Tuesday, March 19, 2013

February 2013.......JLC Trunk Show

Welcome to the

Mary's River Quilt Guild Meeting

February 2013

Trunk Show by:

JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
Philomath, Oregon

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Submitted By:
MRQG Historian/Photographer  LuAnn Kessi

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting of February 28, 2013

President Beth called the meeting to order, welcoming members and recognizing two guests and a new guild member.  It was also noted that for those who have not paid the 2013 dues, this could be done during the break time.
No reports submitted by Vice Moderator, Treasurer, Secretary, Library or Historian
Program reminded that Kathy Curler, a quilt judge will be the speaker in March and discuss the process and details that judges evaluate at quilt shows.
Newsletter articles must be submitted by March 6th.
Challenge committee still has some packets available for purchase and reminds everyone that the prize for best story is also to be treasured and a favorite part of the challenge quilt night.
Marketing advised that there are raffle ticket packets available for members to pick up and sale and that Fitness Over Fifty is the next location for ticket sales on March 4th and 5th.  Help is needed for Tuesday morning ticket sales.
Raffle Quilt 2014 is set up on the quilting frame at JanniLou’s and members are invited and encouraged to stop by and join the quilt party.
Raffle Quilt 2015 still needs two persons to act as co-chairs for the making of this quilt.  There is a pattern selected and guide giving step by step information covering purchasing the fabric to the finishing of the quilt.  Beth would like to have the co-chairs in place by the March meeting.
Quilt County will take place at various venues August to October and there are several locations available for small groups to select and create their own mini quilt show.  In order to allow sufficient time to create publicity, it is asked that all groups register and provide a brief note on their theme by April.
The Philomath Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Samaritan Awards program each year and MRQG was able to recognize LuAnn Kessi and Nancy Bryant for the Permission to Play program.  Also recognition was given to Virginia Gregory and Kathi Borrego for their assistance with this program.
Round Robin held their first meeting and exchanged the center blocks for this year’s quilts.  You can get a peak on the guild blog and watch the progress of this year’s creations.
Chicks with Attitude:  A work day was scheduled for March 2 from 9am-12pm at the Consumer Power offices.  It is hoped that one hundred to one hundred and twenty chicks will be made this year to be sold at the raffle ticket venues.
Potholders:  Also those interested in making potholders are invited to use a flower basket theme so that these can be sold at raffle ticket venues and coordinate with the quilt county theme this year.
Secret Sisters met at Blue Sky for dinner prior to the meeting and had nineteen of the twenty-three members present.  
BOM of the month was a Dutchman’s Puzzle and next month is an Irish Chain block.  Note that the April and May items currently on the web will be changed to new blocks.  April’s block will be changed to a Kimono block and May to a Hawaiian shirt block.
Those participating in the Japanese block exchange were reminded that next month is the deadline for completion and delivery of the blocks.   It is hoped that the blocks going to Japan and those received will be available for view at next month’s meeting.
Permission to Play reported that they made woven quilts at this month’s meeting and have had as many as twenty participants at their program.
Service Committee advised that they have items for sale and hope to have more in coming months thanks to a generous donation.
Quilt viewing is available at Creative Crafts currently and on March 8th from 6:30-9pm there is a quilt show at the LaSalle Center called the Many Faces of Africa.
Hospitality had its monthly drawing for fat quarters and gift certificates.  Remember to wear your name tag and put your name in this monthly drawing.
Show and Tell was followed by a short break.
Jan Bressler of JanniLou’s Creations presented our program sharing the story of she and her sister’s story of going from quilters to store owners and quilt designers.
At the end of the program our meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted,
Sharon Fries, MRGQ Secretary