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Sew 'N Tell
October 2007
Issue No 193.
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, October 2, 2007, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny.

Join us for our next guild meeting, Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 7:00 p.m., at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny.

Our program features Joan Oberfoelle from Dubuque, Iowa. Joan is a teacher, lecturer, county fair judge and designer. Her program will include a trunk show of over 40 unique, one of a kind jackets!

Joan will also join us for a workshop on the Saturday following the lecture, October 13th. Learn how to make your own unique jacket! A basic commercial cardigan style suit or outerwear pattern is used along with a variety of fabrics such as muslin, 100% cottons, hand dyes, velvets and satins. Many techniques are used in the cutting, sewing and embellishing of your special jacket.

There is still room in the workshop! Contact Jenna Ingle if you would like to sign up! The cost is $20 and it is a full day class, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Also, if you are willing to host our guest ( she requests a non-smoker without pets), please contact Jenna 515.965.1585

It's time to renew your guild membership! Renew no later than our October guild meeting to be included in the directory.

Hello fellow quilters!

Hope you are all enjoying this nice fall weather, I'm afraid "old man winter" will be nipping at our heels soon. Next month we will kick off two new events: the "President's Challenge" and a "Bring a Friend Membership Drive". The particulars are below:

President's Challenge: Bring a brown paper sack with 5 fat quarters that are you favorites. Put your name on the outside of the sack. At the October meeting, your sack will be exchanged for another quilter's sack (your partner). You and your partner will have until the December meeting to make something from the fat quarters in your sack (you are making it for the other person.) You can add more material to the project, but you must use at least some of all 5 fat quarters. You might make a purse/bag, quilt, runner, wall hanging, etc. At the December meeting, you will bring the finished item, and after a "Show & Tell you and your partner will exchange finished items.

Bring a Friend Membership Drive: Anyone bringing a guest during the months of October, November or December will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate from a local vendor. To be eligible the guest cannot have been a member within the last year, i.e. a member this past year who has just not renewed yet. You will get one entry per guest you bring. As a reminder all guests are expected to pay the $5 guest fee at any meeting they attend (unless you want to be a great friend and pay it for them.)

Tip of the month: To make thread behave for applique or regular sewing—run your needle and thread through a fresh dryer sheet, folded, and magic—no tangles or those tiny little nasty knots.

See you in October!——Cyndee Davis

Treasurer's Report

Checkbook Balance 8/10/07--------------$1,943.98

Plus September Income------------------$2,540.00

Less September Expenses--------------- $1,931.80

Checkbook Balance 9/20/07--------------$2,552.18

Savings Account balance will be in the next newsletter.


Secretary's Report

9/4/07 Board meeting—The meeting was called to order by Cindy and the minutes were read and approved. Attended by Cyndee, Jenna, Celeste Susan, Diana, Lanae, Deb, Vicki, Kathy, Sharon M., Mary M., Charlotte and Therese. The treasurers report was looked over. The Board brainstormed ideas for membership drive, quilt show changes, donation quilt recipients, advertising programs, Spring Retreat (Mar. 27-30). Cyndee has decided to have a Presidents Challenge—with details in her presidents letter. The majority of the meeting was setting the budget for 2007-2008.

9/11/07 Guild meeting—The meeting was called to order by President Cyndee Davis and she introduced the Board of Officers. A basket of Batik Fabric was presented to Kim Manthe as a "thank you" for all her hard work, creativity and fun personality last year as President. We are having a membership drive in Nov. & Dec.; bring a guest and your name goes in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. A reminder to the members to fill out membership forms when renewing dues so we have all the current information for the directories. We are asking that you bring current membership cards to meetings (pay/renew dues now $25.00). Cyndee reminded us that alcohol, drugs, and/or smoking are prohibited on HTLC premises. The "leftover treasures" from our Quilting Treasures garage sale were given to Nana's Daycare, Woodside Middle School, Goodwill and to the Animal Rescue League. Deb P. announced that we will once again be giving donation quilts to ChildServe, Children and Families of Iowa; twin-size quilts to The Pines Orphanage in South Africa. Anne Kruse discussed the 2008 Quilt Show at Faith Baptist. The theme is "Pieceful Days and Pieceful Nights". The raffle quilt will be black and white. We will see some changes in Quilt Show, Country Store and others which will be informed about later. Any suggestions for Programs for 2008-2009, please contact Vicki Swensen.

