Arkansas Quilters Guild

Little Rock, Arkansas

The Purpose of the Arkansas Quilters Guild is to promote the appreciation of the rich heritage of the art of quilting and to enhance each member's own quilting skills and knowledge, It shall also be the purpose of this organization to expand and to enrich the art of quilting for future generations and preserve the existing quilts. 

Visitors are Welcome at Our Monthly General Meetings

Next Meeting: Monday, September 12th, 2016


September Meeting Information:

The September program is going to be FUN.  We’re going to get to travel with some of our members to national quilt shows.  And, when those visits are recounted, hilarity is sure to follow.  And, for sure, we’ll get lots of inspiration for our quilts.

We’ll show slides and have a panel to tell about the shows.  Audience participation will be strongly encouraged.  If you have a quilt that has been exhibited at a national show, please bring it for Show and Tell.

Shows included in the slide show are images from Dallas Quilt Show, Quilt Festival in Houston, Quilt Week in Paducah andSisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, OR.  If you have pics from other national shows, please contact Lavern (rhschaapjr@aol.com) so they can be included in the slide show.

 

 

Quilters Cook Too Cookbook $10.00

+ $3.00 SH

Please Send Your:

 Name, Contact Information and Check to:

Arkansas Quilters Guild

P.O. Box 2258

North Little Rock, AR. 72114


October Meeting Information:

October is going to be exciting.  Sandy Fitzpatrick of Hissyfitz Designs will be with us for a workshop on machine appliqué during the day prior to the meeting and then present a lecture that evening.  The workshop is full at this moment.  However, we will be making a waiting list just in case someone has to cancel their reservation.

 


RAISING OF THE QUILTS

Terry Library October 11-December 12, 2016

The Terry Library staff and patrons are once again asking when the members of Arkansas Quilters Guild will display their quilts!! Fall is just around the corner and the perfect time to raise the quilts!

Due to the layout of the library, we can only have about 30 large quilts but we will have room for about 70 smaller quilts. The quilts have to hang at 76” or less so plan your sleeve accordingly or pin the bottom of the quilt up to 76” or less. Refer to instructions on the Exhibit Form on page 7 of the newsletter. As usual, the quilts should have a 4” sleeve with your name on the quilt. Please put them in a bag with your name on the outside.

The Exhibit form needs to be sent in as soon as possible, then quilts can be turned into Judy Young or Mary Jane Beard or they can be brought to the October 10th guild meeting or to the library by 9:00 am on October 11. Miniatures are encouraged. They would be beautiful in the two display cases. Let us know if you can volunteer to hang and/or take down the quilts


Arkansas Quilters Guild

Fall AWOL

Quilt Retreat

Friday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

Arkansas 4-H Center, Ferndale Arkansas

AWOL (Arkansas Women on the Loose + guys, too) is held at the C. A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale, Arkansas. AWOL is 3 days away from home where you can sew and quilt to your heart’s content with lots of other quilters! Bring yourself, your sense of humor, your supplies and plan on spending a relaxing weekend away. We usually have a few mini-demos but plan on spending the time working on what you want. It’s a great time to start a new project, finish a few of those old projects and get ideas and insight from other quilters. Any level of quilter is invited. You can select the whole shebang, one night or just the day option. Payments may be made in installments. Meals and 24-hour beverage service are included with your registration.

We have the large classroom, computer room, and conference rooms starting at 9:00am Friday morning. If you’ve attended one of our past AWOL or Quilt Arkansas events, you know that these rooms are great!

Registration fee for each package includes beverage service, mandatory facility fees, and insurance. To reserve your spot, send at least a $25 deposit along with your registration form (this applies toward your total due). 

 
 

August 2016 Photos

 

 

Quilt Arkansas 2015