Tuesday, April 26, 2016

March Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

March Meeting 2016

Block of the Month

Show and Tell

The Program : Colleen Blackwood
Growing Creatively Through Quilting and Friendship

MRQG General meeting minutes
March 24, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:00 by Sherri.  Sherri is moving to Washington and this will be her last meeting as President.  Barbara Gordon will be taking over for her for the remainder of the year.

Welcome guests:  Deb from Alsea (friend of Colleen); Ann from Washington (friend of Cindy G.)
Announcements:  none

Committee Reports:

Challenge:  Judy reports there are still challenge packets available (5 packets/$10 each).  See Judy.

Sisters:  Marcia passed a clipboard asking for quilt sign-ups for display in the Pharmacy.

Books/Up, up and Away:  quilts for display at Library and Museum (need by first of June).

Setup/Take down:  signup at back table for future meetings.

Quilt county:   no report

2016 Raffle Quilt:  Jo announced tickets are available in packets for members to sell to friends and family.
Clipboard passed around for Safari volunteers:  April 22-30.  Watch for Sign-up genius.  Fabulous prize will be awarded to one lucky person who has helped to fill volunteer slots or sold individual packets.

2017 Raffle quilt:  no report

Secret Sisters:  Wendi reports that March was a spring fling gift steal.  Nice gifts stolen via white elephant rules.  April will be a progressive dinner:  Debbie – appetizers; Wendi – salads; Theresa – dessert.  Houses are in same neighborhood.

QnG:  Cheryl J. asking for volunteers and quilts to be displayed for the July 23 event.  Six gardens that are very different from each other.  Looking for small quilts/whimsical, quilts that fit a broad theme.  If you signed up last month, you don’t need to sign up again.

Round robin:  Cindy reminds that next meeting is April 25, 7 pm at Cindy’s house.  Photos will be on the blog.

Library:  no report

BOM:  Sharon F discussed next month’s block (butterfly).  Only 6 blocks this month.  Remember for every 10 blocks there is a $10 gift certificate added to the stash for an end of the year drawing from participants.  Sharon F.  won the drawing of the blocks for this month.

Hospitality:  Fat quarters won by Karen G.; Gift Certificate won by Cheryl J.

Program:   Next month is  Dodi Poulsen from Poulsbo, WA.  Dodi has been a quilt instructor for over 30 years and teaches throughout the country. She designs quilt patterns for all skill levels and has over 70 published patterns.  Dodi  designs fabric for Riley Blake Designs under the label Lullabelle, some of which can be seen at the Sashgals website.

Workshop:  Still openings in the Colleen Blackwood workshop at 9:30 Friday, March 25 at JLC.    Future workshops are sparsely filled making it cost prohibitive.  Please consider signing up for these enriching experiences.  (August 26:  Ann Shaw on fractured landscape; Sept 23:  Nancy Chong teaching at JLC day after guild).  Need more interest to have these workshops fly.

Service committee:  Lynn G. and committee members showed off some of the finished quilts that you have pledged to finish this year.  A few of these quilts will go for young adult’s having chemo and to the men’s cold weather shelter.  There are packets and items for sale as well as free items.  Thank you for helping the committee finish quilts by binding and quilting.  We appreciate your help.

Show and Tell:  Three members showed their quilts.


Program:  Colleen Blackwood, from Pendleton, Oregon is tonight’s speaker.  She is a quilt designer and teaches machine quilting.  She is teaching a workshop tomorrow at JLC.  There are still openings.  It begins at 9:30 a.m.  Colleen has patterns for sale.  She will take cash or check.  She has contributed to this guild for many years by buying raffle quilt tickets!  She has taught at Sisters for a number of years.

Next meeting is April 28.
Next board meeting will be May 4, 6:30 pm, location TBA.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Lisa U.