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Issue No. 203
Web Address: http://www.aaqg.net
Mailing: Ankeny Area Quilters' Guild, P Box 961, Ankeny, IA 50021 .O.
“Sharing a common thread!” Board Meeting The next board meeting will be Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny. President's Letter
Hello Fellow Quilters!!! Thanks to Anne Kruse, Sharon McCarthy and the Quilt Show Committee for a great Quilt Show! And, a special thanks too to all those that helped in Quilt Show Wrap-Up Meeting any way: donations to the Country Store, helping work the different shifts, entering your quilts, etc. It Our next guild meeting is Tuesday, August 12 th, takes a lot of work to put together and pull off a 7:00 p.m. It's our annual quilt show wrap-up great Quilt Show. Well done Ankeny Area Quilters! meeting—it's always a fun one with lots of prizes If you haven’t yet registered for “The Quilt Show” being awarded. online, don’t forget to do so; they are donating a dollar to the Guild for each member who signs up, We will also have our election of officers for the and sign-ups are free. 2008-2009 guild year. Here is the list of nominations for our 2008-2009 quilt guild board You can now register for workshops and get your entry tickets to the October AQS Quilt Show of directors. online at: http://www.americanquilter.com/shows_contests/de Vice President—Laura Parker smoines/2008/general_info/ Secretary—Ramona Tapper It’s hard to believe my year as President will be up Director at Large Elect—Kay Huntimer after next month. Talk about time flying! Quilt Show Chair Elect—Lisa Starr Retreat Chair Elect—Roxie Brown Program Chair Elect Pam Messer Yeah, all positions have at least one person willing to serve the Guild! Remember--we will take nominations from the floor or call Debbie P. to add a name on the ballet, (515) 685-2036. Tip of the Month: Paper Piecing: Always remember to cut any pieces of fabric, so that the edges of the foundation are cut on the grain of the fabric. Fabric stretches and this is where the grain is most important. Cut the fabric into strips the width of the largest piece, then sub cut the strips into squares, rectangles, etc...This does two things: (1) keeps your fabric straight of grain and (2) gives pieces that will fit.
President's Letter cont. 2008 Membership You can use a very light weight sew in interfacing for paper piecing instead of paper. it can stay in, you can see through it and it is cheap. Pigna pens are great for tracing onto it. Or, you can use dryer sheets for paper piecing instead of paper. These need to be used sheets. They can be left after piecing for stablization. Happy quilting! Cyndee Davis, President We will begin taking new memberships at the August meeting and continue until the October meeting, after that your name will not be in the directory--but you will be a member the same. We will be changing the way we renew memberships this year, just go to the table that Celeste Muehlenthaler, Susan Body and Lisa Starr are at and verify the information we have on file for you and pay your $25 membership dues. JUST THAT EASY! If we have new members we will input their information online at the meeting. Please come early if at all possible to prevent a bottleneck. Debbie Pierschbacher Vice President
August Birthdays! Best Wishes to: Joyce Wisgerhof— August Fay Carmichael—August 2 Sherrie Davis— August 2 Cecilie Vogt—August 10 Karen Hugen— August 11 De Tapper— August 11 Jennifer Peil—August 12 Cathy Dimit—August 14 Jennifer Mahlow—August 15 Sandra Rompot—August 18 Mary Louise Bristol—August 19 Linda McGhee—August 19 Cyndee Davis—August 20 Amy Leonard—August 22 Connie Lovelady—August 26 Pamela Koelling—August 28 Linda McGhee—August 19 Cyndee Davis—August 20 Amy Leonard—August 22 Connie Lovelady—August 26 Pamela Koelling—August 28
Newsletter Format The newsletter is going to be changing maybe more that once in the next couple months --please bear with us as we try to find easier, more efficient ways to prepare this. Right now the process is very time intensive and our newsletter people need to find better ways to do this BIG job. Please let Cyndee or myself know what you like about the changes. It will take a while to get a new process going and find what fits our guild newsletter best. Thanks for you patience!! Debbie Pierschbacher August Treats Lonnie Parsons, Sandy Plager, Pam Messer, Sharon McCarthy, Sharon Lesan, Jan Hart and Joan Maust will provide our August treats. Thank you so much! Please bring 2 dozen cookies or bars and 2 liters of pop. Feel free to substitute itemslike juice for pop. Please also bring the cups and napkins (plates are optional).
