Friday, October 10, 2014

October 21, 2014 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President, Joy Ivy.
Roll was called, there were 26 members present.
Minutes were read by Vickie Mazurek, Shelia Smith read the treasurer report.
Sunshine report by Sherry B:  A card sent Becky M.
Wee Care report by Ruby : 4 Wee Care quilts for the hospital have been made with the fabric Margret Carter donated last month.
CPS Bag report given by Nancy : 6 bags were donated. Nancy also read a thank you card sent to the guild by the Child Welfare Board.
Announcements : Millie stated that the March 2015 program would be a lady from Choate Ranch Quilt Shop in Cisco doing a demonstration and trunk show and Millie also talked about the possibly of a road trip to Cisco to visit  the quilt shop sometime.
Our “Brown Bag Projects” are due back at the November meeting.  Robin asked everyone to bring a non-quilting magazine with us as well. Why? It’s a surprise.
Joy informed us about a block Shelia made and submitted, that was chosen to be in a quilt shown at the Dallas Fair this year.
We will have our annual Christmas party on Dec. 16, 2014. We’ll have a pot luck lunch, a Chinese Christmas exchange and Millie’s friend Martin will play the guitar for us.
General Business: Doniene announced that she will be stepping down as quilt chairman. Connie made the motion to accept Doniene’s  resignation, Shelia second the motion.
 Shelia spoke about the 2015 budget and asked if we have ever filed a 990N for nonprofit organizations, EIN# and talked about raffle laws.
We discussed the quilt show attendance, budget, finding other sponsors, finding other venues and discussed if we should have a quilt show in 2015.  A motion was made by Vickie to vote yes or no on having it in 2015….the no motion carried with 25 votes.
Show & Tell: Becky Martin showed the 16 CPS bags she made. She said she made one after each day she had a radiation treatment for cancer and, that focusing on others would take her mind off herself. Much applause followed Becky’s  statement!
Shelia showed a quilt kit offered by MD Anderson every year, a challenge to benefit cancer research called Cherrywood for the Cure.
Millie made a "Snuggle Blanket" for Wee Care, a nine patch quilt she added interest to with sunflowers she cut free hand and appliqued, and a quick and easy bowtie quilt. 
 Doris showed a quilt made with her block that was published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine. She showed a quilt she made for a blog hop called Black Cat Crossing, and a messenger bag made from “She Who Sews” fabric.
 Lana's husband races boats, and she made two quilts with some of his many racing t-shirts which she donates to auctions.
Ruby hand quilted a "Bear Paw" quilt. She said her late husband drove her all over Texas to collect shirting fabrics for it and none are repeated.
Doniene made a "Joys of Christmas" sampler quilt. She intends to have one made for every bed in her home by next Christmas. She also made a quilt from the September block of the month exchange that she won.

Winners: Fat quarters were won by Robin, BOM blocks won by Elaine, Door prizes won by Nancy, Joy, and Biolanda. Penny auction winners were Sherri M. Joy and Nancy.

Respectfully submitted by: Vickie Mazurek, Secretary  

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