Tuesday, June 19, 2018

South Shore Stitchers Bus Trip to Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza Sept 15th 2018


BUS TRIP – OAKS, PA

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

COST:  $41.00
PA NATIONAL QUILT EXTRAVAGANZA

South Shore Stitchers invites you to join a wonderful group of ladies on a bus trip to PA quilt show in Oaks, PA.
We will be taking sign-ups for members and guest starting in June.
When you sign up we need your check for $41.00 made out to South Shore Stitchers, your phone number and where you wish to be picked up.  Your cost covers your bus fee of $25.00, admission $13.00, and bus driver tip $3.00.  The guild pays the bus fee up front and hopes to get reimbursed for this fee by filling the bus.
If you wish to sign up by mail please send your check to South Shore Stitchers, PO Box 1103, Marmora, NJ  08223.  
If you have any questions please call Pat Kline at 609-390-3956.

7:30am Leave K-Mart in Rio Grande
8:00am Leave Shop-Rite in Marmora
8:45am Leave Cumberland Mall Vineland
10:45am Arrive Greater Expo Center in Oaks, PA
3:30pm Leave Greater Expo Center
4:15pm Arrive Cracker Barrel for Dinner (Plymouth Meeting)
5:45pm Leave Cracker Barrel for Home
7:00pm Arrive Cumberland Mall in Vineland
7:45pm Arrive Shop-Rite in Marmora
8:15pm Arrive K-Mart in Rio Grande

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Meeting Minutes 2018

CAMACO QUILT GUILD MINUTES
                                              MAY 9TH, 2018 

The meeting was called to order by our president, Helen S. at 7:00 pm.  The meeting commenced with a demonstration by Kathy Tweed.  Reverse applique as well as a variety of applique techniques.  Thank you Kathy!  We hosted one guest, Cathy.

Treasurer's Report:  
    Treasurer's Report was given by  Pam:
       Balance:  $XXXX

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Name Badge: $XXX was collected.

Charity: Eleanor and Sharon hosted a presentation of beautiful quilts for the girls of Tranquility House.  A representative of Tranquility House attended as well as one of the young residents.  Eleanor thanked everyone for all the 2" strips she has collected.  Next will be a "sew day" to sew all the strips together.  We received a thank you note for pet beds.

Program: Doreen thanked Eileen for arranging such great program speakers!  Thank you Eileen!  Packets for the retreat were available for pick up.  The project quilt top can be done in 1 weekend.  Remember, one dinner is included in the retreat.  Next month we have a surprise speaker.  Remember Bernie is collecting pillow cases.

Sunshine: Our Flossie has passed away.  Services are Friday, 5/11.  All details are available in local papers

Ways and Means: Raffle generated $76.

Refreshments: June:  Diane D, Donna F, Helen Et, Joyce E, Linda F and Joy G.

Media: social media and photography.  No report

OLD BUSINESS

Over the winter, our guild collected supplies to distribute to quilt guilds around the country that were hit by natural disasters.  We received a beautiful thank you note from the Florida guild.

NEW BUSINESS
None


Showcase
Refreshments

Our next meeting is the 13th of June at 7pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm.  

Respectfully Submitted,
Veronica S, Secretary

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 2018 Minutes

 CAMACO QUILT GUILD MINUTES
                                              APRIL 11TH, 2018 

The meeting was called to order by our president, Helen S. at 7:00 pm.  The meeting commenced with a demonstration by Crystal Smith from Needles & Pins which was enjoyed by all.  Twister Quilts!

Treasurer's Report:  
    Treasurer's Report was given by our new treasurer, Pam:
       Balance:  $XXXXX

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Name Badge: $2.50 was collected.

Charity: Eleanor N reported that as suggested at the March meeting, quilt tags have been designed and ordered for our charity quilts.  They will be available to view at the May meeting.  ***Please look through stashes and find fabrics that you are willing to part with, cut them into 2" strips and bring the strips to our next meeting.  CARA loves the critters!  18 dog beds were donated.  Quilts are coming for the teenagers!  Eleanor has asked that the membership consider setting up a small budget for fabric.

Program: Retreat deposit of $75 is due at the May meeting.  May and June projects are in the works.  Eileen presented proposed programs for 2019 with ballots for voting.  Please vote before leaving the meeting.

Sunshine: Bev sent a card to Margareta congratulating her on her new home.  A card was also sent to Helen R. wishing her well.  A sympathy card was sent to Bernie on the passing of her husband.  Please keep Bernie in your thoughts and prayers.

