Wednesday, April 18, 2012

May 15, 2012

The May 15, 2012 meeting of the Brownwood Quilters Guild was called to order by Vice President, Marcella League.  President, Angela McCorkle, and Secretary/Treasurer, Doris Rice, were attending a machine quilter’s show in Kansas.  There were 25 members and 1 guest present. 

The minutes of the April meeting were read by Benita Pipes, acting secretary for Doris Rice.  There were no corrections and the minutes were accepted as read.   The Treasurer’s Report was presented.  The balance as of May 8 was $6,279.67.  A full report of the quilt show results will be available next month.

The sunshine report was given by Sherry Benbow.  Get well cards were sent to Stella Burns and LaTrelle Locks and a sympathy card was sent to Jonna Burkes.

Bethany Bletsch showed a batik queen-sized quilt kit entitled “Organized Chaos” purchased from the Quilter’s Patch in Santa Anna.  This kit was selected as the annual guild quilt to be given away at the June meeting.  All members who have paid their dues at or before the next meeting will have their names entered for the drawing.  The cost of the quilt was $92.01.
Nancy Tubb reported twenty CPS bags were donated at the quilt show.  Joy Ivy reported that nine Wee Care quilts and four receiving blankets were received.

Nancy Tubb distributed membership information and quilt show surveys to be returned at the June meeting.  The surveys will be used to consolidate comments and suggestions to help plan for the 2012-2013 fiscal year and the 2013 quilt show.
The final Secret Sister forms were distributed.  Bethany will compose the master list and give it to the new secretary.

Robin Moody was the coffee social hostess for May.  Hostess volunteers for June were Carol Casserilla and Shelia Smith.

The nominating committee, Ruby Goodwin, Joy Ivy and Joy Early, presented the following slate of officers for the fiscal year 2012-2013:

President – Nancy Tubb
Vice President – Shelia Smith
Secretary/Treasurer – Benita Pipes

The officers were elected by acclamation.
Show & Tell

Joann Hurt showed two “unnamed” quilt tops that she had completed.

Monthly Drawings

Lynn Patrick won the fat quarter drawing.  Shelia Smith won the block of the month drawing.  Door prizes were won by:  Marcella League, Joann Hurt, Karen Reed, Patsy Oehrlein and Ruby Goodwin. 

Sherri Marshall conducted a special drawing combining all the names from the monthly fat quarter drawings saved over the past year and Mildred Turner won a book. A new list of fat quarter for the upcoming year will be posted on the guild website.
The meeting was adjourned for the program given by guild member Judy Laquidara who presented a trunk show of her quilts and books. You can follow Judy on her blog