Agave Quilt Guild to meet November 4

Johnie Scofield

The Agave Quilt Guild of Sun Lakes has an exciting program planned for their November 4 meeting starting at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakwood Ballroom of the Oakwood Country Club. Agave wants all members who own antique quilts, defined as quilts older than 50 years, to bring them to the November meeting and share what is known about them with the rest of the membership. It will be especially helpful if presenters know the maker, style of quilting (hand quilted or machine quilted, for example) reason, if any, for making the quilt and how the quilt was acquired. There will be a photographer on hand to document the quilt and a questionnaire on the history of your quilt, should owners wish their quilt to become a part of quilt history in Arizona. To reserve a place in the program, please contact President Faith Bragg with the details of your quilt or quilts.

The November Agave meeting is the last time to buy tickets to the Holiday Luncheon on December 2. There are a fixed number of tickets to this event and many seats are already reserved. The holiday event is the highlight of the Agave year. Do not miss it!

November and December are Agave membership drive months and many of our almost 250 members have already renewed (thank you so much). Membership for 2016 is $20 and must be paid by the end of December for inclusion in the Agave Membership Directory.

Important note: Please remember that Agave will move their meeting location from the Oakwood Ballroom to the Sun Lakes Country Club starting with the January meeting. Remember too, that starting with the January meeting, all guests attending a meeting will be charged a guest fee of $5. Agave members should keep working on their small quilt (no more than 24” by 24”) for this year’s President’s Challenge: What’s Black and White and Red, with all other colors allowed, as they are due very soon. All styles and shapes and themes welcome!

Thanks to the charity arm of Agave, 60 plus children’s quilts are ready to be delivered to two special hospitals in Arizona, who do not now receive quilts from other organizations. Pick up one or more kits and make a quilt for a child. New members are always welcome. Check us out some time!