Monday, June 27, 2011

June 2011 Meeting w/Barbara Shapel

Welcome to the June 2011
Mary's River Quilt Guild Meeting

Our Speaker Tonight
Barbara Shapel

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See you at the next meeting: July 28, 2011 at 7pm

Mary's River Quilt Guild

General Meeting Minutes


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

Ms. Ullmer announced that there were 11 guests and three new members. She asked them to introduce themselves.

Irene Zenev, Executive Director of the Benton County Historical Society and Museum, announced that postcard/posters had been printed for Quilt County. The cards have Quick Response (QR) Code on them that a smart-phone can read (if it has a QR reader) and take the user to the Quilt County website for the full schedule. This new method of providing information saves quite a bit in printing costs.

Ms. Zenev also made an announcement regarding the BBQ at the museum on July 7, 2011 (concurrent with the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo). The costs were $15 for Historical Society members, $18 for non-members and $5 for children.

Ms. Ullmer announced that Monique Lloyd was the new Co-Chair for the Program Committee.

Wendy Bracken announced that a friend was looking for someone willing to make a quilt on commission. She asked that interested parties contact her during the meeting and she would provide contact information.

Jean McDaniel announced that the library had new items but that she would provide further details next month.

Ms. Ullmer announced that the newsletter deadline was July 7, 2011.

Lynn Grube from the Service Committee announced that the committee had several quilts in various stages that needed quilting or binding, or additional work on the quilt top. In addition she requested fabric donations from members - the committee is looking mostly for backing fabrics and masculine fabrics at this time.

Ms. Ullmer announced that there were still challenge packets available and that interested parties should contact Judy Juntunen.

Shirley Strub sent a sign-up sheet to sell raffle tickets at the Sisters Pharmacy show on July 9. 2011, the Coburg Quilt Show on July 30, 2011, and the Benton County Fair on August 3-6 2011. She also requested help for the dates of the county fair as she will be out of town. Erica Koenig volunteered to open and close the booth on those days and to collect the quilt etc at the end of the fair.

It was announced that quilts for the Sisters Pharmacy should be collected in the back of the room.

Theresa Valentine, Chair of the 2012 Raffle Quilt, reported that the block packets for the 2012 Raffle Quilt were ready for members to pick up during the break. She requested that everyone look at the website for pictures to reference to correct order of the fabrics for each block. Additionally she requested that the blocks not be trimmed and that the paper not be removed. Ms. Valentine also announced that she would schedule a session to to the tree border as those blocks are not paper-pieced.

Ms. Valentine also requested that members sign up for set-up and take-down at meetings.

Cindy Graff reported that there would be a Round Robin meeting in July and that the groups would show their completed Quilt tops to the general membership during the September meeting.

It was announced that the Secret Sisters were having their annual coast getaway the weekend of June 25th and 26th.

Jake Esbenschade requested animal themed quilts, no larger than 3 feet by 4 feet for a show during Quilt County.

Pam Duren, Marcia Gilson, Dianne Jackson and Barb Baxter are the committee for Quilts in the Garden on August 27th. Ms. Duren announced that the are looking for Quilts and an additional host for one garden.

Joan Helzer conducted the Block of the Month drawings for June. Ms. Helzer also showed an example of the Block of the Month for July.

LuAnne Kessi, announced that she would be speaking next month and that her workshop that she was conducting as part of that effort was full but that she would start a waiting list.

Phyllis Pearson conducted the Hospitality drawings for May. One $10 gift certificate and a set of fat quarters were given away.

Show and Tell was conducted.

Break was called at 7:45pm and ended at 7:50 pm.

Barbara Schapel presented a variety of quilts and discussed quilting techniques.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00pm

Submitted on 06/27/2011 by Erica Koenig.

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