Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Attendees: Barb Czarniecki, Mary Hattick, Susan Reid-Throckmorton, Laural Hoppes, Cindy Pring
Meeting started at 6:04 p.m.
Barb said she was wrong and will apologize to the guild at the meeting regarding dues. She was contacted multiple times from members stating dues cannot be raised without a vote by the membership. Dues will be $20.00 for 2011 and we will discuss increasing the dues in January 2011.
Laural gave an update on raffle certification. At present Jean Woofter is the only member who is certified. We will try to get more members certified so Jean doesn't always have to be at the meeting. Laural has done a lot of research and found that Patrick Ryan does a class in the Springs. Anyone interested in becoming certified please contact Laural.
We went over the bylaws and decided to review and revise the bylaws in 2011. The last time it was done was in 2005. We would like all members to review their copy of the bylaws. If you do not have your copy it will be posted on the website. If you have an issue or suggestion please send an email to the website and we will collect them. Please do not call.
Scott stated at the November meeting that he would bring an accuquilt go cutting machine to the meeting in January and we will vote on whether the guild should purchase one for guild member use.
Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Barb Czarniecki
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The room is at the south end of the church building, and most of the parking is at the north end. There is a door not far from the room, and about 6 stairs to walk up from the street. It is half a floor above street level. I measure using google earth, and it looks like the walk from the north parking lots to the room is about 500 feet. There is an elevator if you're coming in from the north (the long way) but I'm not sure about the south.
To the right is a diagram of the first floor and where the room is. If you click on it you'll get much more detail. The green line is the path to walk to get the room. Below are more pictures of the room. The staff at the church will set up chairs, tables and the sound system and take them down. There are four couches in the room and various other coffee tables and side tables. They would remain in the room, the center portion would be used to set up the chairs. The maintenance person I talked to said that they would put tables where we wanted. If we need a projector to connect to a laptop, and a screen they will also set that up. The middle section where the chairs would go is about 20 feet wide by 40 feet long. A very rough estimate of the space we currently use is about 20 by 40. Remember we are voting in November to decide which space we are going to use next year.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
On Tuesday, October 19 there will be an open house at the Fine Arts Center from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.. There will be a quilt artist who uses textures for colors so the blind can enjoy art.
Jilly McCloy wrote a letter to the Senior Center. She found out that it is now under the housing authority and not the city of Colorado Springs. The center is open to negotiations about the price of using the space, so we may be able to continue using it for the same cost.
Mary Hattick reported that the First United Methodist Church downtown is willing to rent us space. It will cost $25 per meeting and the church staff will include set up and take down of chairs and tables. She will include more information in the newsletter and on the web site.
If you are not going to be at the November meeting when we hold the vote about where we will meet next year, you can vote by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter via regular mail to Barb Czarnieki indicating your vote.
Jilly had a message from Nikki, who is in charge of the Christmas Party. She is suggesting a Hawaiian theme with platters from Chik-fil-a and food donations from members. She also has ideas for games, with each member bringing 2 fat quarters (batiks) to use as prizes. Each member will be asked to bring 2 fat quarters, a side dish, and an item to be donated to charity. She will give more information at the November meeting about the charity aspect.
Wendy Riggs is heading the nominating committee. Some people have already volunteered for positions in the guild. Gloria Lesher is the most recent volunteer, she will take over the secretary's position. Other available spots will be posted in the newsletter and on the web site.
Tonight is the guild's auction. The auctioneer is Leo Christner.
Submitted by Deb Korrell
Update from Cindy Pring, treasurer.
Absent: Cindy Pring
The meeting was called to order at 6:00
Mary reported that the First United Methodist Church at Nevada and Boulder (420 N. Nevada Ave) is willing to rent us space for our guild meeting.s The cost will be $25 per meeting and the church staff will set up and take down tables and chairs. Mary will report to members in the newsletter so they can have information before we vote at the November meeting. She will also get some pictures and post them on the web so people can see what the room will look like.
Mary and Deb both contacted the DAV organization in east Colorado Springs to see about meeting there. Mary contacted via email, and Deb called and left a message. Neither got a reply, so the board decided not to pursue that venue.
Mary also reported that Jonnie Nottingham, a past guild president, found the email address through the website. She had some documents and pictures from the guild in the 90s and wanted to return them. She sent a box and Mary will return it to the guild at the next meeting.
Laural reminded the board that there were 4 quilts donated by Angela Gilpin last year for binding. Laural Hoppes, Lyn Seaver, Daniella Keenan, and Pat Webb each took one to bind. We will check to see which will be brought back for the auction.
