Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August Meeting Notes

September meeting is at 6:30 @ St. Luke's - Hostesses are Dale Ann Swanson, Jean Potter and Mary Simonds

Show & Tell
July Meeting Minutes Approved
July Treasurers Report Approved

Quilt Show
Sign-ups for Schedule passed around. Kelly has also emailed them out - please email Kelly with the times you can work.
Registrations for Quilts are due by this FRIDAY 9/2/16 to Sandy Balcerak. Forms sent out in previous email.

Challenge Quilt Voting - Thanks to everyone who participated. Prize winners were Kelly Stodola - 1st, Cheri Schmitt, 2nd and Cindy Peer, 3rd

Binding Demo - Thanks to Jean Potter for the demo and for everyone to share tips!

The September Meeting 

Remember your raffle baskets - they are due! We will be wrapping them up with the cellophane that night of the meeting.

Quilt Show Prep and notes

Demo - Tube Sewing.

See you next week!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Important Show Dates - Quilt Show Registrations Due!

Please check your email for the registration forms for your quilts. These are due no later than Friday 9/2/16 to Sandy Balcerak. You can email, mail to Sandy or drop off at Topstitchery in Roberts WI.

Raffle Baskets are due at the guild meeting 9/8/16. Please make arrangements to drop off if you cannot make the meeting.

Should be a great show!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

July Meeting Notes

President Erica called meeting to order.

Apologies given regarding miscommunications for Sew Days at Stanton Town Hall.

Show and Tell of projects/items.

We wish to thank hostesses: Mary Jo Allison, Linda Justmann, Becky Koehler

August hostesses will be: Mary Lou Curtis, Erica Olson, Rhonda Rimarcik

Secretary notes approved (CP/LA) for May and June since June Meeting had no business meeting;

Current Treasurer’s report approved (CP/LA)

Sandy B gave update on “Twenty Years – Past, Present, Future” Quilt Show and registration forms
distributed with absolute date of 9/16 if entered project is not finished and needs to be withdrawn.

Instead of silent auction items, baskets to be raffled – sign-up sheet distributed with category choices
(value up to $50). Finish baskets by Sept 8th meeting please. Quilt Raffle tickets were distributed.
Unsold tickets must be returned to her by Sept 24th . Show times Sept 24 is 9 am to 4 pm; Sept 25 is
11 am to 3 pm with raffle drawing at 3 pm. Sign-up sheets with work assignment schedules at

upcoming meetings.

Discussion on need for greater shared commitment on the part of all members of the Guild in order to
run smoothly, maintain our membership, and grow as well as provide for the needs of our
membership. Please think about ways to improve our communications, involvement, and help
determine which aspects of the Guild may need to be discontinued and what areas need more focus
so we can improve on fulfilling the needs of the group as we re-define our priorities.
With several members leaving, continue to encourage others to join us; be there for our election of
new officers this fall and sign up for committees and projects; we need a firm commitment and
dedicated follow-through so we can move forward. Please feel free to contact Erica with anything you wish to share.

Respectfully submitted, Mary Simonds, Secretary Next meeting on August 11, at 6:30 pm

-- - When the notes/reminder for the August meeting go out, can you include a reminder for members to bring their completed Challenge projects in for voting? Projects should be brought in a brown paper bag and should includetheir magazine article/picture they used for inspiration along with an indication of their birthstone. Members can take their items home after the meeting until the show.

-- - From Windmill Piecemakers on the morning of September 10th, Darlene Zimmerman will come for a half day event which includes a trunk show. There will be an additional speaker doing a demo on thread, and also vendors. Entry fee will be $5.00 and it will take place at Baldwin High School.

-- - Sandy also sent registration form for entering quilts and raffle basket sign up list with openings for more to help.


August Meeting - 8/11/16 - 2016 Challenge Quilt Voting!

Hi Everyone! We are excited to see everyone's 2016 Challenge Quilts! Please remember to bring your finished and bound quilt along with the magazine page you were inspired by to the meeting tonight - you should have the project enclosed in a paper bag and if you labeled your quilt, make sure to cover up your name.

We will also go over Quilt Show info at tonights meeting - see you all there!