Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Minutes of March Meeting

March  2015 Minutes

Meeting started:        March 11, 2015 7:00pm

Attendance:   39

Treasurer’s report:   $XXXX


·      Charity           Sonja reported the Charity committee is offering a raffle at the end of the year, for every charity project a member makes and donates.  Make sure you record your projects turned in with the charity committee in order to be entered into the drawing. One entry per project donated!

They are also collecting novelty fabrics for backings and sashing for children’s quilts. Kits will be made for member’s to use for making a charity quilt for a child during the sew day March 24th at the Millman Center 1:00pm.

·      Program         Gail filled us in on our speaker, Terry Fusco, for next months meeting. She will be presenting a program “50 and Better Than Ever” at the meeting and she will be teaching a workshop on Thursday April 9th, 9:30am at Cold Spring Village on Raw Edge Applique Flower Wall Hanging. There are 2 openings as of today if you’d like to join in. The cost is $31.00. Everyone is to bring a snack/food item to share for lunch and your own drink.

Gail also reported there will be a speaker at our May meeting, Jessica Sketulty of http://quiltyhabit.blogspot.com will be sharing her modern quilts.

·      Ways & Means           Joey requested that members donate fabric you don’t want any more to the guild for a sale to be held later this year. Please mark the fabric with the size. They are requesting ½ yard or larger pieces. If you have fat quarters they will take them too.

They also held a raffle for a $25.00 gift card, new member Kerri was the lucky winner, Congrats Kerri!!

·      Retreat           The desposit for October’s retreat is due at May’s meeting.

Old business:

Helen advised she closed our post office box because we haven’t received one piece of mail the entire time we’ve had it. The USPS refunded us $20.00 for the balance of the year’s fee. The guild will use Helen’s mailing address for guild mail while she is president. We can decide when a new president is appointed how to handle mail at that time.

New Business:

There will be no show and tell at April’s meeting due to the guest speaker.

This meeting notes:  We made Styrofoam mosaic eggs and enjoyed snacks and show & tell. Kate shared info on quilting rulers that she uses and are great for domestic machine quilting, Accents in Design, Inc. Fine line quilter’s ruler 8”, Straight Line Designs.   http://accentsindesign.com/fineline.html  Thanx Kate for the info!!

Next meetings notes:            No show and tell in April. Guest speaker Teresa Fusco is scheduled.

Respectfully submitted,


Monday, March 2, 2015

February 2015 Meeting Minutes

February 2015 Minutes

Meeting started:        7:00pm February 11th, 2015

Attendance:   46

Treasurer’s report:   $XXXXX


·      Charity           Regarding the novelty fabrics that charity asked for, they are requesting that not all fabrics be cut up into 6 inch square so it can be used for sashing or backing. March 24th 1-4pm at the Millman Center, there will be a charity sew day to organize the projects and donated fabric for this year. 
      We will be making quilts for children of CASA, pillowcases for the DAV and dog pillows for the animal shelters in the area. We will not be collecting placemats at this time.

·      Program         Inge advised for our March meeting we will be making a patchwork Easter egg and we will need to bring Easter colored fabrics small scrap size, scissors, and one of the following, tiny crochet hook, stiletto, stylus or small knitting needle. The Styrofoam eggs will be supplied by the guild.

Bev advised  at our meeting April 8th Teresa Fusco will be our guest speaker and talk about "A Quilter's Journey-50 and Older-Better Than Ever".

Thursday April 9 – We will be hosting a workshop on " Raw Edge Appliqué" with Teresa Fusco, the cost is around $30 if we get 15 sign ups.  To be held at the Historic Cold Spring Village Welcome Center.  For more information on Teresa's style and free form approach go to TeresasQuiltStudio.com.  

·      Sunshine        Flossie had knee surgery.

·      Refreshments                        Bernie advised the guild will be supplying the beverages for meetings so when it’s your turn to supply refreshment please bring a snack of some type to share.   
     Ways & Means     Over the next several months you can bring in any yardage or fat quarters you would like to donate to our Fabric Sale that we are planning for the October meeting.

New business:           Helen and I introduced the program committee’s

 2015 Magazine Page Color Challenge

Please join us for a fun challenge project! Stretch your skills and imagination by playing along! Use the guidelines below to join in the fun. There will be awards and prizes. 

1   Tear a random page out of any old magazine.

2   Write your name on the page.
3   Use the colors on that page to make a quilted project not more than 24X24 inches.
4  Use all the colors, 2 or 3 colors, but only colors on that page.
5  Make a pot holder, table runner, a tote bag, a wall hanging or anything you'd like.

6   Traditional or modern. Use your favorite technique or learn a new one like appliqué, embroidery, beading or anything else you can dream up.
7   Please label your quilt on the back with a title, year and your name.

The challenge is due at the September meeting so get busy!! All this info is on the blog in the page section 2015 Magazine Challenge.

Old business:             Helen reminded everyone that South Shore Stitchers is running a bus trip to the Lancaster Quilt Show Saturday March 14th. The info is available on the blog and was sent out in an email in February.

Meeting notes:           We enjoyed demos on strip quilting and awesome show n tell.

Next meetings notes:           March’s meeting we will be making a patchwork Easter egg and we will need to bring Easter colored fabrics small scrap size, scissors, and one of the following, tiny crochet hook, stiletto, stylus or small knitting needle. The Styrofoam eggs will be supplied by the guild.

Ways and Means committee will be selling tickets for $1 to win a $25 gift card good to use anywhere you want.  

Respectfully submitted,