Secretary's Report cont.

Karen Spencer from Pella was our program for the evening. Her unique hand-dyed fabric quilts were truly one-of-a-kind creations. The seven members who participated in Karen's workshop shared their hand-dyed fabric—followed by the Guild's Show-and-Tell and refreshments. Board members were reminded to review By-Laws for the next Board Meeting.

submitted by Charlotte Stordahl, Secretary


October Treats!

Thanks to Polly Anderson, Joyce Romick, Linda Northwick, Celeste Muelenthaler, Becky Larson, Deb Pierschbacher and Diana Weirich for the October treats! This is just a little reminder to our treat providers: please bring 2 dozen cookies or bars and 2 liters of pop. Feel free to substitute items-like juice for pop. Please also bring the cups and napkins (plates are optional).


FABRIC looking for a good home!

I have several boxes of knit fabric that I would like to give to someone who would make use of it. Most of it is Adult fabric, large enough to make T-shirts and some is baby knit. IF there is someone who makes gowns or hats for preemies, they could make good use of this. I had gotten it from an aunt with the intend of making baby clothes for a friend's grandchild.

Jean Taft, 244-4475, jtquilt@yahoo.com



The Ties that Bind

That is the name of the historic quilt show held at Living History Farms, Wednesday, October 3-Sunday, October 7, 10 am-5 pm each day. Thirty rarely-seen historic quilts from the nationally-recognized Living History Farms quilt collection will be on display in the Church of the Land along with historic clothing and household textiles.

Grandmother's Garden

Please share your new grandchild with all of us!


photo of Marlene and new grandson

Marlene DaRos and her new grandson are snuggled under his first quilt. Adrian Christian Werner was born in Washougal, Washington on 8/24/07. He weighed in at 6lbs. 1oz., and was 19 1/2" long. His parents are her daughter Jean & husband, Kurt. This is Marlene's 1st grandchild—what a joy!


DONATION NEWS

Submitted by Deb Pierschbacher

We have received 5 donation quilts since July. Keep them coming!

Below are the promised websites for The Pines orphanage. To review I know a couple who are working at orphanage in South Africa and they need twin size quilt for the kids, it does get cool there so they need regular quilts with batting etc. We would be able to send these quilt with different groups that are going down to help them. This means that we would not have the quilts to show at the quilt show but we will be able to get pictures of the kids holding there quilts.

Donation News cont.

Also if you are willing to machine quilt donation quilts for us who do not do our own quilting please let me know.

www.myaimi.org

www.pogpines.com

www.niehoffsa.com

www.thepinessa.com

September prize winners:

Block Lottery was won by Linda Schlenker

September's Door Prize winners were Donita Link and Marlene DaRos

With Sympathy

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to fellow guild member, Sandy Plager. Her husband, Michael, passed away in August.


Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Quilt Show

October 12-13-14, 2007

Held at Adventureland Park, Palace Theater, Altoona

Fri. & Sat. 9:00—5:00, Sun. 11:00—4:00

Over 600 Quilts

Free Lectures

Quilt Turnings

Treasured Quilts

Little Quilts Silent Auction

Raffle Quilt

Kids Corner

Vendors and so much more!

for more info, visit www.dmaqg.org

October Birthdays!

Best Wishes to:

Jan Plantz— October 2

Patricia Taylor— October 5

Barbara Long— October 9

Sherie Johnson— October 14

Joan McKernan— October 14

Jan Heddinger— October 14

Lynda Smith— October 14

Denette Stoll— October17

Donita Link— October 17

John Pierschbacher— October 19

Nadine Wells— October 20

Kay Huntimer— October 28

Lisa Starr— October 28


Thank You Kim!

photo of Kim Manthe with Presidents gift

Thanks to Kim Manthe for the great job she did this year as guild president! Seeing Flat Stanley at the guild meeting made us all smile!

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The Eastern Polk Guild still has openings in a class that is on Sunday, November 18th with Sharon Malec. Sharon is a national teacher from Chicago that specializes in dog pictures.

