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FROM THE PRESIDENT
On to the Next Thing
So many activities! Shows and challenges, fairs and conventions.
Congratulations to all our member winners for the boatload of awards you gleaned at county and state fair! Wow!!!!) Many of
you have been VERY busy, and have been gardening and preserving food, caring for your families, participating in church and
club activities and holding down full time jobs! Never forget how amazing you are.
So it’s on to the next thing. School is back in session, so sports, music and other activities have
already got us wearing team colors and cheering for our favorites. Leaf-raking will soon be upon us. But our next things in
BVQG are Election of Officers and our Deep Roots, High Hopes Quilt Show. Have you decided how you wish to be involved in the
show? Bringing quilts is a good start, but the committee will need hangers, sorters, labelers, white glovers and ticket takers
to name a few. There is a job for everybody! Sheila and Becky have been working hard to prepare, so don’t wait for a
phone call. Let them know ASAP how you can help!
Election of officers is always a challenge. Becky Wallroff will move up to president next year, which
is a positive thing. She has done this job before —and very well — and her energy is a plus to BVQG. But at this
particular moment the other spots are open. We will accept nominations from the floor, so if you have any interest in serving
on the board in any capacity, please step up!
My personal next thing is to complete my challenge entry for October — and I have been influenced
by so many of you in my choices! So with an extra day off, my goal is in sight. (Next on the list: submitting forms/pix for
Enjoy the rest of the summer and enjoy moving on to YOUR next thing!
Oct 20-21 BVQG Quilt Show
Challenge Requirements for 2017 Quilt Show:
Portrait orientation quilt: 20”x25” (with a plus/minus 1” leeway
contain at least one log cabin block or variation of a log cabin block. The block can be any size.
Must be three layers (top, batting and back) but can be tied, hand quilted or machine quilted.
maker, who can be anyone with ties to Nebraska, has the following options:
The log cabin block or blocks used can be any log cabin variation, traditional or distorted.
The log cabin block used can be as big as the whole quilt top or a miniature on a portion of the top.
log cabin block can, but does not have to be, a focal point in the quilt.
The quilt can incorporate other techniques such as appliqué, painting, embellishments, etc.
The quilt can be made of any fabric.
quilt can be a traditional, art or modern style design.
is no limit on how many entries you make.
No hanging sleeve is required.
August 21, 2017
We had an excellent truck show and
presentation by Eileen Krumbach.
Besides sharing her quilting experiences
and lovely quilts, she also
shared her involvement with 4-H and
Quilts of Valor. To close her program
we watched a portion of a Fons &
Porter program that featured her and
the Nebraska 4-H involvement in
Quilts of Valor. It was very inspiring.
VP Becky Walroff conducted the meeting
in Pres. Katy Coleman’s absence.
Meeting was called to order with a
welcome to all and recognition of
guests – Kathy Bonger and Denise
Bruner. August birthdays were recognized
and asked “Best thing about the
The minutes and treasurer reports
were approved as submitted. There is
an address change for Patsy Mellon. It
is included at the bottom of this
month’s treasurer report.
of July: Prior comments made
by Dorothy were repeated. As a
group in the community of Seward,
we have our presence known with the
speaker. Any quilt show is quite small
and really provides no real or added
benefit to community awareness of
the group. A motion was made, seconded
and accepted to continue to
have the speaker during the July 4th
festivities but eliminate the quilt
show. A comment was added that
just because we change for next year
doesn’t me we can’t change again.
Also stated the 4th of July planning
committee needs to be informed of
the change. Perhaps the location can
be changed to a place that is easier
Library: Discussion was held
regarding continuation of library. A
proposal was made to eliminate the
library due to limited use. The current
committee stated with the current
materials and location, they
felt it wasn’t that much work and
guild members still benefit.
Fair Update: Guild members
did very well at the Seward
Country Fair. The guild sponsored 6
awards this year. They were awarded
Best of Lot $50 — Maralee Meyer
Judges Choice $10 — Roxanne
Youngest Exhibitor $10 — Wil Rat
Best Machine Quilting $10 — Becky
Best Hand Quilting $10 — Susan
2017 Award — Think Green $10 —
Winners of the guild quilt challenge
were also announced. Winners received
gift certificates to the Cosmic
Cow/Udder Store. 1st — $15,
2nd — $10 and 3rd — $5.
Guild vote winners:
1st — Teresa TeSelle
2nd — Phyliis Hronik
3rd — Katy Coleman
Fair vote winners:
1st — Katy Coleman
2nd — Phyllis Hronik
3rd — Beck Wallroff
Update: Quilt drop off will be
the evening of 10/19 and morning
for 10/20. More specific times will
be announced later. Quilt pick up
will be 10/22 after 4 pm. The quilt
show will be open on Oct 21st from
9-6 and on Oct 22nd from 12-4.
The committee is requesting that
each member submit at least 5
quilts to be included in the show.
Forms were emailed to members
with last month’s newsletter and
were on the tables. Please submit
the form by Oct. 6 with a picture to
help the committee plan the arrangement
of the quilts for the show. Thirty
invites have been extended to
potential vendors. At this time 2 have
committed for large booths. Booths
are available for $100 for 10 x 20 or
$50 for 10 x 10. There will also be
raffle items for which tickets can be
purchased. These items have been
donated by member and will be similar
to the items offered during the
July 4th celebration this year.
State Fair entries: No specifics could
be shared but the entries from Seward
county did very well at the state
fair. There were over 650 quilts entered
in the state fair from across the
state. If members have the opportunity
should really make the trip to
see all the wonderful entries.
Next meeting will be September 18th
with refreshments provided by Sarah
Wunderlich and Diane Swartzlander.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was
made, seconded and passed.
Cindy Milligan, Treasurer (substitute
We’d like to get quilts from all decades,
so if you know of area people
that have great quilts to share, please
let them know all are welcome. Information
inviting community members
to register their quilts, will also be
appearing in the Seward paper in September.
A little more pre-planning info for
Quilt drop off…
10/19 Thursday evening (times to be
10/20 Friday morning (times to be
There may also be another location
for earlier drop off
10/22 Sunday after 4:00
Questions or comments, please contact
Blue Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show News from
Wallroff. . .
Sheila Beins and I are excited to be securing plans for the October
“Deep Roots, High Hopes” Quilt Show (in conjunction with the Seward S150
Committee) at the Fairground Ag Hall. Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday
noon to 4:00 pm.
We want to encourage you to think about the quilts you’d like to display at the
show. We’d like to have at least 150 quilts, but would love more. Please plan
to share 5 or 6 quilts.
The required registration form can be found on page 4 of this newsletter as
well as being attached to the email with this newsletter. The forms with photo
(nothing fancy…just for identification) need to be returned no later than OCTOBER
6th, in order to give me time to put
together a layout. You can certainly
bring printed copies to the August and September meetings; but they can also
be emailed to me at email@example.com.
Kaye McCloy — 10th
Kandy Kriesser — 22nd
Sarah Wunderlich — 24th
Liz Thanel — 26th
Jeanie Hecker — 27th