Franklin County Quilter's
March 15, 2006 Minutes
1 Guest and 1 new member
Thanks to: Marilynn Jessiman, Elaine Burnor, and Beth Fancher for hosting
the March Quilting Bee; Ann Pitt for teaching paper piecing basics at the
ribbon making session; all who came out to make the show ribbons; and Beth
Fancher for saving the day by bringing bleached muslin from her stash.
In March 1995, the guild made the first group quilt which was donated
to American Heart Association. In March 1996, the guild made a second
group quilt and donated the quilt to the Vermont Kidney Association.
With this second quilt the yearly charity quilt donation became an official
Quiche Perry made a motion to accept the minutes; Joan Jettie seconded.
Ann Pitt made a motion to accept; Gisele Nolan seconded. Motion passed.
Quilting Bees: March Bee was very successful. There will be
no quilting bee in April due to Quilt Show, Easter and Trunk Show/Lecture
in April. We’re seeking a volunteer and venue to hold the May quilting
Guild Pin: A design was presented for voting and pricing was explained
as $462.50 + shipping/handling for 250 pins, or $250.00 + shipping/handling
for 100 pins. Carol Guyette made a motion to order 250 pins of the
proposed design. Carol Stanley seconded. Deb Dusablon asked whether
members would receive a pin free or buy a pin. It was explained that
with 250 pins being ordered, the plan is to give all current members a pin
(about 100), reserve 50 for future new members, and make 100 available as
a “gift in exchange for a $5.00 donation to the guild.” The motion was
taken to a vote, and passed unanimously.
Nominating Committee for Slate of 2006-2007 Officers: The following
members have agreed to serve another year: Sharon Perry as President;
Susie Perry as Membership Chair; and Deb Dusablon as Treasurer. A nominating
committee was formed to nominate next year’s officers; Lorraine Pike and
Quiche Perry volunteered to be on the nominating committee. Since three
of the officers were volunteering to stay on, we decided a third member was
not required on the nominating committee unless someone else volunteers to
Charity Quilt: 2007 Charity Quilt ballots were distributed, and
Griffin House was noted as a write-in nomination.
Fabulous 15 Challenge: Slight rule change. If you are absent
from a meeting but have finished your WIP, you can show it at the meeting
following and still submit your entries as if it was right on time.
This month’s list number is 6.
Quilt Show: April 1.
Raffle quilt is going in the bank window this Monday and is on display
at Home Health right now. Bring any items to add to the front window
to Denise Chase by Monday.
Raffle Tickets: Please turn money and stubs to Gwen, mail them by
March 20th if you forgot to bring them to the meeting.
Ann Pitt noted that we had been featured in the AAA Magazine for our quilt
show. She thanked the ribbon makers that came on Saturday and noted
that 8 of the 10 ribbons are completed. Of the folks that turned out
to make ribbons, 4 beginners learned to paper piece during the meeting.
Drop-off for the show starts at 5:00 pm Friday night. Ann asked that
everyone hanging something in the show please either label their quilt with
a quilt label or a paper slip. She also noted that she had posters
and cards for everyone to take and hang in our communities for advertising.
Ann thanked everyone for their fat quarter donations and added that she had
purchased a quilt pattern book, Turning Twenty, to be included.
Silent Auction: Only 2 pieces submitted by the start of the meeting
tonight, with at least an additional 13 items promised. Sharon apologized
if anyone was offended by the quality restrictions placed on the silent auction
donation items. Sales Table idea has had very little interest this
year. It was decided that if items were donated for guild sale that
they could be placed in the silent auction if there was a shortage of items
which complied with the size restrictions.
Quilts: Only 29 forms submitted so far; there’s room for approximately
The sign up sheet for volunteers to work during the show was circulated.
Demonstrations: one person who was signed up is unable to make it.
A volunteer was requested to do a 1 to 1 ½ hour demonstration.
Contact Lorraine Pike if interested.
Fragrance-Free Guild meetings: A request was made by some of our
members with allergies that we leave fragrances off when attending guild
events for the comfort of those sensitive to fragrances.
Announcement was made about the Dear Jane Weekend at Shirley Banks’ B&B,
the Wildflower Inn and Moonlight in Vermont April 28th- 30th. Nola
Forbes will be the leader and all-inclusive packages start to $200.00 double
occupancy, and $275.00 single occupancy.
Announcement was made about bus trips Champlain Valley Guild is hosting:
May 13, Bus trip to Quilts Around Town in Chester,
seats are $28.
August 5, Bus trip to Lowell, MA, seats are $32.
Contact Sally McIntyre at 802-893-0325 for details.
Raffle Blocks: 25 blocks received and divided into two piles (13
and 12). Blocks were won by Linda Howard (13) and Linda Callan (12).
Monthly Drawings: Marie Baron, of Cottonwood Quilts, sent 3 gifts
for the guild this month, making 5 available prizes tonight. March
Monthly Drawings were won by Carol Guyette, Roberta Gilmour, Denise Chase,
Deb Dusablon, and Deb Chagnon.
March Program: Quiche Perry demonstrated how to make a quick and
easy Quilt Journal for documenting your quilts. Kits are available
for $10 for a complete journal. Quiche is willing to hold a private
class for both the Quilt Journal and the Sewing Box if enough guild members