Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February 2014 Minutes

February 2014 Minutes

Meeting started:        7:10pm February 12, 2014

Attendance:   39

Treasurer’s report:   $XXXXX

Thank you notes:      We received thank you notes from Cape May County Office of Aging for the placemats for Meals on Wheels, CASA for the quilts we donate to them and the DAV for the pillowcases we made and donated for their children’s Christmas Party.  Great job everyone!!!


·      Name Badge - please sign in at each meeting and wear your nametag.

·      Charity – Margareta P and her committee have been looking into outlets for our donations and have found many organizations that can use our handmade goods. We will be making a variety of projects, you may choose one or more projects to make and donate. Kits of pre cut fabric are available to our members to use to make a quilt for one of the recipients of our generosity. *Please see below (and the blog soon) for more info on the organizations and details on dimensions, colors and items being accepted.  The next workshop for charity is Tuesday March 25th 1pm at the Millman Center.  We will continue to cut fabric to make kits for our guild members to use for making quilts to be donated.

·      Photography – no report

·      Program – Terry Kramzar will speak at our May meeting and the following day will hold a workshop. Cost and details of the workshop will be presented at the March meeting. There is a limit of 20 people for the workshop, first come first served.  You can see Terry’s work at terrykramzar.com .   March meeting is Machine Madness we will have demos for free motion quilting on your domestic machine.

·      Sunshine – Contact Flossie if you know of someone who needs a little love. We’re sending our healing thoughts and hugs to Ellen G and Janet B this month.

·      Ways & Means – We will continue the fat quarter lottery for March, bring in a green fat quarter, get a ticket to be entered in a drawing to win a portion of the fat quarters at the meeting. If you didn’t bring a fat quarter you may purchase a ticket for $1 at the meeting. There were 3 lucky winners at tonight’s meeting.

·      Refreshments – Bernie S will contact the next people on our membership list to bring refreshments for March’s meeting. If you are asked to bring a refreshment, please plan to arrive 15 mins early and stay to set up/clean up the refreshments.

Old business:

Star BOM: Diane D presented the Star BOM for February, Carol’s Star and also revealed the final two BOM’s so if you are using our sew day on March 2nd to construct your quilt you can work on those also, Dolly Madison Star and Stairs to the Stars. All directions are on http://www.quilterscache.com  they are listed alphabetically in the 12 inch block list. The entire list of patterns including links, for our stars are on the blog in the Pages sidebar, Star BOM Information and Links.

Quilt Retreat: Doreen D and Kathy B will be organizing the quilt retreat for 2015, they started looking at places in the Lancaster PA area and took a poll to see if everyone would be willing to attend a retreat this fall instead of winter 2015 because traveling that far in bad winter weather could be an issue. We all agree Fall 2014 would be a better time for a retreat in PA. They will keep us posted on any info and decisions they make.

Camaco Quilt Guild has a new blog, go visit!!  http://camacoquiltguild.blogspot.com   We will put important info pertaining to our guild there…if you have info or an idea for the blog let Denise know. If you sign up for follow by email, you automatically get an email every time there’s a new blog post… so you don’t miss anything!!

New Business:

Timeless Treasures Fabric Company donated a selection of beautiful precuts to our guild to be used as ways & means and prizes for our activities throughout the year, thanks to a connection of Denise’s daughter Chelsey’s Metro Modern Quilt Guild…thank you Hayden at Timeless Treasures and Chelsey!

Meeting Program:  UFO's were presented and photographed for future reference!!!

Next meeting’s notes:

Bring a green fat quarter for the fat quarter lottery. March Machine Madness, demos on free motion quilting on your domestic machine, nothing required.

*Charity info so far:   We agreed to continue pillowcases, they can be donated to other organizations besides the DAV if there are extras, and CASA, they accept quilts for children between the ages of 0-18 yo that are in the foster care system. The Christ Child Society makes up layette sets that can contain a baby quilt 30X36 or a receiving blanket 30X30, they also will accept knit or crochet booties and blankets in blue, white or pink. Contact Sonia H for obtaining yarn to use in the Christ Child projects. Head Start uses quilts/blankets for 3 yr olds. Tote bags are being accepted by DYFS, Diane D is looking into a pattern for a tote bag to hold children’s personal items.*update March 12, 2014**

Respectfully submitted,


*The tote bags for DYFS is not confirmed...so don't go crazy with tote bags yet!
**It's been confirmed, DYFS is happy to use tote bags we make! There's directions in April's meeting minutes for a tote.

Sew Day Get Together Sunday March 2nd

Come join us for a Sew Day at Green Creek Fire Hall on Sunday March 2nd from 10-4 located at    14 Bay Shore Rd, Green Creek, Middle Township, NJ. 

You can use this time to catch up on the Star BOM, your charity project or anything else you are working on.

We will order pizza so bring a few dollars for lunch or you can brown bag it. Bring your own beverage.  If you have a snack you'd like to share bring that along too!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Strip Quilt Inspiration for Our Charity Quilts

Here are some inspiration projects for the 2 1/2 inch strips we are using for our charity quilts. If you have a great idea to share send it to Denise and I'll make sure to add it to this list!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Charity Workshop Monday February 10th Millman Center

Just a little reminder that on Monday February the 10th, we are meeting at the Millman Center at 1:00 pm to 4:00pm.

We will be preparing for our year in Charity. Please bring rotary cutter and mat, scissor etc.

I have donated fabric on hand and so does Inge....Let's see what we can do with it and any future donations.

Thanks Truly Margareta

Thursday, February 6, 2014

January 2014 Show & Tell

January 2014 Show and Tell

Helen's Bird, with balls.
Helen's Bird without!
Joey's Yellow Brick Road
Joey's Quilt

Flossie's Scarves

Phyllis Smith Log Cabin

Lois Baby Quilt

Doreen's Elephant Quilt

Peggy's Star Blocks

Marlene's Star Blocks

Helen and Denise's Bursting Hearts