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Issue No. 207
Web Address: http://www.aaqg.net
Mailing: Ankeny Area Quilters' Guild, P .O. Box 961, Ankeny, IA 50021
“Sharing a common thread!”
The next board meeting will be Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, not politically correct I know but I will not complain if you tell me Happy Hanukkah, Bah Humbug or Happy Holidays ---so give me my Christmas. Wow I think Christmas comes faster every It's Potluck Time in December! year, I still have 30 family ornaments to make!! Yikes. December's guild meeting is December 9th, 2008 6:30 pm Any very easy ornament ideas are Join us for a fun evening of quilting fellowship--it's the welcome but I guess by the time you get this letter I had better have made up my mind what I'm making and annual pot luck soup dinner and a garage sale. REMEMBER, THIS MEETING STARTS AT 6:30 PM have it half done. Hope holiday plans are going well for everyone. Hope you can make it to the December The board members are bringing soup, chili meeting/potluck we are going to try to make it a fun and plates, cups and bowls. night. The list below is suggestions of what we would like Congratulations to Amy Leonard her picture is in the you to bring to the pot luck if your last name starts APQS newsletter with her prize winning quilt, we are with: going to try to get permission to put it in our newsletter A-K bring desert sometime. L-Ma bring beverages Thanks to Becky McGregor for the new comer meeting Mc-O bring crackers or bread last Tue. night. We had several members new and old P-Z bring side dishes - salad, vegetable, fruit etc. come, I mean seasoned not old, oh you know what I Remember 6:30!! mean, also at least 2 came who are not members, yet. Becky offered to help with new comers before we even It's not too late to participate in the garage sale! thought about asking anyone, Thanks again. Details are on page 4 of this newsletter. Because nice matters, He is watching, ho ho ho. WEATHER REMINDER I hate thinking about weather cancelations but if Ankeny School District closes for weather reasons we will not have a meeting. LET IN SNOW!! BUT NOT TOO MUCH. Debbie Debbie Pierschbacher
Congratulations to the block lottery winner, Debra Dickerson. The door prize winners for November were: Cecile Vogt and Donna Karpan. Arlene Greenough won the colorful piece of painted fabric from our speaker. Remember, you must be wearing your name tag to be eligible to win the door prize.
December Block Lottery
The December block lottery pattern, Joy Bells is available on the front page of our website. Please make your blocks in red and green fabrics. www.aaqg.net
AAQG Board Meeting Minutes, November 4, 2008
Members present: Deb, Lanae, MaryLee, Lisa, Celeste, Susan, Randi, Linda, Kay, Laura and Ramona. Roxy also joined us. Deb called the meeting to orderLanae 2ndthe motion. The minutes were not read since May 12th we are going to have, along with the guild Ramona was late. Celeste showed the directory, there challenge, a special show and tell. Please bring quilts are 124 members. Deb read the first page info from the that are special to you. They could be an heirloom directory. The June meeting location was discussedcompleted by your mother or grandmother. It could be Deb and Lanae are checking into a couple of different one made for you on a special occasion. It could be one churches there would need to be seating for 250. The you completed for yourself or another. It could have brochure for the guild is ready for print. Only 3 have survived the flood of 1993 or another natural disaster. signed up for the garage sale for the December Come and show us your special quilts. meeting. December is the potluck and board members will bring the soup and members will bring side dishes From your Director at Large, Kay Huntimer and deserts. Dues haven’t been raised for a couple of years- they may go up next year as other expenses are on the rise. Different ideas were discussed for fund raising. Donation quilts- there is a need for small 30x42 quilts to go overseas. This will be discussed Grinnell FiberWorks is Moving, we will be at our later. The raffle quilt has been pieced and letters to the current location until Dec 31st. Our new address will vendors have been set out. The baskets are getting be 805 4th Ave. Come one come all to take advantage adopted out, just a few more to go. The blocks are of our Moving/ Holiday Sale. Almost Everything will going to be hung up each meeting. The block is on the be 20% off. Stock up and save and be sure to visit our website and can download the pdf pattern. Meet at 5pm at Applebee’s to have dinner with Colleen Curry, new location after the new year!!! our speaker before the guild meeting. Happy Holidays!!! Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes, November 11, 2008 Grinnell FiberWorks 831 Main Street 641.236.7026 www.grinnellfiberworks.com Deb called the meeting to order and reminded everyone to turn his or her cell phones off. There were 63 members and 3 new members. Deb attended the visitation of our member Lois Slaten, our thoughts and Quilting Connection prayers are with her family. Remember to signup for the garage sale in December. Posh Fiber is having a 238 Main Street, Ames, IA 50010 sewing day on Saturday, November 22. Quilts are going to Family Services and smaller ones will be phone: 515-233-3048 going to Bangladesh- please state where you want your donation quilts to go. The block of the month will be a www.iaquilts.com red/green 6.5 blocks. Newcomer group will meet next Tuesday at the library. This isn’t just for email@example.com so join so the newcomers can meet others in the group. Over 6,000 bolts of quilting fabrics, kits, notions, The bylaws were passed the motion was passed by hundreds of books, patterns, Husqvarna Viking Cyndee Davis. Country Store items are needed so when making Christmas gifts just make 2 and donate Sewing Machines and Sergers, on site machine one. Down to only one more basket to be adopted. repair and servicing, quilting classes and classes Upcoming class in January- Big Stitching- you will for machine and software mastery. need a quilt ready for quilting. February, Mickey Celebrating 10 years in downtown Ames! Dupre will have a class there are several different patterns for this. For the night of the spring challenge there will be a special show and tell. This will be
Holiday Moving Sale!!
