Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September 20, 2011

Minutes for September 20, 2011 Meeting

 The meeting was called to order at 9:30 AM by President Angela McCorkle. In the absence of Secretary/Treasurer Doris Rice, Angela called the roll. Twenty-eight members and 2 visitors were present. The visitors were Doniene Fullager from Brady and Dixie Franklin, who has recently moved to Brownwood from Boerne. The hostesses for the meeting, Nancy Tubb and Bethany Bletsch, were thanked.

Minutes from the August meeting were read. LaTrelle Locks made the motion to accept the minutes as read, and Marilyn DeHay seconded. Motion carried. The Treasurer’s Report was sent via email to members. Joyce Kelley made the motion to approve this report, and Ruby Goodwin seconded. Motion carried.

Committee Reports:

Sherry Benbow sent a card to Pat Murph. Pat has been moved from the hospital to Oak Ridge Manor.

Nancy Tubb reported that even though CPS still has a few pillowcases, more would be appreciated. Kitty with CPS also requested baby quilts, if the guild is able to fulfill its commitment to the hospital for the WEE Care program. Nancy has patterns for the pillowcases and asked members to consider using good quality fabrics that are appropriate for all age groups since pre-teens and teens are also included in the CPS program. Sherri Marshall suggested that we bring sewing machines and stay after a meeting to make some pillowcases. Marcella League said that next month would be a good time to do this since no workshop is scheduled. Members who participate will need to bring their own lunches.

Marcella League reported that next month’s program, presented by Benita Pipes, will be on Irons of the Past, Present, and Future – to Press or not to Press. A special iron will be given away. All members present can put their names in the drawing for this iron. Anyone who brings a WEE Care quilt can put their name in twice! The November meeting will be presented by ZoRay Creations on the Twist Block.

WEE Care
Joy Ivy reported that we need quilts. The sizes of the quilts can vary since some are used for infants while others are used for older children who come to the Pediatric Emergency Room. Several members brought quilts but more are needed.

Quilt Show
Angela reported that vendor letters will be going out this month. Kat Atley , Stamps by Kate, will be doing the workshop; cost of $40 per person includes a kit and her teaching fee. The guild will save about $200 by giving her a booth at the show in lieu of a fee for the Saturday afternoon lecture.

Angela will check with Betsy Hutchins, a Texas author and quilter, about her availability for the 2013 show.

Sunnie from the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce Tourism Board will meet with members after the October meeting. She will requirements of receiving Chamber grants for the Heart of Texas Quilt Show.

Joyce Kelley has 52 blocks that contain the state names and flowers. The blocks are hand-embroidered, and Joyce has sashing and everything needed to finish the quilt. She will sell it to the guild for $100 if we want to use it for the 2013 donation quilt. The members present were in agreement with this proposal. A check for $100 will be given to Joyce.

General Business
Doris Rice will be the Chair of the committee for the Quilt Display the second week in November. We will be allowed to sell tickets for our donation quilt at this event, which will be Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Doris will be scheduling members for time slots during this event.

 Church personnel are working to clear off the stage area. There is fabric which was donated by Sylvia Wilson. Nancy and Joy encouraged members to look at this fabric with their respective Community Projects in mind. For any fabric not selected, Patsy Oehrlein and Joy Ivy volunteered to take the fabric to Howard Payne for Baptist Mission work in Mexico.

There will be a Quilt Trunk Show in Dublin on October 8 from 10:00 – 3:30. Cost of the event is $5.00, with the proceeds being used toward the replacement of the church air conditioning.

 The Courthouse Steps Quilters will have their annual show in Goldthwaite on October 15; 10:00 – 4:00. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this group, there will be a special category in the show for Courthouse Steps quilts. Both events will be added to the calendar on the guild website.

 New Business
Patsy Oehrlein, who won the guild quilt, expressed her appreciation, stating that she has never won anything!

 Nancy Tubb gave instructions and showed an example of the October Block of the Month. It will be a 12 ½ inch unfinished block called the Maple Star. It is made of squares, rectangles, and 4 flying geese in 2 fabrics that remind us of fall plus a cream background fabric.

Show and Tell
The following had items to share with the guild:

Sheila Smith, Millie Schwab, Joyce Kelley, Mildred Turner, Benita Pipes, Doniene Fullagar, and Sherri Marshall. Pictures of the items shared can be found on the guild website:

Winners of the drawings are as follows:
 • Door Prize - Jonna Burkes
 • Block Drawing - Alice Young. 21 blocks were made for this drawing. Thanks to all who participated!
 • Fat Quarters - Marcella League

Meeting was adjorned. Members participating in the workshop, given by guild member Jonna Burkes, set up their sewing machines. The guild provided flannel fabric for making 2 completed blocks and lunch, consisting of ham sandwiches, chips, and dessert. Jonna gave the instructions on making her Flannel Pinwheel Posey Quilt.

Respectfully Submitted
Bethany Bletsch, Secretary Pro-Tem

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