Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 2010 Newsletter

MINNEKAHTA QUILTERS GUILD MINUTES

March 11, 2010

CALL MEETING TO ORDER: President Elaine Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM. Pending the completion of name tags, guild members introduced themselves. There were 29 members present. Guests were introduced: Julie and Jean Hyde.

MINUTES: Pearl moved to approve the minutes from the February 11, 2010 meeting and Pat S. seconded the motion. No discussion. Unanimous approval.

TREASURER: Delores presented the financial report. The current balance is $3,795.80. Income this past month was $105 from 2010 dues (7 memberships). No expenses were paid out this month. Beth moved to accept the treasurer’s report as read, and Joan seconded the motion. No discussion. Unanimous approval.

OTHER OFFICER REPORTS:

VP: Ginny will take over hanging the quilts each month as a vice-presidential duty. She passed around a sign-up sheet for members to indicate which month they would bring a quilt for hanging. This month, Nancy Cuckler brought three quilts to hang.

Librarian: Carolyn passed around the list of books that are for sale, and explained how to order.

Historian: Helen had no report.

Program: Beth presented information on the Challenge Quilt project that will be a part of the Fall River County Fair in August. This will be a wall hanging, with the theme of “the Fair-est of Them All”. The minimum size is 84 inches in perimeter, with the maximum size of 120 inches in perimeter. The quilt may be any medium, but must meet the definition of “quilt” according to Division V, Class G of the fair book. The project must be completed and ready to hang at the County Fair on August 5, 2010.

March 20, 2010 is National Quilting Day. The program committee has arranged for a beginning quilt class to be done at the State Home on that date. Several guild members have volunteered to be mentors and help the new quilters. Joan showed the project that will be made. Joan encouraged all guild members to come (even if not mentoring) and work on their own projects. Be sure to bring a potluck item.

The April work day is April 10, and the program committee anticipates being ready to work on the name tags at that meeting.




COMMITTEE REPORTS:

2010 CITH Raffle Quilt: Good progress continues to be made on the 2010 raffle quilt (“Peace Together”). This is a nine patch, with children around the edge and is being hand quilted. Everyone is encouraged to give hand quilting a try. The 9 AM Tuesday morning group is working on this. There is usually a small group that meets Wednesday afternoons at 4 PM to quilt. Let Sandy or Karen know if you are planning on coming on Wednesday afternoon. All members are encouraged to go up on stage and look at the progress being made.

2011 CITH Raffle Quilt: The current program committee is chairing this quilt. Those attending the March workday were introduced to the block that is going to make up the 2011 raffle quilt. It will be a Christmas quilt, and will use the tri-recs tool. Joan stated that Heart Song Quilt will be getting in that tool. The size of the quilt will be determined later, and the size will determine the number of blocks needed.

OLD BUSINESS:

Storage Room: Elaine reminded guild members that we do have storage at the State Home, and if you are currently storing guild items at your home, please contact Elaine to make arrangements to store the items at the State Home.

Summer Quilt Program: Beth stated that the HS Arts Committee’s continues to meet to discuss the garden walk and whether or not they want to show quilts in conjunction with the walk. There is no definite information at this time, but Beth hopes to have definite information by the April meeting.

No decision has been made regarding the guilds participation in the Main Street Arts and Crafts show in June. Elaine stated that a decision would need to be made by the guild regarding both summer programs at the April meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

Elaine asked for new business and there was none.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. Let Ginny know if you have quilts to hang. We need three each month.

2. The latest South Dakota Quilters’ Newsletter is in the guild library for anyone who would like to read it.

3. Guild Blog/Email site: Be sure to check each month for any changes. Address is http://minnekahtaquiltguild.blogspot.com.

4. Dues are $15 and are due tonight. A list of members will be available at the April meeting.

NEXT BUSINESS MEETING: The next business meeting will be April 8, 2010, at 7 PM.

NEXT WORKDAY: March 20, 2010 is National Quilting Day and we will host beginning quilters, as well as work on your own projects. Bring a potluck item April 10, 2010 will be the next work day.

ADJOURN: Karen moved that the meeting adjourn, and Dee seconded the motion. Passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.

BLOCK DRAWING: The January block drawing winner was Sherry Nusbaum. She has selected a 12 ½ inch unfinished block with “joy” and/or flowers as the theme. She requests a pink background.

The March block drawing was won by Marilyn who has chosen a basket theme. She asked that the blocks be 12 ½ inches unfinished, using spring colors on a cream/ivory background. The baskets are to be on point on the square.

PRESENTATION: Beth’s presentation was on thinking creatively. She provided a number of ideas regarding creativity and how these might apply to the County Fair Challenge Quilt.

SHOW AND TELL:
Caroline Standen: Table topper.
Laurna Nelson: Caroline’s block.
Elaine Anderson: French braid; 2011 raffle quilt block; and Caroline’s block.
Delores Hickman: Snowflake wall hanging and Caroline’s block.
Peggy Kaan: Minn. Hot dish; Strip club; Montana Modern; Shop hop; and Haiti quilt.
Sherry Nusbaum: Messed Up Quilt.
Marilyn Rowley: Caroline’s block; Snowman block; and Reindeer block.
Carolyn Terrill: Caroline’s block and Flower wall hanging.
Helen Schillinger: Hunters Star Quilt.
Sandy Taylor: Christmas block.
Sheryl Brost: Charm block.
Mary Sue Waxler: Caroline’s block #1; Caroline’s block #2; and Pillow cover.
Pearl Risinger: Haiti quilt and Block for Caroline.
Ginny Coates: Christmas block and block for Caroline.
Julie Standen: 4 baby quilts; Caroline’s block; and Turning 20 lap quilt.
Cindy Reed: 8” block for Julie Standen.
Shirley Green: Texture magic purse; Valentine pillow sham; and Star block.
Karen Meston: Christmas raffle block and Caroline’s block.
Joan Nettinger: 2 Christmas raffle blocks.
Marilyn Varick: Doll house block.
Beth Mazella: Leaf shadow runner and 2 Christmas raffle blocks.
Julie Hyde: Baby quilt.
Deloris Hagman: 2 Valentine table runners; 2 Christmas blocks for Julie; Mystery table runner; Caroline’s block; 2 bug jar blocks; and grandson’s horse quilt.
Cora Fugier: Caroline’s block; three 2011 raffle quilt blocks; and 8 grand-daughter’s quilt.
Debbie Foust: English paper pieces, appliqu├ęd on squares.
Jan Moeller: Caroline’s block.
Nancy Cuckler: Two hand quilts (braced bees and 30’s fabrics and reproduction fabrics) and southern star table cloth.

NEXT TIME

Saturday, March 20, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – National Quilt Day Beginning Quilt Class, quilt on your own or work on Charity Quilts. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share.

Thursday, April 8, 7:00 p.m. Regular monthly business meeting.

Saturday, March 20, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – National Quilting Day - Beginning quilt class, quilt on your own or work on Charity Quilts. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share.

Saturday, April 10, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. –Work on Name tags, quilt on your own or work on Charity Quilts. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share.

Tips: Eliminate some hand sewing by adding a sleeve to the back of the quilt at the same time as the binding. Cut an 8” piece of fabric the same width as the quilt, hem the ends, and press in half with the wrong sides together. Pin the strip at the top of the back of the quilt, matching the raw edges of the sleeve with the raw edge of the quilt, and add the binding. Tack the bottom edge of the sleeve.

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