Quilt-a-Fair is just around the corner, well at least 5 months away. Please let me know that you will participate with a quilt or two to be hung at the show. You can call and leave a message (536-0577) or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can then turn in the paperwork (due by August 26th) when you know about the quilt you wish to display, or sooner if you know which one you are going to display.
The display is an exhibit, -- no judging, just an exhibit for a large crowd of attendees to see our guilds quilts.
When considering participating please keep the following in mind. First, this does not have to be a new quilt. You can display any quilt you have made that you would like to share with us. It could have been made anytime in the past. You can, of course, have just made the quilt too.
Second, we would prefer the twin size 72” X 90”, and up.
Third, quilts must have a 4” sleeve and identification information (name, address, phone#) on the back of the quilt. Fourth, the quilts will be hung high up in the convention center, so please have bright designs – white on white or light pastels will probably not show up. Also no tied quilts.
Lastly, all quilts must be in a cloth bag like a pillow case, with identification written on the cloth.
This is an enormous honor to be selected to hang our guild’s quilts at the show, we haven’t been asked since the 1980s! Let’s make it a picturesque show of our quilts.
(Meeting date changed due to weather cancellation on February 2, 2012)
We met at Ruth’s Stitchery at 4:30. Members present were: Bonnie Burt, Susan Reed Throckmorton, Cindy Pring, Mary Hattick and Gloria Lesher
We went over the proposed 2012 budget line by line and it was approved by a quorum. The membership will vote on it at the March meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 6:00.
Board Meeting Minutes March 1, 2012
We met at Ruth’s Stitchery at 4:30 pm. Members present were: Bonnie Burt, Mary Ruttner, Dana Zimmerman, Susan Reed-Throckmorton and Gloria Lesher.
Budget was emailed to membership. Dues need to be paid for the present year. Ruth’s and HCQ were asked for fabric donations for Safe Passage and Veteran’s Quilts. Discussed charity program for March meeting. A couple of Veteran’s stitching bee dates may need to be canceled due to conflicts later in the year.
Colorado Springs Quilt Guild General Meeting Minutes for March 8, 2012
Call to Order: President Bonnie Burt called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm. The minutes from our February meeting were approved as published in our newsletter. A motion was made by Barb Czarniecki to approve the proposed 2012 budget. Jeanie Brooks seconded the motion. There was no discussion and the members voted to approve the budget as published. Bonnie thanked Cindy Pring for her help while Kathi LaFrance was absent.
Treasurer – Kathi LaFrance: We have $23,715.52 in our total account which includes $1914.20 in our raffle account and $21,801.32 in our operating account.
1st VP Membership – Susan Reed Throckmorton: New members include: Mary Ann Kramer, Regina Bechard, Terry Putzstuck and Kathleen Huber. Elaine Goodrum was a guest this evening. Susan congratulated members who have March birthdays.
2nd Vice President – Jeanie Brooks for Mary Hattick: Cat Mikkelson will be our speaker in April. Pat Richie will show us Fire Quilts in May. There are 4 slots open for our September retreat.
Secret Pals – Julie McNames: The new secret pal round has started and will run until September.
Block of the Quarter – Wendy Riggs: Someone will win the Scrap Bag blocks in April. You can still bring in blocks and turn them in at the start of the meeting next month.
Strip & Charm Exchange & a Challenge! – Barb Czarniecki: April colors for strips and charms are an Easter theme with ducks, chicks, etc. Barb is challenging us to make a bag, garment, jacket, vest, etc. using one technique that we’ve never done before for our July meeting.
Monthly Raffle – Mary Ruttner: Pat Stephenson donated a basket of goodies and Bonnie Kerbs was our lucky winner.
Raffle Quilt – Dana Zimmerman: We have 5000 tickets printed for our raffle quilt. There are 25 tickets in a ‘pack’ or envelope. Return your sold tickets to Dana in that same envelope. Make sure the stubs you return to her are completely filled out.
Auction – Eddie Gray: We made $3800.00 last year at our October auction. Let’s beat that this year. Plan now what you can sew / donate.
Hospitality – Debbee Jacobs: Please sign up to bring food and drinks to our meetings.
There will only be 5 raffle quilts displayed at Quilt-a-Fair this year. We have applied to have our raffle quilt be one of them. Bonnie has also applied to have our raffle quilt displayed at the Pueblo Quilt Show.
We will have a drawing at our April meeting including names of people who participated in Show and Tell in January, February and March. Thank you to Angela Gilpin who has donated some incentive prizes.
Show and Tell: Members who participated in Show and Tell this month were: Angela Gilpin, Lana Thomas, Amy Duell, Bev Haring, Cindy Link, Mary Ruttner, Janet Mohler & Ann Seymoure.
