The meeting was called to order by our President, Doreen D at 7:00 p.m.
We welcomed three (3) guests.
Karen our Treasurer, reported a balance of $XXXX and $XX.00 in Petty Cash
We introduced the representative from CARA, Martina (our charity for this year). Ms. Singleton explained what CARA does for the people of Cape May County who are ages 13 and up. All of their services are free and confidential. She said had appreciative they were to receive the handmade quilts and hopes that we will continue to help them.
We have donated 40 dog beds. They have made up 11 kits (material, batting and 3 yard quilt pattern) to be used by anyone who wishes to make a charity quilt for CARA.
Pictures are on the table, please take a look and pick up your pictures!
The May meeting will start at 6:45 pm. Our speaker will be Jane Hamilton and she will have an Antique & Modern Trunk Show. Her class will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and the price will be $30.00 plus $10.00 kit fee which can be paid on Thursday. Please remember if you are bringing a guest to our May Meeting there will be a $10.00 fee for the guest.
Table Runner for May is an English Paper Piecing which was designed by Diane D. The instructions and pattern is on our blog.
Don’t forget to log in your completed UFOs for this year’s challenge. In order to qualify your UFO must be complete (sewn, quilted and bound). Denise will bring the log book to all meetings until the challenge ends in January 2018.
Diane M is home recovering from her surgery. Flossie is doing better and is planning on going on our bus trip in October. Diane D is home.
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Raffle tickets were sold for our Easter/Spring themed basket and when you purchased your tickets we picked an egg. The one person’s egg that did not have candy in it won a prize.
The lucky bakers for next month were announced. Linda F, Donna F, Joey G, Anna H, Joanne K and Elaina H. Reminder that if there are leftovers of an item that you bring, please take them home.
Bus trip is on September 30, 2017 and we will be stopping at Burkholders, Good’s and Zook’s. The cost will be $39.00 and will be collected at June’s meeting. There is still room so if you have friends or family that want to go please sign them up.
Claire spoke about the Cold Spring Village annual Quilt Show which will take place this year on June 24th & 25th and is open to both Adults and Children. The cost is $10.00 and you can enter up to 6 quilts for the entrance fee which also includes admission to the show and breakfast. There will also be another event this year to commemorate the new Brewery located in Cold Spring Village. If you choose, you can make a Drunkards Path Block/mini quilt (no larger than 18 X 18 and must use Drunkards Path Pattern only) which will be hung in the Brewery and voted on by the patrons of the Brewery. The winning block designer will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Cold Spring Brewery. Quilts need to be dropped off to Claire at Cold Springs no later than June 20, 2017.
We were informed by Blanche (the Millman Center employee) that we are only allowed to have the 2 tubs in the storage closet. Only items that fit in the tubs are permitted. Doreen and Bernie went through our tub and condensed as much as we could. There is an ironing board in the closet and if it was left b someone from our open sew it needs to be taken home.
Next open sew will be Wednesday, April 26th at the Millman Center and there will be an open sew held on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 to 4:00 pm at the West Cape May Borough Hall.
Denise has opening for the class on Thursday.