In addition to our small quilt auction this past Tuesday we had a fun guest speaker. Kim Murray is our AQG Board Buddy and she stopped in to tell us about AQG and join the fun of our small quilt auction. She is the co-chair of communications and is a geologist and self professed computer geek by day. She loves traditional patchwork and hand quilting. (She also loves Electric Quilt!). She made her first quilt in 1998 and only a few years ago did she join her first guild. It wasn't long and she was doing the AQG website, Patchwork Chatter and the newsletter! It keeps her busy but she really enjoys it. She is a member of the Night Owls.
It was fun to get to know our board buddy and to learn a bit about AQG too. She encouraged us to go the 40th Anniversary celebration (on the right, click and log in for more information). AQG has been up and running for forty years! While we have about ninety members of our guild, AQG has about 1900! AQG gives us more buying power so we can see and afford to see great national teachers, (did you sign up to see Charlotte Angotti?) and helps us to be able to put on a great quilt show (sign up is here to enter your quilt in the next show) and of course provides us insurance for our activities and camps too.
Speaking of camp, Colleen shared the camp newsletter and supply list with all who were at the meeting. Last chance to buy raffle tickets for the opportunity quilt is our next meeting. One dollar for one, five dollars for six tickets!
We are still making and turning in our Christmas Star blocks for our BOM too. We have quite a few already but you have until the next meeting to get yours done and in the mix. I am really hoping to make a few myself now that I am on Fall Break!
Our next meeting we are making rag rugs--led by Debbie! No idea if this picture I found online looks anything like what Debbie has in mind, but if you want the pattern to this one the link is on the bottom. Otherwise, come to the next meeting, bring one inch strips in whatever colors you like and your scissors. The guild will provide you with the "toothbrush" tool or some such thing and you will be on your way to making a giant rug (or a mug rug!).