Sunday, March 13, 2011

January 2011 Newsletter

January 13, 2011

CALL MEETING TO ORDER: President Elaine Anderson called the meeting to order at 7 PM. There were 29 members present. Three guests were introduced: Sheri Coleman, Jean Conley, and Brandon Gifford.

STATE HOME PRESENTATION: On behalf of the guild, Elaine presented $800.00 to State Home Director of Operations, Randy Meyers. Elaine thanked the State home for the use of their space. Randy informed the group that the donation is used for activities for the residents.

MINUTES: Julie made a motion to accept the minutes from the December 9, 2010 meeting and Sandy seconded the motion. No discussion. Unanimous approval.

TREASURER: Laurna presented the financial report. The current balance is $4985.86. Income this month was $80.00 from from 2011 dues and $50.00 Donation to Charity Quilts. A motion was made by Karen and seconded by Deloris Hagman to approve the financial report as written. No discussion. Unanimous approval.

OTHER OFFICER REPORTS: VP: Ginny passed around the sign up sheet for quilts to be hung in 2011. She needs three quilts for each month.

Librarian: There was no librarian’s report.

Historian: There was no historian’s report.


Beth announced that Saturday, February 5th is the next workday and she will be showing how to make the Scrappy Heart Quilt and she handed out the fabric requirements list for it.

Beth also made up and handed out this years Calendar Bookmarks. Beth reminded that the 2011 Centennial Block Harvest are to be 14 1/2" in size with the center measuring 12".

Pat mentioned that the Round Robin challenge for 2011 sign up sheet and instructions were being passed around. Pat showed the finished center block which needs to be completed by the February meeting. At that time groups will be assigned.

Beth also handed out a reminder for Show and Tell as follows:

We are going to continue 2010's practice of "awarding" year end prizes based upon the number of items you present in the "Show" portion of Show and Tell. So just a friendly reminder: Items to be shown should either be finished- with sleeve and label attached- OR-
items that are leaving your hands. By this we mean blocks going to another quilter, an item nearly finished but being given away before the next meeting, blocks being sent to a competition... The "Tell" segment is for sharing information about anything you would like to share. This is where you could "tell" us about the neat website with free patterns; and, if you show an example of this, the item should reappear when it is finished. Again, we will take our numbers from the Show and Tell list printed in the Minutes so be sure to list your items.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: CITH: Thanks are given to Julie, Cheryl and Laurna for all their hard work.

Audit Report: Karen, Stacy and Deloris reported that the Audit had been done and signed off except for Stacy, and Stacy would be signing it off at the conclusion of tonight’s meeting.

OLD BUSINESS: 2011 Budget was accepted and approved. Motion by Pat and seconded by Helen, unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS: Inventory: Elaine asked for volunteers to take inventory and assign values to the Guilds Possessions. Pat and Julie volunteered.
Chairman for committee for Charity Quilts: Elaine asked for volunteers to set up workdays and find out where the need is for Charity Quilts. Stacy and Ginny volunteered.

Dues: Dues are $15.00 for the year and are due now.

1. Marilyn Rowley announced that Brian Powers has an article in the Fabric Trends Magazine.

2. Elaine announced that the S.D. Quilters Guild Newsletter was received and it will be in the Library.

NEXT BUSINESS MEETING: The next business meeting is February 10, 2011 at 7 PM. Plan to come early (5 PM) for brown bag social.

NEXT WORKDAY: The next workday is February 5, 2011 at 9 AM. Don’t forget a potluck item. Beth will be teaching how to do the Scrappy Heart Quilt or just come and work on your own with us.

ADJOURN: Karen moved to adjourn the meeting and Pat seconded the motion. Passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM.

BLOCK DRAWING: The block drawing was won by Pat Martin. She would like a 12 1/2" unfinished block with older country teal and brown colors with cream background. Any type of block that is your favorite.

PROGRAM: Sandy showed how to Sew curves, working in the seams. She showed many different samples of different types of curves and brought additional information in magazines.

SHOW AND TELL: Debbie Foust: (6) 9" x 9" hand paper pieced log cabin blocks; (70) 4 1/2" x 9" hand paper pieced patchwork blocks
Julie Standen: Lap Quilt
Bobbie Augustine: Trick or Treat Quilt; Bargello Table Topper
Jan Weisser: Tea Set blocks for Margaret
Cora Fugier: 1 Pillow- Charity; (2) Charity Quilts
Laurna Nelson: Puppy Quilt; Basketball Quilt
Elaine Anderson: Tea Party
Pat Cerney: Wall Hanging
Judy Gifford: Project Warmth #40- Picture; Project Warmth #41; (Blocks 1-46) of 3" Farmers Wife Sampler; (Blocks 1-46) of 4" Farmers Wife Sampler Blocks.

Thursday, February 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, February 5, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Beth will be teaching how to do the Scrappy Heart Quilt (see supply list in this newsletter) or you may bring a project of your own to work on. Remember to bring a potluck dish to share.

Tips: When sewing on the binding of a quilt. Make your binding, roll it up (making sure the end is out that you will stitch down 1st) and put it in a large zip-lock bag. Seal the bag up leaving the opening just big enough for the binding to flow through. Then as you move the quilt or if it falls your binding does not get tangled up.

A note from the President:

As you may remember we are planning to have a special display of “Block Drawing” quilts at the 2011 Christmas in the Hills show. In order that recipients have adequate time to complete these quilts we have set a deadline of the March meeting for blocks to be completed. If you owe a block for any drawing in 2009 or 2010 please have it completed for the recipient by then. We are looking forward to seeing all these wonderful quilts on display!

Scrappy Hearts Supply List

Fabric Requirements:

Hearts: 12 different fabrics—6 of 1 color and 6 of another, cut into 12 inch
squares (good contrast is needed)

Borders: ¼ yd for inner border, 2/3 yd for outer border

Other supplies:

Cutting mat & rotary cutter

Ruler 9 ½” SQ IF YOU HAVE IT

Freezer paper (big enough for
two 12” squares)

Machine & Sewing supplies

Note: Each square ‘heart’ will make a
9” block, this makes a crib sized piece

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