You still have a few weeks to finish that pre-2014 UFO and show it at the February 2015 meeting to be eligible for prizes.
Click over to the membership page and click on the 2015 form. Go ahead and print one out and pay your dues at the September meeting. One less thing on your end-of-the-year things-to-do list.
The first Quilt Show Committee meeting will be held on Monday, July 21st at Wendy’s near I-49 in Springdale at 5:45pm. This meeting will concentrate on categories and other related items that are necessary to include on the registration/entry form.
This year’s Airing of the Quilts is coming up this month — Thursday, May 22, 6:00pm. The Airing will be held again at the home of Loneta Blevins in Rogers. See Map Here. Please bring as many quilts as you would like to display: something you have done, family quilts, or treasures you have found. Be sure to bring a sheet or blanket or a piece of plastic to put under your quilt to protect it from the fence. We will have a potluck picnic, so bring a favorite dish to share. Don’t forget the serving utensil as necessary. Bring a chair to sit in. Paper goods will be provided, but bring your own eco-friendly plate and utensils if you desire. Port-a-potty has been ordered and will be on site. Don’t forget your camera or phone. There will be wonderful pictures to take! Bring a friend or two. It will be a great introduction to our guild.
Diane Crandell, the quilt show chair for the 2015, is looking for members to to chair certain committees and get things organized for the show. There is still a year to go, so there is plenty of time and nothing is “under the gun” at this point. Please see the list of chairs still needed. If you don’t feel that you have the time or the skills for the committees needed, please note the names of the chairs of certain committees and volunteer to help them out with their committee’s tasks. Let’s all chip in and make this the best show to date. See committee chair list here.
Rules for the 2015 Challenge were clarified at the March meeting this week. Based on the fact that most people are taking photos digitally, the wording of the rules has been changed. Download the updated rules HERE.
The 2014 Cuddly Quilts for Kids workday has been announced. This year’s workday will be held on Saturday, March 22, from 8:00 to 5:00. The workday will be held at Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale, 709 S. Old Missouri Road. Please add the date to your calendar and plan to come and work all day, or just an hour or two. Every little bit helps!
Challenge chair, Mary Knapp, has released the rules for the 2015 challenge. Click here to get started!
The Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas Quilt Study Group will have it’s meeting on October 26th and 27th, 2012. The theme will be on quilts that represent the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. The cost is $25.
The Friday Evening session, October 26th, will be hosted by The Rabbit’s Lair quilt shop located at 116 S. 1st Street in Rogers from 4-6pm.
The Saturday Session will be held at the Butterfield Lodge, located at 1923 E. Joyce Street in Fayetteville. There will be a silent auction, program, quilt sharing and an antique pin cushion collection. Registration will be from 9:00-10:00am. A buisness meeting will be held from 10:00-10:30am. From 10:30-11:00 information on Carrie Nation and others will be presented by Rheba Ford.
Lunch will be from 11:30-1:00 at Butterfield. Alice McElwain will speak from 1:00-2:00: A Temperance Quilt with Variations. A Show and Tell will be from 2:00-3:00 with hopes that you will bring your temperance quilts to share.
Reserve your spot by contacting Shirley Wing: 479-855-1267 or email@example.com or Alice McElwain: 479-855-4976 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please contact no later than October 17th.
Congrats to our own Karen Kielmeyer who won first place in mixed techniques at the Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake City for “Soul Shine”!