Saturday, December 1, 2012
West Des Moines
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines
join us at the December Tea and Annual Meeting of the DMAQG. This is a
time for electing and welcoming new officers, socializing, sharing
treats, and choosing your favorite President's Challenge Quilt. It is
also your first opportunity to sign up for the workshops that Deb
York has lined up for 2013 and to renew your Guild
membership. You will also have a chance to return overdue library materials.
Please bring a small plate of goodies to share. The Guild will provide the coffee.
See you all there!
Board Members & Committee Chairs
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Download a PDF of the Financial Statement:
Greetings Quilting Friends,
We started in January with the theme for the year, "The Blessing of Friendship."
Over the winter and spring we met each of the Board of
Directors, committee chairs, and past presidents. During the year we
have heard so many great lecturers and have attended workshops and
retreats. You have shown our own great quilts and generously donated a
multitude of quilted items for charity.
In June activities began with quilt classes for kids and
charity work days. August brought the State Fair Sew-in and our great
charity auction. September gave us time to finish quilts for our
tremendous quilt show in October and our last monthly meeting,
Hours and hours of work and volunteering has pulled us
together, demonstrating our Blessing of Friendship. What an honor
it has been to work with the Board of Directors and with each of you
Annual Meeting, December 1: "Come one, Come All to our Christmas Tea and Annual Meeting" Saturday, December 1, 9:00 a.m.
- It will be a wonderful morning greeting and sharing with quilting friends.
- Bring a small plate of your favorite treats to share at the tea.
- Bring your entry to the President's Challenge "A Small Blessing" and vote for your eight favorite quilts.
- This is your opportunity to sign up for 2013 workshops and to renew membership.
- During the business meeting, officers will present brief annual reports.
- We will be voting on changes in the by-laws.
- Bring your quilted Christmas gifts to our show and tell.
- We will have our election of officers.
This has been a great year for me to
have the opportunity to work with this dedicated board and with each of
you. We have a wonderful quilt guild and I thank you for being so
generous with your time and willingness to serve. I leave this position
and turn it over to the very capable hands of Peggy Kirk. She will make
a stunning leader for you.
The theme of The Blessing of Friendship has encouraged many
of you to reach out to others. I have been proud to be given the
opportunity to serve you and I AM VERY BLESSED TO CALL YOU FRIENDS.
Barbara Smalley, President
BOARD/COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2013
The nominees are in bold. We should all appreciate their willingness to step into these positions.
|Vice President||Mildred Agena|
|Recording Secretary||Barb Hines|
|Corresponding Secretary||Sue Conard|
|Program Chair||Deb York|
|Nan Earll & Ann Reed|
|Quilt Show |
|Pat Hjelmeland & Mary Martin|
|Quilt Show |
|Deanna Wilson & Kathie Anderson|
|Directors-at-Large||Janora Hayes, Coleen Hayes, Cynda Quigley, & Doris Coady|
|Community Giving||Karen Macon & Phyllis Blood|
|Retreat||Terry Holt & members of Itch'n to Stitch|
|Library||Judi Smith & Susan Harn|
|Education||Sharon Meisenheimer & Jill Reber|
|Newsletter||Katherine Roccasecca & Karen Pavlik|
|Website||Emma Thomas-McGinnis & Donna Davis|
Please locate and return
any overdue DMAQG library books to the library return container at
the December Tea. Members are responsible for replacing or reimbursing
for any lost or damaged library books or media.
Susan Guess, Co-librarian
THANK YOU GIFTS FOR RETIRING BOARD MEMBERS
It is that time of year to show our appreciation to our
retiring board members for serving on the board. It is because of their
dedicated service that we have such a great Guild. Please consider
thanking them for their hard work by bringing their choice of
fabric to the December Tea or to the January meeting.
These are the retiring board members and their choices for thank you gifts:
Barbara Smalley (President): Batik fat quarters in jewel tones
Linda Enghausen (Corresponding Secretary): Batik fat quarters
Gerry Hingst (Treasurer): Either 2 yard lengths of fabric suitable for backing or other yardage that can be cut into 5" strips for the kids program
Judy Proksa (Program Co-chair): Either 2 yard lengths of fabric suitable for backing or other yardage that can be cut into 5" strips for the kids program
Linda Montet (Program Co-chair): Either 2 yard lengths of fabric suitable for backing or other yardage that can be cut into 5" strips for the kids program
Pat Knight (Director-at-Large): Pastel fat quarters like Aunt Grace
Marcia Jacobs (Quilt Show Co-chair): Either 2 yard lengths of fabric suitable for backing or other yardage that can be cut into 5" strips for the kids program
Ginny Barchman (Quilt Show Co-chair): Fat quarters, darkest green or darkest blue
Susan Guess (Librarian): Fat quarters of any fabrics - loves them all
Deanna Wilson (Community Service Co-chair): Amish fabric fat quarters
Maggie Simons (Retreat Co-chair): Jewel tone batik signature blocks or jewel tone fat quarters
UPCOMING 2013 WORKSHOPS
Deb York, 2013 Program Chair, has an excellent lineup of instructors for next year.
