Tuesday, October 26, 2010

First United Methodist Church-proposed meeting space

I went and visited the church today to look at the space they are proposing. It is the Parlor (and the Parlor Kitchen). It measures approximately 30 feet wide by 50 feet long, and there is a small kitchen attached. There is a table always set up just outside the kitchen door where we can put our food. The picture below shows the kitchen door and the table set up outside. (If you want to see larger pictures, click on any of them)

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.
 This is the view, standing at the south end of the room looking north.
 Here is the street view (from Boulder) looking at the door to enter and walk up the stairs.
 Here is the view standing in the northeast corner of the room. The entry door is the one to the right, behind the lamp.
 Here is the kitchen. It is quite small, but does have the basics. I forgot to ask about an ice-machine.
This is the southeast corner of the room. the widows look out east on Nevada.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Guild Meeting Minutes October 14, 2010

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 by Barb Czarnieki

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 cospringsqg@gmail.com 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.

We grossed $2,715.00 from the auction.  After expenses, that is $2500.00 donated by our members!  
So far, we have sold $822 in quilt raffle tickets.

Board Minutes October 7, 2010

Attending: Susan Reed Throckmorton, Barb Czarnieki, Deb Korrell, Mary Hattick, Ann Seymoure, Laural Hoppes
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

November Meeting-Map

Here is a map to the November meeting place. Click on the picture above to make it larger. If you want to print it, you can click it to make it large, copy it and paste it into a word processor document, then print.