Door Prizes: Winners were: Barb Swenson & Wendy Riggs
Nikki Rainey: Piecing Partner’s March 21st meeting will feature Marci Baker from Alicia’s Attic in Fort Collins speaking on the ABC’s of 3D piecing. She will teach a half-day class on the afternoon of the 21st for $25 and a full-day class on March 22nd . The April 18th speaker will be Carolyn Beam from Quiltmaker Magazine.
The Pikes Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is sponsoring a non-juried quilt competition titled “HerStory: Prominent Women in Colorado Springs”. The entry form is due by July 15, 2012. For more information contact: email@example.com
Elizabeth Barber, Lead Interpreter for the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and Patty Burns, quilting liason to the Rock Ledge Ranch: The Quilting Friends of Rock Ledge Ranch are asking for volunteers to serve as docents. You will be trained and you can wear period clothing and interact with visitors through quilting demonstrations and talks. The quilting friends also meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Lady Bug Hill Quilts from 10:00 – 2:00 where they make items to sell in the Rock Ledge Ranch gift shop. Contact Patty at 719-494-1120 to join the Quilting Friends. Attend an orientation session at Rock Ledge Ranch on Friday, April 13th, from 1:00 – 4:00. Call Elizabeth for more information at 719-578-6781.
Next board meeting is April 5th at Ruth’s Stitchery at 4:30. All are invited to attend. Our next general meeting will be April 12th, 2012, at 6:30 at the Senior Center.
Wilene Lampert spoke to us from Safe Passage. Julie McNames & Jeanie Brooks talked about Veteran’s quilts. Terry Putzstuck spoke on welcome home quilts for female medics from the 4th Brigade at Fort Carson who are currently serving in Afghanistan. Ann Seymoure showed us many charity quilts and gave us ideas for patterns.
Call to Order: President Bonnie Burt called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm. The minutes from our January meeting were approved as published in our newsletter.
Treasurer – Kathi LaFrance: We have $22,450.92 in our total account which includes $1846.99 in our raffle account and $20,603.93 in our operating account.
1st VP Membership – Becky Straup reporting for Susan Reed Throckmorton: We had 11 members who renewed their membership this evening. Pat Kramer was introduced as a new member and we had 3 guests. Becky congratulated members who have February birthdays.
Secret Pals – Julie McNames: More “old pals” were announced. Our new secret pal round will run from March to September.
Block of the Quarter – Wendy Riggs: Make a Scrap Bag block to participate in our block of the quarter drawing. Please pin your name on any blocks you make so Wendy knows who to enter in the drawing.
Strip & Charm Exchange & a Challenge! – Barb Czarniecki: March colors for the strips and charms will be St. Patricks’ Day / green fabric. Barb is challenging us to make a bag, garment, jacket, vest, etc. using one technique that we’ve never done before for our July meeting. Let Barb know if you’d like to participate.
Monthly Raffle – Mary Ruttner: A beautiful valentine quilt was made by Barb Shie. Our lucky winner was Dana Zimmerman and we raised over $100.00 for our guild!
Charity Quilts & Challenge Quilts - Ann Seymoure: Please bring a charity quilt for show and tell in March. The new executive director of Safe Passage will be at our March meeting. Sign your name on a clipboard to be included in our UFO’s and PIGS (Project In a Grocery Sack) drawings.
Charity Quilts for Veterans – Joan Musick: We are continuing to sew quilts for veterans living at the VA home in Pueblo. Masculine- type fabric donations are requested for this committee! Everyone is welcome to join in and help sew, cut, etc at Ruth’s Stitchery on the Friday’s after our guild meeting from 1:00 – 5:00 or 6:00ish.
*We received our raffle license today and we will soon be ready to sell raffle quilt tickets.
*Nikki Rainey has volunteered to be our comfort quilt chairperson.
*Since the February board meeting was canceled due to weather, the budget will be worked on at a to-be-determined date and the membership will be able to vote on it.
Show and Tell: Remember, when you show us your quilts your name is included in a quarterly drawing for a gift! Members who participated in Show and Tell this month were: Mary Hattick, Carol DiGiacomo, Kitty Hindle, Marsha McCain, Ann Seymoure, Judy Gebben, Cheri Shields, Ramona Johnson, Carol Green, Jeanie Brooks, Janet Frank, Judy Ferguson, Donna Lewis & Kathi LaFrance.
Door Prizes: Winners were: Deborah Jacobs, Nikki Rainey, Barb Rhoads, Kitty Hindle & Kathy Dailey.
