Chapter Reports: Kingman Quilters

2016 Reports

September 2016

The dates for our show (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) are rapidly approaching and members are working hard to assure a great one. We’ll have some new exhibits this year – a display of our “Stitchbook” embroidery project, and demonstrations of spinning and weaving with members of a group from our local yarn shop. The Stitchbook project was displayed at our local public library and received good reviews. We will also have a Member Boutique with lovely handmade items and two Featherweight Machines Sewing Machines in our Silent Auction.
Sales of tickets are going well for this year’s opportunity quilt, a lovely bed-size quilt in a traditional style of piecing and appliqué.
We were honored to have Elaine Putnam and Dale Nokes at our April meeting. They brought us up to date on happenings at AQG.
Because space is limited for storing and displaying the books in our library, our librarian has been culling out books that have not been in use and offering them for sale to members. All of our current members are in favor of continuing to have this resource available.
The Kingman College Park Baptist Church, where we have been meeting for several years, is in the process of changes in scheduling for the use of their facilities. As a result, beginning on August 22, our meetings and bees will take place on Monday each week. The church has agreed that we may use the rooms from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., which will allow us to schedule workshops and classes that might go into the afternoon. The facilities at the church are very suitable for our needs and we are glad to be able to continue renting them into the future.
Though our membership will be somewhat reduced for the next year, we will continue all of the good work of Kingman Quilters Guild.

The dates for our show (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) are rapidly approaching and members are working hard to assure a great one. We’ll have some new exhibits this year – a display of our “Stitchbook” embroidery project, and demonstrations of spinning and weaving with members of a group from our local yarn shop. The Stitchbook project was displayed at our local public library and received good reviews. We will also have a Member Boutique with lovely handmade items and two Featherweight Machines Sewing Machines in our Silent Auction.

Sales of tickets are going well for this year’s opportunity quilt, a lovely bed-size quilt in a traditional style of piecing and appliqué.

We were honored to have Elaine Putnam and Dale Nokes at our April meeting. They brought us up to date on happenings at AQG.

Because space is limited for storing and displaying the books in our library, our librarian has been culling out books that have not been in use and offering them for sale to members. All of our current members are in favor of continuing to have this resource available.

The Kingman College Park Baptist Church, where we have been meeting for several years, is in the process of changes in scheduling for the use of their facilities. As a result, beginning on August 22, our meetings and bees will take place on Monday each week. The church has agreed that we may use the rooms from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., which will allow us to schedule workshops and classes that might go into the afternoon. The facilities at the church are very suitable for our needs and we are glad to be able to continue renting them into the future.

Though our membership will be somewhat reduced for the next year, we will continue all of the good work of Kingman Quilters Guild.


January 2016

As the New Year begins, members of Kingman Quilters Guild can look back on 2015 with good feelings. Through the year we participated in many excellent classes and workshops.

 

  • At our March meeting we enjoyed a visit with Elaine Putnam and Gail Van Horsen.
  • April found us visiting several members’ homes and quilting rooms on a “House Hop.”
  • Over the year a group of members have been working on a “Stitchbook” embroidery project and we hope to exhibit some of the work in 2016.
  • The Quilts of Valor presentation, our seventh, was held in November and was again a heart touching ceremony. More than 30 quilts were presented to wounded veterans in the Mohave County area, and to bring an emotional end to the day’s proceedings, a quilt was presented to a World War II veteran. 
  • In December the guild took more than 50 “special delivery” Christmas stockings to the maternity ward at Kingman Regional Medical Center. The stockings, in which the newborns can travel home, are presented to the parents and are sure to become family keepsakes.

 

Plans are going forward for our show in October, and for exciting classes and workshops through the year. Some of our members are participating in the quilt documentation program in connection with the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame. We know 2016 will be another good year for us.

 

 

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