Thursday, August 4, 2011

Meeting Minutes-July 2011

Colorado Springs Quilt Guild General Meeting Minutes for July 14, 2011

Call to Order:  President Laural Hoppes called the meeting to order at 6:30.

Officers Reports:
Secretary – Gloria Lesher:  Correction to the meeting minutes from June: The quilt guild in Woodland Park is called Quilters Above the Clouds.
2nd VP Programs – Jeanie Brooks:   In August, Nani Kaai will be speaking.  In September, we’ll have Carolyn McCormark talk to us about No Stress Paper Piecing.  Carolyn will teach a workshop on Saturday, September 10th.   144  tickets were sold on our raffle quilt during the Shop Hop.   We are at $1450 in raffle quilt ticket sales to this date.
1st VP Membership – Susan Reed Throckmorton:    Four  guests this evening were:  Marilyn Brandkorst, Brenda Walsh, Eunice Ciaccio & Lois Boschee.   We now have 95 members in our guild.

Committee Reports:
Strip Exchange – Barb Czarniecki:   Strip colors for August are white or tone on tone whites.  Instructions are on the website for our mystery quilt.  We’re on step 7.  
Block of the Quarter – Wendy Riggs:  The Go’in Fishing blocks were won by Mona Wood.  Wendy handed out a new pattern:  Days of Autumn.  The drawing for these blocks will be in October.
Charity Quilts – Ann Seymoure:   Safe Passage really appreciates the quilts we give them.     UFO challenge:  The year is ½ over.   Are you ½ done with your UFO’s?
Monthly Raffle  Our raffle for this month was a basket of goodies (fabrics, stamps, mug, candle & dish towel) donated  by Patricia  Driscoll.   The lucky winner was Marie Blowers.  
Raffle Quilt – Laural:  The quilt will hang at NaLa’s in July.  Check your calendars to see if you can sell some raffle tickets at the Rock Ledge Ranch craft show – September 16, 17 & 18.  It’s a fun way to visit with people and everyone who sees our raffle quilt always wants to own it!
Charity Quilting Bee- Julie McNames & Joan Musick:  8 members met on July 8th and they sewed some quilts for the VA Home.  If you have fabrics that would be appropriate for older veterans (especially men) please consider donating them to this worthy cause.  Come and sew with the bee at the Senior Center in the Ceramic Room from 1:00 – 5:00 on the 2nd Friday after our next guild meeting, August 12th.
By-Laws Committee- Cathi LaFrance:  The committee has been meeting and some proposed changes have been written to our existing by-laws.   Go to our website to view the proposed changes.  We will discuss this in August and vote in November.
Auction- Edie Gray:  Edie has some flyers printed advertising our October auction.  Please pass them out to your favorite shop, workplace lounge, etc.  Edie will be gone in September, but get ready to bring auction items  to the meeting in October so we can make tons of money for our guild.

New Business:
We need a new chairperson for the monthly raffle.   Lyn Seaver and Cathi LaFrance have graciously volunteered to take over this position from Barb Shie for the rest of the year.

Laural Hoppes:  Congratulated our July  birthday members and gave them candy bars.
Jeannie Brooks:  The Quilters Above the Clouds guild will have a quilt show on Saturday, July 30th from 10 – 4 at the Woodland Park library.  Marsha McKane, owner of Nuts N Bolts was happy to have us at her shop during the Shop Hop.
Joan Musick:  Joan now has 14 applique patterns for sale that are from “The Missing Flower Tops” and “The Midnight Snack” quilt.
Marie Blowers:  The Friends of Rock Ledge are asking for hand sewed donations to sell at the Rock Ledge general store.  If you can make pot holders, baby blankets, dishtowels, doll clothes, etc., please consider donating some to the general store.  Talk to Marie if you have questions.
Marsha McKane:  Marsha thanked us for being at Nuts N Bolts for the Shop Hop.  She is offering a discount to all of our members on July 25 – 30th.  Nuts N Bolts Needleworks is at 200 S. Chestnut Street in Woodland Park.

Next board meeting is August 4, 2011 at 6:30 at Ruth’s Stitchery.   All are invited.
Next meeting is August 11, 2011 at 6:30 at the senior center.

Show and Tell:   Members who participated in Show and Tell this evening  were:  Laural Hoppes, Bev Haring,  Dana Zimmerman , Sandra Graham, Barb Czarniecki and Marie Blowers.

Door Prizes:  We will resume door prize drawings in August.   If you’ve won one in the last while, please bring one to our meeting.

Program:  We ate delicious food and birthday cake and cupcakes.   We played some fun games and we thank Marie Blowers and Julia Grigsby  for a wonderful 24th birthday party.

The meeting was concluded at 8:15 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Secretary – Gloria Lesher

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