Monday, February 23, 2015

January Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild
January Meeting 2015

Raffle Quilt

Auction Items

made with Blocks of the Month

Block of the Month

Show and Tell 

Chris Irwin
Coffee Creek Quilt Program

The next meeting is February 26, 2015 at the Benton Historical Museum.  The social starts at 6:30, and the meeting promptly at 7.

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting of January 22, 2015  

President Sheri called the meeting to order and welcomed several guests and a new member.  Sheri shared the following announcements:

  • Beth R. is the guild’s nominee for the Philomath Samaritan awards which will take place on February 11th at the high school.  The guild has five tickets for the event, please let Sheri know if you wish one.
  • In September the Philomath Scout Lodge will have a quilt show and have invited guild members to show quilts and the organizers invite those interested in having a vendor tables to contact them. The tables are available at a cost of $50 and interested member(s) may wish to sign up for one.
  • The guild is looking for a few members who would be interested in serving as an ad hoc subcommittee as part of the program committee.  The subcommittee would help find venues and aid in making arrangements for guild speakers who would have workshops the day after their guild presentations.
  • The guild is still searching for someone to serve as co-chair for Quilts in the Garden 2016
  • Our current secretary Sharon has found it necessary to resign and a volunteer is needed to finish her term.

Program explained the February show which will consist of items that members have sewn (not knit or crocheted).  There are five categories consisting of Lingerie, Vests and Jackets, Dresses-Skirts-Blouses, Outer garments (coats and jackets), and Bags.  If you have the pattern please bring it along so that others interested in making an item will have a reference.   If you have made special items for grandchildren or other family members, they are to be included in the show also.  In addition the local quilt shops will have tables with samples, patterns and information on upcoming classes for sewing projects.  The program committee also thanked all of the members who brought so many items to contribute to Coffee Creek Quilters.

Quilt County 2015 was introduced by Marcia who explained that this has been a part of the guild since it began 22 years ago and the event is coordinated with the history museum.  Members can organize a show in a local shop or office, establish a theme, and have a great time sharing their love of quilting.  We hope to have 30 venues and are half way there with fifteen locations arranged.  All information is needed by the end of March so that a brochure can be made and ready to go by the July quilt show in Sisters.

Challenge Committee still has packets and ties to trade.

Raffle 2015 showed this year’s completed quilt, Midnight Sun.  Thanks was given to all of those who worked on the quilt which was long armed by Gail and Jean and the binding added by Debbie G.

Round Robin will have its first meeting January 26 at the home of Cindy G.  This meeting is a social time with organizational discussions and no projects needed- yet.

BOM began by inviting all of those who won blocks in 2014 to show completed or nearly completed projects.  There were two gift certificates awarded.  The February block was shown and a $10 gift certificate added to the magic jar.  For every 12 BOM blocks brought a gift certificate will be added to the jar along with the names of those who made a BOM.  At the end of the year, one lucky person will win all the gift certificates by random drawing from the names in the magic jar.

Hospitality invited all of those who joined the guild in 2014 and 2015 to arrive early to the next general meeting for a get acquainted time with board and committee chairs of the guild.  They will have an opportunity to learn more about what the guild does, have a tour of the service committee’s work and enjoy refreshments prior to the regular guild meeting.  There was a drawing for fat quarters and a gift certificate for all those who wore their name tags.

Marketing for 2014 gave a resounding thanks to all of those who helped with ticket sales last year and awarded a prize.

Service Committee reported that they contributed a large box of items which included children’s fabric designs to the Coffee Creek Quilters along with thread.  They had quilts in need of quilting and one to bind; all available during the break for willing members to take home and return at the next guild meeting.

There will be a small silent auction each month with items contributed by guild members.  Be sure to look for your next great treasure at the auction table.

Library committee has received several requests for new books and is working on obtaining them.  The committee would like to have members put their names on the request slips so that they can let people know then the book that they are interested in is available.

Each month assistance is needed to help set up for meetings and break down after meetings.  Please take a moment to add your name to help one month.

Show and Tell of quilts by the members took place followed by a short break.

