Welcome to the Mary's River Quilt Guild
April Meeting 2014
Show and Tell
with The Bay Area Quilt Guild of Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan
Next guild meeting May 22nd with Wendy Mamattah, Braid and Stitch
Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting of April 24, 2014
Program chair Corey reviewed the coming month’s speakers noting:
May’s presenter will be Wendy Mamattah who will share the use of Adinkra symbols in her quilting. Her work can be previewed at Braid and Stitch
June brings us Jessy Yorgey of Quiltwork Patches discussing the opening, building and current changes of quilt shop ownership challenges.
July will be a picnic / social.
August’s featured speaker is Janet Fogg and this program will be held at First Presbyterian Church (114 SW 8th St, Corvallis). All of those who have signed up for the workshop need to have your monies ($75) to Corey by May.
Raffle 2014 -- Raffle Quilt: Erica requested that members sign up for the upcoming venues - Quilt Safari and the Poultry Exchange. Raffle 2015: Thanks were given to all of those who attended the workshop / workday. Packets upon return need to be checked in and more packets are available.
QIG --- Quilts in the Garden : There is still a need for two garden hosts; sign ups can be done for two hour shifts on August 16th please take a form and provide information on quilt(s) that you are able to provide for the show. Peggy also advised that one garden will have small quilts for sale with all of the quilt sale proceeds going to Parkinson Fund Research. Members are encouraged to donate small quilts for the Parkinson fundraiser and forms will be available for a tax deduction.
Round Robin: The next exchange / round was to take place on April 28th
BOM --- Activities: Linda displayed the current month’s block and an example of the May block. The drawing for blocks prepared this month went to Sharon F.
Library: Karen provided information on the new books added this month and asked for new assistants for this committee. Please contact her or Beth if you are interested.
Hospitality: The drawing for fat quarters went to Barbara VDV and Jeani S. received the gift certificate this month. Beth noted that the next MRGQ board meeting will be on May 7th Church (114 SW 8th Street, Corvallis, basement meeting room).
The next guild meeting will be May 22nd
Those with Show and Tell items were invited to share their work. As part of Show and Tell the Service Committee showed a number of completed quilts, invited members to adopt quilts in need of completion (binding and quilting). Because three nonprofits have requested a number of quilts, they are in need of additional larger quilts. Thanks were passed to three guild members who did donate quilts for these special requests.
After a short break Naomi W. provided information on the International Block Exchange with Australia. In addition to a theme there were two fabrics provided for each of the participants (8 in Australia and 8 from MRQG) for the block exchange. The Bunbury group was coordinated through Patchwork and Quilting with the work of women from the Bunbury area available for viewing at stirlingstreetarts.com.au. --- Bunbury Patchwork Quilting Group --- Guild members shared the quilts that they created with the blocks from the exchange and explain which blocks they created for the exchange.
Beth provided information on the Bay Area Quilt Guild of Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan and was able to provide a slide show of the quilts and their makers for this group. Our guild members shared their quilts and which blocks they designed for the exchange. The meeting was adjourned.
Sharon Fries MRQG Secretary
Alice MRQG Historian