Tuesday, May 10, 2016

April 2016 Meeting Minutes

Brownwood Quilter's Guild Minutes ~ April 19, 2016

Guild President Lana Webb called the meeting to order and secretary Judy Teideman called roll with a question, "What would you like to do or see done at the Guild meetings?" Numerous  suggestions were made:  tutorials on binding, borders, paper piecing, fold and sew pattern, techniques and demos, self-binding, art quilt demos, mitered corners, and a quilt-as-you-go class.  
Muriel Lamkin suggested we institute a "quilt college".  
We had twenty members and two guests, Jan Cate and Carol Bullion, present.

April birthdays were acknowledged:  Happy birthday wishes to Elaine Anderson, Jeannie Ortegon, and Marilyn DeHay!

Today's door prizes are courtesy of LaTrelle Locks. 

Last month's minutes and treasurer's reports are posted online. 
CORRECTION to the March minutes:  Joy Ivy and Millie Schwab are on the Guild's nominating committee. Connie Hart and Connie Hansen were not appointed to the Guild's nominating committee.   The motion to make this correction was made by LaTrelle Locks and seconded by Ruby Goodwin.  The motion passed and the amendment is so made. 

Robin Moody
Stella Burns
Betty Jones
Kye Carrillo (age 2)
Aimee Tiedemann Bigham

The Guild's mini quilt show will be held in conjunction with the Brownwood Corks and Caps program on 1 October 2016.  All entrants are asked to please remit pictures and measurements of the quilts to be submitted so that the organizers can determine the floor space needed to properly display the entries.  The Guild's Donation Quilt will be awarded at Corks and Caps.

The Guild's Donation Quilt was displayed by Mildred Turner and her granddaughter Taylor Turner, Lana Turner, and Ruby Goodwin at the 2016 Annual Rattlesnake Roundup held in the Brownwood Coliseum.  Taylor was recognized as the top Donation Quilt ticket seller. 

The Guild received a thank-you note from CPS, and Joy Ivy received a thank-you note from the Brownwood Regional Hospital.

The Guild has been given permission to display the Donation Quilt at Heartland Mall.

Next month's meeting will concentrate on the election of the Guild's board of officers.  Please try to attend this important meeting.

Mildred Turner will take the CPS bags collected today to the CPS office. 

Vickie Mazurek is collecting pillowcases for Childrens Hospital and will turn them in to the Million Pillowcase Challenge.  She demonstrated how to make the "French Seam" (AKA "Hot Dog") pillowcase and then challenged the Guild members to see who can bring the most pillowcases to next month's meeting.  The member who brings the most pillowcases to the May meeting will earn a special prize. 

Joy Ivy won today's Fat Quarters drawing.  The May Fat Quarters are to be bright colors.

Ruby Goodwin won the Charm packs drawing.

Nita Franklin won the book "Teeny Tiny Menagerie Embroidery Motifs".

The book "String Fling" was won by Ruby Goodwin.

Sherri Marshall  showed a drawstring sewing bag perfect for traveling, a baby tumbler quilt, and a "Ten-Minute" quilt made for her mom.

Charlene Cortez displayed her "Race" quilt embellished with "Race in such a way that you might win".

Ruby Goodwin first showed a purse that she made at Vita's shop, "The Hideout", and then displayed an animal print quilt she fashioned out of a Minky fabric kit that she bought while she was in the Kirbyville / Jasper area. 

Judy Tiedemann showed a baby summertime coverlet made of red and white seersucker.  It and its matching baby bib will go to Wee Care.

LaTrelle Locks showed a pair of bags that were made at Vita's shop, one of which she has opted to use as a Bible bag.

Vickie Mazurek shared a baby quilt and several pillowcases made out of Lori Holt fabrics.

Lana Webb presented "Retirement Quilt", made of Girl Scout Tees and patches, quilted by Mildred Turner.  A quilt that honors Chi Alpha Omega Sorority was also shared.

Today's program, Jenny Doan's Half Square Triangles, was presented by Lana complete with a detailed handout that was given to each member.

The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Judy Tiedemann, Secretary

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