Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 11 Meeting Minutes

Vice President, Patti, called our meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. due to the absence of our President.  Patti welcomed all including our visitors, Vicky and Charity, Eloise and Marcus (Diane's mother-in-law from Meridian and her husband, who dropped by to see some quilts that had been done). There were 19 members in attendance.

May birthdays are: 8-Christine; 9-Linda B; 10-Lauren Hutchins; 13-Tonya; 14-Bettye B.

Old Business:

A reminder was given that our challenge blocks will be due June 4.  Several blocks were turned in today and are shown  below in our "show and tell" pictures.

With new members joining, several are wanting our membership pictures and short bios updated so all will get to know each other.  Joanne and Diane hope to work on that soon.  Please be rewriting your bio and attach a picture and send to Diane.

Members were also reminded to take another look at the old books and magazines before they were given away.

New Business:

Donna and Patti presented an idea to the club about having several groups in guild to participate in a charm swap. There was a lot of interest, so they are going to get the instructions together, dates, quantity and info on material and get out to those who want to do it.

Committee Reports:  Inventory was in good shape. We have 5 quilts completely finished and at least 4 more partially done.

Treasurer's report was given by Tonya and approved by all.  Patti brought before the club that Diane had bought a coffee pot and all supplies for the guild. It was voted that guild should reimburse her and charge 25 cents per cup of coffee. The money would go into the meal fund.

Tonya mentioned she had sent out new list with all members and their contact information.  If any changes or questions, please give her a call.

Annette read a cute article on " Battle of the Batting" dated in 1997.  Thanks, Annette, we enjoyed it!

Carol gave us a demo on how to do a "project saver", where you roll up your project in this material/mailing tube, so you can keep all your material pieces together. Great way to keep it organized.  Thanks, Carol.

Wantana mentioned to guild how they so appreciated all the comforting words, cards, calls, etc., for her daughter's loss.

Our next meeting will be our Sit and Sew meeting on Saturday, May 25 at 9:30 at the RAC. Hope to see you all there.

Lunch was pizza provided by the guild and a "Happy Mother's Day" cake by Diane.

Lunch will be provided by Carol, Rita and need one more person for June 8.


Judy & Diane Quilting at 2013 Columbus Pilgrimage at
home of Shadow Lawn


Julia's Bird pictures for Art Show
Julia's "Rejected Wife"
Julia's Daughter-in-law's First Quilt, "Let the Sunshine In"
Back of "Let the Sunshine In"
Visitor, Charity, New Quilter, 12 years old, Quilt for baby
Wanna Bee's quilts by Patti, Ebba, Diane and Linda D.

Wantana's Wanna Bee's quilt 
Linda D. (Meridian Class)-Crazy Quilt Sewing Pouch
Challenge Blocks
 Tonya with blocks 
Tonya  w/Blueberry and Key Lime Pie Quilt
     by Klaudeen
Marjorie with Hunter Star Quilt - All hand quilted
Ebba with quilt
 Sandy w/Pineapple version for boy quilt/stack & whack

Back of Pineapple version
 Ebba w/Alzheimer quilt - "Six Feet Under"
CC w/Blueberry & Lime Pie Quilt
by Klaudeen Hansen
Wantana"s Louis & Clark Expedition
 Wantana's Giant Log Cabin-Moda Strips
Back of log cabin
Quilt for Art Center, Dog in shelter
Diane's baby quilt for new grandbaby, Reese, due in July.
Quilt butterfly shared at Wanna Bee's by Terry Hulen
 Barn w/quilt pattern on it in Kentucky
 Another quilt on barn in Kentucky 


Thursday, May 2, 2013

April  Minutes

April 13, 2013

President Terry called our meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. and welcomed all. 

We had 21 members present and no guests.

Old Business:

The RAC is downsizing the center's storage area, so guild is consolidating our areas to fewer shelves.  After membership looked over old books and magazines, we voted to give remainder to Columbus Library to shelve or sell at their event, "Friends of the Library".

Our treasurer, Tonya, gave her report, which was approved as read.
A reminder was given to those who had not paid their yearly dues of $15.00 that by end of April you would be dropped from membership if not paid up.

The Accu Go cutter was repaired for $52.00. Membership voted to pay this.

Our quilting at the Columbus Pilgrimage was a great success this year. We got our quilt half done with hand quilting.  We quilted at 7 houses with 9 members participating.  Thanks to all who quilted and shared their talent with all our visitors who stopped at our table. I, myself, was given a tour of , Shadow Lawn, the home where I quilted.

The Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation gifted our guild a donation for participating at the Artesian Alley on Saturday.  What a wonderful surprise!

Look below at 12 of our Alzheimer quilts that our members have done.

We are excited to be nominating Marjorie for MQA Outstanding Quilter. Marjorie has done some beautiful quilts in her 90 years. We are so proud of her and her accomplishments. We are glad she is a member of our guild.

New Business:

Lauren gave out information for our PTQ 2013 Challenge. Each packet contained a swatch of "challenge" fabric for  the cost of $5.00.  Exact colors are to be used that are in the swatch. You may use as many colors as you want, just so they match exactly. Your block may be pieced or appliqued or a combination of the two. There is no specific theme for the block. Different sizes listed in your packet can be given. You may do more than one. Block(s) are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.  If you have questions concerning this challenge, contact one of the committee members (Lauren, Judy, Watana or CC).

The Common Thread will be coming out early May. It will have classes listed, suggestions on where to stay, and meal choices. Be on the lookout and plan to attend!

Our 2013 Ultimate Guild  challenge quilts were displayed this year during our Pilgrimage at the Welcome Center and were to be voted on for viewer's choice. Those in attendance at our meeting walked over to see them all displayed. We had lots of positive comments. We even made the daily paper with a great article.  Hope you all got to see it.

Judy gave a demo on how to make a 4" AQS hanging sleeve for a quilt. Thanks Judy.

Our meal was provided by Carol, CC and Shirley. Thanks lady for a great, delicious meal.

May meal will be provided by the guild with pizza.  Diane will provide a decorated cake. Hope to see you all.