August 2017 QGBG News

Our regular meeting will be Tuesday, August 8th.  Meet and greet starts at 6:00pm, and our program at 7:00 pm, at the Extension Office in room B.  Our program will be Cris Fee, a former member from the Cincinnati area with a trunk show of her beautiful art quilts, and her ideas, techniques and inspiration.  SEE PHOTO here:

Cris Fee quilt

 

DUES:

Please be kind to our wonderful membership and treasurer volunteers and turn in your renewals dues this month if you have not yet done so.  You need only write one check for $28 this year (a bargain!) . If you will not be at the meeting this month, you may mail your check  (contact qgbg.president@gmail.com for details). Include any changes to your address, email or phone with your check so we may update the directory.   After August there will be a $5 late fee. Your dues include all the member benefits and newsletter of the Fayette Homemakers at the extension office as well as your guild membership.

We hope to have the Directory ready in October. If you have not yet had your photo taken there will be another opportunity at this August meeting.

Sit-n-Sew- Volunteers requested:

In August, Sit-n-Sew space is reserved for both Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th if we have a volunteer to get the door at 9:00am.  If you are available to volunteer for one of those days , please let me know by email as soon as possible.

In September we have the Saturday 16th and Sunday  the 17th reserved, again, please email me if you can be the 9am person to open the door if you would like that to happen

Quilts of Valor: 

The quilts of valor event at the Masterston Station Fair in July was wonderful and included a display and presentation of quilts to veterans.  Some pictures can be found on our facebook page.  Thanks to Nancy Cann for coordinating all the guild members who volunteered and helped out!

If you have been making extra B.O.M. red, white and blue blocks,  you may give them  to Rhonda Tiefert.

Community/Charity quilts:

Sue and Barb met with Sherry Jackson, community relations director of Chrysalis House, to evaluate the supply of quilts they have on hand.  Over this past year we have brought them approximately 30 quilts of various sizes for which they are very grateful.   At the moment they have an ample supply for their present live-in situation.  She did say she would like to call us as needs arise.

But this month Chrysalis House is collaborating with the Community Action Center to open a new drop in day care center within their present facility.  Extra baby/children quilts would be much used for this new addition. 

Though for now , Chrysalis House will remain our primary goal,  we would like to consider adding an additional organization that would benefit from the generosity of our guild.  If anyone knows of a specific need we would appreciate hearing about it.

Community quilt 9-patch blocks can be turned into  Susan Lucas or Barbara McGoven at any meeting. They also have supply kits available to anyone who wants to help sew. They also have some batting available for anyone who has a quilt they would like to finish for charity.

 

Fundraising:  

The board voted yes in July to a great fundraising opportunity thru the extension office to make 200 potholders as favors for a Farm Bureau event. So far we have turned in 100 farm, food and kitchen themed potholders, and only need 100 more by August 12th. ( Thanks to everyone who has helped so far.) If you want to help, contact Elise at elisekalika56@gmail.com if you need insulbrite batting or have questions; or come to the open sew days every Tuesday at the extension office. We are making them to finish at about 6” with a hanging loop.

 

Community event:

We heard a truly enjoyable lecture at the recent Dr. Linda Pryzbysewski  event in July that was also co-sponsored with the extension office and the Master Clothing Volunteers group. Over 100 people attended, about half from the sponsoring groups and the other half from all across the state- a great PR event for both groups. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it such a fun morning!

 

Facebook page:  

If you are a facebook user, you can join our facebook page by searching facebook for Quilters Guild of Bluegrass and requesting to join. (Or click here). You can see pictures of our activities, quilts made, and works in progress. You may also upload photos of your own projects completed or in process, ask questions of members, or post sewing related items you want to give away or sell!

 

Website:

 Thanks to Beth Tibbitts, one of our new members, we also have a website page which can be found out https://quiltguildbg.org  This is a work in progress, and will be a great way for newcomers to the Bluegrass to find us!

 

Upcoming Programs:

September- Special outing to Henry Clay’s Ashland Museum to view quilts not normally accessible to the general public.  We will meet at the museum beginning at 6pm- NOT the extension office. More specific information will be sent in next months mailer.

October – To be announced

Minutes of our regular July meeting will be sent out separately.

 

    Happy Quilting!    Cora  & Elise  qgbg.president@gmail.com