Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Meeting called to order by President Erica Olson. Our April meeting will be held on Thursday, April 10, 6:30pm at St. Lukes Church. Nancy Maki, JoDee Johnston, and Meg Byram served lunch. Thank you very much for the treats. April servers are Mary Jo Allison, Betty Schmit, and Linda Justman. Note to hostesses: we need more forks. Minutes and treasurer's report were approved. Mary showed the completed raffle quilt for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Quilt. The quilt is called a Veterans Quilt and will be raffled at "hope for heroes" event on September 13th with NR VFW Ladies Auxiliary using proceeds for veterans families in need. Our raffle quilt display rack was authorized to be used to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. More beautiful quilts were shown by various guild members. Spring retreat is being held April 4-6. Send money to Hope Dietrich, 1946 County Road CC, New Richmond, WI 54017. Checks should be made out to Oak Forest Center, $95 for one meal on Friday, three on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. (Arrival time noon on Friday), or $101 for two meals on Friday, arrival time 9:00am. Everyone going to retreat should bring 2 9-inch squares of fabric, 8 1/2 square of batting, a baby picture of self, 3 white elephant gifts, and 4 fat quarters of fabric. There are still spots available. Contact Hope Dietrich. Mary Johnson will be coming back to the area at the end of March. Becky Koehler shared that Quiltville.com has free patterns, also check out Missouri Star Quilt Co. for deals. Thank you Becky. Guests were Cheri Schmitt and Doreen Minnick. Both have now joined the guild. A big welcome to our new members. Explained the raffle basket and stashbusters to our visitors. Discussed getting new name tags. The cost will be $2.00 per tag. Bring ideas to the April meeting. Historian is needed for the guild. No one has volunteered yet, please consider helping out with this. Wheel chair quilts given to the nursing home, and 5 caring quilts given out. Please help to make blocks so we can replenish our quilts available. Thank you, Betty, for all your hard work you do on the Caring Quilt Committee. Our quilt show will be held September 27-28. Silent Auction items will be collected at all meetings. Please bring donations. The cafeteria will be open on Saturday from 8am till 2pm. Flyers will be ready soon. Letters to the vendors have been sent. Raffle tickets will be handed out soon. The Pineapple class scheduled for March 29 has been moved to May 3, 9:00am at the Stanton Town Hall. March 29 will now be an open sewing day with lunch on your own. Raffle Basket won by Linda Justman. Grandma Hilda will be coming to our April 10th meeting. She will be doing a trunk show of here antique quilts, quilting supplies and telling the stories behind the quilts. We look forward to her presentation. Meeting adjourned.
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