April President’s Letter

April 2nd, 2018 by AQG Communications

Dear Quilters,
It’s almost time for the 2018 Spring Meeting in Lake Havasu!! Our host chapters have been working hard to make our last event of our 40th Anniversary a big affair. We are thrilled to have Jackie Kunkel be our guest Read the rest of this entry »

March President’s Letter

March 1st, 2018 by AQG Communications

We are just a few weeks away from our Ruby Extravaganza Quilt Show. This year we celebrate our 40th Anniversary! We will be showcasing our 40th Anniversary Quilt and it’s beautiful, make sure you come and see it! Our Read the rest of this entry »

February President’s Letter

February 1st, 2018 by AQG Communications

Dear Members,

We have been busy putting the final touches on the events scheduled the next several months. February will bring the Spring Chapter Chair meeting, February 10th in Chandler. It’s our opportunity to meet with Chapter Chairs and other chapter officers to share what’s happening in the Guild. Read the rest of this entry »

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