Barb Shie: The next CQC meeting will be February 25th in Loveland. The speaker will be Linda Thielfoldt speaking on “Adventures in Wearable Art”. Quilt Colorado will be at the Loveland Embassy Suites July 11 – 15 and you can register for classes starting February 21st at http://www.quiltcolorado.com/
Nikki Rainey: Piecing Partner’s February 15th speaker is Charlotte Warr Anderson. She will teach a ½ day class on the 15th and a full day class on the 16th. The March 21st meeting will feature Marci Baker from Alicia’s Attic in Fort Collins.
Debbie Korrell: Debbie’s Mom, Jean Woofter, is feeling better and is back with us. Yay!
Bonnie: Presented heart blocks to Laural Hoppes as a thank-you for being our guild president last year.
Next meeting is March 8, 2012 at 6:30 at the Senior Center.
Jeannie Brooks & Cindy Pring presented on strips and charms. Check out the Jelly Roll Race on You Tube! (Only a quilter would enjoy this.)
The meeting was concluded at 8:05 pm.
If you are interested in finding out what is going on with the state guild, you can follow this link. If you click on the Meetings link you get information about where and what will be presented for each month's meeting. In February it will be on February 25, 2012 in Loveland at LifeSpring Covenant Church and will be presented by Linda Thielfoldt: Adventures in Wearable Art. There will also be a workshop: February 26: Taking the Fear out of Machine Quilting. If you are intersted in seeing her website check here: www.thequiltedgoose.com
Every other year CQC puts on a quilting symposium. If you want to have information about the next one, check this link.
Colorado Springs Quilt Guild General Meeting Minutes for January 12, 2012
Call to Order: President Bonnie Burt called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. The minutes from our December meeting were approved as published in our newsletter. Bonnie thanked all new board members and committee chairpersons for volunteering to serve this year. Ann Seymoure will be our raffle quilt custodian and Cheryl Ross will be our historian. We need a comfort quilts coordinator as Patty Loewenkamp is moving to Nevada. L (She’ll be coming back for our retreat, though.) Bonnie has asked members to serve on a hospitality committee to welcome new members. The financial committee appointed by Bonnie has reviewed our books and our guild is good to go!
Treasurer – Kathi LaFrance: We have $20,147.82 in our operating budget and $3097.33 in our raffle account. This gives us a total of $23,245.15.
2nd VP Programs – Mary Hattick: Our February program will be charm and strip quilts. Plan to bring in some that you’ve done to share! Also, bring in the pattern (if it is shareable) or the name of the pattern. Mary handed out Hoffman 2011 challenge fabric (H8709 Moss Gold #98G) to paid members. Make something (anything!) for our August meeting as a Hoffman 2011 challenge trunk show will be our featured program. Mary handed out surveys for our input on program interest. These can be turned in to her in February.
1st VP Membership – Susan Reed Throckmorton: We ended 2011 with 99 members. As of this evening we have 51 paid members. New members include: Donna Lewis, Lorraine Goodmen, Connie Patterson, Donna Stephens and Jean Lemesany. We had 6 guests this evening: Kristi Smith, Chris McQueen, Mary Guthery, Mimi Wheeler, Donna Mathewson and Pat Gamer. Susan congratulated members who have January birthdays.
OLD 2nd VP Programs – Jeanie Brooks: (She’s not really old!) Programs for 2012 are: February – Strippers vs. Charmers; March – Charity night; April – Ruth from Ruth’s Stitchery; May – Pat Richie; June – Margo Krager including a Saturday, June 16 AM and a PM workshop; July – 25th Birthday Party; August – Hoffman 2011 Challenge Trunk Show, shared with Marsha McCain from Nuts N Bolts; September – Beth Lonnquist; October – Auction; November – Sally Schneider with a workshop on November 10th and December – Christmas Party. Would we like a program at our Christmas party again? Can you bring a charm quilt or a strip quilt to our February meeting? Let Jeanie know! Also, let Jeanie know if you can attend our retreat September 21st – 23rd. Beth Lonnquist will teach a Saturday morning class during the retreat. Bring a friend!
Secret Pals – Julie McNames: We revealed our “old” pals. The proposal for this year is to only have one round of secret pals. Fill out a form and return them to Julie and we will have a FUN secret pal round from March to September.
Block of the Quarter – Wendy Riggs: The lucky winner of our Winter’s Day block of the quarter was Susan Reed-Throckmorton. Our new block of the quarter is a Scrap Bag Block. Wendy showed us which fabrics would be appropriate and she has plenty of patterns if you’d like to join in the fun.
Auction – Eddie Gray: Eddie and Angela will be coordinating our 2012 October auction. Eddie reminded us to make something that we would want to give to a close friend for a gift. We made $3800.00 for our guild last year (in 1 hour and 15 minutes) at our auction.
