Sunday, February 24, 2019

January Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

January Meeting 2019

Show and Tell

Sandy Millett
"Gee Mom, It Looks Like a Real Book"

General Meeting 1/24/19

The meeting was called to order by President Lisa Ullmer at 7:00 p.m.

New member and newly retired, MaryLou C., introduced herself.

Barbara G., past president for three years, and Jan T., who produced the newsletter for 20+ years were thanked and presented with gift cards.

Tomorrow, January 25, is the last day to turn in quilts for the Willamette Valley quilt show in Albany.

Donna W., the new newsletter editor, announced that the newsletter will sell monthly camera-ready, business sized ads for $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Ads will also be placed on the web site.

A Signup Genius for setting up and taking down the meeting room is being passed around for signatures.
A nonmember needs someone to repair an old quilt. Volunteer anyone?
Check our Facebook page for Guild  information.

Marcia G. said we now have 64 paid members.

Ann G. and Nancy are chairman. Ann said that the program for March is that members are to bring their first quilt to the meeting. They are attempting to have founding members bring their first quilts also.

Theresa V. said that ticket packets are available to take for selling. She suggested that a photo be posted on members personal Facebook pages to sell tickets. She is looking for venues to display/sell tickets. The Fitness Over Fifty site is to display for two days and she needs four to five people to sell tickets.

One or two people are still needed to chair the event.

Judy J. said that Quilt Country happens every two years. It displays quilts in a variety of businesses throughout the county. A signup was passed around.
The challenge quilt this year is to work with a panel. Tonight is the final night to get a panel with lots of choices in the back of the room.
All venues have displayed 638 quilts.

Cindy G. talked about the kickoff meeting . The first exchange will be on February 4th.

Chairs Barbara G. and Izzie E. drew names and Phyllis P. and Judy J. both won fat quarters.

Completed pillowcases and a house quilt were displayed. Twelve quilts have been sent to Paradise, California because of the devastating fire. 160 quilts were donated last year.

Jeannie S. showed a small scallop-edged quilt.
Cynthia J. showed two quilts: Squared Up Leftovers and a BOM titled Missouri Thing Found In River.
Carmen S. showed three quilts made for her grandchildren: a Happy quilt with black background, black and white and bold colors with black.
Marion M. displayed a quilt made by her mother titled Blue Door.

Lisa U. called for a 20 minute break at 7:30p.m.

The meeting reconvened at 7:40 p.m.

Ann G. introduced the night’s speaker, Guild member Sandra Millett, quilt book author and writer.

The meeting ended at 8:45p.m.

Respectfully Submitted
Sandy M, MRQG Secretary