Sunday, March 27, 2016

February Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

February Meeting 2016

Block of the Month

Show and Tell

The Program

Reba Worotikan of Majestic Batiks

MRQG General meeting minutes
February 25, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:00 by Sherri.

Welcome guests:  1 visitor (Sue S).  1 new member (Linda M.)

Announcements:  Friendship blocks for outgoing members Carmen (blue) and Sharon (yellow and blue – no signature, please) are due March meeting.  You choose the block, it must be 8 inch finished (8 ½ inch unfinished).

Committee Reports:

Challenge:  Judy reports there are still challenge packets available.  See Judy.

Quilt county:   Thanks for filling out the interest sheet last month. 

2016 Raffle Quilt:  Jo announced tickets are available in packets for members to sell to friends and family.   First the quilt will be going to Gramma’s Attic then to Safari at JLC.  Carmen has set up the sign up genius for this year but is looking for someone else to manage.  Contact Jo.

2017 Raffle quilt:  Judy J. will organize the Judy Niedermeyer quilt that was donated to the guild .  She has obtained permission from Judy N. to use.

Secret Sisters:  Wendi discussed SS January meeting where they made mug cozies; February meeting discussed “log jamming.”  March is the annual “white elephant” gift exchange (nice gifts).  Hoping that by hearing about Secret sister events you will be inspired to join next year.

Class offering:  Debbie Garvin will be teaching a paper piecing class at Quilt Loft, March 26.  Pattern is art deco fans.   $35.  Contact Quilt Loft in Albany to sign up.

QnG:  Beth R. is asking members to participate in QnG.  The event occurs on July 23, 10-4pm.  Committee is still looking for 2 garden hosts, people to staff gardens, set up and take down, publicity, quilts.  Themes are (loosely defined):  a bit of whimsey, little wonders (max 24X24), contemporary, modern or art, celebrations (made for special occasions), journeys (depict memories, life journey).   Clipboards being passed to sign up for various volunteer jobs/shifts.  Beth encourages you to take a 2 hour shift, provide a quilt(s), if you can’t work the day of, we will find something for you to do ahead of time.  Beth hopes that everyone participates in our biggest endeavor of the year. 

Round robin:  Cindy G.  First exchange is February 29 at her house. 

Library:  Karen, a couple new books on Hawaiian contemporary quilts, Ky quilt project.  Karen would like help picking books.  Please contact Karen with your ideas (contact info on the website and in newsletter).

BOM:  Sharon F discussed next month’s block (magnolia bud).  Only 7 blocks this month.  Remember for every 10 blocks there is a $10 gift certificate added to the stash for an end of the year drawing from participants.  Shelly won the drawing of the blocks for this month.

Hospitality:  Phyllis announced that there is a new members gathering prior to next month’s meeting in the Museum Annex.  More info will be sent out. All New and newer members are invited.  New members will receive a personal invitation.  Drawings:  2 fat quarters went to Jan A.  Gift certificate went to Flo C.

Program:  Harriet discussed workshop chart that had been sent out over email.  There has been a lack of response and she was encouraging people to sign up.  Next month’s speaker is teaching a class at JLC the day after guild.  Ann Shaw teaches Ruth McDowell style quilting (fractured plants), possible workshop August 26.  Currently only 2 signed up.  Need at least 10.  Nancy Chong (appliqué) is teaching at JLC Sept 23 and if there is enough interest we could hold another workshop on the 24th.  Harriett needs to know by March 25.  If the timing for workshops is not good, please give feedback.  March speaker is Colleen Blackwood, from Pendleton.
She has instructed often at the Outdoor Quilt show at Sisters and will be teaching at JLC on March 26.  Contact JLC if you are interested in taking her workshop.

Service committee:  Carol F.  represented Service.  Clipboard being sent around to sign up to bind or quilt a quilt.  Currently creating quilts for ABC house, nursing homes, Furniture Share, Pastega House, and others.  We have several smaller quilts  pinned and ready for you to take.  5 quilts ready for long arm quilters.  Please remember to return the pins.  Please keep track of your hours and when you hand in the quilt we will give you a fat quarter.  We have made color coordinated packets for sale at reasonable prices and they are available on the back table.

Show and Tell:  Joyce showed our 1991 raffle quilt that a friend won and she has been trading back and forth between her ever since.  They both love the quilt .


Program:  Majestic Batiks (  Reba Worotikan from Corvallis started the company about 3 years ago and sells wholesale batiks to quilts stores.  She discussed the process of making her wax resist Batiks and the traditional use of color and design in Indonesia.
Next meeting is March 24.
Next board meeting will be March 2, 6:30 pm at the Wine Vault.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Lisa U.

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