Monday, November 22, 2010

Tying Quilts & Guilt Auction...

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Mary's River Quilt Guild
General Meeting Minutes
11/18/10


Lisa Ullmer, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Ms. Ullmer conducted the Guest Roll call. There was one guest.

Ms. Ullmer announced that Naomi Widener and Peggy Pearson were taking over the responsibilities for the website.

Ms. Ullmer also announced that Theresa Valentine was the chairperson of the 2012 Raffle Quilt and that she was looking for volunteers to assist in that endeavor.

Maryanna Negley announced that she needed assistance with the programs logistics for next year, including hosting and introducing speakers.

Ms. Ullmer announced that a friendship blocks for departing Treasurer Joan Helzer will be made; the colors will be red, green and gold. Ms. Helzer has worked on many projects in the guild in addition to her duties as Treasurer; including organizing two raffle quilts. The pattern for the blocks is on the Mary River Quilt Guild Website.

Ms. Ullmer also reminded those in attendance that there was no December guild meeting.

Corey Arenzt, Vice-President, handed out the ballots for the elections of the positions of President and Treasurer.

Library - Jean McDaniel reminded attendees that the Guild and it's members are members of the American Quilter's Society and the guild receives American Quilter magazine. She also showed several other books that the Guild recently purchased.

Challenge Quilt - Judy Juntunen announced that she had sold out of the pre-made challenge quilt packets but had purchased some additional material and would make packets on demand if there were interested parties that had yet to purchase a packet.

2010 Raffle Quilt - Shirley Strub read the letter the guild received from the very happy 2010 Raffle Quilt winner.

Ms. Strub also has forms for the Qregon Gardens Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show. The guild needs to submit 12 entries in order to have to booth for the raffle quilt be no cost to the guild. She requested that members let her know if they had quilts that they would like to submit to the show.

Live Auction - Cindy Graff announced that she would be auctioning off two large pieces of fabric during the Silent Auction and that she hoped that these pieces would go for a minimum of $5 each.

Round Robin - Ms. Graff reminded members that in order to participate members must sign up by December 31st. Meetings for the next year will be held in the Grand Oaks community center.

Secret Sisters - Ms. Ullmer reminded members that the deadline for signing up for Secret Sisters was December 31st.

Quilt County - Marcia Gilson reported that there would be a meeting at the Benton County Historical Museum on December 1st at noon. The purpose of the meeting is to get information on different sites that will be participating.

Block of the Month - Barb Baxter conducted the block of the month drawing. Ms. Helzer and Pam Ward showed the completed January blocks, the patterns will be on the Guild website soon.

Ms. Arentz Announced the results of the election. The President will be Lisa Ullmer (who will be serving her last term) and the Treasurer will be Priscilla Newberger.

Hospitality - Diane Jackson conducted the hospitality drawing. Prizes were two fat quarters and a $10 gift certificate.

Jan Tallis thanked everyone who had donated items to the Silent and Live Auction that was occurring. She indicated that there was a wonderful selection of books , patterns, and other items. The proceeds will go to the JoAnne Cutler Hay Scholarship. The auction will end at 8:15 pm.

Show and Tell was conducted.

The Auction was held and quilt tying for the service committee was worked on as well.

Ms. Ullmer adjourned the meeting at 8:30pm.


Submitted on 11/23/2010 by Erica Koenig.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

MRQG.......October 2010 Meeting


Welcome to our October Meeting

Tonight the 2010 CHALLENGE Quilts
will be revealed...


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Mary's River Quilt Guild
General Meeting Minutes
10/28/10


Lisa Ullmer, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Ms. Ullmer conducted the Guest Roll call. There were six guests.

Corey Arentz asked for volunteers to fill positions within the guild. Elections for the position of President and Treasurer will be held at the next general meeting. Nominations are as follows: President - Lisa Ullmer, Treasurer - Priscilla Newberger.

Ms. Arentz announced that a friendship blocks for departing Treasurer Joan Helzer will be made; the colors will be red, green and gold.

Debbie Garvin volunteered to be the Hospitality Chairperson for next year.

Cindy Graff introduced the challenge presentations for this year. Participants then displayed and explained their entries and the judges reviewed the submissions during the break.

Winners of the Challenge Quilt competition were announced.

Grand Prize: Cindy Graff
Viewers Choice: Flo Calhoun
Best Theme: Jake Esbenshade
Best Use of Fabric: Theresa Valentine
Best Story: Lois Olsen

Next years challenge theme was announced and the packets were sold for $6. Packets were sold out by the end of the Guild meeting.

Library - Jean McDaniel reminded attendees that in order to take a book out of the library, borrowers must be guild members.

Round Robin - Ms. Graff reminded members that in order to participate members must sign up by December 31st.

Block of the Month - Joan Helzer conducted the block of the month drawing.

Hospitality - Diane Jackson conducted the hospitality drawing. Prizes were 2 flannel fat quarters and a $10 gift certificate.