Ways and Means: Raffle generated $80  Next month remember to bring in fall holiday themed fat quarters.

Refreshments: thank you to all who brought snacks and refreshments.  Next month:  group birthday celebration cake.

Media: social media and photography.  No report

OLD BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS

Reminder:  Clare reminded everyone about the Historic Cold Spring Village Banner Challenge.  Entry forms are available.  Entry must be an 18 x 18 patriotic banner.
Showcase
Refreshments

Our next meeting is the 9th of May at 7pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.  

Respectfully Submitted,
Veronica S, Secretary


Friday, March 16, 2018

March 2018 Minutes and Guild Information

 CAMACO QUILT GUILD MINUTES     MARCH 14TH, 2018 

The meeting was called to order by our president, Helen S. at 7:10 pm.

Treasurer's Report:  
    Treasurer's Report was given by Clare in the absence of Helen R:
       Balance:  $XXXXX
An additional membership was paid tonight.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Name Badge: $.50 was collected.

Charity: Eleanor N reported in February that there is a shelter at Crest Haven called Oasis for young people who have run away or don't fit into the foster care system.   There are 8 children:  4-16 year olds, 3-17 year olds and 1-18 year old (all girls).  We need twin size quilts for the girls.  They have nothing and will never leave the system. We have 10 quilts coming in and we need quilters.  

Eleanor will not be giving out kits anymore. The Charity Committee met and went through piles of fabric and put them into groups.  We need cutters to cut these packs of fabric into 2" strips which will be made into blocks.  We still have 5 kits available.  Contact Eleanor.  Eleanor has made a chart of available fabrics. 

16 dog beds were done last month and are much appreciated.  

Karen M suggested that we order labels for our quilts.  This was approved by the membership.  The Charity Committee will decide how we should proceed.

ProgramHelen did a Dresden ruler demonstration.  

Eileen I reported that in April Meeting: Crystal from Needles & Pins will come to demonstrate a twister tool.  

Bernie showed us a sample of this method.  Bernie also showed us a weighted quilt, commonly used to relieve in anxiety and specifically by the Autism Society.  The quilt is weighted to 10% of a person's body weight and is constructed of flannel and poly pellets.

Sunshine: Bev sent a card to Dee.  Linda's husband is doing well. Diane D is in the hospital.  Flossie is still sick.  Bev will send cards.  Connie is back!!!

Ways and Means: Raffle generated $XX.

Refreshments: thank you to all who brought snacks and refreshments.  Next month:  Sharon C, Danielle C, Bonnie C and Doreen D.

Media: social media and photography.  Denise reported that old photos are being scanned and stored on thumb drives.  Photos for membership list is ongoing.  Facebook might be a place for us to store our photos.  Does anyone NOT want their face on Facebook?  If you don't, contact Denise of Helen.  Membership voted to do away with printed photos.  Should our Facebook page be members only?  Membership voted for members only.  Should we put the member photos on Facebook?  Membership voted yes.  Members will also receive an e-mail copy of the address book with the pictures.

OLD BUSINESS

Badge committee rotation:  Dottie L is April, May, June.

NEW BUSINESS

Helen S:  refreshments.  Should we continue as is or just do a birthday cake in April paid for by the guild?  Membership voted against getting rid of refreshments.  May will be a big birthday coke honoring everyone, approved by membership.

Bad news:  Helen R stepped down as treasurer.  We need a new treasurer.
Clare:  the current bylaws read that the Vice President fills any board vacancy.  Should we amend the bylaws to allow for an interim election for vacant positions?  Membership voted yes.  If no one volunteers, the position will fall to the Vice President.  People who volunteered for the treasurer last time, Linda F, not interested in running again at this time.  Pam volunteered to fill the vacancy.  A motion was made to approve Pam as treasurer.  Approved.  Thanks, Pam!!!!

Showcase
Refreshments
Demo:  Dresdens

Our next meeting is th at 7pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.  

Respectfully Submitted,
Veronica S, Secretary

Sunday, March 11, 2018

February 2018 Minutes

CAMACO QUILT GUILD MINUTES
                                              February 14TH, 2018 

The meeting was called to order by our president, Helen S. at 7:10 pm.
There was one guest: Nina.  Thank you, Nina, for joining us!

