Wednesday, September 19, 2012

MRQG August 2012 Meeting...

Philomath, Oregon

August 2012

Tonight our members talk about their quilts on display at the
Benton County Historical Museum

Enjoy the Slide Show:

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Next Meeting:
Thursday 7pm September 27, 2012.....Remember to bring your Block of the Month

Special Thanks to Linda Brown for filling in as photographer this month!

Submitted By:
LuAnn Kessi, Historian

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting
August 23, 2012
President Lisa called the meeting to order and welcomed the visitors.
-Monies from this evenings silent auction will go to the JoAnne Cutler Hay Scholarship Fund
-N. Weidner had a quilt accepted at the Des Moines AQ Show and she is attending this event.
-In January, 2013 the Stitches in Bloom event in Silverton at the Oregon Gardens will be the first location for ticket sales of the guilds raffle quilt.  Twenty-five quilts will allow the guild to have a booth at no charge for the ticket sales.  Entries due by January 11, cost ten dollars per entry (but quilt entry also provides a ticket to the show) and the show dates are January 24-25, 2013.  The show will feature Charlotte Warr Anderson who will be the guilds speaker at our January meeting.  
-The treasurer reported that overall raffle ticket sales are about $80 below last year’s total at this time.
-Library shared information on the new books and encourages all members to take advantage of the wide selection of material available to members.
-The newsletter deadline is September 7th.
-Service committee thanks all those who helped tie quilts at the fair and quilts are available for binding.  Those who add bindings receive a fat quarter as thanks for their assistance.
-Those interested in working on next years challenge selections were invited to remain for a short meeting, after the guild meeting.  Remember that our October meeting will be the show and tell reveal of Traditions with a Twist, the current 2012 challenge.
-The 2013 raffle quilt was displayed and requests for an appliqued label and bids from long arm quilters requested.  The quilt is 98.5 inches by 111 inches.
-Round Robin participants advised that their quilts will be shown at the September meeting.
-BOM had a drawing for eight blocks submitted for this month and displayed next month’s block.  They are hoping to have new people join the committee for next year to share in the fun of planning the future BOM selections.
-Hospitality held the drawing for fat quarters and a gift card to Creative Crafts.  Also she provided an update on the number of pot holders and Chicks with Attitude that have been sold in the museum shop.  There have been 77 Chicks sold and 83 potholders sold raising about $900 for the guild.
Show and Tell of quilts by guild members was followed by a break in the meeting to allow attendees to continue bidding on items.  Last month’s auction resulted in sales of $332.
The meeting resumed with our program which included the sharing of the members who had quilts in our show, One of My Favorites.
Meeting was adjourned and members invited to collect their winning bid items.