Thursday, May 31, 2012

Round Robin.......Round 3

Marianne's block, row by Joan

Cindy's block, row by MariAnne

Jessica's block, row by Cindy

Joan's block, row by Naomi

Judy's block, row by Peggy

Libby's block, row by Jessica

Stephanie's block, row by Libby

Meeting 3a

Meeting 3b

Peggy's block, row by Judy

Naomi's block, row by Stephanie

Photos Courtesy of Naomi Weidner

Submitted By:
LuAnn Kessi
MRQG Historian

New Member......Meet 'n Greet

New Member Meet 'n Greet
May 24, 2012

To help our new members get better acquainted with
the Mary's River Quilt Guild...

we invited them for a Meet 'n Greet...

The Board Members of the MRQG
and Committee Chair Persons...

Meet with the new members to inform them about everything
our wonderful guild has to offer...

New Members learn all about our committees...

What a terrific lending library of books that awaits them...

How they can get involved by helping out
with all of our various committee projects...

and....what makes our guild "tick."

It is a fun way to make our new members
feel at home in the MRQG...

Many Thanks to all who participated in helping
make this event possible.

If you have MRQG related information, activities, photographs, etc. we welcome your submissions to this blog to help keep our members informed.
Please send all submissions to:
LuAnn Kessi

Photos Courtesy of: Naomi Weidner

Submitted By:
LuAnn Kessi
MRQG Historian

Friday, May 25, 2012

2012 May Meeting...

Philomath, Oregon
May 2012

our Guest Speaker:

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Many Thanks to Janet Fogg for bringing her quilts!

Submitted By:
LuAnn Kessi
MRQG Historian/Photographer

Mary’s River Quilt Guild

General Meeting

May 24, 2012

President Lisa Ullmer called the meeting to order and welcomed our guests.

Announcement: There is one more packet available for anyone interested in the block exchange with the Australian guild.

The guild secretary had raffle tickets and Chicks with Attitude for sale and accepted renewal and new member sign ups.

Library committee reported that they have a number of new books and encourage members to check them out. The full list of the guild books and videos are available on the website.

Raffle 2013 quilt blocks can be turned into Lisa.

Raffle 2014 blocks are available from Marcia and there is a need for one more person to make one of the applique borders.

Marcia also announced that the guild needs quilts for the Sisters Quilt Show; quilts can be sold at the show and all quilts need to be brought to the June meeting that are going to the Sisters show.

Round Robin members met on Monday night and the entire guild will be able to see the progress soon as the latest pictures are added to the blog.

Secret Sisters had their first annual Quilter Olympics and are planning a retreat at the coast for June.

The MRQG summer show has 27 entries and it was emphasized that the deadline is June 1st for submissions. The museum staff will advise members on June 6th on status of entries and a reminder is given that the quilts will have to remain at the museum for the entire show period.

This year the guild board positions to be filled include President, Treasurer, and Program chair. Please consider one of these positions and advise Lisa or another board member if you are interested.

Block of the Month explained the monthly opportunity to build a block, bring it to the guild meetings and perhaps win a whole set of blocks that month.

Permission to Play (PTP) submitted a grant proposal – thank you Jan T. for writing it – and was awarded over six hundred dollars for material and supplies to continue their monthly programs. PTP meets once a month at JanniLou’s and provides an opportunity for creative projects for current or past cancer patients.

Hospitality thanked the board for the treats and information about the programs of the guild during a meeting with members joining the guild during the past year. The new members also had the opportunity to see the storage area where service committee keeps it supplies and the guild library is maintained. This was followed with the monthly drawing for fat quarters, a gift certificate and special thanks to Janet Fogg for contributing two of her journals this month.

The pot holder count is growing for the guild fund raiser during the summer quilt show at the museum. Supplies are available and it is requested that all potholders be completed and returned by July 1st.

Show and Tell of the guild member projects was followed by a short break.

The program speaker was Janet Fogg who shared her story of quilting and beautiful quilt creations.

Respectfully submitted,

Sharon Fries

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Secret Sisters....Let the Games Begin

14 members of MRQG Secret Sisters participated in the lst Annual Quilters Olympics. Three teams of 4 members participated in 6 events: Pincushion toss, Spool Building, Thimble on a Ruler Relay, Thread the Needle Relay, Name that Quilt Block, and a Four Patch sewing Race. Everyone Laughed Smiled, and noshed their way through the morning events. Great Fun! and the winning team members were rewarded with "priceless" Olympic gold Medals!

Photos Courtesy of Jan Andrews-McKirdie

Friday, May 18, 2012

Northwest Quilting Expo....Calls for Entry

Northwest Quilting Expo
Portland, Oregon
September 20, 21, 22, 2012

Calls for Entry
Deadline: August 15, 2012

For More Information:

CLICK HERE: Calls for Entry

CLICK HERE: Northwest Quilting Expo Website

CLICK HERE: Entry Form