Chris Irwin, treasurer of the Coffee Creek Quilt Program was our speaker for the evening sharing the history of the program, the work process for the women who participate and the positive outcomes of the program.

Sheri ended the meeting by announcing that Cheryl J. and Beth R have agreed to co-chair QIG 2016.

The next guild meeting is February 26th and the next board meeting March 4th at Stoneybrook.

Respectfully submitted,
Sharon MRQG Secretary
Alice MRQG Historian

Friday, January 2, 2015

November Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild
November Meeting 2014 

Auction Items

Raffle Quilt 2015

2014 Round Robin  Quilts 

Challenge 2015 - Ties
Slides to provide inspiration

Show and Tell

Tying Quilts

Photos by Jan

The next meeting is January 22, 2015 at the Benton Historical Museum.  The social starts at 6:30, and the meeting starts promptly at 7.

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting of November 20, 2014

President Beth called the meeting to order and invited Theresa forward to present the completed top of the Raffle 2015 quilt.

Theresa invited members to submit a name for the quilt so that a volunteer can make a label.  Long arm quilters are asked to submit interest in completion of the quilt.  Finally the quilt will need someone to volunteer to add the binding.

Carmen was asked to take charge of the election of the two elected positions for the board, President and Treasurer who will each serve two year terms.  The members were invited to vote on the names submitted, Sheri Puckette for President and Gail Bartlett for Treasurer but space was provided for write in names.

Beth thanked Carmen for hosting last month’s guild meeting and the members for welcoming her husband who was enlisted to show Beth’s challenge quilt.  The members were reminded that the position of QITG 2016 chair is still open and encouraged one or more to volunteer for the position.  She recognized those who have served on the board for the past two years and thanked them for their efforts.  The group then thanked Beth for her excellent leadership for the past two years.

Judy presented information on Challenge 2015 informing members that they can trade ties, purchase ties from garage sales or thrift stores, or raid someone’s closet.  Extra ties may be brought to meetings and exchanged at any time.  Judy also had a presentation of quilts and items made with ties to help inspire everyone to get started.  Linda B. offered to share Biz which may be needed for ties that require washing.

Program advised that Chris Irwin, chair of Coffee Creek Quilters, will be the speaker in January, 2015.  This program for women is run entirely by volunteers and contributions.   An article will appear in the newsletter sharing a list of items needed such as sewing machines, thread, needles, or fabric.  As each member of Coffee Creek Quilters returns to her community she is given a sewing kit which includes a sewing machine and items needed to continue quilting.  In February we will have Home Sewn Celebrations which will include members sharing wearable or home use items that they have made.  There will be various categories and information to be supplied as we display our items.  Further details will be supplied in the newsletter for this event.

Secret Sisters is working on pillowcases to present to Jackson Street Youth and invites members to assist with the project with all donations needed by December 18th.  Jan also likes to add items such as microwave popcorn and wrapped chocolates to add for holiday cheer.

Library noted some magazines are available and books to get your creativity going for the holidays.

BOM held the drawing for this month’s block and then Shelley introduced next year’s theme and January block.  The blocks will represent It Takes a Village and Shelley hopes to increase participation by offering a prize at year end by adding a ten dollar gift certificate for every twelve blocks submitted.  Next November a participants name will be drawn and they will win all of the gift certificates. 

Round Robin discussed the process for beginning next year’s projects which begin with an organizational meeting in January, an initial block or row in February and then exchange meetings in April, June and August.   Anyone interested can sign up with Cindy now or contact her by December 31st.  Participants of this year’s Round Robin group had a show and tell of their projects.

Carmen was invited to announce the results and proclaimed the news of unanimous votes for President Sheri Puckette and Treasurer Gail Bartlett.  They will begin the new positions January 1, 2015 and the guild is grateful and joyous that they have chosen to help in the leadership of the guild.

Hospitality had its drawing for two fat quarters (Jan. A.) and a gift certificate (Carmen S.).

The evening’s silent auction ended at 8:25 PM and winners were able to take their treasures home.

Corey was available to receive dues for 2015.

Show and Tell took place and then Beth closed the meeting with her thanks to the members and expressed her enjoyment in participation over the last two years as president.

Respectfully submitted,
Sharon MRQG Secretary