Strip & Charm Exchange & a Challenge! – Barb Czarniecki: The colors for the strips and charms have been determined and are published in the newsletter. February will be heart motifs. Barb clarified the directions for cutting. Barb is challenging us to make a bag or a garment using one technique that we’ve never done before! Get these done for our July birthday party.
Newsletter & Blog - Mary Hattick: Kitty Hindle will be writing our newsletter this year. She would like all articles and submissions to be e-mailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) to her by the 20th of the month. Mary will continue to keep our Blog updated. Ask Mary if you don’t know how to find links for past newsletters, quilt pictures or free patterns!
Monthly Raffle – Mary Ruttner: We will have a monthly raffle starting next month as our license application still needs to be processed.
Charity Quilts & Challenge Quilts - Ann Seymoure: We had 12 participants in the UFO project challenge. 26 UFO’s were completed and the winners of 85 fat quarters were: Patti Driscoll, Cindy Pring, Susan Reed-Throckmorton, Barb Czarniecki and Laural Hoppes.
The new challenge will include UFO’s and PIGS (Project In a Grocery Sack). Each month bring in what you’re completed for Show and Tell. If your PIG is completely finished, you will sign and be eligible for a drawing for a $25 gift certificate.
We will feature charity quilts for Safe Passage at our March meeting. Please bring charity quilts for Show and Tell that night. The executive director of Safe Passage will be at that meeting. There will be a Sew Day at Ann’s home on Saturday, January 28th, at 10:00 AM to work on quilts. Bring food to share for lunch or snacks.
Charity Quilts for Veterans – Joan Musick: Our very own celebrity, Joan (as featured in the Gazette) reported that 28 twin sized or larger quilts were delivered in December to the Veteran’s Home in Pueblo. Masculine- type fabric donations are requested for this committee! Everyone is welcome to join in and help sew, cut, etc at Ruth’s on the Friday’s after our guild meeting from 1:00 – 5:00.
Hospitality – Debbie Jacobs: Please let Debbie know if you can help with snacks and drinks for our February meeting. email@example.com
Raffle Quilt – Dana Zimmerman: Dana has sewed and quilted our 2012 Storm at Sea raffle quilt. The quilt was on display for our meeting and it is just BEAUTIFUL. Thank you, Dana, for your hard work. Dana will be in charge of ticket sales for the quilt.
Show and Tell: Remember, when you show us your quilts your name is included in a quarterly drawing for a gift! Members who participated in Show and Tell this month were: Barb Czarniecki, Mary Hattick, Amy Duell, Laural Hoppes, Kathi LaFrance & Patti Driscoll.
Door Prizes: If you win one, please bring one to our next meeting! It should be a new item, $10.00 or less in value. Winners were: Kathy Dailey, Judy Ferguson & Carole DiGiacomo.
Barb Shie: The next CQC meeting will be January 28th in Littleton. The speaker will be Lois Hallock speaking on “Your Perfect Quilting Space”. Quilt Colorado will be at the Loveland Embassy Suites July 11 – 15 and you will be able to see a preview of the classes offered at CQC’s January meeting. Registration for the classes will be on-line this year.
Bonnie: Make heart blocks (any size) to give to Laural Hoppes, showing her our appreciation for being our 2011 guild president. Please bring these to our February meeting. (Laural likes reds, pinks and purples.)
Bonnie thanked Kathi LaFrance and Mary Ruttner who attended a games license training with a very short notice.
Next board meeting is February 2, 2012 at 4:30 at Ruth’s Stitchery. Anyone is invited.
Next meeting is February 9, 2012 at 6:30 at the Senior Center.
We met January 5, 2012, at Ruth’s at 4:30. Members present were: Bonnie Burt, Ann Seymoure, Eddie Gray, Angela Gilpin, Kathi LaFrance, Barb Rhoads, Laural Hoppes, Jeanie Brooks, Cheryl Ross, Susan Reed-Throckmorton, Mary Hattick, Mary Ruttner, Cindy Pring and Gloria Lesher
Bonnie would like a welcoming committee to greet new members at meetings. Bonnie requested that we estimate our financial needs for our 2012 budget so this can be discussed at our February board meeting and printed in the March newsletter. The by-laws committee will also publish proposed changes in the March newsletter. We discussed which committees need to be filled and the need for some of our members to attend game manager training.
Cheryl Ross, Barb Rhoads and Susan Reed-Throckmorten reported on the records inspection of our finances and all was found to be in order. We discussed committee budgets, receipts and invoices.
Since the by-laws of the CSQG are going to be reviewed with the possibility of revision this year, a copy of the 2005 revision of the by-laws is available for download on the Links tab above. Click on the link and a pdf version of the by laws will be downloaded. In order to view the file you must have Adobe Reader on your computer. It is a free program and can be downloaded and installed by clicking on this link and following the directions given.