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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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