Monday, December 1, 2014

November 2014 Meeting Minutes

November 2014 Minutes

Meeting started:        November 12th, 2014 6:00pm

Attendance:   46 members

Guests:            4 guests

Treasurer’s report:   $XXXXX

·      Charity – Margareta thanked all the members of Camaco who have made charity projects to be donated throughout the year. There were 56 quilts donated to CASA this year.

·      Program – Gail reminded us that the December meeting is our Christmas Holiday party, our pollyanna this year is a handmade potholder, wrap it, put a card in it so the recipient knows who made it, put it in a paper bag and bring to the meeting to be swapped!

·      Sunshine – Flossy reported she sent out 3 cards to members. Joey reported that Grace R could use some sunshine, due to health issues she may not be able to attend our meetings. Diane D also had back surgery in October.

·      Ways & Means – A fat quarter raffle was held. There will be a basket of goodies raffled at the December meeting so bring your $$$!

·      Refreshments – Bernie reported the regular refreshment schedule will resume in January and she will notify who’s next by email or a phone call.  December’s meeting we will be holding a cookie swap, bring in a dozen cookies to sample at the meeting and a dozen cookies to be shared with the guild, we’ll all get a bag to put a few cookies in to take home. Print your recipe out to share with the guild and set next to your cookies for other’s to take.  

·      Retreat – Doreen advised us the quilt retreat at the Continental Inn in Lancaster, PA last month was very successful. She reported if the guild is in agreement there will be another one next year Oct 22-25th, 2015, Fri, Sat and Sun at the Continental Inn again, there will be room for 48 quilters. The guild was in agreement. Doreen asked for the guild to allow her to use guild funds for the down payment, to be reimbursed when the payments are received from quilt retreat participants. A motion was made by Gail B to use the guilds funds for the down payment until we have receipts from the guilt retreat registration, it was seconded by Joey G.

Old Business: Helen reminded everyone at the last meeting a motion was made and seconded for the existing board members to remain for 2015. Although the committees are in need of help and new members, she suggested joining a committee, the more people the less work for all involved and it’s a great way to get to know other guild members. We have a great group of quilters who share their skills and knowledge to better our guild, join a committee you’ll be surprised at what you learn…about our members and quilting!!

The meeting commenced with an advocate for CASA speaking about how our quilts are making a difference in the young recipients lives. He expressed the love the children have for their very own quilt. CASA conveyed their gratitude for our generosity. We showcased all the quilts we worked on all year and were donated to CASA before handing them over. We also enjoyed a covered dish Thanksgiving celebration. We have so many great cooks and recipes in our guild, it was a delicious dinner with good fellowship.

Next meetings notes:                        December’s Christmas Holiday celebration, bring $$$ for basket raffle, potholder in a brown bag to swap, and two dozen cookies to sample and share, and a few copies of the recipe.

Respectfully submitted,


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole

from Joey Goodman 

3 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
½ cup milk
½ stick butter
½ tsp salt

Blend; pour into buttered casserole 


½  stick margarine
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup self rising flour
1 cup chopped pecans
(1 cup coconut, optional)

Sprinkle on top
Cook 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until heated through

Sunday, October 26, 2014

October 2014 Meeting Minutes

October 2014 Minutes

Meeting started:        7:00pm

Attendance:               44      

Guests:                        4

Treasurer’s report:   XXXXXX


·      Charity – Sonja reminded everyone that at November’s meeting all our charity quilts will be presented to the organizations that benefit. Please bring any charity quilt you haven’t turned in. We will have a parade of quilts before they are sent off to their new homes!

·      Program         Gail reminded everyone our exchange for the holiday party in December is a pot holder, there are no rules, please make a potholder, wrap it, put a card inside with your name on it and put it in a brown paper bag and bring to the December meeting to exchange for another pot holder!

·      Ways & Means           Joey asked everyone to bring a holiday themed Fat Quarter for a FQ exchange at the November meeting.

·      Refreshments                        Bernie advised for our December meeting we will be having a cookie exchange. Bring a dozen cookies for sampling at the meeting and a dozen cookies for exchanging. This way we can sample AND gather a few different cookies to take home. Please write your recipe out so we can all have the recipe for our favorite cookies shared. Since our next two meetings involve everyone bringing food, our refreshment list will commence again in January and she’ll be in touch with whoever’s turn it is at that time.

Old Business:

The guild election and changing the by laws was discussed again, it was brought up by Helen that maybe the by-laws should be changed to read that the term for elected board members be two years, there was a discussion about changing the by laws. Doreen explained how changing the by laws is handled. It was decided that changing the by laws wasn’t necessary and Donna F made a motion that the serving board members service term be extended and they all serve for the year 2015. The motion was seconded by Inge and carried by the attending members.

Doreen went over some details for the upcoming quilt retreat.

New Business:           The November meeting will begin at 6:00pm, it is our annual Thanksgiving covered dish dinner. Please bring a dish to share. There was a list circulated at the meeting to sign up to share something and it was agreed that the guild will provide the paper products needed.

Next meetings notes:                        Bring your charity quilts, a covered dish to share and a holiday themed fat quarter for an exchange at 6:00pm!!

The meeting program was Self Portraits. Gail talked about self portrait quilts and how they can be interpreted, she had a few examples of different small quilt self portraits. A few members made self portraits to share too. It was quite a few different techniques explored and explained. Show N tell was phenomenal and inspiring as usual.

