January President’s Letter

January 1st, 2018 by AQG Communications

Dear Members,

I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season!  What tradition did you practice in getting ready for the New Year?  While each culture’s New Year celebration has its own flavor, there are certain common themes. The period leading up to New Year’s Day is a Read the rest of this entry »

December President’s Letter

December 2nd, 2017 by AQG Communications

My apologies for not being able to attend the Fall Meeting with all of you! However, I have heard many wonderful comments about how fun it was, and I cannot wait to see the pictures! Many thank you’s to our President Elect, Norma Russen and Past President/Quilt Show Director, Dale Nokes, who stepped in for me during my absence and made it all happen. Norma, Dale, and the entire board kept the ship afloat and going in the right direction and I can’t thank them enough!

Norma has provided highlights of the Fall Meeting that I’d like to share with you:
Presiding over the Fall Business Meeting this year was such an honor for me, and I can’t thank you enough for all your support. This was great training for next year, for sure! It was such fun meeting so many of you for the first time, and getting to put faces to the names.

A special Thank You to our Host Chapters (Betweens, Cholla, and Delightful Quilters) for all their hard work this year. They did a wonderful job!

It was a very proud moment for me when I saw all the Hurricane Harvey donations that were delivered that morning! The Tucson Quilt Guild obviously underestimated the generosity of AQG members when they showed up with a van and realized they needed a very large truck to hold everything. Well done everyone!

Charlotte Angotti was so entertaining, and I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard! We had three affiliate vendors with lots of wonderful items for sale. Three Chapters were selling Raffle tickets for Opportunity Quilts and one Chapter with a sewing machine. Our Promotional Sales table was bursting at the seams with a lot of new products for our 40th Anniversary celebration, and we have begun selling AQG Raffle tickets for a drawing to be held at our Spring Meeting. But best of all, we had 220 members in attendance, supporting the Arizona Quilters Guild! Overall, it was a terrific event.

I hope your holidays are warm and bright and the New Year bring an abundance of love, joy, health, peace, and prosperity.

Laura Niemann, AQG President

2017 Member of the Year

November 11th, 2017 by AQG Communications

Congratulations to Pam Gagnier!

Pam has been involved with AQG in several positions, including stepping up to assist when a position was vacant.  She helps at the quilt show, makes sure her chapter gets AQG information in a timely manner, and is dedicated to chapter as well as our community service projects. When our own chapter seemed doomed a year ago. Pam took the Chair position for a second time in three years.  Her perseverance, friendliness, and dedication to quilters in the Cactus Patchers Chapter has paid off with new and returning members.  It’s a fun place to share the love of quilting!  All of this has been done while Pam has so much going on with family, including extended trips to take care of family business, that it’s a wonder she can get any quilting done at all. Regardless of personal commitments, Pam has always been able to support Cactus Patchers and AQG with a great attitude and a smile on her face.


2017 Fall Meeting Raffle Baskets

November 4th, 2017 by AQG Communications

Look at these great baskets of goodies that will be available at the 2017 Fall Membership Meeting in Scottsdale. That winning ticket could be yours!

Basket themes in slideshow order: Christmas, Coffee, Italian, and Wine & Chocolate

Thanks, Cholla!

November President’s Letter

November 1st, 2017 by AQG Communications

22 and 54, can you believe it??  22 days until Thanksgiving and 54 days until Christmas!  Where did the year go??  I haven’t even begun to think about presents!! Read the rest of this entry »