Am e l i a I s l a n d Q u i l t G u i l d I n c . N ew s l e t t e r aiquilters.com April 2015 Hello AIQ Guild members, We have a great program scheduled this month, and the workshop the following day is full! We welcome Linda Krause to our group, and hope to see everyone on April 14th. Also, we will be introducing our new officers for consideration at the April meeting. See you there! Leslie Kiger April Program: Linda Krause, MS Nature as an Inspiration for Fiber Art Linda Krause, the speaker for our April Guild meeting, has spent much of her adult life working in natural settings that stimulate her artistic creativity. She will discuss how she evolved from a love of fiber and color, to skills with nature photography and graphic design. As her art evolved, her textile art creations have come to combine all aspects of fiber, including hand-dying, painting, piecing and quilting. Additionally, using graphic design, she utilizes computer manipulation of her award winning nature photographs which she then transfers onto her customized fabric. These processes enable Linda to create a unique style of fiber art at this exciting phase of her career. Linda has won awards for her exhibited art at a number of shows over the past several years. She was selected as an Artist in Residence at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for August and September 2014. Linda will be presenting a workshop for AIQG the day following her lecture entitled “Flights of Fantasy: Fish” during which attendees will create a tropical looking fish using a single piece of fabric. PAGE 2 Am e l i a I s l a n d Q u i l t G u i l d I n c . N ew s l e t t e r Community Service Projects • Habitat For Humanity (Pam Wise)—Bed size quilt for each Habitat home in Nassau County. • Hospice (Kathy Dean & Theresa Megna) Lapsize quilts (45X 55, 40 X 50) for all ages. • Shands (Sheri Inserra)—Placemat size (18 X 22, up to 30”square) for neonatal unit; laundered at hospital and sometimes go home with baby or parents. • Kits are available at the meetings, or contact the coordinators. The Charity Quilt Ladies (see Small Groups) work on these quilts. People are needed to help rotary cut the kits. • Quilts of Valor (Gail Niedernhofer) - bed sized quilts for wounded service men and women; preferred size is 54 X 67, but they can be from 50 X 60 to 77 X 87; masculine quilts are especially in demand; a label, perhaps just saying thank-you and a pillowcase are helpful. • There are many other one time projects. Small Groups FAYE JUSTICE GROUP: Meets every Monday at 2 pm Kathy Dean’s home 2406 Via Del Rey • Call Kathy at 261-7189 • Show & tell, sharing, advice, hand sewing • • SANDI NEAL’S GROUP: • Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12:30 pm • Sandi’s home 1716 McArthur St. • Everyone is welcome. CHARITY QUILT LADIES: • Meets every Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am noon • Fernandina Shores Clubhouse 631 Tarpon Avenue, 3rd entrance. • Bring your sewing supplies. We have 2 sewing machines, cutting mats, rulers, etc. • Call Theresa Megna (277-2143) for information • Drop-ins Welcome - come pick up fabric to work on at home! Am e l i a I s l a n d Q u i l t G u i l d I n c . N ew s l e t t e r MEETING MINUTES March 10, 2015 President Leslie Kiger called the meeting to order at 7 PM. Two new members, Lauree Hemke and Lucille Hagg, and four guests were introduced. A motion to approve the February 2015 minutes was received from Stuart Vanderbloemen with second by Judy Constant. Cynthia Janney, last month’s presenter, suggested having a showing of members’ modern quilts in a future meeting. Thank you notes showed appreciation from Habitat for Humanity, Hospice, and special thanks from Isobel of Hospice for the quilt made with Faye Justice fabrics. March birthdays were announced by Membership Sherry CobbThompson. From Julie Keith, Programs, there is now a wait list for the April workshop in the event that openings become available. In upcoming quilt shows, Pasty Troxell has two quilts in Savannah and Pam Baity has “Big Bella” at Paducah. Encouragement was made to submit quilts to shows, including Smoky Mountain Quilters, Machine Quilters (MQS), and the Jacksonville Quiltfest. Stuart Vanderbloemen suggested that multiple people could work on one quilt together. Information on links can be sent to Charlie Russ for inclusion in the Newsletter. In April, Andrea Golding has graciously agreed to sub to take minutes and Mindy Chabot will take Show and Tell pictures. PAGE 3 In new business, Leslie is composing the 2015 -2016 slate of officers. While most officers will continue their terms, Sherry Cobb-Thompson, Membership, will be stepping down after her two years. Nominations or volunteers for Membership should be made by April 14 to Leslie. Sherry described duties: maintaining attendance forms, visitor sign in and name tags, Membership Directory information, distribution and sign-off (Charlie Russ prepares the Directory for the printer), birthdays with notification to Charlie for the Newsletter. Elections will be in May, with installation in June. Although not elected offices, volunteers are needed for Hospitality and also for Tickets (includes door prizes and 50/50), and possibly Pins. Show and Tell included the many talents of the Guild, including many patriotic quilts, State Flower quilt, baby quilts, plus a spectacular Quilts of Valor display ending the evening. The Sandi Neal monthly group did Block of the Month resulting in eight beautiful QOV. These can be seen on the AIQ website link. AIQG Vice President Roz Warren’s presentation, "Keep Your Creativity Flowing", engaged