Monday, April 30, 2018

April Meeting Notes

Our guild meeting was held April 12, 2018.  We enjoyed a potluck and a trunk show put on by Bolts of Fun of Thorp, WI.  A panel strips project and collage quilts with layers of fussy cut fabrics were shown along with some fabric shopping. 
The meeting was called to order by President Eileen Van Dyk.  Secretary’s report was approved by Linda A.  Treasurer Bridget gave her report and was also approved.
Show and tell was enjoyed by everyone.
Committee Reports:
Farm Girl Vintage – Blocks were shown, drawings for prizes were drawn – March – Patsy won -  April – Chaz Cypher won
Sunshine Committee – Sue Powers and Linda A. on the committee – Please be mindful if you hear of someone from the quilt guild that needs to be acknowledged and let them know.  There are some guidelines that have been established for sympathy cards and other events to be acknowledged. 
Quilt Show – Patsy reported that the committee had met earlier this evening.  The raffle tickets will hopefully be available in May.  Please be thinking of where you may choose to volunteer for helping with quilt show. 
Upcoming Events:
Jean Potter’s class – May 18th 10-4 – Mary Hertel – Paper Piece class with Christmas theme
Bus Trip – June 23rd – Barn Quilts in the Lindstrom, Center City area – Bridget’s Mom or Sister will be driving a bus for us – Meet at the St. Croix Cty Parking lot across from Aldi’s in New Richmond at 8 am – lunch and possible shopping – Arrive back to New Richmond approximately 4 pm – Need to confirm the number of people going in May
St. Croix County Fair Entries – due May 31, 2018
Note Meeting date and time change:
Note next Month’s meeting is moved back a week.  The meeting evening is May 17th, 2018 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in New Richmond.  The meeting is at 6 pm and it is a potluck event.  There will be a paper piecing lecture by Mary Hertel from Made by Marney starting at 6:30pm.  Please note Mary will accept cash or checks but no credit cards for any purchases.
Show and Tell:  Bring your latest creations
Hostesses:  Patsy Larson and Chris Fohrenkamm (beverages only due to potluck)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

March 2018 Meeting Notes

Willow River Piecemaker’s March 8th, 2018 Meeting Minutes

At our March meeting we did a “Sewing Bee” to make Caring Quilts.  We divided up into teams and sewed for the evening.  Thank you to all that came to sew, plan, and iron during the evening.  4 large quilt tops were being worked on.  We will be planning another sew day soon to hopefully finish up the quilts.  There were a few announcements made about the upcoming events, otherwise we didn’t have an official meeting.  Thank you again for the help with the quilt tops. 
Mary Pagel and JoDee Johnston were hostesses for the evening.

Next month’s events:
Our April meeting is April 12, 2018 at St. Luke’s Church starting at 6 pm.  This will be a potluck evening.  We will be having a Truck Show by Debbie Steinmetz of Bolts of Fun Quilt shop in Thorp, WI.  This should be a fun filled evening.  Debbie will be joining us for our potluck event.  Let’s make it a great potluck event.   
Our hostesses for the evening will be Dale Ann Swanson and Pam Caduff.  They will be providing the beverages and the plates that are needed.

Show and Tell:  Show your quilts that can be made in a weekend and bring the pattern.

Be thinking about the upcoming quilt show and how you would like to be helping out.  We want to make this a great show again this year.  All volunteers are welcome and appreciated. 

JoDee Johnston
Willow River Piecemakers Secretary