Respectfully submitted,


Sunday, September 28, 2014

September Meeting Minutes 2014

September 2014 Minutes

Meeting started:        7:00

Attendance:   39

Guests:            3

Treasurer’s report:   $XXXX

New Business:           Elections are coming up in November, anyone interested in running may contact a board member, so a nominating committee can be formed. The current board is willing to serve for a second year if the guild is in agreement.

                                    Also, the possibility of changing the term of service for the governing board to two years from one year was brought up, this will require changing the bi-laws and will have to be voted on by the guild.

                                    The paper products for the guild will be purchased by the guild, in previous years the paper products were donated by Shirley H. and other guild members for special events.

Old Business:             No old business was discussed.


·      Charity           Margareta P. advised there’s a charity sew day at the Millman Center September 23 at 1:00pm. There are dog bed covers made of heavy material for everyone to use for their scraps, the dogs are ripping and tearing the thinner fabric covers and ruining the pillows, so if you’re making a bed for a dog, take one of the covers the guild has available at the meetings or use thick/heavy fabrics.

·      Program         Gail B. reviewed the meeting schedule for the remainder of the year, October’s meeting is all about self portrait quilts, November is our covered dish dinner and we’re presenting our charity quilts to the organizations who benefit, December is our holiday celebration, make 1 potholder for our potholder exchange and everyone bring a snack to share.

·      Ways & Means           Bring a fall themed fat quart for a drawing in October.  Helen E. won the nice gift basket that was raffled off at our meeting, it contained a gift certificate to Joanns and a few other gifts. Congrats Helen!

·      Refreshments            Bernie S. advised who is responsible for refreshments for the October meeting, everyone responsible was notified at the meeting or by an email. Bernie will be handling the lists for our covered dish dinner in November.

·      Retreat           Doreen D.  collected the balance of the retreat fee and distributed more info on the fun ahead!!

Gail B. presented a cute pumpkin project from All People Quilt, Silly Pumpkin Pincushions . The UFO’s and show & tell were beautiful and inspiring as usual!

Next meetings notes:            Bring a fall color fat quarter for a fat quarter raffle or buy a ticket for the drawing at the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Denise B~

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Charity Sew Days are Fun Days Come Join in on the Fun!!

With batting supplied by CAMACO together with various fabric donations, we almost have a quilt.  All we need now are talents, energy and a bit (not a lot) of time from our devoted quilters. 

The quilts can be sewn at the Millman Center or worked on at home. The aim is to let a child in the CASA, Christ Child or the VFW programs know that we truly care. 

The combination of cutting batting, sorting fabric, sewing, Swedish coffee cake, iced tea and lots of conversation made for a nice day. Enjoy the summer....We waited long enough... 

Truly, Margareta

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Glimpse into our Terry Kramzar Workshop

We were so fortunate to have  Terry Kramzar spend the day teaching us some new techniques and a project to practice and use them. The workshop was held at Cold Spring Village. What a fun day of sewing and friendship.
The Instructor, Terry Kramzar
The Project
Diane from South Jersey MQG, Helen, Carolyn and Joyce in the distance!

Carolyn is enjoying herself!

Connie is stitching away, with Doreen and Kathy not far behind.

Elena and Sandy sewing it up.

Diane slicing up the fabric!

Diane's D's lovely black, white and gray creation.

Gail and Kathy laying down the stitches!

Peggy, Meryl and Denise hard at work.

Kathy getting the 4-1-1!

June 2014 Meeting Minutes

June 2014 Minutes

Meeting started:        7:05pm Wednesday June 11, 2014

Attendance:   44

Guests:            Rosalie G from Christ Child Society

Treasurer’s report:   XXXX


·      Name Badge  Joyce reported she collected $1 in name tag fines.

·      Charity           Next sew day at the Millman Center is Tuesday June 24th at 1:00 pm, bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies.

·      Ways & Means           Joey advised at the September meeting there will be a basket raffle.

·      Refreshments             Bernie will email the next members on the list in August for the refreshment assignments for September.

·      Retreat           Doreen reminded everyone the $75.00 deposit is due, it can be mailed to her over the summer if you didn’t register at the meeting, the balance is due at the September meeting. There will be a meet and greet on Thursday night at the retreat, with some fun activities planned.

Old business: No old business was discussed.

New Business: No new business was discussed.

Rosalie G from the Christ Child Society spoke to us about the great work they do in the county. If you would like to knit or crochet a sweater, hat, booties or blanket for one of their layettes they will supply yarn call Rosalie G at (see your minutes emailed to you). Christ Child Society phone number is 609-602-7682. They will accept handmade quilts for children 2-3 years old enrolled in Head Start. Sonia is collecting items for Christ Child Society at the meetings.

Our rectangle challenge projects were all beautiful and creative. First prize was won by Gerri P, second was Eileen I. and third was won by Elena H. Congratulations ladies! Everyone’s work was worthy of a prize. The fat quarter bundle from Timeless Treasures was won by Sandy W, lucky Sandy!

Ways and Means did a great job with the yard sale. There were a lot of items for sale and there were many happy customers getting bargains!

Announcement: South Shore Stitchers is holding a Yard Sale July 14th Upper Township Community Center
1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe . Shopping starts at 5:00pm.

Next meetings notes: Bring a project to work on for July and August, no formal meeting will be held.

Respectfully submitted,