Franklin County
Quilter's Guild

Meeting Minutes
January 16, 2008

    - 56 Members present; no new members; and no guests.
    - Thank you’s
        -- Note read from Franklin/Grand Isle Habitat for Humanity; quilt raised over $2500

SECRETARY'S REPORT:  Diane Forey made a motion to accept; Marilynn Jessiman seconded.  There was no discussion; motion carried.

TREASURER'S REPORT:  Denise Christiansen made a motion to accept; Nancy Orcutt seconded.  There was no discussion; motion carried.

    - 2008 Charity Quilt:  Co-chair Denise Chase displayed the quilt top which was assembled at the January quilt bee.  A wide backing has been donated along with the batting, so the quilt is ready for machine quilting.
    - Breast Cancer Quilts:  Three members volunteered to take quilts home to quilt.  Bonnie has more kits available.
    - Quilt Show:  Sally McIntyre announced that registration forms will be available and pictures would be taken of the quilts at the February meeting at which time preparations will be made for the quilt show.  The quilt show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 5th and 6th.  Sally encouraged more people to attend the quilting bees even if only for an hour or two.  Also, Fat    Quarters are needed for the “Basket of FQs” prize.  Please bring them to the February meeting.
    - 2009 Charity Quilt:  Letters making request should be sent to FCQG, c/o Sharon Perry, PO Box 517, Montgomery Ctr, VT 05471, not later than February 4th, 2008.  Letter should include organization's mission/ objectives and service to Franklin/Grand Isle County; service examples and statistics are encouraged. 
    - Quilting Bees:  Quilt show ribbons will be made at the next quilting bee.
    - FCQG Food Drive:  The guild’s food drive will be in February; bring your donations of non-perishable food items to the February meeting.  Gerda Thibault volunteered to drop off food collected at our food drive.
    - Other Old Business:  Bonnie made a plea for batting and backing fabric for quilts to be donated to the Hospital Palliative Care for adults who are in for long term care.  Quilts are 45” x 60”.  Sharon Perry thanked those members who had already donated items based on the email request.

    - Raffle Tickets:  Please see Beth Jessiman to pick up raffle tickets.
    - Silent Auction:  Diane Forey & Nancy Orcutt, co-chairs, would like to have about 30 items for silent auction, such as table runners, bags, etc.  Deadline is the March meeting.

    - As of December, 34 WIPs were completed.  Shireen Melton was the winner for most WIPs completed for the December meeting.  Enter your name for each WIP finished.  Running stats will be included in meeting packet each month.

    - February meeting will be on Monday, February 11, 2008.
    - Changes to membership list:  Denise Chase, email changed to;  Beth Fancher is now Beth Jessiman and her email changed to; Rolande Fortin, email changed to
    - Staples Business Rewards reminder (use phone #868-7168)
    - Sewing Day at Johnson Town Hall, January 26 - 27, 2008.  Contact Barb O'Toole, 635-9384, for more info.
    - The Champlain Valley Guild is sponsoring a bus trip on Saturday, January 26th, to Quilted Threads Quilt Shop in Henniker, NH, and Sunshine Carousel Quilt Shop in Grantham, NH.  Cost is $30.00.  Bus will be leaving from Williston at 7:00 am and returning at 5:30 pm.  Contact Ruth Whitaker at Sew Many Treasures if you are interested in joining the trip.

BOM:  Gisele Nolan won the BOM raffle blocks.  Marilynn Jessiman showed the February block.  If anyone is missing instructions for any of the BOMs,  contact Marilynn Jessiman.

FEBRUARY PROGRAM:  Guild members will be voting on the “Ugly Fabric Challenge” quilts.  Various prizes will be awarded.

MONTHLY DRAWINGS:  Monthly drawing prizes awarded to Deb Chagnon, Bev Cook, Phyllis Fletcher, Gerda Thibault.

CHARITY QUILTS SHOW AND TELL:  Seven quilts were displayed.

SHOW AND TELL:  Once again, many beautiful quilts!

PROGRAM:  "Hot Dog" pillowcase demonstration with Phyllis Fletcher and scissors sharpening with Smitty.

Respectfully submitted,
Rose Rixon, Secretary