Saturday, September 20, 2008

September 2008 Newsletter


CALL TO ORDER: President Julie Standen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Twenty-six members were present with no guests.

MINUTES: Minutes of the August 14, 2008, meeting were approved.

TREASURER: The ending balance for this month is $2285.48. Income included dues at $10.00. There were no expenses.

LIBRARIAN: Jan thanked everyone for the cards following her surgery. The AQS order form was circulated. French Braid Quilts was purchased for the library. Margaret donated two books: Quilts and Afghans and Debbie Mumm’s Quick Country Christmas Quilts.

HISTORIAN: no report


The October work day will be October 4. Lunch will be potluck
The snowflake Quilt Block Giveaway will be tonight.
Beth Mazzella will do a lesson on folded fabric at the October 9 meeting.
The next Quilt Block Giveaway will be at the December meeting. Blocks should have a Christmas theme, but may be any size or any shape – “anything goes”
UFO’s will only be rewarded this year; there will be no penalty for unfinished UFO’s.


NEWSLETTER: no report
2008 CITH Raffle Quilt: Ruth brought the quilt tonight. Karen will get the frame to Julie so that the quilt may be displayed in Hot Springs. Ann has the raffle tickets numbered and in envelopes with pictures. Be sure to pick up your packets from her.
2009 CITH Raffle Quilt: Sheryl reported that the quilt is quilted and ready to be bound. She hopes to have that finished by the October meeting. Someone can start on the 2010 quilt now!
Signature Quilt: This is still a work in progress. Beth has collected more blocks; let her know if there are other individuals or groups which should be included. She hopes to start planning how to put the quilt together at the October workday. The signature pens have disappeared; if you have one, please return it.


1. Please let Helen know if you have quilts to hang, as we need three each month. Quilts are needed for October.
2. Julie read a thank you card from Janice Moore.
3. The Black Hills Quilters Retreat will be held Oct. 3-5. More information is available on the retreat website.
4. Ann hopes to have the shop open in late September.
5. Remember to make a Sunbonnet Sue block for Linda Vossberg. The 12 ½ inch blocks will be collected by Ruth. Be sure to sign your block.
6. The Minnekahta Quilters Guild website can be accessed at .


Caroline reported on the nominating committee’s efforts. Numerous calls have been made, resulting in the following slate of officers: President, Julie Standen; Vice-President, Ginny Coates; Secretary, Caroline Standen; Treasurer, Delores Hickman; Librarian, Jan Weisser; Historian, Helen Schillinger; and Newsletter, Karen Meston. No one has yet agreed to be the program chair.
Caroline suggested co-chairs or a program committee. The chair needs to coordinate meeting and workday dates with the State Home; after that, what happens in the program is up to the chair to decide. Elections will be held at the October meeting.


Sue Cleland will need help to maintain the website when she is out of town. She will teach Julie tomorrow; if anyone else is interested, please let Sue and/or Julie know.

NEXT MEETING: The next business meeting will be October 9 at 7 pm.

NEXT WORKDAY: The October workday will be October 4.

ADJOURN: Meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

BLOCK DRAWING: The blue and white snowflake blocks were won by Caroline Standen. Cora Fugier brought back the fruit and vegetable blocks which she had previously won. Helen Schillinger won those blocks.


Marilyn Rowley: Round robin top
Julie Standen: two wall hangings for Ann’s shop, Sunbonnet Sue block,
snowflake block
Caroline Standen: snowflake block, two banners, purse/bag
Sheryl Brost: tumbling blocks quilt, snowflake block, Sunbonnet Sue block
Christa Achtenberg: my grandmother’s log cabin
Elaine Anderson: Block of the Quarter #1
Margaret Bartolome: two snowflake blocks
Helen Schillinger: snowflake block, Sunbonnet Sue block
Ginny Coates: snowflake block, Strip and Strings quilt (UFO)
Pat Scheltens: Big-Big-Big table runner
Dorothy Denison: Round Robin top
Sue Cleland: snowflake block, Sunbonnet Sue block, Mountain Shooter quilt
Nancy Cuckler: two snowflake blocks, Sunbonnet Sue block
Laurna Nelson: snowflake block; movie quilt
Ann Powers: snowflake block; circus quilt
Gloria Korell: snowflake block
Carolyn Terrill: Sunbonnet Sue block; snowflake block
Delores Hickman: appliqué tea towel
Cora Fugier: Kendall’s quilt (4th UFO), snowflake block, Sunbonnet Sue block
Ruth Angerhofer: snowflake block, wall hanging
Lynda Anderson: flag banner, angel banner, fabric challenge – Sunflower


Margaret Bartolome’s daughter saw a beautiful quilt at a show in Bozeman,
Montana. It was Majestic Mountains made by Elaine Staben, a former member of the Minnekahta Quilters guild.
Marilyn Rowley’s mom won Most Meaningful Quilt at the Restoration Days
Quilt Show in Albia, Iowa, for a quilt inspired by a trip to Mt. Hood in Oregon by three generations of their family.

Saturday, October 4 - This is a work on your own project day. As always, remember to bring a potluck dish to share.

Thursday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. - Regular monthly business meeting.

Use the same rular throughout a project when you rotary cut. Not all rulers measure exactly the same.

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