Monday, December 31, 2018

December Meeting Notes

Willow River Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes – December 13, 2018

Thank you to everyone who brought food for our Christmas party pot-luck.  There was a lot of yummy dishes that were enjoyed by all.

The meeting opened with a motion by Linda Andert to accept the November minutes as sent and was seconded by Tracy Vail.

Old Business
Retreat - The theme this year is “Remember When.”  The dates for the retreat this year are January 7-13, 2019. Thursday (10th) – Sunday (13th) is full, but this is still room for any days Monday (7th) – Noon Thursday (10th).  If you are interested in coming any of those days, contact Hope.

Apron Quilt block – all retreat participants are asked to make a quilt block (see Hope for the pattern), everyone’s name will go into a drawing and the winner will get all the apron quilt blocks. Bring aprons to share/display – if anyone can bring a clothes rack to display aprons, please contact Hope

Rooms will be assigned, names will be on the doors when you arrive.

The retreat committee has many fun things planned for the week/weekend. 
If you have special dietary needs and have not already let the committee know, contact Hope as soon as possible so she can let the retreat center know.

Beanie Babies Challenge - Pick a paper sack with a Beanie Baby inside, make a quilt that goes with the beanie – approximately 40”x55” ; Bring the completed quilt with you to the February Meeting (both Beanie and quilt); we will be donating them to a children’s and/or a local hospital. If you need a Beaning Baby, let Barb know.

Dues - Need to be paid - $15 no later than January, 17, 2019.

Treasurers Report - Ending Balance reported -  there are still some outstanding monies to be paid for the retreat.

New Business
January Meeting has been changed to the 17th (due to retreat) 6:30 pm

February Meeting – there was some discussion about doing something for Valentine’s Day, but overall there didn’t seem to be enough interest, so we will hold our regular meeting.

Hostess Sign up was passed around, if you weren’t able to sign up at the meeting, please sign up at the January meeting.  Thank you!

Programing - Officers will be meeting tonight to go over planning for 2019.  We already have a good start to the year (a few things changed during the officers meeting from the guild meeting) and we now only have 2 months without anything planned – August and November.  If you have any ideas or have class you would like to teach, please let one of the officers know.  It would be nice to have the whole year planned by our meeting in January.

Some suggestions for classes are: Fussy cutting, Flying Geese, Self-binding, Mitered corners, Pre-cuts, Panels, Yo-yo’s, etc…

Discussion about inviting other guilds to our meeting when we have an outside presenter coming. 

Red Wing Quilt Show – This will be the first weekend in February (2nd & 3rd) and is always a fun event to attend.  We will discuss at the January meeting carpooling and going together as a guild.
               Thank you – Orlin and Sandy Traaseth
               Thank you – Deer Park Senior Center (several residents)

Name Tags – if you need a nametag, let Barb know
               Merrie Jo Chamberlin
               Jean Dalton
               Mary Papel
Lynn Rudd

Meeting closed with a motion to adjourn by Linda Andert; this was seconded by Mary Pagel

Show and tell – was enjoyed by all – thank you for sharing with us!

Dice Game – many members had a fun time playing the dice game for fat-quarters.