FOR CLASS INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO SHARON'S WEBSITE: http://www.malec-designs.com/

More details include, Time: 1-6 Cost: $25.00 + $8.00 Pattern , Place: Christ the King Church, 600 1st Ave. N. Altoona PLEASE CALL! Marlee Jennings at 965-8094 TO GET SIGNED UP!

2008 Proposed Budget

Ankeny Area Quilters' Guild


2007
2007
2008

ACTUAL
BUDGET
BUDGET




REVENUES



Dues & Guest Fees
$3,891.00
$3,000.00
$4,250.00
Workshop Fees
0.00
0.00
0.00
Advertising
392.00
500.00
1,000.00
Retreat Fees
4,158.50
5,640.00
4,000.00
Miscellaneous
68.00
250.00
250.00
Challenge Packets
0.00
100.00
100.00
Shirts & Pens
68.00
0.00
1,000.00
Garage Sale
669.25
2,425.00
0.00
QS - Raffle Quilt
2,031.75
3,500.00
3,500.00
QS - Admissions
5,441.00
4,500.00
5,000.00
QS - Country Store
1,304.05
1,400.00
1,400.00
QS - Food
1,822.20
1,500.00
1,700.00
QS - Vendor Booth Fees
2,205.50
2,500.00
2,250.00
Interest Income
371.09
300.00
350.00




Total Revenues
$22,422.34
$25,615.00
$24,800.00








EXPENSES



Rent- HTLC- Fellowship Hall
1,375.00
1,375.00
1,375.00
Programs
3,136.05
3,000.00
3,200.00
Newsletter Printing
826.38
800.00
900.00
Newsletter Postage
531.18
850.00
900.00
Workshop/UFO
1,001.30
250.00
350.00
Prizes:
25.00
500.00

State Fair


100.00
Challenge


400.00
Postage/Stationary/Supplies
334.18
100.00
400.00
Membership Directory
108.12
200.00
200.00
Post Office Box Rental
0.00
40.00
40.00
Retreat
3,988.64
5,320.00
4,000.00
Software
0.00
0.00
0.00
Insurance (liability)
161.00
175.00
175.00
Donations/IPTV/Summerfest
250.00
175.00
350.00
Ankeny Chamber Membership
140.00
140.00
140.00
Storage Rental
300.00
300.00
300.00
Miscellaneous
332.03
500.00
400.00
Shirts & Pins
0.00
0.00
500.00
Website
590.80
1,000.00
800.00
Bank Service Charge
68.90
65.00
75.00
QS - Displays
2,384.89
2,500.00
2,500.00
QS - Bookmarks
0.00
250.00
150.00
QS - Brochures & Quilt Tags
681.83
1,000.00
800.00
QS - Food
1,108.71
750.00
850.00
QS - Advertising
455.65
2,000.00
1,750.00
QS - Signs
0.00
0.00
0.00
QS - Postage/Paper/Phone
0.00
100.00
100.00
QS - Prizes
2,925.72
2,000.00
2,300.00
QS - School Rental
900.00
900.00
900.00
QS - Raffle License
75.00
75.00
75.00
QS - Raffle Quilt
201.22
500.00
250.00
QS - Raffle Quilt Pictures
24.17
50.00
50.00
QS - Ticket Printing
189.96
100.00
150.00
QS - Sales Tax
244.91
375.00
300.00
QS - Hangers/Other Expense
57.22
75.00
75.00
QS - Miscellaneous
253.53
150.00
200.00
Gain/Loss on Sale of Assets
0.00
0.00
0.00




Total Expenses
22,671.39
25,615.00
25,055.00

Updated 2007-2008 Schedule

Here is the complete schedule for this next guild year. We're going to have some fun!

November 13—Julie Hendricksen from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Julie is an antique quilt collector, quilt designer and shop owner of JJ Stitches in Sun Prairie, WI. She was recently featured in American patchwork and Quilting (April 2007). Julie's lecture includes a show and tell session of 50-75 quilts, with emphasis on antique quilts. She will also be selling patterns and kits after the meeting.

