Sunday, December 14, 2014

October Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

October Meeting 2014 

Challenge 2015 
 ----- Ties

Show and Tell

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting of October 23, 2014

Vice-President Carmen S. presided over the meeting and began by welcoming our guests and introducing a new member.   Challenge quilt night is one of the most anticipated programs of the guild each year so Cindy G. was quickly asked to review the rules and start the show.

The theme for this year, Events-123 Show Creativity, had three rules to make the quilts eligible for prizes. The musts were that the challenge fabric had to appear on the front of the quilt, the quilt had to be finished and that quilters use three techniques in making the quilt with one of them being new to the quilter.  The quilt judges were Karen R. and Cathy C.; story judges were Nancy B. Cheryl J. and Liz H.  At the completion of the rule reviews the attendees were treated to amazing stores and beautiful quilts.

At the completion of the quilt presentations, the judges were given time to take a close look at the quilts and Judy J. introduced Challenge 2015, All Tied Up.  The guild received a large donation of ties and participants for the coming year will receive a packet with nine ties, the rules for this challenge and information on how to handle the ties (how to disassemble and / or best use the material).  The quilts can be any size or be wearable art; ties can be added; embellishments may be added and ties can be exchanged among guild members.  Cost for the packets will be $5.

Carmen began the business portion of the meeting by reviewing the candidates for guild president and treasurer, Sheri P. and Gail B. respectively.  She also reviewed the new committee chairs for program, BOM and marketing-all new women who will be serving on the board for the first time.

Round Robin chair Cindy reminded everyone that it is time to sign up for next year and that the participants for 2014 will be showing their projects at the November meeting.

BOM had an increase in participation this month and the lucky winner of the blocks was Cindy G.  BOM chair Linda also showed an example of the November Uneven Star block.

Hospitality had the drawing for fat quarters (Jan A.) and a gift certificate (Donna W.).

Secret Sister’s chair Jan encouraged everyone to consider signing up for next year with the deadline being December 10th for registration.  The guild website has forms which need to be completed and turned into Jan for 2015.

Show and Tell began with the Service Committee showing several quilts that will be going to the women’s winter shelter and Oak Creek Center in Albany.  The committee also donated a quilt to the Benton County History Museum for its annual fund raiser auction.

Carmen allowed a short break so that those in attendance could vote for People’s Choice and have a final opportunity to buy raffle tickets.

After the break Carmen noted that because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the next guild meeting will be November 20th, the third Thursday of the month.  The program will include work on service quilts, Round Robin’s end of year presentations and a silent auction.

Raffle 2014 held its drawing and Darcy M. of Brownsville won this year’s quilt.  Congratulations!

The judges after careful consideration announced the following winners for this year’s Challenge Program.

Best Story:  Linda J for Molly A
Best Representation of Theme:  Debbie G.
Best Use of Fabric:  Cindy G.
Best Quilt made start to finish by the quilter:  Beth Rietveld
Grand Prize and People’s Choice:  Linda J.

Thanks and gifts were offered to our judges and emcee.

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Sharon, MRQG Secretary
Alice, MRQG Historian