Thursday, January 29, 2015

January Meeting Notes

February hostesses will be: Erica Olson, Betty Schmitt, & Kelly Stodola
Thank you to hostesses Donelle Fisk, Heidi Headlee, Meg Tryba

 President Erica Olson opened the meeting after we enjoyed our refreshments.

Show & Tell items were shared including items made during the January Retreat.

December Secretary meeting minutes were approved as written.
December Treasurer’s Report was approved (DF/JP).

Correspondence was read.  Discussion followed on retention of these type items.  The Historian position was eliminated and JoDee J. & Betty S. to help go through old items.  Program Committee to further review what to do with prior items & pictures (JP/MT). Kelly S. to start a Google drive for us and we should tag our quilt pictures we post of Facebook to WRPM page also.  Perhaps a “Happenings this Year” entry could be put on Facebook.   Challenge Quilt deadline needs to be reviewed since we don’t have 2015 show. Do we retain a Challenge Committee?

-       2015 Quilt Retreats: Meg Tryba spoke on retreat attendance and housing arrangements there. Registration checks are made payable to Oak Forest and not cashed until the retreat. Spring dates are April 10th thru 12th Fri - Sun only option at $95. Sign up sheet at February meeting. Arrange your roommates in advance please. 
-       The survey results were review and discussed.  A copy to be distributed to all members.  Last month we voted on a bi-annual quilt show with next show in 2016.

With the new Round Tuit program a list should be brought in every meeting.  Just make a list of your unfinished projects and keep track as you complete them.  We will “get her done” this coming year.  Several Round Tuit items were shared.

Meg Tryba spoke on the Program scheduled for our February meeting.  Sue Heinz at kismetquilting.com from White Bear Lake is coming early. Remember to bring notebook for notes for the two hour presentation and she will have items to purchase available.  “Sashing in the Round” title of presentation.

Betty spoke on giving out first baby of the year quilt and caring quilts. We need to continue to work on making more quilts to have them available. More fabric has come in to use. Discussion on first baby born quilt project; motion carried to retire that quilt project. (BS/BK )

Raffle basket brought in by Cindy Peer – drawing winner Becky Koeher.  Discussion on retaining raffle basket.  In lieu of basket as a fund-raiser, it was determined that we would bring in items for the Food Shelf quarterly instead.  (BL/MB)   First collection in March !!!.

- - - - Discussion on an optional fun day out event.   A Quilt Show at Sargents Nursery in Red Wing on Saturday Feb. 7th.  We will leave the Park & Ride lot in Roberts at 7:30 am and enjoy the show and a late luncheon out.  A preliminary sign up sheet indicated 13 people interested.

Sandy B. distributed next block of the month pattern.  Project due in May.

Motion to adjourn. (JJ/NM)

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Simonds, Secretary  

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