A complete list of all the workshops can be found in last week's issue of Piecetime Programs or on our website.
Sign-up begins at the Holiday Tea on December 1!
You can register in person at the December Tea. The registration form is online, so you can fill it out and mail it in or bring it with you to the tea!
QUILTS FOR HURRICANE SANDY
of you have asked where to send quilts for those who were devastated by
Hurricane Sandy. We have found two organizations, one in New Jersey and
one in New York, that have networks in place to distribute quilts where
they are needed.
Please remember to tell these
organizations that you are a member of the Des Moines Area Quilters
Guild, and also, please report your giving to the Community Giving
chairs at the January Guild meeting.
Project Linus NJ, Inc. - Blankie Depot
(Endorsed by AQS)
2012 QUILT SHOW
to all of our hard-working Guild members who contributed to the success
of this year's quilt show! AQS reports that more than 16,000 people
visited the show. Every participant worked very hard. And every quilt
hanging in the show was a beautiful tribute to the talent and artistry
of quilters from all corners of the world. Congratulations to all of our
raffle quilt, "The Many Needles Pineapple Quilt," was won by a quilter
from the Boise, Idaho, area. She is LaVerne Wieczorek, and she reports
to us that she is absolutely thrilled to be the new owner of our
beautiful quilt. She is semi-retired, and she works during the winter at
the Idaho State House, where she plans to hang her new quilt in the
legislative communications office where it will be enjoyed by visitors.
preliminary financial information indicates that the Guild will realize
a net profit of approximately $4,000 from the quilt show.
2012 Quilt Show Co-chair
Final Report 2012
Karen Macon made and donated 14 cloth bags to JOPPA Outreach to carry food to the downtown homeless.
Carolyn Freeland hand appliquéd and Val Russell quilted a quilt for Alzheimer's Association September walk.
Susan Stainbrook donated a quilt and Anita Gogerty quilted it for our August auction.
Two sewing days were held at the WDM Library.
Thank you to all the small quilt groups and individuals who made direct donations.
Placemats were given to Madison, Boone, Story, Marshall, Jasper, Marion, and Dallas Co.
also went to Bidwell Center, ChildServ, WDM Human Services, Bernie
Lorenze Recovery Center, Young Women's Resource Center, Beacon of Life
Women's Shelter, St. Joseph's Family Shelter, St. Mary's Distribution
Center, Veteran's Hospital, Camp Dodge families of soldiers, Conkerr
Cancer, and Youth Emergency Shelter.
139 pounds of toiletries
28 pounds of pop tabs
51 clothing protectors
The winner of drawing for workshop of your choice in 2013 will be announced at the December Tea. The drawing will include anyone who donated in 2012.
Deana Wilson and Karen Macon, Community Giving
fall retreat was a tremendous amount of fun. I heard a ton of laughter
coming from both rooms. I think everyone got a lot of projects done -- I
know I did. Also, many people took advantage of the beautiful weather and went on walks around Lake Ahquabi.
Woods is building a new recreation center and it should be
completed by the end of this year. It would hold all of us quilters
in one very large room, and it will have plenty of
outlets for many more ironing boards. Our 2013 retreat chairs have
us in line to book it when it is finished.
am already excited for the next year's retreats. Be sure to mark your
calendars for April 11-14 and November 7-10, 2013. I can't wait!.
Nan Earll, Retreat Co-chair
SHARON ROTZ'S BLOG
Rotz was the speaker at the Guild's October 23rd meetings. On Wednesday
and Thursday of that week she offered two workshops: "String Piecing 101 & Beyond" and "Paper Piecing by the Strip."
You can read about her impression of her time in Des Moines and view pictures on her blog:
Please stop by and visit our Guild website often
at www.dmaqg.org for
news and information about DMAQG. Look for the photo albums in the blog
from the photographers we've had documenting events for us! Also
remember to check the calendar to keep up-to-date on all guild meetings
If you have anything to contribute to the website about our guild, please send to email@example.com.
Emma Thomas-McGinnis, Website Administrator