Monday, May 4, 2015

April 2015 Meeting Minutes

April 2015 Minutes

Meeting started:        7:00pm

Attendance:   43

Guests:            Theresa Fusco, our speaker

Treasurer’s report:   $XXXXX


·      Charity           Kits were made available for members to use for the snowball quilts we will be donating to CASA. Most kits are 50 6 inch squares of fabric that you will need to add 220 2 inch squares, sashing and/or borders and backing to complete the quilts. There were a limited amount of the kits that included the 2 inch squares. There is some backing fabric available also. There are directions for how to make the blocks on the page Charity Projects 2015. Don’t forget to add the date you turned in your donation by your name on their list when you turn in your donations so you get your chance to win some fun prizes at the end of the year.

Snowball Charity Quilt Sample

·      Program         Don’t forget the magazine challenge is due in September. Directions are available on the blog under the page Magazine Challenge 2015, or ask Denise and Helen for details. There will be a guest speaker at our June meeting and a workshop the following day. Diane D’s cousin is going to teach the June 11th workshop. You can make a table runner , a lap quilt, wall or baby quilt. The "Beach Balls in The Sand" quilt was designed especially for us and is a fun way to learn how to do set in circles. All for just $15.   Please pay for the workshop at the May meeting. There are still spaces available.

·      Ways & Means           Joey advised they are still collecting yardage for a fabric sale in the fall. Please mark your fabric with the size and give to a ways and means committee member. They prefer from ½ yard or bigger, but will take fat quarters too.

·      Refreshments            Bernie advised she will contact the people responsible for refreshments at a later date.

·      Retreat           The $75.00 deposit for the October retreat is due at the May meeting, please arrive a few minutes early to pay and bring the completed form Doreen distributed when you signed up.

New Business:           We are lucky to have guest speakers at our next two meetings, we will have show n tell but, we are limiting it to one item per member.  At May’s meeting we will do it at the end of our meeting, when our speaker Jessica Sketulty of Quilty Habit is done with her presentation on Modern Quilting.

Next meetings notes:  Jessica Sketulty of Quilty Habit is done is speaking on Modern Quilting.

April’s meeting notes:           Theresa Fusco presented her beautiful quilts she has made throughout her life, there were contemporary, art and traditional quilts along with wall hangings and some wearable items. She shared some fun and inspiring moments from her life.

Respectfully submitted,


June 11th Workshop still available, Beach Balls in the Sand

At the June 11th workshop  you can make a table runner , a lap quilt, wall or baby quilt. The "Beach Balls in The Sand"  quilt was designed especially for us and is a fun way to learn how to do set in circles. Available to our members for just $15.


Beach Balls in the Sand!
Lap Quilt
72” X 72” (25 x 25)
Wall or Baby Quilt
48” x 48” (3 x 3)
Table Runner
42” X  18” (1 x 3)
(225) 5” scrappy beige/tan  squares or (19) assorted beige fat quarters Cut prior to class to save time
(81) 5” scrappy beige/tan  squares or (19) assorted fat quarters 
Cut prior to class to save time
(27) 5” scrappy beige/tan  squares Cut prior to class to save time
Beach Balls
(13) fat quarters - Bright Prints and Tone on Tone. 10” scrap pieces will work too. Make sure you have a good variety (40) pieces if using scraps.
Beach Balls
(14) 10” scrap pieces for beach balls
Beach Balls
Variety of scrap pieces for the pieced beach balls (3”x4”)
One Fabric beach ball (1) 10” square  for each block.

Accent strip – ½ yard
Accent Strip – ¼ yard
Border – 1 ½ yards
Border – 1 yard
Border – ½ yard
Binding – ½ yd if cut across width
Binding – ½ yd if cut across width
Binding- 1/3 yd if cut across width
Wide Rick Rack ,Freezer paper, zipper foot, YLI invisible thread, adhesive spray, paper scissors, fabri-solvi, 
Dresden ruler (only if you have one), Roxanne's basting glue or similar, Iron and General Sewing Supplies.