Monday, October 22, 2012

September 2012

Welcome to the

Mary's River Quilt Guild

September 2012 Meeting

Guest Speaker Tonight:

Beth Rietveld

Shares her Quilting travels in Tokyo and Paris

Enjoy the Slide Show:

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Next Meeting:

Thursday, October 25, 2012 7pm
Benton County Historial Museum
Philomath, Oregon

Photos Courtesy of:  Linda Brown

Submitted By:
LuAnn Kessi, Historian

The meeting began with President Lisa welcoming everyone and introducing visitors.  She then introduced Irene of the Benton County History Museum staff who shared information of the upcoming fund raiser for the museum.  The museum raises about half of the operating budget with fund raising activities and they have an upcoming.  For the auction they are looking for items which guild members may have to offer and to invite all of us to make a purchase of a special item.  The auction dates are October 12-29, 2012.

Three upcoming quilt shows were noted:  Legacies in Thread by the Emerald Valley Quilters of Eugene on September 29 and 30th; Purple Frog in Jefferson has a show September 29 and 30th; Seeing Red at the Old Aurora Colony Museum will take place from October 12-21,2012.
Our guild needs a few more entries for the Stitches in Bloom show which will take place January 25-26, 2013 with workshops on January 22-24th.  Entry of a quilt also provides entry into the show.
Members are invited to make friendship blocks (instructions on the MRQG website) for the outgoing Treasurer in blue and green batiks and for our outgoing President in bright batiks.
Treasurer reported that the guild raised $930 on the Chicks and potholder sales at the museum.
Service Committee invited members to adopt quilts that need quilting or binding.  Those adopting one of the quilts will receive a fat quarter.
The Challenge committee reminded everyone the October meeting will feature this year’s challenge quilts and stories of the members.  The packets and information on 2013 Challenge will be available for $10 and include a yard of fabric.
Jean McDaniel will be quilting the 2013 Raffle quilt.
Quilt County was explained as an event that happens every other year for Benton County and 2013 will be the 20th anniversary of the event.  People are invited to find a location and gather some friends to mount a show of their work.  A sign-up sheet was passed around for those interested and this will be repeated during meetings for the next couple of months.    A firm and complete list of locations will be needed by April, 2013 in order to allow time for the information to be published for the September, 2013 show.  
The Raffle 2014 committee is organizing a hand quilting class at JanniLou’s shop with cost of the class ($15)  being reimbursed with five hours contribution of time on the quilt for 2014.   The monies will come from the scholarship funds as approved by the board and a sign-up sheet was passed for members to indicate interest in a hand quilting class.
Round Robin chair Cindy explained the process used for the current year’s projects and invited interested guild members to join the group next year.  They need all interested persons to sign up by December 31, 2012.  A sign-up sheet will be available for those interested over the next two months.
Secret Sisters shared information on their picnic last week which twenty-one people attended.   There is information and forms on the guild website for this group and they ask all interested persons to please sign up by year end so that all may be invited to the first meeting of the new year, January, 2013.
Block of the month committee displayed next month’s block, introduced next year’s theme of Cultural Heritage and had the drawing for the blocks brought to the meeting.
Hospitality had the drawing for those members in attendance who wear their nametags.
Show and Tell began with the Round Robin group displaying their quilts.
After a short break, our speaker, guild member Beth Reitveld, presented Quilting Around the World, My Adventures in Tokyo and Paris.

Respectfully, Submitted,
Sharon Fries