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Our Guest Speaker Tonight:
Jeanette is speaking about
Art Quilt created by Jeanette
Jeanette's Surface Design Fabrics...
MRQG members checking out Jeanette's Fabrics
MRQG Service Committee Quilts:
Show 'n Tell by MRQG Members:
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Benton County Historical Museum
Challenge Quilts Revealed!
LuAnn Kessi, Historian
Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting September 26, 2013
Marcia introduced our speaker, Jeannette De Nicolis Meyer who presented a program on discharging fabrics covering the techniques, challenges and safety factors of the processes.
After the program there was a short break followed by show and tell of members projects.
President Beth introduced two guests and then made the following announcements.
-Thanks were offered to all who participated in the Philomath Quilt Show
-In November the election for the position of vice-president and secretary will take place. At this time Carmen Steggell will be on the ballot for vice-president and Sharon Fries as Secretary. Non-elected positions for the board are:
Program: Corey Arentz Webmaster: Erica Koenig Photographer: Alice Hall
Block of the Month: Linda Brown Raffle 2015 Quilt: Theresa Valentine
Quilts in the Garden: Linda Jewett Hospitality: Phyllis Pearson Marketing: ____________
Beth asked anyone interested in being marketing chair to please contact her.
The secretary shared two thank you notes received and noted that the guild had received an announcement for the Hugo Ladies Quilts in the Country show being held October 4th and 5th from 9am to 3 pm (6050 Hugo Road, Hugo, Oregon).
-Announcements noted that the Trillium Craft Show would take place November 15th and 16th and the Philomath Frolic craft show will be November 2nd and 3rd.
Program reminded everyone that next month will be time to share this year’s Challenge quilts, purchase fabric for next year and remember that the person with the best story wins a prize. Remember that there is still time to visit a number of venues for Quilt County. In November the guild will have a service night and silent auction opportunity.
Our Library chairperson introduced the latest books and is interested in receiving any new suggestions for books.
Our newsletter chair would like all articles for the next publication to be submitted by the end of October because of the fast approaching holidays.
At the October meeting there will be the drawing for this year’s raffle quilt so members have one last chance to purchase tickets or persuade others to purchase tickets.
Quilts in the Garden have set July 26, 2014 as the date for this event.
Round Robin is encouraging participants to bring their quilts to the November meeting for show and tell plus members are invited to begin signing up for next year.
Santiam Scrappers Show is September 28th at the Senior Center in Lebanon (80 Tangent Street).
The potholder committee reported that fourteen persons produced 111 items this year with 75 being sold at the museum store which provided about $263 for the guild. Other venues also had sales so this was a successful effort and can continue to be with members being able to purchase item at our next meeting. The three top producers were Phyllis Pearson, Debbie Garvin and Flo Calhoun. Thank you ladies.
Secret Sisters will have a harvest fest theme in October; try out the new Eats and Treats in November and end the year with a Christmas party. Please consider joining the group and sign up for next year’s fun events.
Block of the Month had the drawing for this month’s blocks and suggested that one might use the block of the month for the October Challenge program so that it isn’t daunting at all to participate in either program.
Permission 2 Play thanked those who made donations to the program.
Hospitality reminded everyone that nametags are important and the prizes exciting. Shirley K. won fat quarters and Jan T. a gift certificate for having their nametags.
The final announcement: the International Quilt Show held in Long Beach historically will be changing locations and as of July, 2014 will be held in Portland.
Beth adjourned the meeting.