Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 2012.......Tying Quilts

Philomath, Oregon

The 2013 Raffle Quilt is REVEALED...

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Next Meeting:
Thursday, January 24, 2013  ypm
Benton County Historial Museum
Philomath, Oregon

Submitted By:
LuAnn Kessi
MRQG Historian

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.
Committee Reports
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.
Meeting closed.

Respectfully Submitted,
Sharon Fries

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