members in an activity "shifting perspective" to show one way to enhance creativity. After 50/50 raffle ($32.50 to one lucky person), meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM. The next meeting is Tuesday, April 14, at 7 PM. Respectfully Submitted, Jenny Chen, Secretary A Note from the Charity Quilts Group: If you are interested in quilting small sized quilts (up to 50" x 60"), we could use some extra help due to vacations. Quilt tops, batting, and back are packaged together for your quilting magic. Please contact Theresa Megna, 277-2143. PAGE 4 Am e l i a I s l a n d Q u i l t G u i l d I n c . N ew s l e t t e r AIQ Meetings—Woman’s Club at 201 Jean La Fitte Ave on the 2nd Tuesday 6:30 7:00 Sign up and ticket time Meeting Starts ☺Let Sherry Cobb-Thompson know about any address changes ☺Wear your Name Tag ☺ Bring your Show and Tell Many thanks to Tony Baker who recently donated a refurbished Singer sewing machine to the Guild. The machine is getting a weekly workout at the Charity Quilts small group. Thanks for thinking of us! AIQ 2014-2015 Board Members President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Membership Programs Website Newsletter Hospitality Pins Habitat Hospice Tickets Retreat Quilt Show Leslie Kiger Rozlyn Warren Jenny Chen Patsy Troxell Sherry Cobb-Thompson Julia Keith Charlie Russ Charlie Russ Mindy Chabot Mary Lynn Torchia Debbie Dunman Pam Wise Kathy Dean Theresa Megna Rozlyn Warren Janet Sebastian Diane Keagy (985)630-5940 415-1405 310-3610 849-9006 335-7496 432-8271 261-0191 261-0191 430-6376 491-3743 261-5497 415-5065 261-7189 277-2143 415-1405 556-6815 277-2055 Cyndee Brown Mindy Chabot 505-8499 430-6276 Am e l i a I s l a n d Q u i l t G u i l d I n c . N ew s l e t t e r 2014-2015 Programs September 9: New Quilting Tools: Creative Grid Rulers Laurie Malm & Mary Davis, Lollipops Quilt Shop October 14: The Magnificence of Stitchery Leslie Kiger, President, AIQG November 5-9: Retreat November 11: Pathways to Better Quilting - Sally Terry, Internationally Recognized Expert of Machine Quilting December 9: Pot Luck & SAQA Trunk Show Jayne Gaskins, MBA, BFA, SAQA Representative, FL January13: My Quilting Journey - Molly Waddell, NQACJ February 10: Modern Quilts and Cutting Techniques - Cynthia Janney March 10: Keep Your Creativity Flowing - Roz Warren April 14: Nature as an Inspiration for Fiber Art - Linda Krause, MS, An Artist in Residence, Smoky Mt. Nat’l Park 2014 May 12: Life Quilts - An Marshall, Creator of the Life Quilt Concept June 9: Pot Luck & Installation New Officers April Birthdays 02 05 05 10 Diane Keagy Jane Marmontello Jackie McCracken Barbara Tucker 17 18 21 22 Karen Tompkins Cindy Herring Judy Constant Margita Walgren 23 25 28 29 Laurie Malm Barbara Anderson Emma Jo Sanders Debbie Lott PAGE 5 Am e l i a I s l a n d Q u i l t G u i l d I n c . N ew s l e t t e r PAGE 6 Quilt Retreat 2015 October 7-11 [email protected] WE HAVE FUN! Quilts of Valor Note: Great news! Our eleven new QOVs have landed in Colorado, making a total of 165!! We will hear more about them once they are unpacked and delivered to the Wounded Warrior Barracks. Surely the quilts by Sandi Neal's quilting group are some of the loveliest we have sent, so thanks gals, once again, for your devotion to a critical cause. Thanks, Gail Am e l i a I s l a n d Q u i l t G u i l d I n c . N ew s l e t t e r PAGE 7 New Members to AIQ 20142015 (Not in the Directory) Lucille Haag 1743 Ocean Village Drive Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (H) 904-310-3791 Email: [email protected] BD: Dec 16 Spouse: John Lauree Hemke 751 Barrington Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (C) 301-580-5545 Email: [email protected] BD: Feb 12 Spouse: Dale DOOR PRIZE AND 50/50 UPDATE! more chances to win!! Door Prizes: 1 Ticket when you sign the attendance roster & 1 Ticket when you wear your name tag 50/50: $1 = 1 Ticket PAGE 8 Am e l i a I s l a n d Q u i l t G u i l d I n c . N ew s l e t t e r April 15 Workshop! Fantasy Fish Wall Hanging Fiber Art with Linda Krause Using a colorful print fabric, attendees will be taught to create a “Flight of Fantasy: Fish” wall hanging on a background of your choice. See Supply List. Kits will be available from instructor with the standard kit price for this workshop being $16. Alternatively, specialty kits will also be available and will be priced as marked. This fun and creative 6 hr. class will be taught at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Social Center on the Island. Fee is $15/members and $30/ non-members. Class size is limited and already filling. Register by contacting Julie Keith, Programming ([email protected]). Class fee is payable to Patsy Troxell, Treasurer. Visit instructor’s website www.blueflagstudio.com for more information on the class and to view additional creations. Example of Flights of Fantasy: Fish Wall Hanging Created by instructor Linda Krause Fabric selected by instructor Linda Krause to create Flights of Fantasy: Fish Wall Hanging (shown above) Am e l i a I s l a n d Q u i l t G u i l d I n c . N ew s l e t t e r PAGE 9 The workshop currently has two openings due to cancellations. Contact Julie Keith ([email protected] ) to join the fun! Please See the March Newsletter for the Supply list Visit instructor’s website for more information on this class: www.blueflagstudio.com Two twin size quilts were made by Charity Group members for Cedar Haven, a transitional home for women in Fernandina Beach. They were received by Valerie Baker, Director, on 3/17/15 with many thanks from Valerie to the Guild.
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