With Sympathy Our sincere condolences to Joyce Romick and Linda Balentine on the recent deaths of their mothers.
Donation Quilts We had a total of 119 donation quilts this year, 19 to South Africa, 6 to Nigeria, 20 to Child Serve and 74 to Children and Families of Iowa. It was fun to deliver these last two groups of quilts this last week. We also had 21 suitcases to give to Children and Families. Because nice matters, Debbie Pierschbacher Former Ankeny resident, Lois (Cain) Niehoff and her husband Brian, are general managers at The Pines Orphanage, providing health care and building construction. The orphanage provided photos of each child who received a quilt from our guild----and look at the smiles!
Eric Idehen, founder of the orphanage, Cornerstone of Hope, in Nigeria and Ankeny Area Quilters' Guild member Debbie Pierschbacher with donated quilts.
A child with her donation quilt at The Pines Orphange in South Africa.
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102 S. Grand, Chariton, IA 50049 Debbie Pierschbacher took 20 of the guild's donation quilts to Child Serve in July. Thank you very much for delivering the quilts today. After you left a few more people came by and had to look at all of them....like we said it gets around. Thank you again and it is greatly appreciated. Kaylene Steele--Volunteer Services Coordinator 641-774-2116 or email@example.com Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am-5:30pm, Sat 10:00 am-3:00pm Over 4400 Calicoes, Solids, Flannels, Batiks, 30's Prints & Bright Kids Prints Quilt Guild Discount & Mail Order Available
Seven Sisters Quilting
Long-Arm Machine Quilting Jennifer Peil Ankeny, Ia 515-277-0187 firstname.lastname@example.org Call for a free estimate.
Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims want to give the Ankeny Area Quilters’ Guild money! That’s 9926 Swanson Blvd., Clive, IA 50325 right…Alex and Ricky will send our Guild money for every person that signs up as a member of The 515-276-1977 Quilt Show and uses our individual Guild code. www.creekside-quilting.com But we have to hurry----our Code expires Hours: Mon-Wed 10 am-5:30 pm, Thurs 10-7 pm August 31st. Fri-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-4 pm What’s The Quilt Show? It's a website that is part of the worldwide quilting community. Find new 3700 bolts of fabric, notions, books, patterns information daily on blogs with videos, pictures & Classes, Friendly staff of experienced quilters news from around the world. For encouragement and inspiration enjoy over 9,000 quilts in our quilt gallery. There are slideshows, forums, chats, and articles.
AAQG Fund Raiser!
Country Quilt Studio
975 W. Lincolnway; Suite B Nevada, Iowa 515-382-1815 www.countryquiltstudio.com LONGARM RENTAL—CUSTOM QUILTING Classes, Retreats, Workshops
Think about The Quilt Show as a magazine subscription. You get something new to read, learn and help your quilting grow everyday. If you visit the website and sign up for a free membership –and type in our guild code—before the end of August—our guild gets $1.00. Additionally, The Quilt Show, is the only full TV quality quilt show on the internet. The Quilt Show hopes that after you visit their website –you will be interested in purchasing the internet quilt show series. For each 13 show series purchased by our guild members in August we receive $5. If you purchase a two year series we receive $8.50. Sign up at www.thequiltshow.com and enter the Ankeny Area Quilters’ Guild Code:
238 Main Street, Ames, IA 50010 phone: 515-233-3048 www.iaquilts.com email@example.com
Remember--the Guild gets paid $1--if you sign up for a FREE Membership. After the sign-up you will receive a welcome confirmation.