Secretary's Report cont. bringing your old quilt or your first quilt. Our program was Colleen Curry, who showed us how technology has influenced her quilting. The quilt painting was awesome and the different bindings that she used were out of the box for a lot of us. Her son’s Boy Scout quilt was a great example of making your quilt 3-d! Who would have thought a hula-hoop would be a frame for quilt. Birthday fat quarters were awarded as the gals announced when their birthday was. Door prizes were awarded- remember to wear your name tag and sign in to be in the running. The meeting concluded with a great show and tell and delicious deserts. Respectfully submitted, Ramona Tapper
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.
Country Quilt Studio
Vicki Swensen 975 W. Lincolnway; Suite B Nevada, Iowa 515-382-1815 www.countryquiltstudio.com LONGARM RENTAL—CUSTOM QUILTING Classes, Retreats, Workshops DECEMBER SHOW AND TELL
In December I would like to limit our show and tell to things that you are giving away for Christmas so you will not be able to show them in Jan. This way we have more time for dinner, garage sale and what ever other surprises we have in store. Thanks, Deb
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
131 Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50021 phone: 515-963-8758 http://www.quilterscupboardiowa.com/ Hours: Monday-Friday., 10 am-5:30 pm Thursday, 10 am-7:00 pm Saturday, 10 am-5:00 pm
There's lots to celebrate in December! Best Wishes for a Happy Birthday!
Marilyn Beach Sylvia Helgeland Lisa Nalean Peggy Vespestad December 16 December 25 December 28 December 28
Block Party Studios, Inc.
Unique products for quilters including hand printed fabric, patterns, kits We now sell quilting fabric 30% off select notions all the time! 1503 West K Avenue, Nevada 800-419-2812 check our website for directions to our store Secure shopping online Hours M-F, 8:30-5, Sat 10-5
Thanks to everyone! We have 20 members who have signed up to bring things to sell at the garage sale and more who are bringing stuff to sell with the whole sale price going to the guild. I am doing a little of both 10% of the profit to the guild and 100% profit to the guild. Again if you want the complete sell price to go to the guild use the number 0 on your masking tape or paper pinned to the fabric and you MUST put the yardage (if fabric) and the price that you think it should be sold for. If the profits are to come back to you, minus the 10% for the guild put your number, yardage (if it is fabric) and price. Numbers are still available call me at 685-2036, leave a message with your name and number if I'm not home. Example: #1 $4 2 yds
9926 Swanson Blvd., Clive, IA 50325 515-276-1977 www.creekside-quilting.com Hours: Mon-Wed 10 am-5:30 pm, Thurs 10-7 pm Fri-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-4 pm 3700 bolts of fabric, notions, books, patterns Classes, Friendly staff of experienced quilters Quilt Show News
submitted by Lanae Rohwer It’s hard to believe another year is quickly drawing to a close. I hope as the colder weather drives you inside you get to spend time making quilts and country store items! We still have the Advertising and Set Up positions open on the Quilt Show committee. Please consider serving in one of these capacities. If you want to know more about either position, please see Lanae or MaryLee at the December guild meeting. Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Gem Stone Basket adoption – we only have 1 basket left – Yeah! If you and your small group (or just a group of quilting friends) are interested in making a Topaz (yellow) colored lap size quilt please let MaryLee know.
