Monday, May 6, 2013

April 2013......Guest Phyllis Prom

Welcome to the

Mary's River Quilt Guild

Guest Speaker Tonight

Phyllis Prom

Enjoy the Trunk Show:

Thanks You Phyllis for this FUN Trunk Show!

Block of the Month....April

Japanese Exchange Blocks:

Service Committee Quilts:

Here comes.....Show 'n Tell:

Next Meeting:

Thursday, May 23, 2013 @ 7 pm
Benton County Historical Museum
Philomath, Oregon

Submitted By:
LuAnn Kessi, MRQG Historian

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting of April 25, 2013
President Beth Rietveld called the meeting to order and invited Program Chair Marcia Gilson to introduce our speaker for the evening.  Marcia then introduced Phyllis Prom, an art quilter from Eugene who shared her work and general information on techniques in her quilt work.
After the program there was a break and members were invited to take a closer look at Phyllis work, blocks from the Japanese exchange and our Chicks with Attitude.
Show and Tell began with quilts from the Service Committee and it was noted that many of the quilts shown would be going to Jackson Street Youth.
Beth began the business portion of the meeting by introducing our three guests and then asked members if they were members of Facebook and asked them to LIKE the Mary’s River Quilt Guild Facebook page.
Programs:  Marcia advised that the May speaker will be Jody Houghton who will share her experience of turning art work into a quilt line.  The Sisters drug store where the guild shows its quilts has asked that we have about fifteen large quilts with a wow factor and 80-85 small quilts.  For those who wish to send quilts to Sisters, please bring them to the May and June guild meetings with a completed form which can be found on the guild website.
Alice Hall is looking for quilts for a show called Challenges to be held at the Unitarian Church; please contact Marcia if you are interested in participating.
Raffle 2014 quilt continues with the hand quilting process and members are invited to work on it at JanniLou’s at any time the shop is open.  There are members working regularly on Tuesdays and Wednesday.
Library:  There are books covering a wide variety of subjects available and if there is a specific quilting book that you would like to see added, please let the library committee know.
Newsletter:  The deadline for the newsletter is May 6th.
Challenge:  There are still a few packets available for those interested in participating.
Potholders:  There is insulbrite available for the making of potholders to aid in the fund raising for the guild.  Remember that there will be prizes for the top producers.
Marketing:  Members have signed up and covered all the slot times for Quilt Safari.  Priscilla is looking for someone to help organize the sales during the Benton County Fair which will begin July 31st.  There is free parking and passes to the fair for each day worked.  Members are encouraged to pick up a packet of raffle tickets to help raise moneys for this year’s raffle quilt.
Beth asked for assistance in picking up chairs and tables at the end of the meeting and volunteers did help with this process.
Raffle 2015:  Theresa invited anyone interested in working with the committee to please let her know since they will soon be doing the shopping for the fabrics for the project.
Round Robin:  The April meeting was held and pictures are available on the website for the latest additions to the quilts.  All are very different which is making the projects fun to work.
Block of the Month:  Next month is the Hawaiian Shirt block and Linda went over some helpful hints on the block.
Hospitality:  Debbie announced new members, interested members and members who wish to learn more about the guild are invited to come at 5:30 pm on May 23rd (one hour prior to the monthly guild meeting) so that they can meet the guild board members and committee chairs.  There will be finger food and a tour of the library and service committee storage areas also.  There was the monthly name tag drawing for fat quarters and a gift certificate.
General Announcements:  Quilt Quest will be taking place in Toledo May 11-12.    There is currently a quilt show in Rickreall.
Beth reminded the board that the next meeting will be on May 8th at 6:30 and it will be at her house rather than the Wine Vault.
Chicks with Attitude:  A total of 121 chicks have been made with 61 sold.  Because chicks will be sold at the fair and at the museum during Quilt County, more chicks will be needed.  Another work day will be determined and members invited to join the fun or creating some more chicks.
Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Sharon Fries, Secretary