March Fat Quarter:Greens.
Reminder: Snow is cancelled for the rest of the spring:
Annual $15 dues are due.
6:30 PM 3rd Thursday, March 17, 2016
First Methodist Church
566 S. Haywood Street
Board meeting at 5:30 PM
Flossie White Room
2nd and 4th Thursdays 10-2
Call Donna Sharpe w/questions 734-3444
Thurs: Oct. 13; 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m
Fri & Sat Oct. 14 & 15: 10a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Maggie Valley
Volunteer Opportunities Still Available:
1. DONATION QUILT CHAIR – THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT JOB!
2. QUILT SHOW VENDOR CHAIR – THIS IS TOO!
Alyson volunteered to work the Waynesvlle Festival, but we still need a chair to be in charge and work the other festivals, etc.
Please contact Sheryl to volunteer 734-8306 for these important jobs. If you like to work with a friend its okay to have co-chairs
Mary Glance’s Block Reminder…bring to March meeting:
9-1/2 unfinished block, any pattern, 1930s fabric, signed by maker.
SAVE THE DATE
Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration-Saturday, June 11
We will be selling tickets for our donation quilt downtown Waynesville.
2 hour ticket selling time slots available.
Sign-up sheet available at our March meeting.
In 2015 we sold over $400.00 of tickets and we had lots of fun.
3/17 Trunk Show – Terri DeLano
3/18 Workshop by Sara Hill, quilt teacher at AB tech; former AQG President. Friday, 9:00 A.M. @ Flossie White Room. “Delectable Mountains” . For a large quilt you’ll need 60 light/60 dark 6-1/2″ squares. Lap quilt 16 light/16 dark. Use many different shades of lights/darks to add interest even if they are in the same colorway. I will give supply list and more details at March mtg.
Also requested…the usual stuff plus a design wall, straight pins, and a 6 1/2″ ruler if you have one. Sara will show us how to make accurate half square triangles to get good points in the blocks.
We have room for 16 people, and so far only 7 have signed up.
GUILD BOARD MEMBERS:
President – Sheryl Lentini 734-8306
Vice Pres – Linda Hammar 734-1245
Sect’y – Gretchen Tope 627-2040
Treas. – Alyson Nelson 400-0587
At Large – Linda Carver 926-8582
At Large – Terri DeLano 630-677-6701
At Large -Susan Balantine 456-3101
Challenge Quilt Chair Jeannie Theodore 245-9455
Community Day Chairs Donna Sharpe 734-3444 and Elsie Orrell 926-9177
Donation Quilt Chair Your name could be here!
Library Chair Andrea Tilmont 926-9936
Membership Chair Janeen Conway 926-6211 (home) 269-405-6135 (cell)
Newsletter Chair Kathy Kelsey 926-3169
Program Chair 2016 Gail Holt 456-4477
Program Chair 2017 Denise Seay 803-528-3786
Publicity Chair Connie Nicholson 246-0557
Quilts For Heroes Donna Sharpe 734-3444
Quilt Show Chair Jan Hartmann 926-5318 (summer)
Sunshine Chair Betty McMillan 550-7814 (summer) 904-743-0503 (cell)
Vendor Chair Your name could be here!
2016 Ticket Sales Chair
2016 Quilt show Vendor Chair
2017 Program Chair – Denise Seay
2016 DUES. Have you paid them? Only $15
Please mail your dues payments to: High Country Quilters Guild, PO Box 706 , Maggie Valley, NC 28751 or bring to meeting.
CARING AND SHARING:
REMINDER: Betty McMillan is our Sunshine chair. If you know of an illness or death in our membership, please let her know: firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-743-0503 (winter) or 550-7814 (summer).
Note: Our long time sunshine chair, Betty McMillan is need need to some prayers and well wishes. Betty is having surgery and will be laid up for awhile. Please make a moment an sent her card at her home. Betty has sent many well wishes, congratulations and sympathy cards over the years to our members. : Betty McMillan, 3810 Sandy Shores Dr. Jacksonville, Fl 32277
BE KINDER THAN NECESSARY…because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle!
Quilts for Heroes – As you know we have received 112 tops from our friends in Florida. We have now received 55 more. There are two rolls of batting at the Flossie Room. All these items have been donated. Since only 3 tops were taken after the Febrary meeting, I have managed to farm out twenty more of them! While I would like to encourage our Guild to finish all these quilts, if more of us don’t help, it may be necessary to contact other guilds, churches and Haywood Community College or anyone who is willing to help us make a wounded soldier feel honored and appreciated.
Remember how great the Hero quilts looked on the stage at last year’s show? Remember how many donations the display encouraged?
To donate your time:
Flossie White Room: 2nd and 4th Thursday, 10-2
Bring lunch; or
Stop by and pick up a top you like, measure for batting, add your backing and finish as you please.
….Thank you kindly …Donna Sharpe 734-3444
MEMBERS CORNER… If you have news or something for sale…..
Please email Kathy at email@example.com if you have items for this area. Please send all articles by the 5th of the month. We hope to have the newsletter out by the 6th or 7th so watch for it. Thank you.
FOR SALE: Cutting Table—$100 Table measures 5 ft. X 3 1/2 ft. stands 35inches tall. Comes with optional cutting mat on top. Top lifts up for storage underneath for rulers, etc. Table was originally a draftsman table and has been repurposed for a Quilter. firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-627-0563
Singer 301 sewing machine—$205, Mocha Longbed. Big Sister to the Featherweight, all mechanical straight stitch machine great for taking to classes. You can drop the feed dogs for free motion work. It’s a “slant stitch” which makes threading the needle so much easier! This machine is thoroughly serviced, cleaned and polished. Qtr. foot additional $20. Thirty day money back guarantee.
email@example.com or call 828-627-0563
FOR SALE: Grace Model EZ3 Hand-Quilting frame
$150.00 or best offer
small to large quilts-includes cloth leader fabric
like new condition-used 2x
NEW MEMBERS CORNER:
Please welcome the following new member(s):
271 Killian Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
Quilters Bill of Rights #8 “A quilter has the right to own as much fabrics their house and budget can stand”