Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Show n Tell Pictures 7-9-09

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Job Descriptions

Please think about volunteering for one of the jobs listed below.

Board Members

President: Runs the meetings, organizes the various committees, prepares and submits a newsletter article, including the agenda for the meetings. Appoints all committee chairpersons, monitor and assist all committees, keep records of office and transfer to successor, perform other duties as may be required by the Executive Board.

1st Vice President (Membership): Presides at meetings in absence of President, fill the office of President in the event of a vacancy, collect membership dues, maintain a membership roster, furnish the roster to members twice yearly, conduct sales of CSQG membership pins, keep records of Office and transfer to successor, perform such other duties as may be required by the Executive Board. Computer skills are necessary to print out rosters, name tags, etc.

2nd Vice President (Programs): Plan, organize and present a monthly program reflecting the interests of the membership, consult with the new 2nd Vice President two months into the year following current tenure. Keep records of Office and transfer to successor. Perform such other duties as may be required by the Executive Board.

Secretary: Record the proceedings of all general membership and Executive Board meetings, publish a summary of all general and Board meetings in newsletter. Keep records of office and transfer same to successor, maintain correspondence on behalf of the President. Perform such other duties as may be required by the Executive Board.

Treasurer: Receives and deposits all monies received by the guild; disburse the funds as authorized by the officers of the guild; reconcile bank accounts on a monthly basis; develop an annual budget with cooperation from the officers and committee chairs; prepare necessary reports relating to the raffle incomes and file quarterly reports with the Secretary of State.


Block of the Quarter: Directions for Block of the Quarter are given four times during the year. Members make the blocks and bring to the meetings and someone will received all that have been made during this quarter. Directions are available at meetings and on our web site. Chairperson picks the block, writes directions and helps with the drawing for the blocks.

Challenge Quilts: Picks a quilt for the members to work on throughout the year. Round robin styles need to be organized with members sharing blocks. Mystery Quilt styles will need directions written for the newsletter. At least one challenge quilt is offered each year.

Charity Quilts: Quilts are made by the guild members and donated to Safe Passage. Size guidelines would be Crib—36” X 45” and Lap—45” to 60”, but any size quilt is gladly accepted. Chairperson is responsible for cutting kits, collecting quilts and delivering to our charities.

Charity Quilts—kits: Members of this committee will help the chairperson cut kits. Time involved will vary by members of this committee.

Christmas Party: This meeting is held the second Thursday of December. Chairperson can decide what activities will be held during his meeting. Chairperson also organizes food for the meeting. The Holiday party takes at least 10 hours with the craft prep, food buying and prep.

Door Prizes: Quilt-related door prizes are gratefully accepted and add a special excitement to our meetings. If you win a door prize, please donate one at the next meeting.

Historian: Duties shall include maintenance of copies of all newsletters and minutes of meetings,
library materials, records, and any other material of present or future historical interest to CSQG. An inventory of CSQG property will be maintained. The Chairperson will keep records of activities and transfer to successor.

Hospitality: Duties include coordination of refreshments for meetings, setting up meeting rooms prior to meeting, cleaning of room after meetings, maintenance and organization of door prizes, greeting of members and guests, and maintenance of any food service equipment belonging to CSQG.. It takes an hour each Month :writing the newsletter article prep the meeting and then attendance at every meeting to bring paper goods.

July Birthday Party: Organizers of the birthday party plan games/activities, (and food )for the birthday. The meeting is cut short and the rest of the evening is devoted to the party. Money is available to purchase items needed.

Monthly Raffle: A member will donate a small wall quilt, gift basket or other item to raffle at each meeting. Funds from the monthly raffle help to pay operating cost. Chairperson will have members volunteer to make the raffle items and help with drawing of names during the meetings.

Newsletter: Duties include preparation of and mailing Newsletters, publication of meeting summaries and reports submitted and maintenance of all records associated with the Newsletter. The Chairperson will keep records of activities and transfer to successor.

Nomination Committee: Call members to receive a list of candidates for offices. Provide list of candidates for each office at November meeting. Count ballots and present result at December Meeting.

Put’n Take: Remove all Put’n Take items at end of meeting.

