The 2013 Raffle Quilt is REVEALED...
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Thursday, January 24, 2013 ypm
Benton County Historial Museum
MARY’S RIVER QUILT GUILD
GENERAL MEETING NOVEMBER 15, 2012
The meeting was called to order by Lisa who offered the following announcements.
-There will be 28 quilts from the guild going to the Stitches in Bloom show and they need to be delivered to Lisa’s house by January 15th so that she can deliver them for the show.
-Committee chairs need volunteer hours by all members so that the year-end reports may be completed.
-Recognition and thanks were extended to board members by Lisa and each was given a gift certificate to one of the local quilt shops.
-Raffle 2013 quilt was presented for all the members to view and thanks given to all those who worked on it.
The election ballots for President and Treasurer were handed out to all those at the meeting then the ballots were gathered for count by our vice-moderator.
Our current treasurer announced that she had forms and those interested could submit their 2013 membership dues.
Service committee noted that there were a number of quilts set up and ready to tie at the back of the room. There were quilts in need of binding, machine quilting and one for hand quilting with a request that members take these home to complete as needed.
Challenge committee had received several questions about the rules for 2013 and clarified some of the information for the members. It was also noted that suggestions made after this year’s program will be adopted for next year such as members selecting the best story rather than the judges, improvement of the lighting and that it really is okay to show an unfinished project. Remember unfinished projects often have the best stories.
Round Robin reminded everyone that this would be the last meeting opportunity to sign up for next year. Anyone deciding to join will need to call Cindy Graff before December 31 if they wish to join the group after this evening.
Secret Sisters also had sign-up sheets which need to be returned before year end.
Block of the Month had the drawing for this month’s blocks and shared the first block for 2013. The theme of the blocks for next year will be Cultural Heritage which may represent countries or cultural traditions.
Hospitality had the drawings of our monthly gifts for those attending who remember to wear their name tags.
The election of officers was announced with Beth Rietveld becoming the guild President and Linda Curry the Treasurer.
Show and Tell of quilts made by the members took place.
Beth represented the guild members with our thanks to Lisa and Priscilla by presenting friendship blocks made by the guild members. We greatly appreciate the outstanding work and leadership of these two members.
A clipboard was passed around the room so that members could sign up to help with the raffle sales at Stitches in Bloom. Those who have quilts in the show or aid with ticket sales have free entry to the show. The featured speaker at the show Charlotte Warr Andersen will speak at our January guild meeting on January 24th and be at the show January 25-26, 2013.
Program led the group in a getting to know you activity and then members were invited to tie quilts with the aid and instruction of the service committee.
Mary's River Quilt Guild
LuAnn Kessi, Historian
MRGQ GENERAL MEETING
JUNE 28, 2012
The guild president called the meeting to order and welcomed visitors.
-The 2012 raffle quilt is hanging here this evening and will soon be on its way to the quilt show in Sisters. After the Sister’s show it will become a part of the guild quilt show here at the Benton County Historical Museum.
-During the meeting with new members last month, several asked about the tables set up each month during the general meeting; why are they there? The committees explained what they do and what is available at the tables.
-Project Her contacted the guild and asked that anyone interested in making scarves (to be used by women going through chemo treatment) please contact them. President Lisa has the instructions and information for anyone interested.
-Colville, Washington’s guild sent an announcement and invitation to their September 7th guild show.
-MRGQ still needs candidates for President and Program chair. The treasurer’s position is also open and there is one candidate for this position. Anyone interested, please contact Pres. Lisa.
-Jan A. passed a notebook around inviting small quilt groups to meet at the museum during the guild quilt show. Others interested in this opportunity can contact Jan to sign up for the space.
-The museum will have a barbecue fund raiser and pre-view of the quilt show on July 12th; tickets were available for purchase at the meeting and will be available through the museum offices.
This month’s program was presented by the Tillamook County Quilt Trails Coalition. Their goal is to promote and preserve their rural and coastal heritage through the honored tradition of quilting. Currently they have built and found locations for eighty-one wooden quilt blocks around the Tillamook area.
Library committee had a sale of duplicate and donated books.
Newsletter deadline is July 11.
Service committee offered quilts to be bound and round robin quilts to complete. They are also interested in donations of materials to make the quilts which are donated to local charitable groups.
Challenge quilt committee reminded everyone to work on their quilts and be ready for the meeting in the fall with their quilt presentation.
Raffle 2012 committee passed sign –up sheets for ticket sells for the upcoming Sisters quilt show and Coburg quilt show. The Benton County Fair will be August 1-4 and folks are needed for this event also.
Raffle 2014 displayed their quilt top which will be ready for hand quilting by guild members and will hopefully have members working on it during the guild quilt show at the museum.
Raffle 2013 expects to have the quilt top completed by the end of July.
Scholarship funds are available and information is available on the guild website.
The Guild quilt show will be July 13 through August 25, 2012 and will have twenty-seven quilts on display. There will also be pot holders and Chicks with Attitude available for purchase, funds going to support MRQG and the museum.
Permission to Play reported activities.
BOM presented examples of the July and August blocks and held the drawing for this month’s blocks.
Hospitality held the drawing for all those attending which included calendars donated by the Tillamook Quilt Trail Coalition, fat quarters of fabric and a gift certificate to a local quilt shop.
Show and tell by the guild members completed the evenings meeting.