Mary’s River Quilt Guild General Meeting, April 27, 2017, 2017
President Barbara G. called the meeting to order.
Guests Jane W. from Alsea
*Lisa discussed the need for members to volunteer time and take on organizing venues for the Raffle Quilt. There were a couple interested parties checking on their calendars for 3 venues. Good work, gals!
Here is the list:
April 21-29 @ JLC for Safari: Debbie coordinating
May 24-25 @ Fitness over 50: Priscilla coordinating
June 1-14 @ QWP: Lisa coordinating
July 8 @ Philomath Antique Auto Show: if we get a coordinator
July 29 @ Philomath Wine Walk - location TBA?
Aug 2-5 @ Benton County Fair: Marcia Coordinating
August 28-Sept 30 or part thereof @ Museum for Quilt County: need a coordinator
Sept 15-16 @ Scout Lodge: if we get a coordinator
TBA @ Timberhill Athletic Club: Beth coordinating
TBA @ Wine Vault: Marcia coordinating
Gramma's Attic: need date and coordinator
Bolt's and Blocks: need date and coordinator
*A Janome long arm quilt machine has been spied at the Corvallis ARC on sale for $699
* Coffee Creek quilters doing another garage sale May 27 at St. Francis Church Parish Hall in Wilsonville (more information in newsletter).
* Auction of two antique quilts given to the guild. Money going into the General Fund. Quilts were given to Judy and she donated to the guild. Judy will be researching the provenance of the quilts. Single wedding ring sold to Sharon Fries for $175. Bow tie quilt held until next month.
Program: Trish Hodge (sister to member Eileen). She has lived in many countries that have influenced her quilting. She shared a slideshow of her experiences in Tunesia/Syria/Yemen/Indonesia explaining how those cultures influenced her work along with a trunk show of her original pieces. She had batiks and sarongs for sale in the back. Former owner of Patchwork Camel and Camel Originals.
Treasurer: Ann announced that 75% of membership has renewed. Time to renew.
Program : The May meeting features Debbie Garvin. She will speak on her quilting experience from a collectors point of view. In June, the meeting will be at Philomath High School Auditorium (June 22) Caryl Breyer Faller is the speaker. She is an internationally acclaimed textile artist. She has three quilts in permanent collection in Paducah. $10 guests, $8 for other guild members, MRQG members are free. Hospitality: Fat quarters won by Nancy; Gift Certificate won by Izzy. BOM: Shelley: this month’s block was Windblown: blocks won by Shelly . Next Month is Mary’s Pinata Raffle Quilt 2017: Still looking for someone to coordinate the raffle ticket sales. Library: No new books. Round Robin: Cindy G. reports the group had a wonderful time this past Monday at the exchange. If you are in Round Robin, watch your email for a change in the date for next meeting. Secret Sisters: Wendi shared that this group does not steal in white elephant exchange! May is a salad dinner at Theresa’s and Theresa will be doing a presentation that is a secret. Group is doing a Natures Reflections theme for Quilt County and looking for smaller size quilts (36 square). Watch for article in newspaper. Will be at Eats and Treats beginning in mid-august to mid-september – up in time for solar eclipse. Challenge: Judy still has packets available for $5. Quilt County: There have been notices in the newsletters of what shows need quilts and who are the coordinators. Talk to them if you have a quilt for their show. This year there will be about 20 shows that will be up during the Aug-Sept time period. Marcia needs your show descriptions ASAP. Marketing: Raffle ticket packets are available for sale. Debbie and Theresa are in charge of membership sales. Raffle quilt 2018: Committee has met and chosen a pattern. Workshop to make the top tentatively scheduled for June 10. Committee members are Marcia,Lisa, Theresa, Debbie, Eileen, Libby and Linda.
Show and Tell. Lynn: the service committee is showing quilts that were completed and returned this month. Thanks for bringing back those finished quilts. We have on going commitments to West Hills, Willamette Springs, Pastega House. We particularily need you to quilt the twin size quilts. Use these quilts to practice your machine quilting. We are asking again for your commitment to bind/quilt projects. We have projects in the back available to take tonight. We have requests from nursing homes for wheel chair quilts, these are small quilts easy to quilt and bind; there are fabric packets for sale, free magazines. Benton Hospice has dedicated a room to showing all the Valor quilts and as the veterans arrive, the quilt is handed out. Size is flexible for the Valor quilts – wall hanging to lap quilt. We have quilts for long arm quilters ready to go as well as smaller quilts for the home sewer to quilt and bind.
QnG: Beth talked about how valuable and fun her experience was co-chairing this event with Cheryl J. Qng makes a lot of money for the Guild. If we don’t have a chair/co-chair by the end of May, we will not have QnG. There is a committee with experienced members ready to be lead at the monthly meetings. July is the time to pick the gardens (four gardens are already on the list to look at). Job is running meetings Jan – August (once a month meetings),with more activity as you get closer to the month the show. Call or email Beth with questions.
Show and Tell
Next general meeting is May 25, 2017. Next Board meeting will be May 3, 2017 at Philomath Library, 6:30 pm