Thursday, June 23, 2016

May Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

May Meeting 2016

The Program: Ann Johnston 

Block of the Month

Show and Tell

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting May 6, 2016

President Barbara Gordon called the meeting to order and welcomed back a returning member (Martha B) in attendance. 

Program :  Ann Johnston discussed her design process.  She shared information on raw edge piecing, dying fabric, using dyed organza to create shadows.  Her current focus is on creating quilts representing the High Sierras.

Quilts in the Garden:  Beth requested that everyone take 5 book marks and 2 posters to help distribute information for the July 23rd event.   Please let her know where you will be taking the posters (church, athletic clubs, quilt stores out of Corvallis).   She has also requested that every guild member provide at least one quilt for the gardens, in the hopes of having 300 quilts on exhibit.  Quilts should be brought to Guild at the June meeting and after that to Beth’s house.  We are looking for 5-10 gallon water jugs.  Please let Beth know if you have one we can borrow.


Show and Tell.

Committee Reports:

Service:  Lynn reported that we have donated 25 quilts so far this year.  Another batch is ready to be distributed.  We have packets and books for sale.  There are quilts for you to help us finish.  We so appreciate your help in finishing the tops we have accumulated.  Benton Hospice has asked us to make small wall hanging (10X 16 – needs a sleeve) to lap quilts to give to Veterans when they are admitted and then to go home with the family after the Veteran has passed.  We are currently being asked for 10 quilts and then the turn around will slow down as additional Veterans enter Hospice.  We have red white and blue fabric for you to use, should you choose,  as well as patterns to borrow.  The Guild received a thank you note for the latest Habitat for Humanity homeowners.  Pictures of the children wrapped in their quilts is available on the Altrusa website.

Sisters Quilt Show:  Marcia collected quite a few quilts for Sisters tonight.  Most of the quilts are for sale.  Remember that the Guild requests that if you sell a quilt you donate 10%.  Last date to hand her quilts is June 23rd.   They will be delivered to the Pharmacy by June 30.  Up, up and Away quilts need to be handed in by June 5th.  Quilts can be delivered noon-5 at the Wine Vault: Fri-Sun.

Marketing:  Jo C. sent around sign up for sisters quilt show.  Next up is Fitness over Fifty (Priscilla is organizing this).    Safari sold $268 in raffle tickets. 

2016 Raffle:  Jean M.  showed the incentive quilt.  She has tickets that you earn for each shift you work or each packet you sell for the Raffle quilt.  Please see Jean to get your tickets as you work shifts, etc.  Good luck!

Round Robin:  Cindy next meeting is June 13. 

Library:  Karen has several new books.  Ann Johnston donated all of her books (we already had 2 in the collection) and the library purchased her DVD.  Last month’s speaker, Dodi Paulson gave 3 books.  Quilting the Classics, Modern quilts, and Mixing quilt elements are three books the library purchased have arrived.

Secret Sisters:  Last meeting Judy led a discussion on Civil War quilts.  Next month is the beach retreat.  What happens at the beach, stays at the beach!

BOM:   Shellie showed a quilt with all the blocks assembled.  Next month’s block is called
crocus.  Eight blocks handed in.  Sharon F. won the blocks.

Hospitality:  Fat quarters won by Allie M.  Gift certificate by Mancy A.

Program:  Kristin Shields from Bend -- "Confessions of a Quirky Quilt Maker.”

Next general meeting is June 23.
Next Board meeting will be “virtual” beginning July 6.

Minutes respectfully submitted by,
Lisa U.

Photos by Alice H.

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