Thursday, November 7, 2013

October......Challenge Quilts

Welcome to the October 2013

Mary's River Quilt Guild Meeting

Tonight we are revealing.....Challenge Quilts

Grab a seat....

MRQG Raffle Quilt

Photos Courtesy of Alice Hall & Jan Tallis

Next Meeting:

Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 7pm

Silent Auction & Quilt Tying

Submitted By:
LuAnn Kessi, MRQG Historian

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting October 24, 2013
President Beth called the meeting to order and welcoming our nine guests and two new members.
Announced that there is still an excellent opportunity to join the board as Marketing chair and noted that each venue has a sub-chair to aid with the events throughout the year.
Challenge chair Judy introduced the 2014 program which will focus on trying different techniques in your quilt which should have a theme of event / celebrations.  She then reviewed this year’s requirements and introduced our quilt and story judges.  Twenty-six women came forward with a project and almost all of them were complete!
Show and Tell followed the challenge quilt showing and then there was a break so that everyone could buy the last minute raffle tickets, purchase potholders, adopt a service quilt and vote for the People’s Choice Award.
At the November meeting, members will be asked to vote for the vice-president and secretary with Carmen Stegell running for vice-president and Sharon Fries for secretary.  Non-elected chairs will be:
Program:  Corey Arentz        Webmaster:  Erica Koenig      Photographer:  Alice Hall  
 BOM:  Linda Brown       Quilts in the Garden:  Linda Jewett       Hospitality:  Phyllis Pearson
 Raffle 2015:  Theresa Valentine
Program:  Next month is our opportunity to support the Service Committee by tying quilts – remember to bring scissors and thimbles.  There will also be a silent auction for items – anyone having something to donate plus contact Marcia.
Library:  The last of this year’s budget has been spent on new books that will arrive by our next meeting.  If anyone has ideas for new books, please let the committee know.
Newsletter:  Deadline is October 26th for articles.
Service Committee:   The committee had thirty quilts hanging at the library during Quilt County and expects to donate about thirty more quilts by year end.
Challenge 2014:  Of the forty packets prepared for the coming year 38 have been sold tonight.
Raffle 2014:  The nearly completed quilt was shown during the meeting and it was reported that the hand quilting has taken 206.5 hours to date.  Flo Calhoun has volunteered to complete the quilting and a huge round of thanks is due to all those who worked on the quilting.
Raffle 2015:  Expects to begin planning in November.
Quilts in the Garden:  It is estimated that over two hundred quilts will be needed by July, 2014 for the show.  It is hoped that those who participated in the two international block exchanges will have their quilts completed by April to share with the guild and then have them become a part of the show in July.
Round Robin:  Cindy has forms and invites all interested persons to sign up.  She needs to hear from all interested persons by December 31st.
Secret Sisters:  Met last week for some fall fun; in November they will be eating dinner prior to our guild meeting and then will have a celebration in December.   Everyone is invited to join this group – you just need to be current in your membership to participate so be sure to take care of your dues for 2014.
BOM:  Next month’s crazy quilt block will be the last of the year and Naomi won this month’s blocks.
Hospitality:  Karen G. won the fabric and Ann S. won the gift certificate for the evening’s name tag drawing.
Beth noted that Donna Bella has a Creative Cleavage contest and members will enjoy seeing the creations made to support breast cancer awareness.  Beth even won a prize for her submission.
Raffle 2013:  The drawing was held for Hot Flashes and the winner is Carol Rathbun of Philomath!  Congratulations Carol.
Challenge Quilt Results:
Best Story – Linda Jewett
Best Quilt Start to Finish – Marcia Gilson
Best Representation of Theme – Linda Jewett
Best Use of Fabric – Beth Rietveld
Grand Prize – Cindy Graff
Viewer’s Choice – Cindy Graff

The meeting ended with a big thank you to our judges.
Respectfully submitted,
Sharon Fries

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