Thursday, June 23, 2016

May Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

May Meeting 2016

The Program: Ann Johnston 

Block of the Month

Show and Tell

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting May 6, 2016

President Barbara Gordon called the meeting to order and welcomed back a returning member (Martha B) in attendance. 

Program :  Ann Johnston discussed her design process.  She shared information on raw edge piecing, dying fabric, using dyed organza to create shadows.  Her current focus is on creating quilts representing the High Sierras.

Quilts in the Garden:  Beth requested that everyone take 5 book marks and 2 posters to help distribute information for the July 23rd event.   Please let her know where you will be taking the posters (church, athletic clubs, quilt stores out of Corvallis).   She has also requested that every guild member provide at least one quilt for the gardens, in the hopes of having 300 quilts on exhibit.  Quilts should be brought to Guild at the June meeting and after that to Beth’s house.  We are looking for 5-10 gallon water jugs.  Please let Beth know if you have one we can borrow.


Show and Tell.

Committee Reports:

Service:  Lynn reported that we have donated 25 quilts so far this year.  Another batch is ready to be distributed.  We have packets and books for sale.  There are quilts for you to help us finish.  We so appreciate your help in finishing the tops we have accumulated.  Benton Hospice has asked us to make small wall hanging (10X 16 – needs a sleeve) to lap quilts to give to Veterans when they are admitted and then to go home with the family after the Veteran has passed.  We are currently being asked for 10 quilts and then the turn around will slow down as additional Veterans enter Hospice.  We have red white and blue fabric for you to use, should you choose,  as well as patterns to borrow.  The Guild received a thank you note for the latest Habitat for Humanity homeowners.  Pictures of the children wrapped in their quilts is available on the Altrusa website.

Sisters Quilt Show:  Marcia collected quite a few quilts for Sisters tonight.  Most of the quilts are for sale.  Remember that the Guild requests that if you sell a quilt you donate 10%.  Last date to hand her quilts is June 23rd.   They will be delivered to the Pharmacy by June 30.  Up, up and Away quilts need to be handed in by June 5th.  Quilts can be delivered noon-5 at the Wine Vault: Fri-Sun.

Marketing:  Jo C. sent around sign up for sisters quilt show.  Next up is Fitness over Fifty (Priscilla is organizing this).    Safari sold $268 in raffle tickets. 

2016 Raffle:  Jean M.  showed the incentive quilt.  She has tickets that you earn for each shift you work or each packet you sell for the Raffle quilt.  Please see Jean to get your tickets as you work shifts, etc.  Good luck!

Round Robin:  Cindy next meeting is June 13. 

Library:  Karen has several new books.  Ann Johnston donated all of her books (we already had 2 in the collection) and the library purchased her DVD.  Last month’s speaker, Dodi Paulson gave 3 books.  Quilting the Classics, Modern quilts, and Mixing quilt elements are three books the library purchased have arrived.

Secret Sisters:  Last meeting Judy led a discussion on Civil War quilts.  Next month is the beach retreat.  What happens at the beach, stays at the beach!

BOM:   Shellie showed a quilt with all the blocks assembled.  Next month’s block is called
crocus.  Eight blocks handed in.  Sharon F. won the blocks.

Hospitality:  Fat quarters won by Allie M.  Gift certificate by Mancy A.

Program:  Kristin Shields from Bend -- "Confessions of a Quirky Quilt Maker.”

Next general meeting is June 23.
Next Board meeting will be “virtual” beginning July 6.

Minutes respectfully submitted by,
Lisa U.

Photos by Alice H.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Round Robin

Welcome to MRQG 

Round Robin -- Round Three 2016 

Libby's block-worked on by Judy

Linda's block-worked on by Dawnell

Jan's block-worked on by Linda

Karen's block-worked on by Jan

Cathy's block-worked on by Karen

Dawnell's block-worked on by Cathy

Cindy's block-worked on by Gene

Gene's block-worked on by Libby

photos by Linda B.

April Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

April Meeting 2016

Block of the Month

Show and Tell

The Program 
Dodi Poulsen: Color Story at Loose Threads

Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting April 28, 2016

Interim president Barbara Gordon called the meeting to order and welcomed a new member and guests in attendance.  The following announcements were shared.

  • The deadline for the guild newsletter is May 7, 2016
  • The executive committee of the guild will meet May 4th at the Philomath Library
  • This weekend Paramount Sewing has Rob Appell teaching a reverse applique class for which there were still a few openings.
  • There was a request for the pattern for the 2008 Raffle Quilt and Barbara asked if anyone knew where to locate the pattern.  The unfortunate answer is that there is no pattern and this information will be relayed back.
  • Tonight assistance is needed in putting away tables and chairs after the meeting.  Also please sign up for a future guild meeting to assist with set up and take down.
  • Linda Brown has a contact with a number of men’s ties to donate if anyone is interested.

Committee Reports
Challenge:  All the packets have been sold.

Sisters Quilt Show:  Marcia Gilson has asked that those who are sending quilts to the show please bring them to the May and June meeting.  Also those who have quilts for the Philomath Library show are asked to have quilts here for her to pick up at the May meeting.

Marketing:  Jo Casselberry asked if anyone would be available to help with the raffle table at JanniLou’s Friday.  If you have not received an email message(s) for volunteer opportunities at Sisters or the fair, please let her know and she will add your name to the list for Sign Up Genius.

2017 Raffle:  Arrangements have been made to have the quilt sent to a long arm quilter and once it is returned all that remains to be done is the binding.  The quilt should be completed by fall.

Round Robin:  Cindy shared that the first exchange was made on April 25th and pictures should be available on the guild blog soon. 

QITG:  Cheryl had sign-up sheets providing opportunities for members to participate by showing a quilt, working in one of the gardens and of course they can also help with hosting one of the gardens.   Because it is expected to be warm the committee would like to know if members would be willing to loan the guild Easy Ups for the July 23rd event to provide some protection from the sun.  Advertising has been submitted to a number of papers in the area; flyers and bookmarks will be available at the May meeting so that members can distribute them to friends and businesses in the area.

Library:  No report.

Secret Sisters:  The group had their first progressive dinner with all having a wonderful time, good food and opportunities to get to know one another better.

BOM:   May’s flower block was shown and members can obtain instructions from the guild website or written ones were available at the meeting.  This month’s blocks were won by Debbie Garvin who also received a $10 gift certificate for participating.

Hospitality:  New member Ann Dyer won the gift certificate and Theresa Valentine the fat quarters for this month’s name tag drawing.

Program:  Harriet warned that only ten people are signed up for the August 26th workshop but at least five more people are needed to have a sufficient number to have it take place.  In September Nancy Chong will be the speaker and a class will be held at JanniLou’s for all members interested.    The May 26th meeting will feature Ann Johnston of Lake Oswego discussing Which Came First, a session on quilt design.

Show and Tell began with the Service Committee quilts displaying completed quilts.  There are requests from Oak Creek Facility (8 more quilts requested), Partners Place, and Samaritan’s Young Adult Cancer Treatment Center.  If you are able to quilt or bind a quilt please visit the Service Committee desk to pick one up so that we can assist in supporting these caring organizations.

After a short break Harriet introduced our speaker Dodi Poulsen who shared her accidental beginnings as a quilter and her expertise on color.   She is a quilt educator, fabric designer, quilt designer and can be found on cruises featuring the Quilt Camp at Sea programs.  For those who may have missed one of her tips for organization, she recommended using Silver Comic Book Boards for your fabric storage. 

Meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted, Sharon F. Acting Secretary