Ann Seymoure reported that the charity quilts she brings to Safe Passage are definitely appreciated. Also, the staff reports to her that the first quilts to be picked out by the children, are those with fleece backing, so please feel free to use fleece. She also stated she still has plenty of fabric for tops, and lots of fleece for backing. Please contact her if you want any fabric or backing for charity quilts.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:45.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
I added the draft list of programs for 2011 on the right sidebar of the blog. Take a look and if you have any feedback or suggestions send it to the guild email address at email@example.com.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
We had no guests and no new members. We have 78 members
Laurel Hoppes announced that you can still do the challenges for this year. If you don’t have your special block to her you can still mail it.
TREASURERS REPORT: Our operating account is $13613.94 and our raffle account has a balance of $4337.27.
PROGRAMS: Joanne announced we will have some changes to the program schedule. In August Karen Pharr will do a trunk show and on August 14, 2010 she will do a workshop on Window Landscapes. The cost of the workshop is $40.00 and will be held from 10:00 to 5:00pm. November Jean Ann Wright will be our speaker she does lectures and dresses according to the era.
BLOG: Mary has changed the blog so everybody go check it out. The address is csqg.blogspot.com. Mary has added a page of links to the blog.
BLOCK OF THE QUARTER: We did the drawing for the block of the quarter. It was won by Barb Czarniecki.
CHARITY QUILTS : Mary Hattick showed two charity quilts and Jeanie Brooks also shared a charity quilt.
MONTHLY RAFFLE: Jean and Becky sold tickets for our monthly raffle. The raffle gift was a beautiful flower basket donated by Tanya Santini. We made $48.00. The raffle was won by Angela Gilpin.
CHARM STRIPS: Sophie announced we need more people to participate in the Stripping. Next months strips will be red,white, and blue.
SECRET PALS: Sophie announced we will reveal secret pals next month and if would be nice if you brought a nice thank you gift for your secret pal. We will also choose new secret pals for the next six months.
OLD BUSINESS: None reported
RAFFLE QUILT: Debbie Korrell has tickets available for members to pick up and sell. Due to lack of interest from the crafters the craft sale at Bancroft Park has been canceled on June19. Thank you to everyone who signed up. They will still hold the one August 14 to show our raffle quilt and sell tickets. Thank you to everyone who volunteered.
COMFORT QUILT COMMITTEE: Anyone who would like to make Friendship Blocks for people who are ill in our guild can get information from Bonnie. Patty Loewenkamp is the committee chair person.
HOSPITALITY: We have ladies signed up to do our July birthday party. We will have a pot luck and the guild will provide the cake and ice cream.
NEW BUSINESS: Debbie Korrell announced she will not run for secretary next year and we also need someone to do our monthly raffle. There will be a Quilt Show in the Springs in 2011.
SHOW & TELL : Joanne Anderson, Pat Ritchie, Debbie Jacobs, Cheryl Griffin, Laurel Hoppes, Kathy Barrett, Kathy LaFrance, and Bev Haring all shared show and tell.
DOOR PRIZES: Door Prizes were won this month by, Joanne Anderson, Laural Hoppes ,Michelle Hankins, Susan Reed Throckmorton, Lyn Seaver, Debbie Jacobs, Kathy Dailey, Mary Rutner, Kathy Barrett, Jeanie Brooks, Bev Haring, and Sophie Hamilton. If you’re a winner this month please don’t forget to bring door prizes to the July meeting.
NEW BUSINESS: We started a guild library this month. Debbie Korrell had offered to store the books and Mary Hattick will create the database. Please bring any quilt books next month you would like to donate to the library. The list of books available are on the blog. Look for the link on the right side.
In July at the birthday party we will have an oriental auction and people will get a number and you get to pick a gift and unwrap. The "gifts" will be a UFO that is unfinished that you have given up on. You can exchange your gift up to 3 times only.
PROGRAM: Our program this month was presented by members of the guild. Bev Haring shared beading on your quilt, Barb Czarniecki showing us how to do bindings, Kathy Barrett demonstrated paper piecing, and Mary Hattick demonstrated Stack and Whack. It was really a fun night and I learned a lot about all of the different subjects.
Kathy Barrett will take meeting minutes in July as I will be out of town.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Debbie Korrell
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Danielle Keenan took home one of the quilts Angela donated to the October auction that needed to be bound, but can't find the binding strips that go with it. Someone called her and said they had the strips that were already cut for the binding for that quilt, but she missed the next meeting and can’t remember their name.
If you have the strips in a blue/brown batik please bring them to the June meeting, or call her and she will come pick them up. If you don't have your guild address list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll forward the information to her.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
If you have quilt related books that you would like to donate, please bring them to the next meeting, or email email@example.com to be picked up. The first books are listed on the library link on the right hand side of the blog.
