April 2016 Newsletter

SPECIAL NOTES

April Fat Quarter: Lavender/Purple
Reminder: Annual $15 dues are due.
Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM 3rd Thursday, April21, 2016
First Methodist Church, 566 S. Haywood Street, Waynesville
Board meeting at 5:30 PM

COMMUNITY QUILTS

Flossie White Room, 2nd and 4th Thursdays 10-2
Call Donna Sharpe w/questions at 734-3444

GUILD BUSINESS

Quilt Show:
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
Mary Glance’s Block Reminder…bring to April 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 April meeting.
In 2015 we sold over $400.00 of tickets and we had lots of fun.

SELL YOUR QUILTS ON GUILD WEBSITE
The Guild is planning to make it possible for members to sell quilts on our website. The plan is to dedicate a page to “for sale want ads” for your quilts. Members would provide photos and info (size, title, price and any other relevant info) for us to post as well as a means of contact such as an email address. Any sale would be strictly between the buyer and seller. The Guild simply provides the want ad space. Contact Connie Nicholson, connienick@gmail.com

We hope that this would provide a useful tool for our members as well as a means of bringing people to our site and maybe get them interested in helping the group. Please contact Connie Nicholson at Connienick@gmail.com.

PROGRAMS
String Piecing Workshop -April 22
Elsie Orrell will be giving a talk on string piecing April 21 and then a workshop on April 22. You don’t need to do any prep work for the workshop, just bring scraps, any size, fat quarters or jelly rolls¬†(ugly fabrics work) and the usual quilting supplies, including your sewing machine.¬† The strips are different sizes.¬† Paper will be provided or you can bring muslin for the foundation.¬†

Fabric Bowl Workshop – May 20
Judy Heyward will be teaching us how to make beautiful fabric bowls on May 20. Supplies will be discussed at the next meeting as there is some advanced preparation needed.
To sign up for one or both of these, contact gailholt@bellsouth.net

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
COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
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!
HAVES:
2017 Program Chair – Denise Seay

FINANCIAL
LAST REMINDER FOR 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: hokodah@peoplepc.com or 904-743-0503 (winter) or 550-7814 (summer).
Please remember in your prayers our Treasurer, Alyson Nelson, who is recovering after her recent hospitalization.
HELPING OTHERS
Quilts for Heroes

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 highcountryquilt@att.net 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: Grace Model EZ3 Hand-Quilting frame, $150.00 or best offer.
small to large quilts-includes cloth leader fabric, like new condition-used 2x
email: lmlivernois@gmail.com

NEW MEMBERS CORNER:

Quilters Bill of Rights #3 “A quilter has the right to accumulate a stash any size they determine necessary–but not the responsibility to keep it organized”
… Quilters Home Ju/Aug 2007