Monday, March 12, 2012

MRQG....February Meeting

Welcome to the
Mary's River Quilt Guild

Our Speaker this evening:
Molalla, Oregon

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Mary’s River Quilt Guild

General Meeting

February 23, 2012

President Lisa Ullmer welcomed everyone to the meeting, requested the two visitors introduce themselves and then Ms. Ullmer made the following announcements.

-Raffle tickets were sold at Fitness Over Fifty with excellent results.

-Karla Alexander is teaching at JanniLou’s on Saturday and there is room for more students.

-Round Robin discussed a book and it is available at tonight’s meeting.

-Annual dues may be paid to the treasurer and raffle tickets are available during the break.

The program speaker was Tresa McConachie who is a pattern designer from Lake Oswego area. Her patterns are published under the name of Quilts By Nature Pattern Company. She spoke of her quilting history, quilting choices, tips for building quilts and how patterns are published.

A short break allowed attendees to purchase patterns, pay dues and purchase raffle tickets.

Committee Reports:

Newsletter articles need to be submitted by March 9th.

The 2012 raffle quilt will be at JanniLou’s during Quilt Safari from April 27-29. A clipboard was passed for sign-ups to sell raffle tickets during the event.

A small group held an informal meeting and came up with some ideas for the 2013 Raffle Quilt project – a color wave associated with the theme of “hot flash” may be used. A clipboard was passed so that members could sign up to volunteer for fabric purchases, fabric cutting, etc. In addition the 2014 Raffle Quilt will be built this year so that it can be prepared for hand quilting by guild members over the next year. It is hoped that it may be ready for work during the summer guild quilt show.

Secret Sisters met at Lisa’s Tea Treasurers with twenty-five members attending.

The Mary’s River Quilt show was discussed with a request that members please go to the website to obtain the application and information for quilts. Two pictures need to be submitted with the application and if possible be submitted electronically (paper pictures and application also accepted) by June 6th. The museum is allowing us to sell potholders and Chicks with Attitude to aid in support to the guild and the museum. In addition members may have small quilts or table runners sold by the museum with a portion of the monies going to the museum and remainder to those submitting items.

Pot Holders have begun to be submitted by guild members and a little contest will take place with the member submitting the most receiving a small award. On March 10th from 9 AM to 3 PM at Consumer Power Inc. there will be a work day for making Chicks with Attitude, fun, laugher and treats.

Members presented quilts and shared their stories on these new accomplishments.

Hospitality and Block of the Month drawings took place.

The meeting was closed by the president.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sharon Fries, Secretary

Next Meeting:
March 22, 2012 7pm Benton County Museum, Philomath, OR

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