If you want to make a short term loan (1 year) you can do that as well. That way you can share your books, but still keep them.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The meeting was called to order at 6:00pm by Barb Czamiecki.
Members in attendance included Barb Czarniecki, Debbie Korrell, Mary Hattick, ,Ann Seymoure, Laural Hoppes, and Jean Woofter.
Barb said we need to find people to sign up to show our quilt at Bancroft Park on June 19, and August 14th. We are asking people to sign up for 2 hour blocks of time beginning at 8:00am and resuming at 4:00pm. Preferably two people each two hour session.
Debbie Korrell will make tickets for the raffle quilt. The tickets will be available at the April Meeting for quilt guild members to begin selling. Please pick up your tickets and try to sell at least ten. This is our Quilt Guilds money maker for the year and it would be great to see everyone participate. Each time a member sells 20 raffle tickets there name will be put in a jar. The night we raffle the quilt we will also pick a name from the can and that person wins a 1 year subscription to a Quilt Magazine up to a $30.00 value.
Anne Seymoure announced that we will not have Quilt-In next year if we don’t find volunteers to help bring all the supplies and things to the center and help take them back. We need to find a committee willing to do this.
Mary has added announcements to our blog so be sure and go in and check it out.
Meeting adjourned at 6:45pm.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I've also added the information for the Glenwood Springs Mother's Day Quilt show if you're interested
Friday, April 9, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Plan to be ready to help make quilt "sandwiches" (top, batting and finished top). Sandwiches will be prepared and ready to be serged together and then quilted or tied.
A few tops and backs are ready. Batting will be supplies as well as some backing material. Please bring any completed tops and backing if you have any.
Please send an email to the guild email address or call Ann Seymoure (598-1016) if you plan to bring a sewing machine, serger, ironing board and iron, etc. Since it is a long meeting, you may want to help with snacks too. Chocolate is always good!
The Renegade Quilters will be meeting at Ann's all day March 11th, cutting and piecing. You are welcome to join the fun. Lots of fabric available for you to play with. Please make an effort to come a little early and stay a little longer to help with setup and tear down, if you can help. We will use a lot of tables and need some extra helping hands.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
How it works: Bring a list of unfinished projects with your name and phone number to the January or February meeting. -For each item on your list, bring a Batik fat quarter to put in the drawing. - Finish your project (s) by November 2010 meeting. -Bring each finished project to the Challenge table to be checked off your list. (Finished means quilted and bound) Show it off in Show ‘n Tell. (not a requirement). -Fill out a ticket for each finished project and put in basket. -Drawing will be held at the November meeting. Five bundles of fat quarters will be given as prizes. The more you finish, the better your chances are to win Batik fat quarters.
View from a Window - You are invited to develop a piece from a view. The “view” could be determined in one of several ways: a real view window or a totally imaginary view from an imaginary window. Picture examples will be available at meetings.
How it works: The only ‘rule’ is that the piece has to look like a “window” in some way.
Round Robin – American Medallion Friendship
How it works: Bring a completed center block to our next meeting (February). The center block is the design of your choice. It may be any size between 12 inches and 18 inches square. (The center block, all borders, cornerstones, or whatever should be carefully squared each step of the project.)
Put your block in a box or bag with any fabrics that you want included in the borders. (If you do not include fabrics, the person adding the border will select and supply fabric of her choice.) Include a disposable flash camera if you want a record of each step in the creation of your top. The quilt top belongs to the person who made the center. You will need to choose your own group for this Round Robin and will need 4 quilters.
Borders should be between 3 inches and 6 inches wide. Exchanges follow:
1.(February) Center block – owner of quilt
2. (April) Round 1 – pieced border, triangles
3. (June) Round 2 – appliquéd border
4. (August) Round 3 – pieced border, rectangles
5. (October) Round 4 – embellishment or border of your choice
What is a Round Robin Quilt Exchange?
You design the starter block for your quilt. This establishes the color choice and theme of your quilt. You send your block to another person in the group. They work on your quilt while you work on a border for another member of this group. Each person in the group is working on someone’s quilt. At a pre-set timeline, you exchange the quilt you were working on to the next person in the Round Robin Quilt Exchange. You then receive a new quilt to work on the next border. Please consider: The skill level of the Quilters. It is more rewarding to be with other quilter of your similar skill level. Of course, everyone’s skill level is based on his or her own judgment. You will need to choose your own group for this Round Robin and will need 4 quilters. You must commit to completing each round on time! Your delay in exchanging the quilt on time will impact others in the group.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
2.28 inches (approximately) for fabric for album cover (measure our book add 2 inches to turn to th inside of the book)
3.Extra piece will be used for inside front and back cover, if you want a frame on the front, you will need 9 inches of material
4.1 yard of lace trim (for front frame on book). I bought 3 yards of lace to go around the outside of the book
5.2 ribbons to tie book together when finished. I bought 2 yards of 1 inch ribbon in different colors
6.Batting for binder. Measure your book front and inside of book on both sides to see how much you need.