December 11—Dawn Cavanaugh, owner of Rockin'Bobbin, Long-Arm Machine Quilting

Dawn, an award winning quilter, is a "local"! She will be sharing techniques with us such as how choose a design, how it will impact your quilt and how to camouflage parts an "oops". You don't want to miss this lesson from a pro!

January 8—Potluck Dinner and Demonstration Stations

Guild members will be sharing techniques at different stations and we will rotate through them to learn!

February 12—Shelly Stokes, Cedar Canyon Textiles from Miltona, Minnesota

Shelly's lecture is titled " Painstik Pizzazz and all that Jazz". If you can play with color crayons, you can learn to use paintstiks to add color, pattern and texture to your fabric. Based on her book, Painstiks on Fabric, Shelly gives a quick tour of various techniques for using Shiva Paintstiks to transform your fabric into something very special.

There will be a workshop the following day, Wednesday Feb 13. There lecture is called Foil on fabric. Want to try something fun and flashy? See instant results as you learn to apply foil to your fabrics for fabulous special effects in your quilts or garments. Just be careful- this may be addictive. Learn several techniques for foil transfer and make a series of samples for future reference.

March 11—Weeks Ringle from Oak Park, Illinois

Weeks and her husband, Bill Kerr, are full-time professional quiltmakers and founders of FunQuilts, a contemporary quilt design studio in Oak Park. They bring a modern twist to the great American quilting tradition and Weeks' lecture will trace the transformation of early american quilts to vibrant, contemporary art forms of today.

April 8—Spring Challenge!

May 13—Pennie Horras from Fairfield, Iowa

Her lecture is called " I must be out of my mind" and it is a huge show and tell session with many unique quilts from 20+ years of quilt making. She has had quilts exhibited at the Iowa State Fair, The Iowa Quilter's Guild show, The American Quilter's Society show in Paducah and Houston's International Quilt Festival. There will be a workshop following her lecture, it is to be announced later.

June 10—Details by Diane, Decorah, Iowa

A brightly colored feast for the eyes of "Illusion Stained Glass" trunk show of quilts. She will also be selling kits and patterns after the lecture. Pleases visit her website to see her wonderful quilts! www.detailsbydiane.com

July 8—Week of QUILT SHOW!No regular guild meeting.

August 12—Quilt Show wrap up!

Plans are underway for the 2008-2009 guild year. We have Carol Doak scheduled for a program and workshop in 2009! Vicki Swensen is our new program chair elect. She has some great ideas and would like to hear your program suggestions too. Let her know if there is a speaker you think would be great for our group! Share your ideas with her at the next guild meeting or you may contact her at 515 382-1815 or www.countryquiltstudio.com Thanks!


photo of Karen Spencer and her quilt

Our September speaker, Karen Spencer, wowed us with her hand-dyed fabric & quilts. If you would like to see more of Karen's quilts she currently has an exhibition of her work at the Joan Kuyper Farver Art Gallery, Pella Community Center, 2nd Floor. Her work will be on display Sept. 10- Dec. 2nd. The gallery hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30. Please call 641-628-4571 with questions.

Creekside Quilting

9926 Swanson Blvd., Clive, IA 50325

515-276-1977

www.creekside-quilting.com

Hours: Mon-Wed 10 am-5:30 pm, Thurs 10 am-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


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


The Sampler

102 S. Grand, Chariton, IA 50049

641-774-2116 or carolsampler@mchsi.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:45 am-6:00pm, Sat 9:45 am-3:00pm

Over 4400 Calicoes, Solids, Flannels, Batiks, 30's Prints & Bright Kids Prints

Quilt Guild Discount & Mail Order Available

2008 Quilt Show Information

Submitted by Anne Kruse & Sharon McCarthy, 2008 Quilt Show Co-Chairs

Start planning—It's not too late to start planning to enter one or more quilts in next year's Quilt Show. The dates are Friday/Saturday, July 11-12, 2008. We have secured the same venue as the past two years, which is the Faith Baptist Bible College facility. We believe this space lends itself well to accommodating all our needs including sufficient space to wander around and take in the workshops, visit the vendors, view the quilt displays, eat lots of food, submit bids at the Country Store, and view the raffle quilt and donation quilts.

