Wednesday, May 5, 2010

April Newsletter 2010

April 8, 2010

CALL MEETING TO ORDER: President Elaine Anderson called the meeting to order at 7 PM. There were 30 members present, with one returning guest (Julie Hyde).

MINUTES: Ginny moved to approve the minutes from the March 11, 2010 meeting and Sandy seconded the motion. No discussion. Unanimous approval.

TREASURER: Delores presented the financial report. The current balance is $3,910.80. Income this past month was $105 from 2010 dues (7 memberships), and $40 for 2 Fons & Porter renewals. Expenses paid this past month were $30 for 2 Fons & Porter renewals. Pearl moved to accept the treasurer’s report as read, and Julie seconded the motion. No discussion. Unanimous approval.
Delores handed out the membership list for 2010. There were some additions to the list since it was written. Those were announced.

COMMUNICATIONS: Caroline read a thank-you note from Ruth Angerhofer.

VP: Ginny passed around the sign-up sheet for those wishing to display their quilts each month at the State Home. Ginny will provide all those volunteers with a copy of the list, so they know which month they are to bring a quilt for hanging. Quilts for May will be brought by Caroline, Elaine, and Pat S.

Librarian: Carolyn reported that there is a new quilter’s magazine in the library. She also passed around the order forms.

Historian: Helen had no report.

Program: Beth reminded guild members of the County Fair Quilt Challenge. The theme is “The Fair..est of Them All. Quilts are to be not smaller than 84 inches in perimeter and no larger than 120 inches in perimeter.

Black Hills Quilt Show: Beth informed the members that there was an article in the Rapid City Journal regarding the Black Hills Quilt Show. It will be held June 11, 12, and 13. The show accepts entries from all quilters. If you are interested in displaying a quilt, registration information can be found at area quilt and sewing shops, and on the guild’s web site, Or you may also contact the exhibit coordinator, Carol Doyle, at 342-4126.

Beth reported that Patty Stanley is opening a coffee shop in the Pioneer Building (across from
Robb’s). Patty wants to display the work of local artists in her shop. If you are interested there is a meeting at the Pioneer Building at 4 PM on Saturday, April 10, or you may call Patty at 745-3989.

April 10 Work Day: This will be a work on your own day, or you may want to work on charity quilts. There is also the Million Pillowcase Challenge, and you may want to work on pillowcases on that day. Beth will provide the instructions on that day. Also, there will be guild members available to help with the making of blocks for the 2011 raffle quilt, using the tri-rec tools. Don’t forget to bring a potluck dish.


2010 CITH Raffle Quilt: The hand quilting is going quite well. Those quilting are almost knee to knee. Join the quilters on Tuesday mornings or Wednesdays afternoons.

2011 CITH Raffle Quilt: The current program committee is chairing this quilt. More blocks are still needed. There will be someone at the April 10 workday to help you with your squares.

The Garden Walk is scheduled for June 26 from 9:30 AM until 2 PM. There are four gardens confirmed for the walk, with a possible fifth one. Each garden will need to have guild members available. Beth passed around a sign-up sheet for those who want to display quilts and for those who would like to volunteer to be quilting in the gardens. We will be able to sell tickets for our 2010 raffle quilt, as well as provide information on the guild. More guild brochures will need to be printed prior to this event.


Fall Heritage Festival (Hot Springs): Beth presented the idea of guild members participating in this event to see if there was any interest. This event will be September 18th, and the organizers approached Beth about our participation. The idea would be to have quilters on the porch of the Evans working on quilt projects. This would be an opportunity to display some quilts, but would not be a full blown show. Karen moved that the guild participate in this event, and Jan M. seconded the motion. Discussion was that the details would be determined later. Passed unanimously.

Fall River County Fair: Karen indicated that the quilt categories would remain the same as last year, with the addition of the challenge quilt. Guild members seemed to agree that these categories were sufficient. The county fair is August 5, 6, and 7, with the quilts being hung on August 5. Karen reminded members that the guild would be putting together the basket for the Best in Show winner. Please bring items for this basket to the July meeting.


