MINNEKAHTA QUILTERS GUILD MINUTES
July 8, 2010
CALL MEETING TO ORDER: In the absence of the President and Vice-President, Secretary, Caroline Standen called the meeting to order at 7 PM. There were 23 members present. There were no guests.
MINUTES: Beth made a motion to accept the minutes from the June 10, 2010 meeting and Delores Hagman seconded the motion. No discussion. Unanimous approval.
TREASURER: Delores Hickman presented the financial report. The current balance is $3,951.21. There was income of $21 from the sale of raffle tickets. There were no expenses this past month. A motion was made and seconded to accept the financial report as presented. No discussion. Unanimous approval.
OTHER OFFICER REPORTS:
VP: Quilts to be hung in August will be furnished by Julie Standen, Sheryl Brost and Helen Schillinger. The quilts for July were hung.
Librarian: Carolyn reported that there are magazines on the back table for give away.
Historian: There was no historian’s report.
Program: Joan provided the instructions and the supplies for making our name badges. She also provided a demonstration on how to make them. If you need help making yours, there will be someone at the July 10 work day to help.
Beth reported that we have about half of the squares needed for the 2011 raffle quilt. Beth will be available at the July 10 work day to help members make their block for the raffle quilt. You will need red, green and cream colored fabric.
July and August work days will be work on your own projects, raffle quilt squares and/or name badges.
During the last workdays of the year, Beth reported that the program committee is going to try to get some instructors in for classes. Beth asked those present if they would prefer a catered lunch (for something different) or potluck on the workdays when there is an instructor. About half of those present were interested in a catered lunch, while the other half preferred potluck. Beth also asked the group if they would be willing to pay $10 or $20 for a class, as well as $10 to $20 for materials. Most of those present indicated the willingness to pay, depending on the class topic. Beth will take this information to the program committee as they begin to schedule some instructors.
In honor of Halloween, there will be a UFO exchange at the October guild meeting. Bring a UFO that you think someone might want as a treat or even as a trick.
Beth shared that quilt entries for the South Dakota State Fair need to be in by July 31, with the quilts needing to be there in August. For more information go to the State Fair website at sdstatefair.com.
Beth also had information on the Des Moines AQS classes in October. That information was passed around. The website is http://www.americanquilter.com/shows. Beth also passed around information on making scarves from old t-shirts.
2010 CITH Raffle Quilt: The 2010 raffle quilt is almost completed. Julie Standen will quilt the remaining 10 kids and sew on the binding. Nancy Cuckler will fold the binding over and hand stitch.
Garden Walk: A big thank you to Beth for chairing this event. Also, thank you to Elaine for helping. It was a success. Beth reported that there are a lot of pictures from the Garden Walk on our website
Fall River County Fair: Karen will take items for the “Best in Show” basket. The guild provides a basket of quilting notions and $50 to the “Best in Show” winner. The County Fair is August 5 through 7. Email Karen if you can volunteer to help set up and take down the quilts at the Fair. The quilts will be hung on August 5. Karen stated that they usually start hanging quilts at 10 AM in the exhibit building, taking some time at noon to lunch. Drop off sites for quilts are Nancy Cuckler in Hot Springs and Nuts & Bolts in Edgemont. Call Nancy to make arrangements to drop your quilts off.
1. Be thinking about your entries for the county fair. Remember the challenge quilt theme is “The Fairest of Them All”.
2. Heart Song Quilts is hosting Christmas in July on Friday, July 16 starting at 5:30 PM. Information on the event was passed out. Please plan to attend and don’t forget to RSVP.
3. Pat Martin reported that she brought in books and fabrics from Barb Sharp for give away. They are on the table in the back.
NEXT BUSINESS MEETING: The next business meeting is August 12, 2010 at 7 PM. Plan to come early (5 PM) for brown bag social.
NEXT WORKDAY: July 10, 2010 will be the next work day. This will be a work on your own, make blocks for 2011 raffle quilt and/or make your name badge. Don’t forget a potluck item.
August workday is August 7 and will be a work on your own day. Bring a potluck dish.
ADJOURN: Linda moved to adjourn the meeting, and Delores Hagman seconded the motion. Passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.
BLOCK DRAWING: Cora won the block drawing. She chose to give it away to Delores Hagman. Delores chose buildings as her theme, with no color preference, and a 12 ½ inch unfinished block.
SHOW AND TELL:
Sherry Nusbaum: Barn square; butterfly square.
Carolyn Terrill: Butterfly block; alphabet book.
Pat Martin: Butterfly block.
Beth Mazzella: Laurna’s UFO.
Dorothy Denison: Butterfly block; Eskimo quilt.
Lynda Anderson: Told about her quilt experiences in California; quilt run with charms.
Ruth Angerhofer: Christmas wall hanging; house quilt; 2 little girl quilts.
Cora Fugier: Paper piecing block.
Delores Hagman: Butterfly block; barn block; Cora’s bag; table runner for the 4th.
Jan Weisser: Anderson reunion quilt; pillowcases; purse.
Marilyn Rowley: Butterfly block; barn block.
Sheryl Brost: Butterfly block.
Arlene Mitchard: Nine patch family reunion quilt.
Julie Standen: Butterfly block.
Caroline Standen: Butterfly block.
Thursday, August 12, 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, August 7, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. –You may quilt on your own, work on the 2011 raffle quilt blocks or work on Charity Quilts. Lot’s to choose from. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share.
Tips: When measuring for your quilt backing, add an extra 10 inches. The extra piece is just the right size to make a matching sleeve. Or make the sleeve from swatches of all the fabrics you’ve used on the surface of the quilt. If a repair is needed later, you’ll have the original fabrics available. (Editor – I like this last idea).