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Hello everyone, There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes the last three months to bring to the Pacific Northwest The Applique Society (TAS) Annual Meeting. We are very excited to share with you all the details of this May 18, 2019 Annual Meeting. The place of the meeting will be at the Stillaguamish Senior Center 18308 Smokey Pt. Blvd - Arlington, WA 98223 TAS began in the Pacific Northwest in 1997. What a wonderful way to celebrate 22 years by having the return of the Annual Meeting of TAS members in the Pacific Northwest again.
At the Annual Meeting we will announce and introduce the new TAS board, review the TAS financials, talk about the future of TAS and we will have a Question and Answer time. There will be Applique Quilts on display, Show and Share time, and a lovely Luncheon catered by Urban Pantry with options for dietary restrictions Urban Pantry has a great menu for us and it includes Meat options, Vegan options and Gluten free options. Check out their website to see the foods they make. Their list of food options, delivery and set up, plus great customer service was their selling point. It reminds me of when you find a great restaurant that serves great food and you want to keep going back to it. Please go to the link for the TAS 2019 Annual Meeting Registration Form for all the details and costs. We need to have your Catered Luncheon Fee by 8 May 2019 to the address on the form for ordering food for our event. We are making available seating for 8 members per table for those arriving together and who want to sit together.
After lunch we will introduce our special guest Teacher, Kathy Dunigan. We have limited class size for her. 30 students will have an opportunity to learn from Kathy. Her class fee for the 5-1/2 hour class is $40 for TAS members and $50 for non TAS members. Kathy’s kits are $25 and payable to her at class. Class attendance will be determined by order of returned Postmark letter date. Please send in your Teacher registration form ASAP so we can tell Kathy Dunigan how many Kits she needs to bring for her class.


Kathy Dunigan is a true southern belle, from Tallulah, Louisiana, who just happens to be “blooming where she has been planted in Rockwall, Texas! Never one to stray from her roots, her appliqué work blends “all things Baltimore "with the lush and rich fauna of the Deep South. Kathy began quilting in 1987, but discovered appliqué in 1993, with her first appliqué project – a year and a half long Baltimore Album class, which featured a book by Elly Sienkiewicz. As Kathy has been quoted, “I truly discovered the joy that was missing in my quilting when I discovered the album quilts.” She fell in love with Elly’s methods and along the way, mapped out her own fun path. She never hesitates to “embellish, enliven and embolden” her appliqué. Beads, trims, ribbons and “findings” all find their way home into her work. “Anything goes, if it makes your heart beat faster!” she excitedly proclaims.
There also will be Applique Techniques Demonstrations to give you Skills learning opportunities. You will learn from some great people you will love meeting. Come and learn something new or a new way to do something you already know how to do. And of course there will be a Sit and Sew time.
You can shop with our local Quilt shop vendor Quilters Coop in Stanwood. Joann Maxon has a wonderful shop and those who have met her and been in her shop keep coming back.
In other news, we have a local hotel, Best Western-Plus that has given us a special price for rooms for those that may travel some distance or would just like to have a day to explore all the opportunities for shopping and sightseeing in the area. All of this information will be posted on the TAS website under the TAB – 2019 TAS Annual Meeting. These Blocks of rooms are only available to reserve until May 1, 2019 at this price of $124. Options are for 2 Queen Beds or 1 King bed. Available dates are 17th & 18th May with checkout 19th May, 2019.
HOTEL Address: Best Western Plus, Arlington/Marysville Washington – 3721 - 172nd NE Arlington, WA 98223 phone 360-363-4321
In other news…We also have been working with the Apple-K-Ers Chapter of Yakima, Washington. Yakima will be taking advantage of Kathy Dunigan being in the area and will also have her teach there on May 14.