1. The Chadron Quilt Show is at Assumption Arena on April 23, 24, and 25. The theme is Civil War quilts. Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday from noon to 4 PM. For more information visit

2. Black Hills quilters’ guild is looking for quilts for show. Carol Doyle at 342-4126 or go on-line to

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

4. HeartSong Quilts: Strip Club, using the wild rose fabric is April 10; Coffee Club and Block of the Month on April 17; and finish up Friday on the last Friday of the month.

5. Julie Hyde announced that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will be having a hobby fair on May 1. This is on opportunity to show your crafts, but not to sell. If interested call Julie at 745-7052 or the fair organizers at 605-348-8994.

NEXT BUSINESS MEETING: The next business meeting will be May 13, 2010 at 7 PM.

NEXT WORKDAY: April’s work day is April 10. May work day is May 1, and will include A Scrappy Star work session for those who wish to participate. The supply list will be forthcoming

ADJOURN: Karen moved that the meeting be adjourned, and Pat C. seconded the motion. Passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM.

BLOCK DRAWING: Pearl won the block of the month drawing. She has chosen hummingbirds as her theme. There is no color preference. The block should be 10 ½” unfinished or 10” finished.

Caroline Standen: Sherry’s block; Marilyn’s block; Angel wall hanging.
Elaine Anderson: Sherry’s block; Marilyn’s block; 2011 raffle block.
Carolyn Terrill: Sherry’s block; Marilyn’s block; Flower wall hanging.
Pearl Risinger: Flower block; Basket block.
Sherry Nusbaum: Caroline’s block; Marilyn’s block.
Julie Hyde: Transportation block.
Sheryl Brost: Basket block; Fall block.
Marilyn Rowley: Mitten block; Penguin block; Sherry’s block; Stocking wall hanging.
Pat Cerney: Caroline’s block; Sherry’s block.
Julie Standen: Sherry’s block; Marilyn’s block; baby blankets (3); Taggie (burp cloth).
Arlene Mitchard: Sunbonnett Sue.
Laurna Nelson: Marilyn’s block; Sherry’s block; Spring wall hanging.
Jan Moeller: Breast Cancer Awareness lap quilt.
Ginny Coates: Collar.
Mary Sue Waxler: Marilyn’s block; Sherry’s block; Wall hanging; Red box block; Heirloom quilt.
Lynda Anderson: Easter Egg Hunt table runner.
Bobbie Augustine: Christmas block; Tree wall hanging; Amazing Rays quilt; Wonder Star quilt.
Sandy Taylor: Christmas square (2).
Beth Mazzella: 3 blocks; Charity top; dimensional pheasants.
Karen Meston: Marilyn’s basket block.
Cora Fugier: Julie’s block; Sherry’s block; Marilyn’s block; Pictures of 4 quilts of Karri’s; 1 picture of long arm quilted for daughter.
Delores Hagman: Marilyn Rowley’s block.
Audrey Pittman: Showed a quilt she is working on and asked for suggestions on how to brighten it up.
Pat Scheltens: Hand quilted reverse appliqué wall hanging.


Saturday, May 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – A Scrappy Star work session for those who wish to participate. You may also quilt on your own or work on Charity Quilts. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share.

Thursday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. Regular monthly business meeting.

Supply List for Scrappy Star: 1] 12 -- 12 inch squares of 12 different fabrics: 6 fabrics of one color and 6 of another. They should have good contrast so the star is not lost [unless you are going for subtlety]. While they do not need to be exactly 12 inches square they can be no less than 12 inches square.

2] Freezer paper--enough for 2-- 12 inch squares and marker
3] mat and rotary cutter
4] 9 1/2 inch square up ruler is a good idea...
5] a ruler at least 18" long--any width ok
6] sewing machine, thread, pins etc.
7} The pattern recommends small labels but masking tape works just fine...

This set up makes 12 blocks and they finish 9" square. These 12 blocks will make a crib size quilt if you add borders. If you want to add borders you will need approximately 1/4 yd for an inner border and 2/3 yard for an outer border.

Tips: As tempting as it may be to jump right in and cut all the pieces of a quilt at once, slow down and make a sample block first to check that you really like the colors as much as you thought you would and that the sizing of your pattern pieces is correct. Adjusting patterns is much easier than trying to fix cut patches.

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