QUILTING SISTAH NEWS African American Quilt Guild of Oakland July June

QUILTING SISTAH NEWS
African American Quilt Guild of Oakland
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Wow! It seems like yesterday when I said as your new President “I
will strive to continue to promote and strengthen our presence in
the community at large through the preservation of the history and
traditions as expressed through our quilts.” That was four years
ago!
July
Guest Speaker
Patricia Montgomery
www.dragonartplace.com
I believe we have done just that. We have had a strong presence in
the quilting community. We have participated in many major quilting
programs in the Bay Area. The deYoung Museum Gee’s Bend and
Amish exhibits, the Global Warming Project; Breast Cancer Quilt
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Sassy Stitch signing off! Thanks!
- Ann
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So Who Won that
Opportunity Quilt?
My Sister, Dana Sprenkle of Richland, WA
was the lucky winner of the 2010 AAQGO
Opportunity Quilt! This story is almost as
good as winning the quilt.
I know that one of my tickets has won for
the last 2 years, what can I say, I am lucky
or my friends are lucky :)
This year I did not sell as many tickets as
last year (only 48). My parents and my
sister and her family were visiting for
Thanksgiving in November of 2009, so my mom
bought 12 tickets and my sister bought 5!
Dana Sprenkle, Kyla Laffoon’s Sister posing on
her new quilt!
A few weeks before the Black History Month Event where the winning ticket was drawn, my
sister invited me to meet her in Phoenix, AZ for a sisters only weekend. We never get to do
that, so I said YES! I begged off my duties at the event, and drove my 48 tickets and money
over to Dolores’ house on Thursday night.
On Saturday evening, my sister and I were getting in the car, and I noticed a voicemail from
Ann Seals. I played the message on speaker phone, and Ann revealed that my sister had
won! My sister and I just laughed and laughed... what were the chances that she would win,
we would spontaneously go on this trip, then she would win while we were together. Could
this story get any better?
About a month later, my sister went to a Founders Day Celebration at her college in
Missouri. She passed by a quilt raffle booth, and thought “what the heck, I will buy a few
tickets.” At the event, they announced her name... She won another quilt!
She called me, and we laughed. She said that she needed to go to Las Vegas. I said, “why,
you will just win another quilt!” I guess the luck just runs in our family! She loves the quilt!
- Kyla Laffoon
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MEET THE RESOURCE LIBRARIAN
(In Marie Taylor’s own words)
Here are a few things about me. I have a Masters
Degree in Home Economics and taught home
economics for 10 years in the 1970's at Holy
Names High School. Although I taught sewing at all
skill levels, I never had the time to learn the skill set
for quilting. When I retired, I thought that this
would be a good time to learn how to quilt because
I had the time to devote to the process. I took my
first beginning quilting class last Spring/Summer at Quilt Fans in Alameda. It
was through Quilt Fans that I was introduced to the African American Quilt
Guild of Oakland. I love to read. Especially when I am learning a new craft. I
want to learn all I can. I have time so I thought I could be of service to the
guild by volunteering to be the librarian. I have had a varied career. All in the
greater Bay Area, but primarily in Oakland. Besides being a teacher, I have
worked in various capacities for the Roman Catholic Church, local government,
catering and restaurant businesses and the non-profit community. For over
30 years I was a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Because of poor health, I had to retire earlier than I anticipated. Although
Los Angeles is where I was born and raised, for most of my adult life I have
lived in Oakland. I am enjoying my participation in the African American Quilt
Guild. I have no children.
Blessings,
Marie
Job Description - Resource Librarian
Duties include research, review, and report current books
of interest to the membership.
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Northern California Quilt Council Quarterly Report
Low Cost Guild Programs was the keynote presentation for the April 21, 2010 quarterly meeting of
the Northern California Quilt Council. Many of the recommendations are already being
implemented by AAQGO such as sewing meetings where members get together for socialization
and making group projects. Our annual Black History Month presentation is also similar to
community service nights presented by other guilds. Mentor meetings are also used to help
promote teachers who are already members of a particular guild. We have frequently used this
program strategy to share information between members.
These are ideas that we might try in the future:
First Quilt - Last Quilt: The first and last quilt of a select number of members quilts are placed
around the room without names. The members have to guess to whom the quilts belong. Each
quilter discusses their quilt experience and progress through time. This activity encourages new
quilters to participate.
Five Quilters - Five Quilts: Quilters show, an old, a middle aged, or a new quilt. This is an
excellent opportunity to showcase a variety of quilt styles and helps individual members become
better speakers and teachers.
Sharing Speakers with other guilds: Our budget constraints have prohibited expensive
speakers from coming to our guild. We could collaborate with other guilds i.e., EBHQ, Amador
Valley, or Diablo, particularly for teachers coming to Pacific International Quilt Festival. This would
be an excellent opportunity to budget and plan our programs two years in advance.
Recreation/fun ideas:
1. Retreats at local hotels would engage more members instead of just an annual retreat with
limited capacity. Mini groups might find this especially interesting and encourage creation
of additional mini groups.
2. Mystery bus trips with an unknown destination. Lunch and shopping would be included.
3. New member teas or social events. This is an opportunity for new members to get better
acquainted with others in guild.
4. Holiday parties where charities are given gift certificates instead of having members
participate in a gift exchange. Some guilds have given certificates to veterans, homeless
shelters and other charitable groups.