Quilt theme—We wanted to create a theme that had a play on words, a theme that could be carried throughout the year, and a theme that would lend itself well to the raffle quilt and pattern. We have selected the theme "Pieceful Days and Pieceful Nights," since many of us "piece" at all times of the day and night. The raffle quilt will be a tessellations pattern, which will be "pieced" in black and white. This black and white theme will be carried out throughout the year and throughout the quilt show. At each meeting we will provide updates regarding the quilt show so be sure to attend the meetings and find out what new ideas are planned.

Country Store—We have pondered carefully some different ways to attend to the details of the quilt show. One of those ways is to encourage everyone to make items for the Country Store since this is a significant money-maker for the guild. Be creative. Plan now. Sew now. You can bring an item to any meeting but we ask that you complete a form, which will be provided at each meeting. This form needs the following three pieces of information:

Donated by: (Fill in your name)

Brief description: (Such as "pillow cases" or "wall hangings" or "table runner")

A beginning bid: (We believe you are in the best position to start the bid)

Consider volunteering—We will have a sign-up sheet at the October meeting for committee members to help us throughout the year and at the quilt show. Please review the areas at the meeting in which we need help and consider coming aboard. We're a fun group and plan to have fun this year preparing for next July.

Prairie Rose Quilts & Gifts

5th Anniversary Sale—October 1-6

25% off all fabric

Grand Opening Bernina Dealership

Ribbon Cutting Wednesday, October 3, 11:00 am, Lunch Served

Many specials and prizes all week long

629 Main Street, Jewell

515-827-6151

3 miles west of 1-35 at exit 133

Hours M-F, 10-5, Sat 10-3

www.prairierosequilts.com

Authorized Bernina Dealer


Seven Sisters Quilting

Long-Arm Machine Quilting

Jennifer Peil

Ankeny, Ia

515-277-0187

peil3104@msn.com

Call for a free estimate.


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

Look what we're doing!

Jan Heddinger and her sister, Belinda Rinehart, are the ladies behind Platte Branch Design Company. Their latest design is called Monkey Twist—because you can twist and "monkey" around with the blocks for various different looks. Our pattern has instructions for two versions in multiple sizes and will be used by Fiddlesticks quilt shop in Boulder City, NV at their 2008 spring retreat. You can check out their other designs at www.plattebranchdesign.com


photo of Monkey Twist quilt pattern


Ramona Tapper will be presenting a quilting class on Thursday, November 15th, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Polk City Community Library in Polk City. This class will teach quilting basics—a quilted square. Maybe you know someone that would like to "get into quilting" but doesn't know where to start. This would be a great class for them!

Kits will be prepared for the quilters and a $5.00 fee covers supplies. You will need to bring your own sewing machine, thread & scissors. Please pre-register by November 8th, call the Polk City Library for more details, 515-984-6119.


photo of Quilted Squares example


There is a new Fon's & Porter quilt contest that many of you may be interested in. It's called "Done in One (weekend, that is!) Challenge". Visit www.sewingexpo.com to learn the details.

AAQG MEMBERSHIP FORM

Dues are $25/yr (September-August). Please attach your payment to the upper left-hand corner and mail or bring it to the September or October guild meetings to ensure your information is included in the annual membership directory.

2007-2008 Membership Form

AAQG Board Members for 2007-2008

President-Cyndee Davis-289-2868

Vice President-Deb Pierschbacher-685-2036

Secretary-Charlotte Stordahl-965-1556

Treasurer-Randie Bartleman-979-8141

Director at Large-Diana Weirich-289-1189

Director at Large (elect)-Donna Jo Smith-963-9224

Communications Editor-Celeste Muehlenthaler-965-8966

Communications Editor-Susan Body-984-6937

Program Chair-Jenna Ingle-965-1585

Program Chair (elect)-Vicki Swensen

Quilt Show Co-Chairs-Sharon McCarthy-289-2200

Quilt Show Co-Chairs-Anne Kruse-965-3442

Quilt Show Co-Chair (elect)-Lanae Rohwer-963-8186

Quilt Show Co-Chair (elect)-Mary Marquardt-224-9278

Retreat Chair-Sharon Hawthorne-986-1246

Retreat Chair (elect)-Therese Lumley-964-3328