Sunday, October 19, 2014

September Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

September Meeting 2014 

Block of the Month - Guild Activities 

Show and Tell

The Program

 Bonnie Sabel - Quilted Postcards

The October meeting is the 23rd at the Benton County Historical Museum. The program features our Challenge Quilts.

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting September 25, 2014

President Beth called the meeting to order and began by welcoming guests, inviting them to introduce themselves.   She then presented QITG chair Linda and presented her with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of her excellent leadership for the event.

QITG chair Linda was invited to provide a report on the event and sharing information from the debriefing meeting held with home owners and garden hostess participants.  Recognition was also given for the Michael J. Fox Parkinson fund raiser which raised $972.  The committee members, hostesses and volunteers were asked to stand for recognition to indicate how many participants took part plus a gift bag was given to the two guild members who allowed the guild to use their gardens for the event.

At the conclusion of the report Beth advised that the board voted to change the schedule and QITG will take place every other year thus 2016 will be the next event.  She noted that having seen all of the participation, any member interested in chairing the 2016 QITG may feel more comfortable accepting the position having seen the level of participation.  The new chair will begin by joining the board in January.  Beth hopes to have a volunteer within the next thirty days for this position.

Beth presented the new board chairs for the coming year:
BOM:  Shelley Berryman
Marketing:  Jo Castleberry
Program:  Harriet Plumley and Jan Andrews-McKirdie
The elected position candidates are:
President:  Sheri Puckette
Treasurer:  Gail Bartlett

Guild members were asked if there were additional nominations from the floor and when no names were forwarded; a motion was made and passed to close the nominations.

Program:  Corey reminded everyone to come early in October for the Challenge Quilt reveal.  In November there will be service committee work opportunities, a silent auction and the reveal of the Round Robin quilts.

Challenge:  Judy reported that there are judges for the quilts and stories for October.  The 2015 Challenge packets (40) will be available and cost will be $5.

Marketing:  Erica noted that the drawing for this year’s raffle quilt will be next month so be sure to purchase and/or sell tickets this next month-it is your last chance.

Round Robin:  Cindy reviewed the Round Robin process and invited members to sign up for next year.

Library:  Karen noted that there were a number of new books on the cart and that it now contains 26 books received from the Bonnie Brehm estate and 21 received from Beth Ray.

Scholarships:  The guild was reminded that there are scholarships available to attend quilt workshops and they can make the request through Vice-president Carmen Steggell.  After attending the workshop, recipients are asked to give a report on the experience.

BOM:  Linda had an example of next month’s block which is a less difficult project.  The drawing was held for the blocks completed this month by participating members.

Hospitality:  There was a drawing for a gift certificate and fat quarters for those wearing their name tags.

The Northwest Quilt Expo is taking place in Portland on September 26th and 27th.
Potholders made by the guild are available with excellent pricing, $3 each or 4 for $10.

Show and Tell began with Service Committee showing completed quilts and advising that seven quilts have been donated to the women’s shelter and quilts are still to be completed and organized for Pastega House and Oak Creek.  There was a short break after Show and Tell.

Bonnie Sable was our guest introducing quilted, embellished postcards.  She also provided a copy of her book Positively Postcards as a raffle gift for one of the guild members.

The meeting was adjourned at the completion of the program.

Respectfully submitted,
Sharon MRQG Secretary
Alice MRQG Historian

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