JUST A REMINDER if any unsold garage sale items are left behind after the sale it will be up to the board where your items will go. We might use it for donation quilts or give to another project like Sharon Meisenheimer's teaching girls in prison. Debbie Pierschbacher, Your President
modern & traditional inspirations full bolts at wholesale designer fabrics, patterns & kits quilting, sewing, crafting excellent service great prices secure online shopping POSHFIBERS.COM 5YARDSHOP.COM becky mcgregor, owner 720 ne 42nd St., ankeny, iowa p: 515.975.0906 e:email@example.com Love is a quilt - a quilt is love . . . Both love and a quilt should be: Soft enough to comfort you, Bright enough to cheer you, Generous enough to enfold you, Light enough to let you move freely, Strong enough to withstand adversity, Durable enough to last a lifetime, And given gladly, from the heart.
Merry Christmas and Happy Quilting!
Join us for Retreat on March 26-29, 2009
submitted by Therese Lumley
We had many requests for this delicious treat brought to our November meeting by Cecilie Vogt.
Pear (or apple) Harvest cake At the January meeting I'll be there for the Retreat Sign Up's come one come all. Don't forget to bring your 2 eggs, beaten slightly check book or money, you must pay for the Retreat at 1 -1/4th c sugar the time of sign up. The opens will go fast, so make 1- 1/2c vegetable oil OR use 3/4th cup EACH veg oil sure there is a space reserved for you. This will be a and unsweetened applesauce Retreat to remember. I have been working very hard 1 tsp vanilla to make it the best retreat ever. This one you won't Combine above ingredients and beat well by hand or want to miss. Any question be sure to call me. using mixer. 3 cups flour The Sampler 1 tsp baking soda Combine flour and spices and stir into the egg102 S. Grand, Chariton, IA 50049 applesauce mixture until moistened. Stir in pear (or apple) and nuts. 641-774-2116 or firstname.lastname@example.org 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am-5:30pm, 1/2 tsp salt Sat 10:00 am-3:00pm 3 cups fine chopped peeled apples or pears 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Over 4400 Calicoes, Solids, Flannels, Batiks, 30's Prints & Bright Kids Prints Quilt Guild Discount & Mail Order Available
Bake at 350 degrees in a 9" by 13" pan or two 8" by 8" square or round cake pans. Grease and flour pans well. Allow 35 to 40 minutes for layers and 45 to 50 minutes for large pan. Test with tooth pick to check for doneness. Cool in pan 10 minutes, turn out to cool on rack. Frost with cream cheese icing or drizzle with confectioners sugar icing. Sprinkle with additional chopped nuts. This is a very moist cake. It baked for 40 to 45 minutes in my oven in a 9" by 13" pan. I used applesauce AND veg oil in my cake. You get a coarser texture with the applesauce. or make cupcakes. You'll get 24 to 25 cupcakes. bake about 18 minutes. Happy baking!
Seven Sisters Quilting
Long-Arm Machine Quilting Jennifer Peil Ankeny, Ia 515-277-0187 email@example.com
Call for a free estimate. Ever wonder if there was something useful you could do with the snippets of thread and fabric that seem to be a part of every quilting project? Have you been gifted with dearly departed Great Aunt Millie's fabric stash consisting entirely of 1970's polyester? Do you have old bedding, drapes, or clothes too worn for Goodwill and your rag drawer is overflowing?
submitted by Cyndee Davis
www.quiltingbees.com is now up and running.
For joining this online group, you will be given $30 in online credit (3 - $10.00 certificates), which can be used at different quilting sites. This is an international Then put the stuff in a plastic bag and bring it to each site originating in Switzerland for those who love guild meeting—and Linda Schlenker will get it to quilting to share their quilting talents and ideas. It was someone that uses it too make filling (by shredding the started by Claudio Fresienda, who is in the fabric) or covers for “My Brother's Keeper” sleeping administrative department of Mettler Threads. bags for the homeless and quilts for shelters Thanks to all who donate their scraps each month!
