Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November News

HOSTESSES:  Sandy Balcerek and Gail Mandell
Our October meeting began with a pot luck supper.
Show and tell was held.
Minutes and treasurer's report approved.
Stash buster blocks won by Mary Johnson and Cathy Smith.  The size for all future stashbuster blocks has been changed to 12 1/2 inches unfinished.  Also stashbuster fabric given out at the meeting should be 12 1/2 inch squares.
Raffle basket was brought to meeting by Patsy Larson and won by Meg Tryba.
Thank you notes read. 
Mary Johnson had surgery and is back home.  Thanks to everyone for all your prayers.
This year we will again be having two retreats at Oak Forest in Frederick, WI.  The winter retreat will be held January 9-12 and will cost $139.50.  Sign up for this retreat will be at the November and December meetings.  Checks should be made out to Oak Forest and need to be turned in by the December meeting.  The spring retreat will be held April 4-6 and will cost $95.
Sign-up held for committees and hostesses for the coming year.  Everyone needs to fill out a membership form so we have accurate information for everyone.  Membership dues are $10 for the year and are due at the November meeting. 
Officer positions that are open this year is Treasurer and Vice President.   Linda Justman will replace Patsy Larson as treasurer and Jean Potter will take over for Nancy Make as vice president.  Thank you to both Patsy and Nancy for the great job they did the past two years.
The guild voted to donate $100 to the benefit being held on October 27 for Becky Koehler's grandson Brandon.
We will be getting together on October 25 and 26 at Stanton Town Hall beginning at 9am to make wheel chair quilts for the local nursing homes.
Our challenge project for the next year will be a lap size quilt made from one of the patterns by Sandy Irish.   Sandy will be at our November meeting to demonstrate using her templates.  She will have patterns and templates available for purchase. Sandy will be judging our entries  and also giving a prize to the winners at the quilt show.
There were 321 people that attended the 2013 quilt show.  We made $850 on the show, and $859 on the raffle quilt.  The silent auction brought in $00 which was divided between four local charities.  The bed turning was a success.  At our next show we will do the bed turning more often. It was suggested that we have quilts available for sale at the quilt show.  Winners of the door prizes were:  Judy Brust, Cindy Peer, Betty Schmit, JoDee Johnston, Linda Justman, Becky Koehler, Patsy Larson, and Jean Krumm.  Mary Jo Allison won the subscription to Love of Quilting.
Meeting adjourned.