Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February Meeting Notes

The meeting was held Feb 8th, 2018.  Meeting was called to order by President Eileen Van Dyk.  Cindy Peer moved to accept the meeting minutes from January.  Seconded by Linda Justmann.  The treasure report was given by Bridget Larson.  We have 3 new members who have joined us.  Welcome Lynn Rude, Kristen Deprey, and Merri Jo Chamberlain.  Meg T. moved to accept the treasurer report, seconded by Lynn.  
Old Business – Linda Justmann researched and reported about our charity ideas for quilts to Puerto Rico and other charity organizations – Heart to Heart, International Relief Teams, and Save the Children.  It was suggested to give monetarily for global charity and that quilt/fabric to be kept local.  Linda J. moved to discontinue efforts to send money or quilts to Puerto Rico and it was seconded by Mary Pagel.  Approved. 
Committee Reports
Quilt Show – There will be only 2 ribbons given out this year for Best of Show and the Farm Girl Vintage project.  Discussion between ribbons for the Challenge project and Farm Girl Vintage.  Cindy moved, Sue Powers seconded to give ribbons for Farm Girl Vintage project and the Paint Chip Challenge will be displayed at the show, open to members to complete their project for the quilt show. Ribbons were already given for this project.  Approved. 
Farm Girl Vintage - blocks were shown – Pam’s group – Judy, Sue, Pam, and JoDee – door prize won by JoDee.  Bridget’s group – Bridget showed her blocks
Caring Quilts – we are in need of large quilt tops so we will be changing up March’s meeting to do a Sewing Bee to make quilts during the meeting evening – we split up into teams tonight
Retreat – repeated the information of changes for the January 2019 changes – policy changes from Oak Forest Center including half payment required by August and the other half in Oct. due to people backing out at the center which causes a loss for them.  The other fact is that during the Jan retreat there will only be 4 rooms available for us to use allowing only 18 people to attend.  It has been decided that the 18 people that went this last year will have the first chance to go to the retreat and if you chose to give up your spot, there will be a waiting list of guild members that can be asked to fill your spot.  The retreat will be from Thur. through Sunday.  Due to change in number of rooms available, Oak Forest has offered us the option to do a retreat Mon. through Thur. the same week of the January retreat, allowing more options for people to attend.  This will give more opportunities for people to attend and more flexibility as well.  It will be a little more complicated making the changes happen but it will all work out.  Just know there will be more opportunities available if you wish.  More to come at a later date about this. The dates will be Jan 7-10, 2019 and Jan 10-13th, 2019. 
Program Booklet – (see booklet for more details)
Feb – scrap demos given by Eileen and Barb
March – change in plans – Sewing Bee will take place during our meeting – teams to complete multiple quilts during the meeting
April – Debbie Stienmetz from Bolts of Fun will be doing trunk show – potluck during the meeting
May – Note the meeting date is moved a week later taking place on May 17th – Mary Hertel paper piecing trunk show with potluck
June – Bus Trip – the date will be confirmed at a later date – no potluck this month – no hostess needed
July – Applique demos – Nancy Maki – needle turn and Machine by Pam C.
August – Kelly S.  – creative machine – thread art
Sept – quilt show business
Oct – demo – precuts – layer cakes – Bridget
Nov – Finishing quilts demo
Dec – year end with potluck

Other details for the month of May – Mary Hertel will be doing the trunk show at our meeting on Thursday evening May 17th.  The following day she is having a class at Topstitchery in Roberts – at Jean Potter’s shop.  This is an opportunity for our guild as well.  The class cost is $45.00.  Class size is only 20 people.  A $15.00 deposit to hold your spot in the class is required.  Makes checks to Topstichery.  The class is Friday 10-4.  $17.95 for the book.  Purchasing the book is required.  Can bring your own fabric.  More details to follow.

Next month’s meeting -  The meeting will be held March 8th, 2018 at 6:30 pm at St. Luke’s Church in New Richmond. 
Show & Tell – bring your finished projects
Sewing Bee during the meeting – working with Teams – making caring quilt tops – remember your sewing and cutting supplies for the Sewing Bee project
Hostesses – JoDee Johnston and Mary Pagel