2010 Raffle Quilt - The drawing for the raffle quilt was conducted and Judith Reynolds of Albuquerque, New Mexico won the drawing. Shirley Strub will be contacting her and shipping the quilt.

Ms. Ullmer adjourned that meeting.


Submitted on 11/9/2010 by Erica Koenig based on notes provided by Debbie Van der Sommen.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

September Meeting......Slideshow

Welcome to the
Mary's River Quilt Guild
September Meeting
2010

Our Guest Speaker tonight:
Colleen Wise


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CLICK HERE to view more about Colleen Wise

CLICK HERE to read our Newsletters

CLICK HERE to view Block of the Month Patterns

CLICK HERE to view our Programs

Next Meeting: October 28 - Challenge Quilts Revealed

Mary's River Quilt Guild
General Meeting Minutes
9/23/10


Lisa Ullmer, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Ms. Ullmer conducted the Guest Roll call. There were 6 guests.

Ms. Ullmer notified the group that there is still a search for a new President, Treasurer, Hospitality Chair and Webmaster and than there was a clipboard for nominations in the back.

Ms. Ullmer asked if anyone would be able to host Aniko Fehrer, the speaker for the March 2011 meeting. The stipulation to this is that the host house cannot have any pets. Corey Arentz volunteered to host her for the March meeting.

Library - Jean McDaniel shared that there are new books and that the newsletter details the new additions. Ms. McDaniel also reminded members that the time period for checking out a book is two months.

Service Committee - Ms. Ullmer informed members that tonight the Service committee was selling black and brown fabrics for $1/yard. Additionally, the service committee is looking for volunteers to quilt and bind service committee quilts.

Ms. Ullmer reminded the attendees that next months meeting was the Challenge Quilt meeting.

Raffle Quilt 2010 - Shirley Strub reported that in light of the fact that the space that the guild was able to secure for the Fall Festival was not near major foot traffic and that it was too small to contain the canopy that protects the quilt, the guild would not be selling tickets at Fall Festival. The quilt will continue to hang in the Benton County Historical Museum until the drawing in October.

Raffle Quilt 2011 - Joan Helzer announced that the Executive Board (and appropriate committee chairs) of the guild decided to open up the quilting of the raffle quilts to guild members who are professional long arm quilters. The guild would provide reimbursement for the efforts and anyone interested should submit a bid by October 1.

Round Robin - Cindy Graff passed out fliers about Round Robin and asked that members who were interested in participating sign up by December 31st.

Secret Sisters - Jan Andrews told the members that the goal of Secret Sisters is to make new friends and have fun. Ms. Andrews drew attention to the sign-up sheets that were in the back and also announced that the deadline was December 31st.

Ms. Ullmer reminded everyone that to participate in Round Robin or Secret Sisters one must be a guild member.

Quilt County - Marcia Gilson reminded the group that Quilt County still has some venues that need shows, and asked that if anyone is interested in pulling together a show to contact her. The deadline for getting shows organized is December 31st so that the fliers etc can be printed.

Quilts in the Garden - Ms. Gilson reported that the guild is looking to do an eco-friendly tour this year. The idea being that attendees could walk, bike or take transportation provided by the guild, to each of the gardens. She also stated that each of the participating gardens are fairly flat and are all very accessible.

Block of the Month - Barb Baxter conducted the block of the month drawing. Ms. Baxter also showed completed blocks for the October Block of the Month. She indicated that the block should be completed in flannels and fall colors and also reported that the pattern was on the Mary's River Quilt Guild website.

Hospitality - Diane Jackson conducted the hospitality drawing. Prizes were 2 flannel fat quarters and a $10 gift certificate.

Ms. Strub Announced that the group organizing the Oregon Gardens Quilt Show informed her that the group would waive the fee for displaying the 2011 Raffle Quilt if the guild provided 12 entries to the show.

Show and tell was held.

A 5 minute break occurred.

Jan Tallis introduced Colleen Wise. Ms. Wise shared some of her quilts with the groups and also provided some insight into her methods.

Ms. Ullmer adjourned that meeting at 8:45 pm.


Submitted on 9/24/2010 by Erica Koenig.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

August Meeting 2010.....


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Mary's River Quilt Guild

General Meeting Minutes

8/26/10


Lisa Ullmer, President, called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.


Ms. Ullmer conducted the Guest Roll call. There were 12 guests.


An announcement that information on the Quilt Show at Oregon Gardens would be provided on the Mary's River Quilt Guild Blog.


An announcement regarding a member in ill-health was made. The Guild sent a Get Well card and the member is recovering.


Ms. Ullmer notified the group that there is still a search for a new President and Hospitality Chair.


Treasurer Joan Helzer reported that we took in over $900 on the raffle quilt at the Benton County Fair, to date the quilt has made over $3300.


Library - Jean McDaniel shared that there is one new book “Add a Line” - machine quilting book. Also, several people have books that need to be returned to the library she requested hat the books be return so that the lendees do not get phone calls from her.