Still in the mood for pumpkin after Thanksgiving? Here is the cookie recipe that Susan Body brought to November's guild meeting. You can also find it on the Taste of Home website: www.tasteofhome.com
Hi quilting friends! Here are the latest changes to our directory if you want to have the most up-to-date info. New members (11-11-08): -Jeanette Beckwith 731 SE 5th Ct. Ankeny, IA 50021 964-3877 Beckwiths@q.com -Karen Brockelsby 1991 SE Winter Park Dr. Ankeny, IA 50021 964-9051 KBrock07@msn.com -Laura Rinehart 517 SW Maple St. Ankeny, IA 50023 964-8169 firstname.lastname@example.org Renewals that didn't get in the membership book: -Charlotte Stordahl 605 NW School Ankeny, IA 50023 965-1556 email@example.com Lonnie Parsons 3856 92nd Pl. Polk City, IA 50226 964-2360 firstname.lastname@example.org -Jean Taft 2618 40th Pl. Des Moines, IA 50310 244-4475 email@example.com -De Tapper 4008 NE Tulip Lane Ankeny, IA 50021 965-8525 firstname.lastname@example.org
White Chocolate Pumpkin Dreams
Ingredients: * 1 cup butter, softened * 1/2 cup sugar * 1/2 cup packed brown sugar * 1 egg * 2 teaspoons vanilla extract * 1 cup canned pumpkin * 2 cups all-purpose flour * 3-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice * 1 teaspoon baking powder * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1 package (11 ounces) vanilla or white chips * 1 cup chopped pecans * PENUCHE FROSTING: * 1/2 cup packed brown sugar * 3 tablespoons butter * 1/4 cup milk * 1-1/2 to 2 cups confectioners' sugar Directions: In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg, vanilla and pumpkin. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chips and pecans. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. For frosting, combine brown sugar and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook over medium heat for 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Cool for 10 minutes. Add milk; beat until smooth. Beat in enough confectioners' sugar to reach desired consistency. Frost cookies. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Come enjoy the trunk show of Big Stitch quilts from Corrections: king size to wallhangings presented by Jo Fifield at our Jo Ann DeMoss - her email should be th January 13 meeting. email@example.com You will not want to miss Jo Fifield's workshop,"Big Thanks for your understanding!! If there are any more Stitch, Long Stitch, or Utility Stitch" on Wednesday, corrections just email me CelesteMu@msn.com January 14th. It's a hands on project; you bring the quilt and I'll get them into the newsletter! and she'll provide the rest of the supplies. Celeste Sign-up for the workshop at the December meeting!
Congratulations Cyndee Davis!
Cyndee's quilt has been accepted as part of the "God Bless America" quilts that will be touring the US for the next two years. Below is a copy of it at one of the sites on the tour. It is the American Eagle holding the Liberty Bell (lower right corner below the big eagle). It is entitles "Let Freedom Ring." For more information on the purpose of the tour, go to: www.HeavenlyPatchwork.com
A Special Note from Jacque Johnson Adel Quilting & Dry Goods
Happy Holidays to all the members of your guild. As part of the season and as a thank you for inviting me to speak at your guild, I am making a special offer. During Adel’s “Passport to Iowa’s Hometown Christmas”, come by the shop for 50% off kits and pick up a “passport”. Let us know when your group is coming and we will prepare refreshments and demonstrations. Please have someone in your group bring a copy of this letter. This is an exclusive offer limited to only the quilt guilds where I have either spoken this past year or where I am scheduled to speak. Adel is hosting, “Passport to Iowa’s Hometown Christmas” from November 28 through December 30. Get your passport punched at each participating business (no purchase required) and enter the completed passport in a drawing. Each business will donate a $30 value gift to the drawing. While your group is in town, plan for lunch at Café in the Park. The ambiance is quaint and the food great. They have a lunch special to offer your group - - $15 for sandwich, soup, dessert and beverage – includes tax and tip. We will be happy to make reservations for you. Give us a call and let us know how we can serve you. Sincerely, Jacque Johnson, Owner Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.
Come to the Quilt Show in Creston
Where: Creston Ia What: Creston Comfort and Joy quilt show December 4, 5 and 6, 2008
Hours: Thursday 10AM to 8PM Friday 8AM to 5PM Saturday 8AM to 2PM. Cost: Free admission
author unknown There are quilts that make me wonder. There are quilts that make me blink. There are quilts that tug my heartstrings. There are quilts that make me think. But the quilts that mean the most And that fill my heart with glee Aren't the ones I see at quilt shows. But the rare ones made for me!
Details: Quilt raffle, uptown block walk, over one hundred quilts on display. Lighted Christmas parade at 7PM on Thursday, December 4. Quilts are being shown at American Homes, 101 N Walnut Street, Creston, IA. Lots of Christmas activities over the weekend. Please come and join us!!
The Newsletter team is always looking for interesting items for the newsletter. If you find something that fellow quilters would enjoy, please pass it on! Just call or email Susan or Celeste with suggestions! Our contact info is on the mailing page.
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