Raffle Quilt – Thank You

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This is absolutely the best quilt! Thank you to all who put in countless hours making it, quilting it, sitting with it at all the shows and then drawing my name. Every time I walk into my bedroom, I marvel at the beauty of it, the amount of work that went into it and the number of fabrics. Gotta love all those Oriental fabrics. It’s true, I am sleeping better.
Betty Hill

30th Anniversary Dinner

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The following was submitted by Gail Wozniak.

Thursday, May 6th over 70 women gathered at Maria’s Family Restaurant in Haverhill to celebrate in style, the 30th anniversary of MVQ.  We were thrilled to have in attendance Pat Mamacos and Lois Schofield, two of the founding mothers of the guild whose vision and dream of a quilt group for women who love the art of quilting has forged on for thirty years.  Flowers were presented to these ladies as well as a plant to Pat Beevers,  who although not a Founding Mother, joined the group a month or so into existence.  She has been a member all these years and our longest continuing member.  It was great to see that many members have been  members for over twenty years as we stood to show our years of membership in the guild.      Over thirty raffle prizes were won by guests that evening.  I think many long time members will attest to what a great group of members we are with all sorts of varying talents in the group and the love of the art of quilting has kept us woven together all these years.  I know there are many splinter groups from this large group, some new and just formed and others still meeting weekly after twenty five plus years.   And on to number 35!!!

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In Memorial of Pete Robinson

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The following is an E-mail sent from Carol Robinson’s daughter.

I am sad to report that Dad passed away last night.  He took a turn for the worse yesterday and was brought to the hospital;  Diane, Mom, Dave and I were at his side as he took his last few breaths;  we just can’t imagine life without him.  Mom is holding up quite well;  Deb caught a late flight out of Seattle and arrived in NH this morning – it is so good to be together at this time.

We have made arrangements to celebrate his life and visit with friends and family, as follows:

Visiting hours at Remick-& Gendron Funeral Home will be Thursday May 6th from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm;

There will be a mass at St. Theresa Church in Rye Beach, on Friday May 7th at 10 a.m.


If you can’t make it please don’t feel badly – we appreciate all your love, support and prayers!

– Laura

In lieu of flowers, we would ask that donations be made in Dad’s name, to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters:

BBBS of the Greater Seacoast
909 Islington Street, Ste. 4
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 430-1140

Raffle Quilt Winner

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Congratulations to Betty Hill of Londonderry, NH!  She is the winner of Orient Express, the 2009-2010 raffle quilt.

Anniversary Dinner Tickets

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Last chance to get tickets for May 6th MVQ 30th Anniversary dinner will be at the quilt show.  Tickets are $17 (MVQ subsidizing by $20).  Stop at boutique table to buy them. Or contact Gail Wozniak if you can’t get to the show and wish to buy a dinner ticket. 

Thanks, Gail

Nancy Brenan Daniel is coming to AQG in October, 2010

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She will present her lecture, “Successful Scrap Quilts Every Time” on Friday, October 15.

Her Slice’em and Dice’em full day workshop is offered the following day. This workshop is open to everyone and the class is 60% full. The cost to AQG members is $40 and to non-guild members $50. Sign ups will be taken April through July. Our meetings are held at Grace Episcopal Church, located on Lowell Street in Manchester. Meetings are in the evening starting at 7:15pm. Workshop is a full day workshop starting at 9am. For supply list and/or additional information send an email to aqg.program.interns@amoskeagqg.org

Bus Trip to Maine Quilts – July 31

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The bus trip is a go with forty members and friends spending the day together on July 31.  (http://www.mainequilts.org/Quilt_Show/) Don’t wait until it is too late to sign up for this bus trip!  What could be more fun than riding up to Maine to see the Augusta Civic center filled to the brim with fantastic quilts and vendors?  What could be more inspiring than to see all the different ways quilters put fabrics together to make works of art?  Find out how much fun and inspiration is to be had by joining us for our first annual trip to Maine Quilts – July 31.  We will be riding in a deluxe motor coach up to the Augusta Civic Center then stopping at Marden’s in Lewiston and then home with all our inspiration and purchases.

To reserve your seat and day of fun send check to AQG Bus Trip, c/o Kathy DeSchuiteneer, 139 Maynard Avenue, Manchester, NH 03103-3024.  Cost of this trip is $42.  If a member of AQG a $5 discount is given. Payment is due at sign up and includes fun and inspiration as well as transportation costs, driver gratuity and quilt show admission.  Please verify that seats are still available by sending an email to aqg.program.interns@amoskeagqg.org