Thursday, February 4, 2016

January Meeting Notes

Hi Guys - before you review the notes - let me know if you will be participating in the February Fabric Fun Program -

January 21, 2016 Meeting Notes

Date change from usual second Thursday due to conflict in availability of church for our meeting.

Show & Tell and Round Tuits were shared.  This included items from Quilt Retreat participants.

President Erica called meeting to order.

We wish to thank hostesses: Bridget Larson, Heidi Headlee & Meg Tryba

February hostesses will be:  Kelly Stodola, Bridget Larson. Barb Schieffer

Guests were introduced.

Secretary’s minutes for December approved (KS/MT).   Treasurer’s report for December approved.   Correspondence was read.

Meg Tryba gave information on challenge project “birthstone challenge”. 40”x40” maximum size, no minimum size and must use some of fabric provided but can add any fabrics of your choice to it.  Due August meeting.

Meg T reported back on box project (Deadline was passed so no funds were expended.)

Program Committee: - offered Sunday February 7th as an outing for the Red Wing Quilt Show; sign up sheet passed. Contact Kelly S if interested.

Program Committee has come up with a fun activity for Feb. mtg.   Members please bring:

- ¼ yd of fabric (red, pink or white with pink or red in it) but not Christmas fabric.

- permanent fabric marker (if you have one)

- an item to Mod-Podge, if they would like, (ie. stretched canvas, burlap, box, shelf etc.)

On Feb. 6th at St. Luke’s Church in New Richmond they are having a work day to sew carrying bags

for the NR Empty Bowls event.  If you can sew, pin, cut, count or carry, they need your help. Lunch

provided.  8:30 am – 2:00 pm.

 Retreat information from Oak Forest Center:

April Retreat will be 8th-10th with three rooms and 5 meals at $95 @. Please sign up at next meeting

so we can get in final count.       Policy changes there eliminate having any Thurs. – Sun. stays and

check-in and check-out times are changing as well.

Discussion on future retreats.  Birch Park, Houlton mentioned as potential option.  Also returning to

Lake Wapo.  Discussion on need to provide our own meals.  Retreat Committee members would

appreciate your ideas so recommendations can come forth at future meetings.  Contact Eileen Van

Dyk or another Retreat Committee member please (Rhonda R, Jean P, or Mary S)

Meeting adjourned (KS/JP)

Respectfully submitted, Mary Simonds, Secretary

Next meeting on February 11th at 6:30 pm

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