June 2013 Meeting
Brownwood Quilters Guild
The June meeting of the Brownwood Quilters Guild was called to order by President, Joy Ivy. Roll was called; there were 33 members present. We did not have any visitors.
Joy presented a “Presidents Address” & read a poem. She then announced new officers.
Treasurer’s report was presented by Cindy Hadley. Cindy stated that there is $7,782.94 in the guild account.
Marcella League & Benita Pipes presented out-going president, Nancy Tubb, with a wall hanging. It was made by Marcella & quilted by Benita.
There was no old business to discuss.
Doris Rice asked if members wanted to continue monthly BOM. All agreed. Doris will present a block in August to be completed in Sept. Doris then presented a tentative list of programs for the year. The list was given to members.
We will begin a “strip drawing” instead of a fat quarter drawing each month. Each participant will bring 3 strips, 2 ½” by WOF. The colors for July will be red, white & blue.
We will be starting a Row by Row Mystery quilt for those that choose to participate. Members will be given a subject to make 4 like- blocks; the first being buildings or if you choose to do a Christmas theme, the block will be gifts. Members have 2 months in which to prepare blocks & bring them to the August meeting to show them. For those that complete a row, their name will be put in the pot for a drawing. When the final row is completed, all that completed their quilt, will be in for a big drawing! Each member will be making their own quilt.
The July program will be a covered dish party. We will have a Style Show presented by Marcella League. Everyone wear a T-shirt! Join in on the fun! Please, don’t forget your covered dish.
A volunteer was requested by Joy Ivy to help as assistant greeter to help when Bethany Bletsch is not at a meeting. Lynn Patrick agreed to do this.
The Sunshine report by Sherry Benbow was given. She was happy to announce that everyone, to her knowledge, is healthy!
Sherri Marshall & Bethany Bletsch will continue with keeping the website updated. Vickie Mazurek has agreed to come on board to assist with that.
Robin Moody was not present to present the CPS bag report ( birth of a Granddaughter). However, we think we are in good shape in that dept.
Judy Tiedeman has graciously accepted the position of being in charge of Wee Care quilts.
Quilt Show report was given by Angela McCorkle. She stated that the show made about $500 more than previous show. With our 10th Anniversary coming up, she gave the history of our quilt shows.
There was also discussion about attendance. Attendance was up a little by having a Fri-Sat show over a Sat-Sun show. The feeling is that it will increase as people become more aware of the Fri-Sat show.
Bethany Bletsch made a motion to have a 2 day pass package for $10 for admittance to the quilt show. Marcella League seconded & motion carried.
Angela requested that members be considering what areas of the show they would be willing to take a committee for.
There was discussion on getting outside help on putting up racks & hanging quilts as many members are no longer able to do this type of work. Shelia Smith’s husband is checking on modifying our racks as well, that will make them easier to assemble.
Lynn Patrick won the Fat Quarter drawing. Cindy Hadley won a prize for bringing fat quarters all year.
Show & Tell:
Joy Ivy- Quilts for 2 of her grandchildren, Craig & Julie. They were the same pattern, called “Split Decision”.
Judy Tiedeman- Wee care quilt.
Angela McCorkle- Showed the book that just came out, “Farm Fresh Quilts” by Kim Gaddy of Buttons & Bees . Angela quilted all the quilts shown in the book.
Bethany Bletsch- Birdie Sling bag with a small bag to match.
Pauline McBride- Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler form the Jennifer Chiaverini book.
Shelia Smith- Little Jo miniature quilt & “Happy Go Lucky –Not”.
Doniene Fullagar- Several small quilts.
Millie Schwab- Ugly Quilt----actually a pretty 9-Patch quilt.
Cindy Hadley-Pillow “Love for Joy” and vest made from an old quilt.
Sherri Marshall- Little Jo quilt & Patriotic Flag Challenge quilt.
Door Prizes were won by Shelia Smith, Jeanie Ortegon, Joy Ivy, Joy Early & Pauline McBride. The Guild Quilt for paying dues was won by LaTrelle Locks.
The meeting was adjourned by Joy Ivy.
Respectfully submitted by,
LaTrelle Locks, secretary