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