Our Guild is Thriving During the “New Normal”

According to a 2017 Quilting in America Survey conducted by Quiltinghub.com, quilting is a $3.7 Billion industry with some 7 – 10 million quilters. This was before the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic!  While the survey found that most quilters are still over the age of 63, there is a growing trend towards the “under 45” quilter. Regardless of age, it also …

Help Make Masks for the American Red Cross

Through a partnership with the American Red Cross and Crimson Tate Quilt Shop, our President and Founder, Dr. Tony Jean Dickerson helped to narrate a video for mask making  https://youtu.be/cyd5RoW4RQU.  Do you or your organization want to help in these trying times? Visit the American Red Cross website and go for it!   https://www.redcross.org/local/indiana/volunteer/make-face-coverings.html

It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The members of Akoma Ntoso have created a beautiful “Forget Me Not” quilt in honor of our founding member Mrs. Linda Lee. An avid quilter, Momma Lee succumbed to Alzheimer’s March 1, 2019. The “Forget Me Not” quilt was created by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company in honor of her late mother-in-law.  Follow …

Healthy Quilting Habits!

Our ANMQG members are invited to log into a Zoom webinar session with quilting ergonomics guru, Rose Parr. Quilters spend long sedentary hours at our machines utilizing repetitive motions that can leave us stiff and sore! Rose has some answers for alleviating these sore spots! For other guilds who might be interested in Rose’s services via online meetings, Rose is …

Honoring Zora Neale Hurston through Quilts

Zora Neale Hurston is thought to be one of the best authors of all time. While not widely honored during her lifetime, her works have stood the test of time and have only increased in popularity with each generation. An author who wrote about strong women, it is no stretch that quilters, which are far outnumbered by women, would honor …

Happy Summer Birthdays!

Whew! 2019 has proven to be such a polarizing year for our little guild. We have had major highs and major lows along the way. We saw our guild host a successful silent auction in December 2018 for the Ransburg YMCA as well as a quilt exhibit for women’s history month in March 2019 at St. Luke Methodist Church. Unfortunately, …

Happy March Birthdays!

March 6th: Happy Birthday to one of the coolest kids we know! Ciaran is a junior member of the Akoma Ntoso MQG and at just 13 years of age he has his first quilt showing in an exhibit! As part of the Women’s History Month Exhibit known as “Strength, Courage, and Dignity: Stories of Everyday Women” his quilt titled “Thoroughly …

Happy February Birthday!

February 28th: Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Yvette Ellis is a retired educator with 20 years of experience. She has been quilting on and off for about 1 year. She became a member of Akoma Ntoso in November 2018 jumping right in to guild activities. Her favorite thing about quilting is that she loves learning something new. She …

What a Great Beginning!

Wow! It’s already 2019! We are already NINETEEN YEARS into a new millennium! My how time flies! In 2018, a group of family members and a few friends decided that they indeed wanted to start a new quilting guild in Central Indiana and the Akoma Ntoso Modern Quilt Guild of Central Indiana was born! April 7, 2018 is our anniversary …