Service - Lynn Grube announced that they had several quilts up for adoption - some need binding, some need to be machine quilted. So far the Guild has donated 39 of the 100 requested quilts to Community Outreach. The $1/yard fabric sale is in the back of the meeting room.


Raffle Quilt 2010 - Shirley Strub reported that there was one last organized event for ticket sales. She has two hour shifts for the Fall Festival and requested that members sign up to help.


Raffle Quilt 2011 - Joan Helzer and Pam Duren showed off the raffle quilt for 2011. The top is completed with 101 blocks and an appliqu├ęd center and borders. It is now ready to be quilted.


Secret Sisters - Jan Andrews reported that the group held a dyeing workshop and members dyed fabric and scarves. Ms. Andrews reported that sign up for the next round will be in January.


Block of the Month - Barb Baxter reported that there were 11 blocks this month. Marcia Gilson won the drawing. Ms Baxter reminded the guild that the September block is a sampler the block can be any color or pattern but must be 12.5 inches unfinished.


Hospitality - Diane Jackson described what the Hospitality chairperson’s job entails and encouraged members to think about becoming the chair for 2011. Drawing winners were Pam Ward and Judy Juntunen.


Round Robin - Members that participated in the Round Robin this in 2010 shared what their quilts currently look like. Cindy Graff is the chair for this group and passed around a sign up for the next year's group.


Show and Tell was held with 11 participants.


Program - Jan Tallis utilized the pictures that Carolyn Sawtelle had taken of the Quilt County 2009 venues and put them together in a powerpoint presentation to music. Then members of a few of the groups that had venues talked about their group (what they do and how they got together) - The groups that were discussed were Breaking Free; Loosely Bound; Round Robin Trip to Italy, and Wonderful Weekly Women. Ms. Gilson spoke about what is involved in coordinating a venue for Quilt County and encouraged members to consider participating in Quilt County as a venue coordinator.


Ms. Ullmer adjourned that meeting at 8:45 pm.


Submitted on 9/2/2010 by Erica Koenig, based on notes taken by Marcia Gilson.



See you at our next meeting: September 23, 2010

Benton County Historical Museum

Philomath, Oregon

7 pm



Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show.....Entry Forms


Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show Website


The link above provides the Entry Forms for the Quilt Show

The Mary's River Quilt Guild is welcome to sell raffle tickets at the Stitches in Bloom Show 2011 if our guild members enter quilts at this exhibit.

Please consider entering one of your quilts.



Mary's River Quilt Guild

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Secret Sisters Dye Workshop...


MRQG Secret Sisters group gathered together at the home of Jan Andrews-McKirdie to spend the day dyeing fabric.

Here are the pictures of their Dyeing Play Day:

Photos Courtesy of: Naomi Weidner

Painting with Dye on Fabric



More Detailed Painting on Fabric



Shaving Cream Dyeing Technique



Shaving Cream creates a Marbled appearance on the fabric



Dyed Fabrics



Stamped Silk Scarf



Low Immersion Dye Technique



Rock Salt on Dyed Fabrics



Silk Scarves



Silk Scarves



Aren't you all inspired to created your own dyed fabrics?

Thanks Secret Sisters for sharing your dyeing workshop with all of us!


See you at our next Meeting:

Thursday, August 26, 2010
7pm
Benton County Historical Museum
Philomath, OR

Bring your Block of the Month to Enter!

Check out our PROGRAM for the evening!

READ the latest Newsletter!

CLICK HERE to view the MRQG Website

Please share your quilt related photos and activities on this blog.
Also advertise upcoming events, etc.
Email images and commentary to MRQG Historian:
LuAnn Kessi
kessi@pioneer.net

Mary's River Quilt Guild

Monday, July 5, 2010

June Meeting...


Welcome to the June Meeting!

We have a Guest Speaker Tonight...


Click Images to Enlarge:
Janet Storton
Ugandan Quilts




You are greeted at the door by...
Dianne Jackson & Erica Koenig




Remember to fill out a name tag when you get to the meeting.
This helps us get to know each other better.




Fabrics For Sale....$1 Yard
Solids

The Service Committee sells fabrics each month at our meetings!




June BOM

CLICK HERE for the July BOM Pattern
Bring a block next month and have a chance to win them!




Grab a seat....
The meeting is about to begin!



Everybody's Favorite...Show 'n Tell

Jill Miller



Jill Miller



Jill Miller



Joan Helzer



Marion McNamara



Lynn Grube



Lynn Grube



Lynn Grube



Debbie Garvin



Sharon Hoyer



Sharon Hoyer



Guest Speaker:
Janet Storton
Ugandan Quilts












To watch a video and learn more about Janet Storton and the Ugandan Quilts


Fabric of Life: Janet Storton Article CLICK HERE


Sisters of the Heart: Janet Storton CLICK HERE


Ugandan quilts featured: CLICK HERE



Photos Courtesy of: Naomi Weidner


See you at the next MRQG Meeting:
July 22, 2010 7pm
Jane Kirpatrick Guest Speaker


2010 Programs Schedule CLICK HERE


Benton County Historical Museum
Philomath, Oregon