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Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Summit, 261 Summit St., Plantsville
Guests are always welcome!!! *There is a $5.00 guest fee on the meeting nights we have a paid guest speaker/lecturer.

AVQ – Programs  2016-2017

September 13, 2016 – First meeting of the year & Ice Cream social and Ice Breakers. Welcome and pass out programs for the year. Sign-ups for classes and quilt projects. UFO challenge -sign-up by October meeting. The finished quilts will be due/shown at the March 2017 meeting.
Sign-ups for October 29 class; Signups for GHQG 2017 Quilt Show AVQ quilt- planning meeting in Nov.
 
October 11, 2016 – Joan Blade Johnson & Melanie Johnston lecture – Fibre Art Sprouting from traditional roots. (Paula Fullar is coordinating this event & will give us more info)
 
October 22, 2016Annual Gathering by GHQG- location Town Hall in West Hartford.
 
October 29, 2016 – Boho Quilted Bag Class by Sue O’Dea. 10:00 – 4:00 PM at Close to Home. Sign ups at Sept or Oct meeting. Contact mary_mc_intyre@sbcglobal.net  if you are not at the meeting to sign up but want to participate. We can also order lunch from Fancy Bagels -orders will be needed by Wed. prior.
Materials list and any prep work will be given to those who sign up. Sue will review info at Sept. meeting.
 
November 8, 2016 - Sharon Burch –Color lecture (coordinated by Sue O’Dea)
 
November 12, 2016 Planning meeting for our quilt entry for the 2017 Quilt Show. The theme is” Bugs, Slugs, & Creepy Crawley Things. Paula Klingerman is managing this. The meeting will be at Close to Home, Southington, at 1:00 PM. All those who want to help out, please plan to attend.
 
December 13, 2016 – Christmas Party – location to be determined.
 
January 10, 2017 – Bring the oldest quilt you made & the newest quilt you made (oldest you can easily obtain, newest one that you can easily obtain)
 
February 14, 2017 – Lecture and trunk show by Patti Slasson (member & president of BBT & long time quilter). Patti has done many, many different quilts over the years. She will show her quilts and discuss techniques, stories.
 
March 14, 2017   - Make walker/wheelchair totes. Pattern available at Feburary meeting or by email from Mary S. on request

April 11, 2017  - guest speaker Charlie Hietala. Her lecture will be “Never Truly Traditional”
 
April 27-30, 2017 – GHQG Retreat at Incarnation Center.  Please see Basting Lines for more information
 
May 9,  2017  - embellishing your quilts lecture.  Friends of Sue O’Dea.  Also presentation of charity quilts and walker bags.
 
May 13, 2017  (Saturday) – class with Linda Warren title “Over the Moon”.  Adding circles to your quilt.  Please see website www.lindawarrendesigns.com
 
June 13, 2017– Picnic
 
Sharing Day/Spring Lecture by GHQG - March 11, 2017 –  –GOLDEN GAVEL AUCTIONS 149 North Road D, EAST WINDSOR, CT.  8:30 a.m.- noon is Sharing Day.  Lecture title “Quilting ADHD” by  Janet Elia will start at  1:00 p.m.  Bring lunch or preorder (see Basting Lines)
 
GHQG Quilt show – July 22 – 23, 2017  Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field East Hartford, CT
 – Theme is “Bugs, Slugs & Creepy Crawly Things.  November 12, 2016 there will be a get together for those who would like to help make our quilt. See Paula.
 
Other items – Annual Gathering by AVQ is Fall 2017 Gerry, Brenda & Rose have volunteered to chair this event. They will be letting us know info and needing some help on some things. Please consider helping- even if it is only in a small way. Lots to do. 
 
Donations –We will make bags that can hang on their walkers/wheelchairs and/or make lap quilts to give to The Summit. We will have a pattern to follow if you’d like to use it. More discussions on this at the meetings

 
 
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