Treasurer's Report:  
    January Balance:  XXXX
    February Balance: XXXX
    Expenses:  XXX
At our last meeting, $XXXX was collected, including membership dues

 Helen R. placed old photos out for members to look at.  Clare thanked Bev for her time served as secretary and Peggy was congratulated on her UFO projects!

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Name Badge: $2.25 was collected.

Charity: Eleanor N reported that there is a shelter at Crest Haven called Oasis for young people who have run away or don't fit into the foster care system.   There are 8 children:  4-16 year olds, 3-17 year olds and 1-18 year old (all girls).  We need twin size quilts for the girls.  They have nothing and will never leave the system.
A big thank you for dog beds and CARA quilts!  W need batting.  Veronica will donate the batting.

Program: BINGO!  In 
March, Helen will do a Dresden ruler demonstration.  
April, Michelle Hiatt is ill and can not come.  She will refund our deposit or book for next year.  membership voted for refund. 
RETREAT:  Doreen reported that the Continental is closed.  Many guilds' retreats have been cancelled.  Our retreat will be at the Harvest Drive Family Inn.  The hotel has 57 rooms and Doreen has reserved 32.  Sewing room will be available from 12pm on Thursday until 2pm Sunday.  Most meals are excluded, only the pizza/salad dinner is included.  Motel has a restaurant.  Rooms:  singles and doubles.  Doubles:  2 queens and 2 doubles are available.  All have outside doors, 2 floors, no elevator.  Queen or double can not be pre-booked, so what you get will be a surprise.  The triple has 3 double beds.  A Quad will be 4 people with 2 queen beds.  Single room is 1 bed.  All rooms have a microwave and refrigerator.  Class is hunters star.  When you pay the deposit, you will get the fabric and cutting requirements along with a picture.  Deposit of $75 is due in May, balance due in September.  Dates:  10/25-28.  Single is $310, Double $195, Triple $155 and Quad $135.

Sunshine: Bev went to see Flossie and she is doing well.  Connie T's open heart surgery went well and she is in rehab.  Dee T is now at assisted living and happy.Joanne K will not being renewing with us.  She is re-locating.  Linda Fs husband is ill, so all prayers appreciated.

Ways and Means: No report

Refreshments: thank you to all who brought snacks and refreshments.  Next month:  Sharon W, Betsy Y, Connie A, Mary B, Denise B and Gail B. 

Media: no Media report.

OLD BUSINESS

New by-laws will be available for review in March.

NEW BUSINESS

Clare J., Vice President, addressed the membership regarding the annual donation to Historic Cold Spring Village.  a $500 donation for the quilt show was approved by the membership.  Quilt forms are available from Clare.

Our new president, Helen S. requested self-addressed envelopes from all members who want snail mail.  Helen also asked that we change show and tell to showcase.  Membership approved. Helen has asked that for our March meeting, BRING IN YOUR FIRST QUILT AND/OR A GREEN QUILT!

New photographers!  Denise B. & Helen E.  (Thank you!)

Bonnie announced and brought in information about the South Shore Stitchers workshop:  quilted tote bag.

Eileen I. announced information about Garden of Quilts (3/10 & 3/11).  She has forms if you have a quilt you would like to enter.

Bulletin board:  a news bulletin board was introduced at the meeting.

Pillow Case drawing was won by Clare.  Next drawing will be in April.

New longarm repair company was introduced.

Connie T is currently in a nursing home.

The next open sew session will not include demonstration.  Next open sew:  double wide Dresden.  Class will start around 11:30.

Shocase

Our next meeting is March 14th at 7pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.  

Respectfully Submitted,
Veronica Scutaro, Secretary




Thursday, February 15, 2018




Sankofa Stitchers is excited to be a Promotional Partner for the upcoming Quilt Luminarium by Ricky Tims coming to the Ewing Township, NJ area May 7-8, 2018. The ALL-NEW Quilt Luminarium by Ricky Tims will be held at theBrower Student Center at The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, NJ on May 7-8, 2018 (Monday and Tuesday). We wanted to make sure that you all are aware of this educational, fun-filled event, and we encourage you to visit www.quiltluminarium.com to learn about the details. Join Ricky for a two-day comprehensive quilt symposium that demystifies seemingly complex concepts, teaches mastery of unique techniques, and harnesses the power of the ever-elusive muse of creativity. To register for the event, visit www.quiltluminarium.com and click REGISTER HERE ONLINE

If you need more details on the seminar, feel free to email heather@rickytims.com

Bus Trip To Lancaster Quilt Show 2018


Lancaster Quilt Show Bus Trip 2018