Monday, December 3, 2012

Nov/December Newsletter

Hi Everyone! 
This is our Christmas potluck, beginning at 6:00pm, Thursday - Dec 13th.
Bring 3 fat quarters to be shared in the pie tin dice game. 
Bring a 12 1/2inch Christmas Block in a brown paper bag to exchange.
In December we also donate pillows and/or pillowcases for Grace Place.  Please bring your donation to the December 13 meeting.

November Meeting Notes:
October minutes were approved and seconded.

Silent Auction Update: Money from the silent auction ($666.50) to be donated to the Food Shelf. Motion made to combine the silent auction money and the raffle basket money into one check for the food shelf.

Stash Busters: Linda Justman won the October stash buster blocks and brought fabric for the December blocks. Please use colors that match the block. Size of the stash buster blocks will continue to be 10 1/2 inch unfinished. Cindy Peer won the November blocks.

January Meeting Changed: It was decided to change the January meeting to Thursday the 17th because of Retreat.

Retreat: Retreat will be January 10 thru January 13 at Oak Forest Center, Frederic, WI. Checks are due at the December meeting for everyone planning to attend, and need to be made out to Oak Forest Center. Thursday-Sunday cost is $136.50, Friday -Sunday is $93.00 Check in is noon on Thurs, check out is 4:00pm on Sunday. Towels and bedding are provided. We need the number of people attending by December 10, so if you have not signed up, please get in touch with one of the officers so we can include you in the fun!

Challenge Quilt 2013 - Our Challenge Quilt this year will be "Movies Make Me Happy" Sign up is needed. Everyone participating will receive 1/2 fabric to be in your quilt, to be child size and will be a Disney classic. You may pick up your fabric envelope at the January meeting. Finished quilts will be due at the August meeting. After the quilt show, challenge quilts will be donated to the River Falls or Osceola hospitals. New this year - - - you may keep your finished quilt, be sure to let the committee know if you do not want it donated to the hospital.

Program committee handed out a tentative schedule for the year.
  • Business and Fun meeting will alternate every other month.
  • Sign up held for either round or row robin quilts to begin in January. Quilts to be lap or wall hanging size, and will be move to the next person in your group each month. Contact officers if you missed the November sign up and wish to participate.
  • Show and tell will be done at the beginning of the monthly meeting, and will be on display for the rest of the evening.

Correspondence - Thank you's for the caring quilts read and passed around. Sewing days for the jelly roll quilts will be at the Stanton town hall on November 16-18 beginning at 9:00am.

Meeting Time discussion - Discussed changing the meeting time from 7:00pm to 6:00pm. Will be tabled to the next meeting. Bring your thoughts on this to the December meeting

DUES - If you have not paid your dues and you wish to keep your membership for 2013, please bring your $10 to the December meeting or contact Patsy at 715-246-5324.

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