Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild
November Meeting 2018
Block of the Month
Show and Tell
Round Robin Reveal
MARYS RIVER QUILT GUILD
GENERAL MEETING 11-15-2018
President Barbara G. opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
A visitor, Sara W., was introduced.
Ann G. drew names for gifts. Debbi G.won the fat quarters.
BLOCK OF THE MONTH
Barb B. announced that this is the final month for the BOM program. Cindy G. won the month’s blocks.
Barbara G. announced that the upcoming second Willamette Valley Quilt Show will be February 1 and 2, 2019 in Albany. They will begin taking quilts January 26. The entry fee is $5 per quilt. There will be twenty-six vendors. Lisa U. said that those volunteering to sell raffle quilt tickets will get in free. The raffle quilt exhibit will be inside the main building this year. The sign-up sheet will be at the January meeting. The Mid-Valley Quilt Show is scheduled for April 18-20, 2019 in Salem.
Wendy B. told how the Secret Sisters works. It operates from January to December. She passed the signup sheet throughout the membership.
Barbara G. talked about the Silent Auction items on display that surround the room.
The new nonprofit arts center, Maxtivity, will open in Philomath this next weekend.
Lynn G. introduced Alice with the Touch Project in the Ukraine. They work with an orphanage who houses 400 children, provide a boarding school and a Romanian school. Benton County donated 200 quilts in 2003. The children selected their own quilts. The organization has taken over one million dollars since working with the Touch Project.
The Service committee members stood to be recognized. They made over 120 donation quilts in 2018. The makers of the quilts, who made 65 pillowcases and more than 75 veteran quilts, stood to be recognized. Slides of the quilts were shown. Some of the quilts went to the Lebanon Veterans Home.
The Service Committee meets once a week from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The fabric sale prior to this meeting raised $350. They need a donated bookcase to handle more supplies/books.
Marsha G. called for nominations from the floor. There were no nominations. Those on the ballot were:
Lisa U., President
Teresa V., Vice President
Marsha G., Treasurer
Ballots were passed out to members attending. After collection, the ballots were counted. The candidates were elected.
SHOW AND TELL
Linda: red/blue jeans quilt
Yvonne: tee shirt quilt, a teal quilt for her granddaughter, a black, gray and white quilt.
Barbara called for a break at 7:45 and invited members to look at the silent auction items. The meeting rejoined at 7:55.
The Round Robin members showed their quilts that had piecing added to the central design created by the owner. Members were: Judy J., Sandy M., Karen G., Ruby, Alice, Pam, Dawnell T., Linda, Cindy G.
2019 Raffle Quilt
The completed design was exhibited. It is a white star pattern surrounded by scrappy fabrics. The double border is a narrow black inner border and the outer border is teal with a black design.
Judy J. is handling the 2019 challenge quilt. Information handouts will be available at the January 2019 meeting.
Karen G. said there is a new book that has already been checked out.
Phyllis P. , after many years of handling Hospitality, is stepping down. Her work was acknowledged by the members. Barbara G. will be cohosting next year.
Thank you gifts were presented to out going chair heads: Lisa U., Ann G. and Marsha G. Jan T. was recognized for 22 years of being newsletter editor. Donna is taking over her job.
Barbara G. dismissed the meeting at 8:48 p.m.
Sandy M., MRQG SECRETARY