7.2 large sheets of poster board.
8.Glue gun and sticks and tacky glue (I used both)
9.Optional ribbon for frame on front of book or appliqué to add to corners of frame for decoration
This class will be on February 11, 2010. There will be no show n tell for this meeting. We will have the business meeting, break and then work on this project.
Any questions, call Jo Ann at 630-0735
Here is a link to a page that will give you ideas of what to include on the pages of your quilt memory book.
Here is another page with ideas for your quilt journal.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Barb Czarnieki , Bonnie Thurman, Ann Seymoure, Jo Ann Anderson, Mary Hattick, Cindy Pring, Laural Hoppes, Debbie Korrell
Barb called the meeting to order at 6:00
Debbie Korrell volunteered to be in charge of raffle tickets for 2010. Many more tickets were printed than were sold in 2009, so only half the number will be printed and distributed this year.
Barb got an announcement from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum of their new location of 1213 Washington Ave. (one block south of the prior location). She also received some items from them that she will put in a monthly raffle basket for the guild. She also mentioned an opportunity for making charity quilts. If you want to make quilts for kids go to http://www.quiltsforkids.org. You can request a quilt kit--fabric, pattern and backing. They will send it to you and ask that you sew the top together, add your own batting and quilt it. Then return it to them to be donated to hospitalized children as comfort quilts. You can also find free, easy patterns for charity quilts on their website.
Cindy Pring announced that Martha Johnson and she are in the process of transferring all accounts to Cindy so she can take over the treasurer's duties.
Laural reminded us that if members do not pay their dues by the February meeting (as stated in the by-laws) they will be removed from the member roster and will be considered guests and be expected to pay the $5 guest fee at each meeting they attend. Laural also announced positions on committees that still need members or chairperson:
- Nominating Committee
- Raffle Tickets (Debbie Korrell volunteered)
- Hospitality (Susan Reed-Throckmorton volunteered via her membership application)
- Historian (Becky Straup volunteered via her membership application)
- Christmas Party needs a chairperson--has two members already
- July Birthday Party needs a chairperson--has two members already
- Monthly Raffle needs a chairperson--has a member already
- October Auction needs members--has a chairperson
Barb purchased 300 bookmarks to be placed at local fabric shops to advertise the guild. They will be placed at Ruth's Stitchery, High Country Fabrics, Mill Outlet, Ladybug Hill Quilts, Nala's, Hancock Fabrics and Nuts and Bolts. Barb will have more printed for members.
Jo Ann Anderson will present the program at the February meeting--a Quilt Memory Book. It will be a make and take program. She will bring a sample to the January meeting so members can see it to know what it will look like when done. She also received information about a possible program for 2012. A company makes pre-cut quilt kits and would like to come and show the kits and do a trunk show.
In February, there will be no Show and Tell to give more time to complete the Quilt Memory Books. As a result of budget cuts and changes in policy at the Senior Center, we have to be out of the room (with all clean-up completed) by 9:00.
Cindy Pring and Jeanie Brooks have volunteered to make the guild raffle quilt for 2011. They already have the pattern picked out and plan to use bright batiks for the fabrics. They plan to bring the pattern and sample fabrics to the January meeting and ask folks to look through their stashes to donate fabrics for the quilt.
Ann Seymoure expressed concern that we are not as active in making charity quilts as in previous years. She suggested that we could ask someone from the organizations we donate quilts to come and tell us about how the quilts affect those who receive them. We could do this at the Christmas party, so we include giving as well as receiving during the party. If we had more connection to the organizations, and understood how valuable they are we might be encouraged to make more quilts. It was also suggested that we might set a number goal for donated quilts and keep track using a large thermometer graphic to see how close we are to the goal.
Laural suggested that we might consider making our own quilt stands for use by the guild. We might then be able to have a guild quilt show. Someone suggested we might contact other guilds in the area to "rent" their stands instead of making them and having to store them all year.
Barb suggested we reinstate the quarterly drawing for a prize for members who participate in show and tell. Each time they participate they will be entered in the drawing for a prize. Mary suggested we could do the same thing for those who bring in charity quilts.
As a result of budget cuts and changes in policy at the Senior Center, we will not have as much time or as much staff to help us with set up and tear down. We are going to set up only the first couple of rows of chairs, and when members come in they will be asked to grab a chair and add it to those already set up. We also need more members helping with clean-up after meetings. Please be sure to take your chair and put it away. Also look around your area and pick up anything left on the floor.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:10
Wednesday, January 6, 2010