Franklin County Quilter's Guild

March 12, 2007

WELCOME by Sharon Perry, President.  Thank Yous extended to Alyce Bushey, Mary Ellen Therrien and Elaine Magnan for their work in putting together the 2007 Charity Quilt and to Babette LaBelle, of Quilting By “B” for doing the quilting.  The quilt was beautiful.  No one detected the "flaw."  Make-A-Wish Foundation is the recipient of the quilt.  Thank You Notes received from:  Mary Ellen, house manager for Laurie's House; Trula Southwick, Chapter Coordinator for Project Linus; Fran to Gerda Thibault for breast cancer survivor quilt; and Kirsten Kebbel for the gift of quilt blocks from the Guild.  In gratitude,  Kirsten sent a 1-yd piece of fabric print commemorating the Washington State centenary.

: Motion to accept by Marilyn Jessiman; seconded by Teela Dufresne.  There was no discussion, no corrections.  Motion carried.

:  Motion to accept by Nancy Orcutt; seconded by Shireen Melton.  There was no discussion, no corrections.  Motion carried.


Quilt show chair, Sally McIntyre, reported 85 quilts entered for show; we received a commitment of 15 more during the meeting for a total of 100 quilts.  Entry form included in packet to register quilts.  Small flyers available to advertise quilt show were distributed.  Mention was made of large posters made by  Regal Arts should be on display throughout town; Deb Dusablon volunteered to contact Regal Arts.  Final meeting of quilt show committee set for March 21.  Raffle Tickets:  Contact Beth Fancher, 16 Trobridge Road, Bakersfield, VT 05441, telephone 827-3199, if you have not turned in your raffle tickets.  Beth may also be reached Cowles Quilting Machine Shop in St. Albans.  Silent Auction:  Several new items were displayed and some promised; there's an estimate of 30 entries.

2008 Raffle Quilt:  Sally McIntyre suggested a pineapple design.  It is a simple paper-piecing pattern.  It was suggested that a workshop on paper-piecing be included at one of our monthly meetings.  Sally would like to have all guild members involved in the making of the charity quilt.

Program Coordinator, Shireen Melton
proposed making Program  Coordinator a two-year term.  The first year would be spent as “junior” coordinator learning and planning program for the following year; the second year would be as the “senior“ coordinator “executing“ the planned programs.  This arrangement would be extremely beneficial in booking "big name" presenters where most must be booked 2 years in advance.  There would also be better continuity for the position.  Shireen Melton made a motion to add another program coordinator; Joan Jettie seconded.  Motion carried.

Nominating committee members are Alyce Bushey, Elaine Magnan and Mary Ellen Therrien.  The following members have agreed to remain in their current positions:  Sharon Perry as president; Shireen Melton as "senior" program coordinator; and Marilynn Jessiman as BOM coordinator.  Lynette Jensen has granted permission for use of her book,  Big Block Quilts.

2008 Charity Quilt ballot in evening packet.  Everyone urged to cast a vote for choice of the organization to receive the quilt and deposit in ballot box.

Orphan Block Quilt Recipient
:  Diane Forey made a motion to give an orphan-block quilt to Joyce Koss who recently underwent successful by-pass surgery.  Seconded by Nancy Orcutt; motion carried.

"Ugly" Fabric Challenge:  Bring 1/2 yard of fabric you consider ugly, or that you won't use, to the June meeting for a swap.  You'll have until the November meeting to make a small quilt using a recognizable amount in the
quilt top.  Members will vote on their favorite, and the winners (first, second and third place) will receive some nice prizes.  Plus you'll keep your quilt.
George Siciliano Workshop:  There are still openings for the George Siciliano workshop on Saturday, April 21st, at the St. Albans Town Elementary School.  Registration is now open to non-members.  April guild meeting will be on Friday, April 20th at Church of the Rock.  May 16th meeting will consist of Indonesian Batik with vending.  June meeting will be potluck supper, ugly fabric and tea cup auction.

: This month's number is 14.


Vermont Shop Hop is March 15th - 18th & 22nd - 25th.  Denise Chase is     offering to drive her van to Shop Hop.  Give her a call     if interested.
National Quilting Day is March 17th--do something fun!!!
Machine Quilters Expo is April 11th -14th at The Center of New     Hampshire/Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH.
The Rehab Center is looking for a "teacher" to help residents make a quilt.      Sharon will find out the specifics.

MONTHLY DRAWINGS winners were Marilynn Jessiman, Carol Stanley and Betty Morgan.

:  Marilynn Jessiman gave further instructions on next step of BOM mystery quilt; the March block should measure 6" finished.  Gwen Guyette won all the flying geese blocks.

SHOW AND TELL:  Beautiful work displayed!!!

Respectfully submitted
Rose Rixon, Secretary