Wednesday, August 8, 2012

July/August 2012 News

August Reminders:

St. Luke’s – 7 pm, Thursday, August 9th

2012 Challenge Voting – Please bring your completed and bound quilts with corresponding beanie baby.  Please label the back – first names ok, include Willow River Piecemakers.  The quilts will be donated to Lakeview Hospital.

Quilt Appraisals - Please remember to call Jean Carlton, the quilt appraiser, to set up a time to appraise a quilt for you prior to our August meeting.  She needs to set up a schedule.
Her telephone number is:  952-240-9187

Hostesses:  Mary Johnson, Patsy Larson, Erica Olson

Silent Auction/Buy Now Items – Please start to bring in your items to the August meeting  - Jean Potter is organizing

Quilt Registration Form – please bring in all completed forms to Sandy Balcerak.  Include a “lesson” you may have learned in the notes section

July Meeting Notes:

UFO #3

Raffle – Donelle won, $25 raised.

Stash Busters – Patsy won!  She will bring fabric in to Aug. meeting,  Cathy Smith brough in fabric – 10.5 inches unfinished, use gold/white.

Caring Quilts – bring home bundles, please bring back finished blocks to August meeting – sign in/out with Betty Schmit.

Quilt Show – Please look in your past quilts for examples of lessons learned quilts – we will have a special display

Announcements – Sew Country and Fabric Town closing.

Hands & Heart Quilt Show – Boyceville Middle School -The Cucumber Festival - August 17, 18, 19, 2012

Grace Place – In need of basic supplies – paper plates, toilet paper, paper towels, etc – bring your donations directly to Grace Place or to the Aug. meeting and Donelle will deliver.

Book Donations Update – 24 books went to New Richmond, 12 to Deer Park – thanks to everyone that donated and to Jean Krumm for coordinating!

Quilt Show Discussion – Sandy Balcerak brought up the idea for going to a bi-annual show, current Quilt Show Committee supports this idea – economics, time/effort for yearly show, quality and qty of quilts – all factors in suggesting we go to bi-annual format.  We would have our current show of 2012 and then next show 2014.  Further discussion to be had at August meeting, voting at September.  Need decision September so we can publicize if approved.

Siren School Donations - Erica Olson requested for donations for the Siren School fire – if you have any kindergarten level toys you’d like to clean out (gently used) – please contact Erica.

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