Monday, January 16, 2012

Meeting Minutes-January 2012

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!

Officers Reports:
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!

Committee Reports:
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 ( 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.
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.

 Jilly McCloy  presented on Lazy Way to Quilting.

The meeting was concluded at 8:50 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Secretary – Gloria Lesher

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