Saturday, September 25, 2010

September Meeting......Slideshow

Welcome to the
Mary's River Quilt Guild
September Meeting

Our Guest Speaker tonight:
Colleen Wise

Enjoy the Slideshow:

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Next Meeting: October 28 - Challenge Quilts Revealed

Mary's River Quilt Guild
General Meeting Minutes

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.

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