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Mary's River Quilt Guild
General Meeting Minutes
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 appliquéd 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