October Auction: Items are donated for the auction by members and include many wonderful quilt tops, wall hangings, cross-stitch items, yards of materials, clothing, books, patterns, etc. This is our annual auction in October. The chairperson receives the donated items, and helps with the action.

Raffle Quilt Tickets: Print tickets for members to sell. Sell raffle tickets at meetings and other events. Collect money from members that have sold tickets. Proceeds go to the guild.

Raffle Quilt Custodian: Hold the Raffle Quilt when it is not being displayed. Should help with delivery of quilt to various locations for display to sell tickets.

Raffle Quilt for 2011: Making of a minimum of a queen size quilt for the guild. Money is available for materials.

Secret Pals: Every six months members fill out a form about themselves (birthday, favorite colors, patterns and quilting techniques, etc.) and names are secretly drawn for a “pal” to get to know. With the information provided on the form, members have a chance to surprise their pal with little gifts and cards. Chairperson coordinates secret pals, and “revealing” of pals every six months.

Strip Club: There is a strip exchange each month. Strips will be 2 ½”. Each participate brings 6 strips cut from ½ yard of fabric. Each month will have a different color/theme of fabric. Chairperson decides the color/themes and organizing strips to return to members next month.

Webmaster: Maintains and makes changes to the guild’s web page.

Friday, July 3, 2009

24th Annual Exhibition of Quilts and Fine Woodworking

The 24th Annual Exhibition of Quilts and Woodworking is now accepting entries until September 4, 2009, by postmark. All residents of Colorado are eligible to enter. This is a unique and beautiful Exhibition in the beautiful Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. It is sponsored by the Colorado Quilting Council. Because of the Colorado Springs budget cuts, CQC is paying for a major part of the Exhibition. $1,500.00 will be awarded in prize money along with very special medallions made by Stephanie Haitz. The judge will be Gail Garber of New Mexico, an internationally known quilter, lecturer and author. Each entered quilt will be judged and the judging form will be given to the quilter. Judging on September 20, 2009, will be open for observation. The Opening Reception will be September 25, 2009, 4:30 PM.

Please consider entering your quilt in this wonderful Exhibition. If you have questions, please contact the co-chairs. Pat Webb, 598-0560 and Bobbie Montero, 598-2308.

Click here to download the form

Board Meeting Minutes 2 July 2009

Colorado Springs Quilt Guild
Board Meeting
July 2, 2009

Attendees: Barb Czarniecki, Debbie Korrell, Jean Woofter, Laural Hoppes, Mary Hattick
Absent: Martha Johnson, JoAnn Anderson

Barb called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM

Jean Woofter: Tanya Santini will run the raffle quilt for August.
65 tickets were sold at Bancroft Park for the raffle quilt.

Mary Hattick: the guild has a new email address: Barb made a motion and Debbie seconded that the board will pay for photo hosting on The free hosting allows 200 pictures per year and we have exceeded that limit. The cost for unlimited uploads and photos is $24.95/year. The new web presence for the guild will be a blog. The address is The site will be updated as information is available. Mary Hattick will have slips with the blog address available for attendees at the July meeting, and will make a presentation at the August meeting introducing the blog to the guild.

Laural Hoppes: Clean-up after guild meetings has been left to a few officers. If all members will pick up their own chair, and a few stay to help put away tables and food it will be much more effective and efficient.

Laural: at the June meeting (David Taylor’s presentation) we had many guests. A number of them were 2nd time guests and did not sign in, so did not pay the $5 fee requested from 2nd time guests. We are suggesting that ALL guests now pay a fee to attend meetings. This will be brought to the guild members vote at the August meeting.

Laural: the by-laws state that if a new member wants to join the guild during June (or later) they should only pay half the dues, but returning members have to pay the yearly cost of dues, no matter when they join. The board thought we should make all purchased membership dues (new or returning member) half cost after June.

Jean Woofter: wants to be sure to get pictures of the items for the monthly raffle with the person who donated, as well as of the person who won the item to make a scrapbook. We will focus on getting this started in January 2010.

We still need people to work on the auction.

Jean Woofter volunteered to call members to solicit nominations for next year’s board.

The Board Meeting adjourned at 7:00 PM