Friday, November 2, 2012

October 2012......Challenge Quilts

Welcome to the Mary's River Quilt Guild

Challenge Quilts Revealed

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Next Meeting:

Thursday, November 15, 2012
7 PM  Benton County Historical Museum

November BOM Pattern:

Mary’s River Quilt Guild General Meeting
October 25, 2012
The meeting was called to order by President Lisa who then welcomed visitors and explained the evening’s program order.
The November guild meeting will be one week earlier, November 15th, because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Jean McDaniel won second place in Portland at the Western Master Quilters Expo.
There is a need for at least one more entry for the Stitches in Bloom show.
Requested volunteer(s) to assist with the binding of the 2013 Raffle quilt once the quilting is completed.  
Naomi shared that nine of the eleven block sets have been submitted for the Australian block exchange and may be seen on display at the back of the room.
The November guild meeting will include the election for President and Secretary.  At this time candidates are Beth Rietveld for President and Linda Curry for Treasurer.
Raffle 2012 quilt was at FOF with good sales results.
Show and Tell of members’ quilts took place.
The Challenge Quilt tradition and rules were explained for this year, Traditions with a Twist.   This was followed by a skit introducing the 2013 theme:  It’s Elementary Dear Watson – Back to Basics.  After members shared their quilts and stories for this year’s challenge, there was a break so that the judges could make their decisions and ballots cast for the Viewers’ Choice award.
The business meeting included the following reports:
Deadline for the newsletter is November 3rd.
The service committee received two completed quilts back and needs only seven more to complete the COI goal of one hundred quilts.
Raffle Quilt 2013 will probably not be available for preview until after January because it will be at the Stitches in Bloom show during the January guild meeting but an effort will be made to email a copy of the completed quilt to guild members.
Raffle Quilt 2014 will have information on hand quilting classes in the upcoming newsletter.
Round Robin reminded everyone that this and the November meeting are the last opportunities to sign up for participation for next year.
Secret Sisters also has applications available and those interested in participating need to sign up by the end of the year.
Block of the Month displayed completed November block examples in navy blue and white and then the drawing for this month’s blocks took place.
Hospitality had their drawing for a set of fat quarters (in the November BOM colors) and a gift certificate to one of our local quilt stores.
The judge’s decisions were announced and awards given for this year’s Challenge as follows:
Best Story: Flo C.
Best Use of Fabric:  Sharon H.
For Theme:  Diane J.
Grand Prize and Viewer’s Choice:  Gloria G.

The meeting ended with the drawing for Raffle Quilt 2012 – the winner was Kathy Krause.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Sharon Fries

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