Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild
March Meeting 2019
MARY’S RIVER QUILT GUILD
General Meeting 3/28/2019
Vice President Theresa Valentine opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Cindy M., Arts Department Superintendent for the Benton County Fair, answered questions concerning exhibiting. She realizes that there were problems in the past. Quilts accepted must be made in the prior year. There will be a new section:My First Year. All types of fiber arts will be accepted. There will be 24 hour security. Cindy will be on the grounds from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and she will sleep in a nearby camper. Two people will be in the building when it is unlocked.
Check the MRQG Facebook page for updates.
THIRTY YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Invited guests are: Linda Thompson, Linda Hanson, Gwen, plus a total of seven founding members.
JoAnn said the Scholarship reimbursement information is online.
Magazines are for sale in the back of the room. They are 25 cents each or five for $1.00.
Marsha G. There are 79 members to date.
The Quilt County Fair is the 30th anniversary and is using diamond shapes for the quilt design shapes.
Ann G. said that for the past two years Cindy G. Was the Viewer’s Choice. She asked for volunteer presentations for the next two years.
The May 23 program will feature appliqué artist Sherri Rogers Appleton.
The Guild is looking for raffle quilt photos from 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2007.
The table topper will go to the person selling the most raffle tickets.
Please sign up to sell raffle tickets for Safari.
A coordinator is needed for Fitness Over Fifty.
Jan A. said the group played bunco at the last meeting.
QUILTS IN THE GARDEN
A coordinator is still needed.
Sandy M. encouraged a volunteer as this is the Guild’s major fund raiser.
Judy J. said the panels are gone, but encourages participation.
Judy J. had an article about it in our newsletter. The venues are down so far this year.
Cindy G. Said the first exchange will be in April. She has informational handouts available. She’ll be speaking to the Guild next month. The topic is: The Teacher Is Still Learning.
Drawing fat quarter winners are: Judy J., Linda M. and Cynthia J.
Seven completed quilts tonight were shown.
Flo C. donated five quilts. Other exhibitors were Shelly B., Jan F., and Theresa V. showed a ruffed stool.
Theresa called for a break at 7:40 p.m. The meeting resumed at 7:49.
The program was members showing their first quilt and most favorite. Alice H. showed her quilt started 15 years ago. There were quilts made in the 1950s and 60s. A quilt started 46 years ago and finished in 2018, a Carpenter’s Wheel in dark blue and white. Flo C. showed a 1976 hand embroidered state birds and flowers quilt which was a Benton County Fair ribbon winner and showed in the Paduca quilt show.
Thirty-one member quilts were shown. The audience really enjoyed all the quilts.
The meeting ended at 9:05 p.m.
Sandy M., MRQG Secretary