Over 6,000 bolts of quilting fabrics, kits, notions, We will also have 1 and 2 year memberships hundreds of books, patterns, Husqvarna Viking available to purchase at the August guild Sewing Machines and Sergers, on site machine meeting. repair and servicing, quilting classes and classes A -1 year or 13 show series - costs $24.95 for machine and software mastery. A -2 year or 26 show series - costs $42.95 Celebrating 10 years in downtown Ames!
Congratulations Quilt Show Team! Ankeny Sewing Center
109 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50021 phone: 515-963-8967 ankenysewingcenter.anidus.com firstname.lastname@example.org Stop by and see our NEW, LARGER location (next to Curves for Women) Horn cabinets, Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines and Sergers, quilting and specialty clothing fabrics, threads, embroidery software and designs. Classes for machine and software mastery. On site machine repair and servicing.
Congratulations on the successful show---lots of beautiful and inspiring quilts, interesting and fun presentations and wonderful shopping!
Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.
909 Prairie Street in Adel, IA phone: 515-993-1170 www.adelquilting.com —and Chat with us at our new Blog! www.adelquilting.blogspot.com
Thanks to our guild members who worked so hard to make our show a success.
131 Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50021 phone: 515-963-8758 email@example.com Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 am-5 pm Thurs: Until 7:00 pm
Cathy Busch visits us in September
Our September program will be presented by Cathy Busch. Her class, Nine Patch Chain, will be on Wednesday, September 10th , and the cost is $25. Nine Patch Chain looks like a double wedding ring. Strip piece chain blocks alternate with modified nine patches in this quilt which measures 49” x 63”. It's great for scraps or use a controlled fabric collection. See Linda Northwick at the August meeting to reserve a spot in the class. She'll have a supply list, etc.
Congratulations to Jenna Ingle & Debbie Pierschbacher our 2008 Mary Conkel Award winners!
Alittle bit about Jenna Ingle I began my quilting journey in 2000. I took an 8 week beginning quilting class through Ankeny Adult Education. My quilting classmate was my mother, Charlotte Stordahl ( aka our guild secretary). My Mom had been quilting for a few years, but wanted to get me started, so we took the class together. I joined AAQG in June 2003, and jumped in with both feet. I have been vice president, president, retreat chair and currently program chair. I enjoy being involved with the AAQG board, I like getting information first hand, helping with decision making and I have met a lot of lifelong quilting friends. I also LOVE our annual retreat! It is an awesome weekend to get away from home and do nothing but sew, shop, eat and chat... what more could a girl need?
I like receiving quilting magazines in the mail ( honestly, I get too many). My favorite is a newer Alittle bit about Debbie Pierschbacher publication called 'Quilter's Home'. It is a modern quilter's magazine and the editor, Mark Lipinski, My name is Debbie Pierschbacher and I will be is hilarious. My favorite fabric designer is Amy your next President of AAQG, look out, I hope Butler ( I actually met her 2 summers ago). She I'm a good one! has a modern flair, big motif prints in bright colors, it reminds me of 70's wallpaper. I am I made my first two quilts when I was in high attracted to almost all brightly colored fabric, and school; I cut out rectangles of polyester scraps batiks are my second favorite. I usually buy fabric using a recipe card as a pattern then sewed away. kits because I can make it exactly how it looked in These two quilts are somewhere I think, probably the store. I also buy matching fabric for the back in my parents attic. (yes, I pay full price for every yard of backing fabric). I am very particular that way. I did not quilt again until a woman I worked with, I am definitely addicted to fabric shopping, and I Mabel Hambling, showed us quilts that she made will have to live to be 150 years old to complete in a class that met in Panora once a month. So I everything I have bought and what I inherit from started out making 1 quilt a month starting with my mother (sorry mom). quilts like Pineapple Log Cabin and a Postage Stamp (meaning 1 ½ inch squares) Star---it is I have a new obsession that will be starting this surprising I kept going. January 2009..... my first child! Yes, you read it right, I am expecting January 28. I still enjoy quilting and wish I had more time to sew. Thank you for my Mary Conkel award, I am honored to be recognized among this group of inspiring quilter's. Jenna Ingle
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