Wednesday, January 23, 2019

November Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

November Meeting 2018

Block of the Month

Show and Tell

Round Robin Reveal

Raffle Quilt


President Barbara G. opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

A visitor, Sara W., was introduced.

Ann G. drew names for gifts. Debbi G.won the fat quarters.

 Barb B. announced that this is the final month for the BOM program. Cindy G. won the month’s blocks.

Barbara G. announced that the upcoming second Willamette Valley Quilt Show will be February 1 and 2, 2019 in Albany. They will begin taking quilts January 26. The entry fee is $5 per quilt. There will be twenty-six vendors. Lisa U. said that those volunteering to sell raffle quilt tickets will get in free. The raffle quilt exhibit will be inside the main building this year. The sign-up sheet will be at the January meeting. The Mid-Valley Quilt Show is scheduled for April 18-20, 2019 in Salem.

Wendy B. told how the Secret Sisters works. It operates from January to December. She passed the signup sheet throughout the membership.

Barbara G. talked about the Silent Auction items on display that surround the room.
The new nonprofit arts center, Maxtivity, will open in Philomath this next weekend.

Lynn G. introduced Alice with the Touch Project in the Ukraine. They work with an orphanage who houses 400 children, provide a boarding school and a Romanian school. Benton County donated 200 quilts in 2003. The children selected their own quilts. The organization has taken over one million dollars since working with the Touch Project.

The Service committee members stood to be recognized. They made over 120 donation quilts in 2018. The makers of the quilts, who made 65 pillowcases and more than 75 veteran quilts, stood to be recognized. Slides of the quilts were shown. Some of the quilts went to the Lebanon Veterans Home.
The Service Committee meets once a week from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The fabric sale prior to this meeting raised $350. They need a donated bookcase to handle more supplies/books.

Marsha G. called for nominations from the floor. There were no nominations. Those on the ballot were:
Lisa U., President
Teresa V., Vice President
Marsha G., Treasurer

Ballots were passed out to members attending. After collection, the ballots were counted. The candidates were elected.

Linda: red/blue jeans quilt
Yvonne: tee shirt quilt, a teal quilt for her granddaughter, a black, gray and white quilt.

Barbara called for a break at 7:45 and invited members to look at the silent auction items. The meeting rejoined at 7:55.

The Round Robin members showed their quilts that had piecing added to the central design created by the owner. Members were: Judy J., Sandy M., Karen G., Ruby, Alice, Pam, Dawnell T., Linda, Cindy G.

2019 Raffle Quilt
The completed design was exhibited. It is a white star pattern surrounded by scrappy fabrics. The double border is a narrow black inner border and the outer border is teal with a black design.

Judy J. is handling the 2019 challenge quilt. Information handouts will be available at the January 2019 meeting.

Karen G. said there is a new book that has already been checked out.

Phyllis P. , after many years of handling Hospitality, is stepping down. Her work was acknowledged by the members. Barbara G. will be cohosting next year.

Thank you gifts were presented to out going chair heads: Lisa U., Ann G. and Marsha G. Jan T. was recognized for 22 years of being newsletter editor. Donna is taking over her job.

Barbara G. dismissed the meeting at 8:48 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,


October Meeting (Sometime soon)

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

October Meeting 2018 

With Pluck and Luck 

Images coming soon

September Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild 
September Meeting 2018

Block of the Month

Show and Tell

The Program


The meeting was called to order by President Barbara Gordon at 7:00 p.m.

Visitors were Susan Clark, a former member, and Marsha who was very impressed with the QnG this year.

Barbara thanked the nominating committee: Marsha, Beth and
The raffle quilt was on display last week.
Please continue to donate magazines. They are available on the back table.

Lisa said that she has $15 from raffle ticket sales. The quilt is the top money maker for the guild and encouraged members to continue to sell tickets.

Phyllis’s own name was drawn for the fat quarters and Izzy E. won the $10 gift certificate.

Next month are the Civil War blocks: OSU and UO. The November block is USC. Harriet won the block drawing.
Barb said that due to a lack of interest, there will be no BOM program next year.

Wendi said the group had a picnic last week at Avery Park. Next month will be a Halloween party at her house. Members are to bring a list of two things about themselves that others don’t know. She has forms to join next year.

In keeping with tonight’s topic, Karen said she brought books on antique quilts.

Cindy announced that the groups meetings ended in August. The quilts will be shown at the November meeting. She encouraged quilters to join next year and has forms to fill out to sign up. There are only five meeting a year.

Judy said that there are still three packets left and it’s not too late to join. The theme next year is “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.” The cost is $5.00 if you take a panel and $2.50 if you provide your own. Bring the panel to the October meeting.

Emily M. announced more quilts are needed for veterans. They have patriotic fabrics available.
They need fabric donations and backings. A long arm quilter is also needed.

Flo S. showed a series of quilts.
Teresa V. had a jelly roll rug she made.
Carmen S. showed a Judy Niemeyer quilt.

Barbara called for a 10 minute break at 7:30.

Marsha announced that the Guild still needs a backup photographer to take pictures at the general meetings. Also needed are a 2020 raffle quilt coordinator(s) and a Quilt’s In The Garden coordinator(s) for 2020.

The program was a video on antique quilts since our scheduled speaker, Julie Silber, had to cancel because of a death. She will be rescheduled.

Barbara G. dismissed the meeting at 8:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Sandy M. Secretary MRQG