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  • November 02, 2020 8:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Thank you to the ACQ members who donated and/or purchased books at our virtual book fair. This was a new venture for us, and we appreciate your interest and efforts to make it successful. In these “Safer at Home” times, it was nice to honor some of our traditions, i.e., the book sale, albeit in a new manner.

    Pam Johnson was a beloved member of ACQ and we are saddened by the news of her death. Pam donated her voluminous quilt book library to ACQ.  We are honored and happy to share these books with you. We will have a third round of our virtual book fair. These books will be for sale starting at $1 each. We hope to have the blog posts with book information on-line as soon as possible. We can arrange book pick ups at the Dec. 5 Drive Through.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ann Roman or Mary Rogers.

    Happy reading and happy quilting!

    Submitted by: Ann Roman and Mary Rogers

  • October 30, 2020 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It’s that time again!

    Time to show the love to our president Terry Chase.  Every year we ask members to make a block for our President to show our appreciation for a job well done as we recognize all the hard work it is to keep this wonderful organization running.

    Please consider making a block for Terry. She would like 6” (finished) 9 Patch blocks They can be in any color way you would like.  Also please sign your name on the front of the block.

    Since we do not know when we will meet in person again, please mail your finished block to me after looking up my address on the member directory Nancy's Address.  (This will make me go up to my mailbox more often than once or twice a month. )

    11/4 UPDATE: Last chance to turn blocks in will be at the Dec. 5 Drive Through event.

    Thank You,

    Nancy Conklin
    ACQ Vice President

  • October 29, 2020 1:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Many of you have become Zoom experts now with meetings, workshops, open sew times and bees meeting online.  

    If you're still struggling with Zoom or haven't yet tried to connect, please reach out to anyone on the leadership team. We'd love to help you get connected. 

    UPDATE YOUR ZOOM SOFTWARE! There are new features available on Zoom, but you'll need to update your software to take advantage of them. You'll want to be on at least Zoom 5.3.0. This is whether you use Zoom on your computer or smart phone. Find details here.

  • October 28, 2020 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello November,

    Waiting for the Election results.  Been on pins and needles since we turned in our ballots on 11 October.  I have powered downmy presence on Facebook and stopped all political posts starting 12 October.  Either way it goes, I just hope when the ballots are counted, we have an uneventful transition.  Thank goodness our ACQ elections were not so contentious. 

    Our Guild got a call from a family disposing of fabric from their mother-in-law.  Mind you they had 2 earlier days for Guilds and their friends to come get fabric so I thought we might get a little.  Well the garage was full.  And guess what?  She had grandsons, so there is a lot of boy specific fabric that will go into the Charity Quilt bin.  I have tried to make at least one quilt for boys in each batch, but it is really hard with all the pretty florals and such.  Well this lady’s family gave us yards of fabric.  She bought at least 1 yard, but many were several (6+) yards.  So, if anyone has been thinking that we needed to make more quilts for boys, we now have some supplies.

    We had another Drive Thru event on October 24th followed by a Charity Sew on Sunday 25th. As I write this it is still 2 weekends away, but if it is as successful as the one in September there will be some great numbers that the Board and Committee chairs will report.

    As of the 14th of October, I have completed the 3 t-shirt tops for my friend in North Carolina. I hope the wide backing comes in soon so I can get them in the mail by Halloween. I’ll let you know if I made my deadline at the Nov meeting.

    Can’t wait to see show and tell this month. You guys always give me inspiration and motivation. Thank you one and all.

    May your bobbins be ever full and your seams straight

    Terry Chase

  • October 28, 2020 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In these challenging times it is good to remember “Happiness is what you make of it.” We make quilts and I thank ACQ members for helping the Charitable Quilts Committee in so many ways including:

    Emails with suggestions and questions

    • Meet ups at the hardware store
    • Drop offs at my house
    • Requests for items to be picked up
    • Participation in the Drive Ups and Community Sews

    Please continue these acts of kindness to help our quilts find new homes and share that happiness with others.  This year has been one of the more challenging years in my lifetime and I am not alone in expressing this feeling.  I am lucky and grateful to have a roof over my head and that is the main reason why Charitable Quilts has donated quilts to homeless shelters for women.

