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May Newsletter


May 13, 2010

CALL MEETING TO ORDER: President Elaine Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM. There were 28 members present. One guest was introduced: Valorie Johnson.

MINUTES: Judy moved to approve the minutes from the April 8, 2010 meeting and Cora seconded the motion. No discussion. Unanimous approval.

TREASURER: Delores presented the financial report. The current balance is $3,930.20. Income this past month was $30 from 2010 dues (2 memberships). Expense paid this past month was $10.60 to High Plains Graphics for printing of the membership list. No discussion. Treasurers report was approved as presented.

Delores reminded members that she has copies of the membership list if they would like one. Delores also has the order for Fons and Porter renewals.

VP: Ginny hung quilts provided by Elaine A., Pat S, and Caroline. Next month’s quilts will be provided by Elaine and Delores. Ginny will find a third quilt to be hung.

Librarian: Carolyn reported that Ellen Schwartz has donated 15 books to the library. They are on the back table and are available to be checked out. Carolyn passed around two magazines.

Historian: There was no historian’s report.

Program: Joan is still working on the name tag project, which will be presented at a later meeting.

Beth asked that members bring one of their first quilts to the June meeting. This will allow for beginner quilters to see how everyone started out, and the progress that is made in the years to follow.

June 11 through 13 is the Black Hills Quilt Guild Show in Rapid City. No further entries are being accepted. Judy reported that there have been over 400 quilts entered in this year’s show. Jan M. informed members that Rebecca Smith has offered a $1 off entry if there are a group of guild members that are going to the show. For more information on this offer, call Rebecca at 255-4933 or 484-5033.


2010 CITH Raffle Quilt: The hand quilting on the frame is close to being completed. It will then be taken off the frame and the border of children will be hand quilted. All are invited to help with this. Volunteers to quilt the children are needed.

2011 CITH Raffle Quilt: The current program committee is chairing this quilt. More blocks are still needed. If you are interested in a demonstration on making this block, let one of the program committee members know.

Garden Walk:
This is scheduled for June 26 from 9:30 AM until 2 PM. There are five gardens scheduled for the walk. Each garden will need to have to 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 in the gardens with the quilts. Those signing up for the first time slots will help hang the quilts, and those in the last time slot will help take down the quilts. We will be able to sell tickets for our 2010 raffle quilt, as well as provide information on the guild.

Fall River County Fair: Karen asked that members start bringing items for the Best of Show Basket in June. Items suggested were fat quarters, needles, thread, pins and other quilting notions. Karen will provide the basket.

Hot Springs Fall Heritage Festival: This event is scheduled for September 17 through 19. Beth will lead a discussion on this activity at a later guild meeting.

Some guild members have been talking about the need for more time to socialize with one another, while quilting. Jan W. made a motion that prior (after 5 PM) to the business meeting at 7 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month, members get together for a sack supper, quilting and socializing. Anne seconded the motion.

Discussed was whether or not the by-laws would need to be amended to include this. Current by-laws state that there is a monthly meeting, run according to Robert’s Rules of Order. The proposed motion would allow for the business meeting to be called to order at 7 PM. Many times only a very brief business meeting is needed, and then activities could resume.

The Block of the Month drawing and Show and Tell would continue, but would be held once the business meeting was adjourned. After discussion, the motion was put to a vote. Unanimous approval.

1. Be thinking about what you might want to enter in the County Fair. Don’t forget the challenge quilt. Karen hopes to have a description of the quilt categories at the next meeting.

2. Heart Song Quilts will be hosting their monthly Coffee Club on Saturday, May 15. This month’s project is a potholder. There will be a variety of coffees served.

3. Mary Sue has an oriental wall hanging kit, and fusible fabric to give away. If interested see her at the end of the meeting.

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

NEXT BUSINESS MEETING: The next business meeting is June 10, 2010 at 7 PM.
Come early (after 5 PM) and enjoy fellowship with others, and work on a project.

NEXT WORKDAY: June 12, 2010 will be the next work day. This will be a work on your own. Don’t forget a potluck item.

ADJOURN: Cindy moved to adjourn the meeting, and Mary Sue seconded the motion. Passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.

BLOCK DRAWING: Elaine Anderson won the block drawing. She has chosen barns as her theme. Blocks are to be 12 ½ unfinished, and there is no color preference.

PROGRAM: Helen Spitzer presented a program on “One Block Wonders”.
Ann demonstrated a new product from the store which is used to fuse your small pieces of batting together.

Caroline Standen: 2-2011 raffle quilt blocks; 2-wall hangings; lap quilt; pillowcase; and Pearl’s block.
Julie Standen: Pearl’s block and wedding gift lap quilt
Marilyn Rowley: Pearl’s block and gnome block.
Beth Mazella: 2 blocks; Green Tea; and 2 pillowcases.
Jan Moeller: Pearl’s block; Marilyn’s block; and Sherry’s block.
Laurna Nelson: Pearl’s block; Coffee Club wall hanging; and Sewing Ladies wall
Ann Powers: Pot holder and quilted panel sections with beading.
Jan Weisser: 4 blocks for drawings and Pepper Dish top.
Margaret Bartolome: Hankie wall hanging and two necktie crazy quilt blocks.

Judy Gifford: Rabbit and Bear quilt; Teddy Bear quilt #1; Teddy Bear Quilt #2; Teddy Bear #3; I Spy quilts; Red & White Love Is quilt; Dolphin Quilt; Sampler quilt; Pink/yellow cheerleader; yellow/peach quilt; Sturgis Archery wall Hanging; BJ’s Log Cabin Silhouettes; Ramble Ohio quilt barn block; North Star Ohio Quilt block; Crosses & Losses Ohio Barn block; Pearl’s block; Green star block; Bear Paw Wisc. Barn block; Corn & Beans Wisc block; Star puzzle barn block; Saw tooth barn block; Sing on Stars barn block; Blazing star barn block; Cornucopia Wisc. Barn block; Crossed Canoes Wisc. Barn block; Purina Nine patch Wisc. Barn block; Directors dream block; Evergreen Wisc. Barn block; Cedar Bend Star Wisc. Barn weekly block.

Cora Fugier: Hummingbird block; Robin’s deer quilt I long arm quilted;
Deloris Hagman: Sherry’s block; Pearl’s block; 2- Christmas blocks; and 2- candle Mats.
Sheryl Brost: Hummingbird square.
Mary Sue Waxler: Pearl’s block and Pumpkin block.
Cindy Reed; Green and tan block for Julie Standen.
Peg Kaan: Caroline’s block and Sherry’s block.
Carolyn Terrill: Hummingbird block.
Helen Spitzer: One block Wonder quilt.
Delores Hickman: Hummingbird block; basket block; and flower block.
Pat Cerney: Hummingbird block; basket block; and child’s jacket/pants.
Elaine Anderson: Grandma’ quilt; Pearl’s block; EAA block; and scrappy star quilt.
Karen Meston: 2 – Haiti quilts.

Thursday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. Regular monthly business meeting. Don’t forget to come and socialize and work on a project anytime after 5:00 P.M. Bring a sack lunch.

Saturday, June 12, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. –You may quilt on your own or work on Charity Quilts or the 2011 raffle quilt blocks or quilt on the 2010 raffle quilt if it is not already off the frame. 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 to the back of the quilt by hand.

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