Monday, June 20, 2016

April Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

April Meeting 2016

Block of the Month

Show and Tell

The Program 
Dodi Poulsen: Color Story at Loose Threads

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting April 28, 2016

Interim president Barbara Gordon called the meeting to order and welcomed a new member and guests in attendance.  The following announcements were shared.

  • The deadline for the guild newsletter is May 7, 2016
  • The executive committee of the guild will meet May 4th at the Philomath Library
  • This weekend Paramount Sewing has Rob Appell teaching a reverse applique class for which there were still a few openings.
  • There was a request for the pattern for the 2008 Raffle Quilt and Barbara asked if anyone knew where to locate the pattern.  The unfortunate answer is that there is no pattern and this information will be relayed back.
  • Tonight assistance is needed in putting away tables and chairs after the meeting.  Also please sign up for a future guild meeting to assist with set up and take down.
  • Linda Brown has a contact with a number of men’s ties to donate if anyone is interested.

Committee Reports
Challenge:  All the packets have been sold.

Sisters Quilt Show:  Marcia Gilson has asked that those who are sending quilts to the show please bring them to the May and June meeting.  Also those who have quilts for the Philomath Library show are asked to have quilts here for her to pick up at the May meeting.

Marketing:  Jo Casselberry asked if anyone would be available to help with the raffle table at JanniLou’s Friday.  If you have not received an email message(s) for volunteer opportunities at Sisters or the fair, please let her know and she will add your name to the list for Sign Up Genius.

2017 Raffle:  Arrangements have been made to have the quilt sent to a long arm quilter and once it is returned all that remains to be done is the binding.  The quilt should be completed by fall.

Round Robin:  Cindy shared that the first exchange was made on April 25th and pictures should be available on the guild blog soon. 

QITG:  Cheryl had sign-up sheets providing opportunities for members to participate by showing a quilt, working in one of the gardens and of course they can also help with hosting one of the gardens.   Because it is expected to be warm the committee would like to know if members would be willing to loan the guild Easy Ups for the July 23rd event to provide some protection from the sun.  Advertising has been submitted to a number of papers in the area; flyers and bookmarks will be available at the May meeting so that members can distribute them to friends and businesses in the area.

Library:  No report.

Secret Sisters:  The group had their first progressive dinner with all having a wonderful time, good food and opportunities to get to know one another better.

BOM:   May’s flower block was shown and members can obtain instructions from the guild website or written ones were available at the meeting.  This month’s blocks were won by Debbie Garvin who also received a $10 gift certificate for participating.

Hospitality:  New member Ann Dyer won the gift certificate and Theresa Valentine the fat quarters for this month’s name tag drawing.

Program:  Harriet warned that only ten people are signed up for the August 26th workshop but at least five more people are needed to have a sufficient number to have it take place.  In September Nancy Chong will be the speaker and a class will be held at JanniLou’s for all members interested.    The May 26th meeting will feature Ann Johnston of Lake Oswego discussing Which Came First, a session on quilt design.

Show and Tell began with the Service Committee quilts displaying completed quilts.  There are requests from Oak Creek Facility (8 more quilts requested), Partners Place, and Samaritan’s Young Adult Cancer Treatment Center.  If you are able to quilt or bind a quilt please visit the Service Committee desk to pick one up so that we can assist in supporting these caring organizations.

After a short break Harriet introduced our speaker Dodi Poulsen who shared her accidental beginnings as a quilter and her expertise on color.   She is a quilt educator, fabric designer, quilt designer and can be found on cruises featuring the Quilt Camp at Sea programs.  For those who may have missed one of her tips for organization, she recommended using Silver Comic Book Boards for your fabric storage. 

Meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted, Sharon F. Acting Secretary

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