Kingman Quilters’ Guild 2014 Quilt of Valor Ceremony on November 15, 2014

The Quilt of Valor Ceremony was held on Saturday, November 15th at the Mohave Museum of Arts and History once again. Thirty two Mohave County veterans who served our nation valiantly and with personal sacrifice were honored this year. These quilts were humbly offered to our brave military personnel in the hope that the quilt would bring physical comfort, reminding the veterans of our “Thank You” for all that they have done to protect our nation’s freedom.

Quilt Show 2014
The Quilt Show for 2014 was a huge success for our guild. We thank everyone who helped, participated, attended, and a special thanks to this years’ vendors who put their faith in us that our show would be a success. And thanks for asking to return for our next show!!

Education
January 28th – Klaudeen Hansen of AQS will be returning for the Whirl-A-Gig class. (See Udean to sign up.)
February 4th – Pandora’s Purse class – more info at the December meeting.
February 18th – Demo with Joan M – history of Civil War fabric & update from Stephanie D.
February 25th – Shirt/Apron with Mary T. from Bullhead – members $5 for the class – bring your own shirt and sewing supplies for the project.
March 18th – AZ Quilt Documentation Project – learn how to document a quilt (after the business meeting – one additional “project” meeting to do documentation will be scheduled – See Udean)

2014 Block of the Month

The 2014 Block of the Month is Amy Gibson’s “All that Jazz”.

Background fabric for this quilt is Kona Cotton – Black while motifs on the blocks are various batiks. (We recommend using a mixture of batiks as using a single batik would cause a monochromatic effect on this quilt.)

Here are the options chosen for the 2014 Block of the Month:

The winner each month will not receive any blocks until the end of the year. If more that twelve blocks are submitted, the extra ones will be drawn for and given to that winner right away. If we have less than twelve blocks both Sally and Karin will make the blocks needed to make up the difference.

There are 20 Blocks in the quilt. The quilt patterns for “All That Jazz are by Amy Gibson and were displayed on the Craftsy Web site as Block of the Month Patterns for 2012. We will post the additional patterns here on the website.

Comfort Quilts

Members are encouraged to make comfort quilts each year to be donated to local organizations. Here’s a list of the recipients of our comfort quilts and their preference of sizes:

Kingman Aid to Abused People (KAAP)
2701 E. Andy Devine Ave.
All sizes of quilts; twin bed, children’s and baby

Advice & Aid Pregnancy Center
2975 Northern Ave.
Baby and infant quilts

Hospice
1790 Sycamore St. Ste 5
Lap quilts preferred

Angel Manor
Adult and children size quilts (women and children only)

Mohave Victim/Witness at 9AM Program
All size quilts

Here are the sizes for these quilts:
Adults/Teens 60″ x 90″ – twin or larger
Kids/Toddlers/Lap 42″ x 45″
Newborn 36″ x 36″
Comfort quilts may be donated at any time during the year and are generally donated at the monthly business meeting. All sizes are needed.

Members may designate a specific charity, if they choose.

As always, free batting is given to members for any comfort quilt. And all comfort quilts must have a label, which can be anything from a custom designed label to using an indelible marker on the back of the quilt denoting “Made with Love by Kingman Quilters Guild” and possibly a (yyyy) year designation.

2014 Comfort Quilt Chair is Carol F. While she’s traveling in the summer, please deliver completed comfort quilts to Sally C.

Duffle Bags

Our members were asked in 2013 to make and donate duffle bags to a local organization, CASA, to ensure that kids who enter the system have a means by which to carry their personal items with them.

In 2013 our members participated in a workshop during a Wednesday Bee and produced a total of 18 bags with other members donating bags as they were completed.