Wednesday, June 11, 2014

May Meeting

Welcome to the Mary's River Quilt Guild
May Meeting 2014

Block of the Month 
Guild Activities

Show and Tell

The Program 
Wendy Mamattah at Braid and Stitch

The next meeting is June 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Benton County Historical Museum. The speaker will be Jessi Yorgey     of Quiltwork Patches

Mary’s River Quilt Guild

General Meeting May 22, 2014
President Beth called the meeting to order and welcomed members, new members and guests.
She shared briefly the programs for the next few months:  June will be Jessy Yorgey; July will be a picnic at a park; and August will be Janet Fogg with the guild meeting at the First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis.  All those attending the Friday workshop need to pay for the class by the end of May and checks need to be made to Janet Fogg.

Sisters Quilt Show:  The guild will again have its quilts hanging in the drug store and up to 100 quilts can be displayed but the shop has some restrictions on the sizes for space management.  Members can sell quilts as part of the show and it is noted that the guild requests ten percent of the sale.  Guild members are asked to work two hour shifts during the show on Saturday by signing up on the guild website. Sharon Hoyer generously volunteered to cover Friday raffle ticket sales.   Information was given for a rental at Sisters for $120 per day, accommodating four persons.

Raffle 2014:  Erica advised that a request has been made to include a booth in the vendor area for Fall Festival.  Raffle ticket sells and quilt tying will be the guild focus but members are also invited to sell items at the booth but they will need to forward fifteen percent of the revenue to Fall Festival.

Raffle 2015:  Theresa needs to have all the packets returned ASAP and a date will be set in June to begin assembly of the quilt.  Members will be advised of the specific date, time and location for participation.

Challenge:  Judy encouraged members to work on their challenge quilts and reminded everyone that it does not have to be a large quilt.  Members love to see what others are doing.  Don’t get tangled up with too many ideas – grab a thread and go with it.  Challenge is meant to be FUN.

QIG:  Linda advised that there were forms available for quilt submissions for the garden show event and separate forms for those contributing to the Michael J Fox Parkinson research fund raiser.  Each garden needs guild members so many two hour shifts are available and accommodation can be made if you wish to work a specific garden or time.  Posters are available and if you are traveling to cities and quilt shops within a reasonable distance, please take a poster to advertise the show.  Tickets will be available as of August 1st at guild, Garlands Nursery, Shonnard’s Nursery, Home Grown Nursery, JanniLou’s and Quilt Work Patches.

Round Robin:  Cindy reminded us that everyone can watch the progress of the quilts by checking the website – a great way to share the progress of the group’s projects.

BOM:  Linda shared an example of the paper piecing project for next month and has step by step examples for members to view during break time.  This month’s blocks were won by Linda.

Hospitality:  The drawing for fat quarters (in red for next month’s BOM) and a gift certificate was held.
Beth invited members to visit the stations in the back of the room for quilts and patterns available by the evening’s speaker, to view the P2P and Sweet Grief art work on display and to visit the service committee table during break time.

Show and tell was followed by a short break.

Wendy Mamattah presented her program Out of Africa: Story of Adinkra which provided the history of the area around Ghana and the symbols which were developed by the people to share their stories.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Sharon  MRQG Secretary
Alice MRQG Historian