    Another 20 quilts were delivered to Sinton’s Sanctuary.

    Sheila Clark
    Charitable Quilts Committee

  • October 01, 2020 5:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy October ACQ members,

    Quilters are so generous, as we all know.  Nancy Conklin is helping me with the 3 t-shirt quilts made from my friend’s late husband’s shirts, that we hope to have in the mail around Halloween.  It is so much fun to have a sewing partner in the room, I almost forgot what it is like to sew and talk.  The Zoom sewing Bees help to fill that void and I hope you have dialed in and participated in our meetups or with others online if you can’t meet in person.

    Are you all still sewing and crafting away while we continue to shelter at home.  I finally have some time to make those Halloween table runners and candle rugs.  Not like I need to buy any fabric…I just go shopping in my Stash.  That however, is not what my husband calls it.

    I hope many of you came out for the “Drive Through” in September.  I have noticed the generosity of our Guild members at these two events. And I have seen the membership step up to making masks.  I think a few of you went above and beyond on the mask making, but I know they have all been appreciated.   The Board send all of you a very heartfelt THANK YOU.  

    In September you voted in a new slate of Officers, but we are still in need of a VP for Membership.  So please look in your heart and see if you can carve out some time to support the Guild.  Your new officers are brimming with ideas for next year and they have come up with some very exciting ideas for 2021.

    Little did we all know that voting in a Communication officer last year would become so critical in 2020.  June Dudley and Carole Fronk have done so much to keep you engaged and informed this year.  Many of you may not realize that other guilds have been asking their advice on how to do what they do for you every month.   They have kept us on the cutting edge of technology and have striven so hard to try and keep everyone engaged.  

    Keep smiling and sewing.  

    Terry Chase

  • October 01, 2020 5:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you to the ACQ members who donated and/or purchased books at our virtual book fair. Almost all of the books from the first round have been purchased; however, there are still a few books remaining for purchase. 

    Thank you for the additional donated books at the September 26 event. We will post these on the blog page and these books will be available for purchase. We hope to have the blog updated early in October and our virtual book fair will end October 31.  We plan on having another drive through event in late October so plan on picking up your books then or email Ann Roman to make other arrangements.

    Some reminders for the virtual book fair:

    • The book fair will run through October 31.
    • All books are $1.00 each.
    • If you see a book you would like to purchase, provide a comment to the blog post (use the Reply button in the Comments section) and the book is yours.

    More information on this process is available on the book fair blog web page.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ann Roman or Mary Rogers.

    Happy shopping, happy reading and happy quilting!

    Submitted by: Ann Roman and Mary Rogers

  • October 01, 2020 5:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you have some orphan blocks hanging around your sewing room?  

    In preparation for next year  , please start gathering orphan blocks. We would love for you to donate these to the guild for use in a fun project challenge that is coming next year! Blocks can be dropped off at an upcoming “drive-through”, or mailed to Jen Dietz.

    Also thinking about next year, we are planning a fun challenge involving panels. If you have panels that you would like to donate, please contact Nancy Conklin or Lynn Roginski.

  • October 01, 2020 4:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lynn Roginski needs your help identifying the best programs and workshops to book for 2021 and 2022.  Please email her with your responses.

    Email Lynn

  • October 01, 2020 4:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you very much for filling my car up at the last drive through event on September 26, 2020.  We collected 28 completed quilts and ACQ members picked up 18 quilt to bind, 12 to quilt and 12 kits to piece.  Yay!!!!

    After a couple of quilt deliveries to the Irving Women’s Residence they told me about a new place that first opened in July 2020. I walked into the Sinton’s Sanctuary, signed in at the front desk and looked to my left to see numerous twin beds waiting for colorful quilts. As you can see in the photo Case Manager Torri is already showing love and appreciation.


    Please contact me by email so we can arrange a pick up for blocks, kits, tops, fabric or completed quilts.

    Sheila Clark

    Charitable Quilts Committee



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