Franklin County Quilter's Guild

April 20, 2007

50 members present; no new members.
Guests:  Nancy Thetford; Crystal Greer; and Aline Sweet.

THANK YOU to Sally McIntyre for a wonderful and successful quilt show.  Quilt show summary included in this evening's information packet; total for raffle tickets sales should read $2433 which includes monies turned in last month.

SECRETARY'S REPORT:  Motion to accept by Teela Dufresne;  seconded by Nancy Orcutt.  Motion carried.

TREASURER'S REPORT:  Motion to accept by Gina Meigs; seconded by Shireen Melton.  Motion carried.

Quilt Show:  Sally McIntyre thanked everyone for all the support in making the quilt show a successful event.  She and Bonnie Evans plan to chair next year's show.
Raffle Quilt:  Sally McIntyre presented 2 choices for the 2008 raffle quilt; paper piecing is required.  Sally will be organizing a paper piecing workshop.  Guild members were asked to make their selection for the pattern on the ballot sheet at the back of the room.
Nominating Committee:  Alyce Bushey reported volunteers are still needed for:  Charity Quilt; Assistant Program Coordinator; Purple Heart Quilts; and quilt show vendors.
2008 Charity Quilt:  Guild members selected the Franklin County Humane Society as the recipient.
2007 Charity Quilt:  A representative from the Make-A-Wish Foundation will attend next month to receive the quilt.

Special Silent Auction:  Bonnie Evans talked about a special silent auction for guild members only which will start at the May meeting and close at the June meeting.  Funds from this silent auction will be used for the purchase of fabric for the Breast Cancer Quilts.  The guild has collected many special donated items for this silent auction to include: $100 gift certificate from Smitty's; fat quarter bundles; gift certificates for machine quilting; and the list goes on.  Guild members only will be able to bid on the items for two months. 
Orphan Block Quilts:  Bonnie Evans also talked about a request from Sandy Lovelette for a quilt to be donated to the Thomas Cook Memorial Foundation.  Marilynn Jessiman made a motion to donate an Orphan Block Quilt to the Thomas Cook Memorial Foundation; seconded by Diane Forey.  Motion carried.

FABULOUS 15 CHALLENGE:  This month's number is 14.

- Quilts Around the Town will be held May 11th - 13th in Chester, VT; it's a fun event with quilts displayed throughout Chester.
- GMQG Spring Meeting is on May 19th in Bethel, VT; Phyllis Fletcher reminded members that the guild is asked to donate a basket of quilt related items for the GMQG teacup auction.
- The Northern Lights Quilt Guild Quilt Show is May 18th - 20th at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon, NH.

BLOCK OF THE MONTH: Marilynn Jessiman gave further instructions in construction of the Vermont theme quilt; she encouraged anyone with questions to contact her or go to website under BOM.  Elaine Magnan won this month's BOM and received 8 outhouse blocks.

LOST & FOUND:  A jacket and bag of cleaning supplies left at the quilt show were reunited with the proper owners; Sharon Perry still has a nice pair of black gloves which were left behind at the show.  Gail Darling is still looking for her cell phone.

GEORGE SICILIANO WORKSHOP:  Shireen Melton stated there is still space available for George Siciliano's workshop on Saturday.  Doors to SATEC will open at 8:30 am, and class starts at 9:00 am.

MONTHLY DOOR PRIZE:  The winners were Linda McNall, Gerda Thibault, and Susan Lussier.

PROGRAM FOR MAY:  A trunk show of Indonesian batiks and sale of batik products; also opening of special silent auction.

PROGRAM FOR JUNE:  Potluck dinner, teacup auction and close of special silent auction.

SHOW & TELL:  As always, the quilts were beautiful!

TONGIHT'S PROGRAM:  George and Virginia Siciliano's trunk show was fabulous!

Respectfully submitted,
Rose Rixon, Secretary