Most importantly, the program chair should have a defined budget, good advertising about the
program, and opportunities for members to sign up to present a program and lots of photos of past
events or programs to stimulate interest and participation. Kyla and I look forward to hearing your
program ideas and suggestions.
Marion Coleman
AAQGO Representative
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LOCAL EVENTS
Guil d Memb e r B U Z Z !
New and Returning
Members
Pat Candalarie
Nefertiti Littlejohn
Lavera Wilson
Member
Birthdays
JUNE
Ora Knowell
Esther Pancho
Barbara Mims
Pam Ellison
Jamie Gladney Presley
Pat Turner
Lillian LeBlanc
Jeanette Robinson
JULY
Jackie Clemons Dorsey
Midge Robinson
Eunice Golden
Patricia Montgomery
Sunshine and
Shadows
Our positive thoughts
and well wishes go to
Julie Belcher, Pam
Ellison and Katie
Wishom and the
members who are
facing health
challenges.
LOCAL EVENTS
May 14 - June 18
The Color is RED
Black Dot Cafe Gallery
Oakland
includes quilt by Dolores
Vitero Presley
reception May 14th, 6:30 PM
May 15 - May 16
Quilter's Quest Customer
Appreciation
www.quiltfans.com
Through May 15
42nd Annual Textile Exhibition
Olive Hyde Art Gallery
Fremont
includes quilts by Marion Coleman
and Madlyn Jones
June 5 - June 30
Black Sew N Sews
Lakeview Branch Library
Oakland
quilts by Patricia Bailey,
Blanche Brown, Marsha Carter,
Marilyn Handis, Debbie Mason,
Dolores Presley, Ann Seals,
Julia Vitero
reception June 12th, 11:30 AM
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June 12-13, 2010
Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild
Quilt Show, www.mpqg.org
July 23-25, 2010
International Quilt Festival, Long
Beach, http://www.quilts.com
June 24-26
Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar
Rocklin, CA, http://
quilts.rickytims.com/seminars
June 24 - June 26
Reno-Quilting, Stitches and
Craft Expo
Grand Sierra Resort
Reno
www.qscexps.com
Through June 30
Creative Art Fund quilts on display
Downtown YWCA
Berkeley
quilts by Marion Coleman,
Dolores Presley, Julia Vitero
Meeting Reminders
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Sign-in at the table
Wear your name tag
Return Worthy Cause Quilts
Return Blocks of the Month
If it is your Birthday Month –
Bring a snack to share, and pick
up your FAT Quarter
Please do not wear perfume or
scented lotions to the meeting.
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Meetings are the 4
Saturday of each month
Friends of
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Guild Member Highlights
Guild Members display their Quilts in the 2010
EBHQ Quilt Show. From Left to Right: Dolores
Vitero Presley, Jamie Gladney Presley, Wanda
Dailey, Valerie Yeaton, Julia Vitero
The Delta Girls celebrate their
handmade Blocks at the Black
History Month Event
AAQGO Members Celebrate at
The Richmond Arts Center
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AAGQO Newsletter CLASSIFIED ADS
Be aware Quilting Sistah News accepts classified ads
pertaining to quilting and/or sewing from our
members. The cost is $5 for an ad of 25 words or
less. Your ad will be published in the newsletter and
included in our website for three months.
CLASSIFIEDS
Image Transfers 101
Learn the basics of image transfers using Photoshop Elements, Bubble Jet
Set & More. Saturday, June 12 or July 17. $ 50.00 10-4, Supply kit
$12.00 10 student maximum. Marion Coleman, 510-582-1464,
[email protected]
Free Motion Quilting
Intro to free motion quilting. July 10 or August 7, $40 10-4 10 student
maximum.Marion Coleman, 510-582-1464, [email protected]
Machine Quilting Services
Computerized and Custom Quilting. See quiltpixie.com
for more information! Call or email to schedule an appointment.
Kyla Laffoon, [email protected], 510-207-5692
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Who is who?
and what is what?
2009 - 2 0 1 0 O ff i ce r s a n d
Bo ard M em b e r s
President
Ann Seals
Vice President
Debbie Mason
Secretary
Marsha Carter
Treasurer
Dolores Vitero Presley
Historian
TBD
Parliamentarian
Katie Wishom
Founder!
Esther Pancho
Calendar
Jackqueline Clemons-Dorsey
Heidi Patrick
Education
Joy Johnson
Exhibits
Marilyn Handis
Library
Marie Taylor
Membership!
Amal Johnson
Newsletter!
Marsha Carter
Kyla Laffoon
Dolores Vitero Presley
Opportunity Quilt
Patricia Bailey
Julia Vitero
Public
Relations!
Lavina Miller
Sunshine
Patricia Bailey
Website!
Kyla Laffoon
Ann Seals
Worthy Causes
Jackie Clemons-Dorsey
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MEMBERSHIP: Membership shall be
open to anyone interested in the
purpose and objectives of this Guild,
and payment of annual dues. No
discrimination shall be made with
regard to race, color, creed, or
national origin
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African American Quilt
Guild of Oakland
P.O. Box 31834
Oakland, CA 94604
Qu i l ti ng S i sta h Ne w s
www.aaqgo.org
[email protected]
QUILTING SISTAH NEWS
African American Quilt Guild of Oakland
P.O. Box 31834
Oakland, CA 94604
Next Meeting
Saturday, May 22, 2010. 12 p.m.
West Oakland Public Library
1801 Adeline Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Visit our website:
http://www.aaqgo.org
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