.
Linda Postlethwait reminded members that she is taking orders for AQS.
Representatives from the Fiber Festival committee passed out the Festival information booklet.
Kay Fiero brought her “quilting shooter” and will be demonstrating it after the meeting.
Janie Odgers from the Fiber Festival committee announced that they are donating a free
admission to a Rachel Clark class. Linda Postlethwait won it in a drawing.
Barbara Clinton is still asking for someone to take over her job of placing notices of meetings in
the newspaper.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:15.
Respectfully submitted,
Marilyn Moreno, Secretary

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Teddy Bear & Wannabees Tea

Above is the raffle quilt for this year. The top was made & donated by the late Valerie Zins before she moved away. Tickets will start being sold at the Alaska Fiber Festival, & until the ALCQ Quilt Show.

Thursday was the Teddy & Friends Tea. Bears & friends each with their own little quilts were gathered together.

Visitors from different agencies spoke a little bit about who they help in the community & how the quilts & stuffed animals have meant a lot to the children who receive them.

There were over 200 quilts & animals for distribution. I will edit this with actual numbers & names of the organizations if I ever find the notes I took!

We had a lot of fun.

The tea & cookies were great.

Some of us thought we should wear our hats, since it was a "Tea Party".

Monday, February 8, 2010

Feb. 4, Show & Tell

The Show & Tell for the Feb. 4th business meeting was as follows.
Deb Hardman showed this quilt that she quilted for former guild member Cyndi Campbell Barinowski. This was the front,

& this was the back.

The next raffle quilt has been hand quilted by several different members, & will soon be bound & ready for selling tickets.
Barbara Clinton found this panel & turned it into a special little quilt, then gave it to Judy Veerman (shown here) for he 7 years of service in the Teddy Bear & Friends Teas. Judy was the person who came up with the idea to start making little quilts for teddy bears to distribute to service groups in our community.
Jackie Carley showed a teddy & quilt,

& her challenge quilt for the "Pregnancy Support & Adoption quilt challenge" for Catholic Social Services.
This was Kay Fiero's quilt for the same challenge.
Linda Postlewaite did this Raven Moon, inspired by one of her husband Gary's photographs.

Ruthe Rasmussen
shared several teddies & quilts made by both herself & her friend Jane .

Pam Harris showed this Teddy quilt.
& the bear that goes with it.
Katheryn Boulch showed 2 red-work quilts that she made. The small blocks on this 1st one were machine embroidered while the larger ones were done by hand.

Chris Matiukas did this little quilt for a kitty.
Nancy Freeborn made this Tossed 9 patch all on her Featherweight.
Delberta Trevithick made a quilt for a Gator,

& another little quilt for a baby play quilt.
Marilyn Moreno made this teddy quilt.
She also knitted & then felted these slippers in the wash, then her husband needle felted faces on them.
Jetta Brewer Huber made this Ricky Tims Convergence quilt for a teddy.

& this "Hold-over from an earlier era", for a hedge-hog.
I think Pat Schroder might be behind these 2 teddy quilts.

Rena showed this comfort quilt that was finished by Mary Lee.
& the next one pieced by Darlene Appel, & quilted by Mary Lee.
Barbara Clinton showed 6 teddy bear quilts.

Marie Fujimura did this quilt for the Catholic Soc. Service Challenge.
& this little quilt for a little moose.
This was another pajama comfort quilt.
Pam Harris showed 4 teddy bear quilts made by a Fairbanks member of ALCQ, Shirley Phelps.
Angela White came from the night group to show some Teddy Friends quilts that she made.