Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild
May Meeting 2018
Block of the month
Show and tell
Hand of the Artist
by Colleen Wise
Marys River Quilt Guild
General Meeting, May 24, 2018
Barbara G. Called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
There were two guests; one from Corvallis and a previous member.
Karen introduced two new books.
Quilts in the Garden:
Nancy and Tina, co-chairs, asked for volunteers to work the gardens on July 21st from 10-4. All entries must be tagged. The tags can be printed from Resources on our web site. Those going to various shops were asked to take PR posters and bookmarks. Any size quilt is now to be accepted for the show with no more than five quilts per person. There is a scheduled meeting of hosts on May 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Ann D. wants to know who incurred a bill from JanniLou Creations? There will be no further charging at JanniLou Creations. Please pay as an individual and file a expense form for reimbursement.
Marsha G. announced that Judy J. is the overall judge for the event.
After six years, Phyllis is retiring and the job is being taken over by Barbara G.
The drawing winners were: $10.00 gift certificate—Cindy G. and the fat quarters—Jan E.
UCLA colors of blue and gold was won by Cynthia J.
Judy said that fabric is still available for $5.00.
Lisa U. Said the the quilt will be on display at the Wine Vault until June.
Wendy B. said the group had a two day sew-in last weekend.
Cindy G. said the next meeting is June 25th.
Barbara G. announced that there was a new member reception before tonight’s meeting. The Marys Peak Alliance Art Show will take people to Marys Peak in June and then their resulting art will be featured in the show.
Emily M. said four beds quilts were finished at the request of a family: a dog quilt for a boy, cats for a girl, one for a teen and a green quilt for the parents. The director of the Sister City was presented a quilt with “Vs” in the border for her work. Six pillowcases with handles were made for the Department of Human Services to give to youngsters going into the program. Several small quilt tops need to be quilted.
Show & Tell:
Eight quilt were shown by their makers.
Barbara G. Called for a break.
The program resumed at 7:45 p.m.
Colleen Wise presented the program titled The Hand of the Artist. She works in geometric shapes and stressed that quilters should “Look into the quilt, not just at it.” She always starts each work with a title and told several stories of how the quilts developed for those titles.
Barbara G. dismissed the meeting at 8:48 p.m.
Sandy M, MRQG Secretary
Photos by Alice H.