Franklin County Quilter's Guild

May 16, 2007

1.  2007 CHARITY QUILT PRESENTATION:  Mary Ellen Therrien, Alyce Bushey and Elaine Magnan headed the Charity Quilt Committee and presented the quilt to Patty Rainville, a volunteer representing Make-A-Wish Foundation.

2.  WELCOME:  62 members present; no new members.  Guests included Claire Stimets, Donna Longway, Kathy Spencer, Deb Aylward and Kristen Bond.

3.  SECRETARY'S REPORT:  Shireen Melton made a motion to accept; Gina Meigs seconded.  Motion carried.

4.  TREASURER'S REPORT:  Teela Dufresne made a motion to accept; Carol Stanley seconded.  Motion carried.

2008 Raffle Quilt:  Sally McIntyre, chair, will start holding paper piecing workshops soon.  Sally made a request for dark and light (muted, NO brights) fabrics; off-white and tan also.  Fabric can be fat quarters or 5" or 6" wide strips.  Please bring to June meeting.

Nominating Committee:  Alyce Bushey, Elaine Magnan and Mary Ellen Therrien presented the 2007-08 slate of officers.  All offices were filled except the Charity Quilt chair; Denise Chase and Sharon Perry volunteered to co-chair Charity Quilt. Denise Christiansen made a motion to accept slate of officers, Janet McCarthy seconded.  Motion carried.  The nominations will be voted on at the June meeting.

Breast Cancer Silent Auction:  Bonnie Evans directed attention to the many nice items displayed for bidding; bidding will continue at the June meeting.  There are also some items for purchase, and there’s a “Quilter’s Dream” Basket which will be raffled.

Green Mountain Meeting car pooling was discussed.  Sharon Perry will take our basket donation(s) to meeting.  Added note following meeting:  The guild was able to provide 2 baskets of quilting items, a quilted postcard kit, and selection of stencils for a total of 4 teacup auction contributions.

Guest Speaker for 2008:  Shireen announced tentative planning for a trunk show and lecture on May 23, 2008 and workshop on May 24, 2008, with Bethany Reynolds.  Guild cost for trunk show and workshop is $400.00.  Need to enroll 20 "seats" for workshop at $35.00 each to cover the cost of the workshop.  Because the event would fall on Memorial Day weekend,  members’ interest was weak.  As a result, Shireen proposed we pass for this year and try to book Bethany Reynolds on a non-holiday weekend.  Shireen mentioned scheduling Deb Tucker as a possibility.  Applause was given Shireen in appreciation for the very good work she has done as the Program chair...including    planning and scheduling for future meetings.

Sugarhouse Pattern:  Susan Bruce announced that Tammy Breckenridge of Maplewood Quilts in Northfield wants to sell the  sugarhouse pattern in her shop.  Discussion followed.  Bonnie Evans made a motion to allow Maplewood Quilts to sell the sugarhouse pattern;  Susie Perry seconded..  Janet McCarthy made an amendment to the motion to earmark proceeds for a charity organization; Bonnie accepted this “friendly” amendment.  Gina Meigs seconded.  Motion carried.

Habitat for Humanity  inquired if anyone would make a quilt for their fundraising efforts.  Shireen donated a quilt top that is completed; Bonnie will donate batting.  Quilting will be done by...............

7.  FABULOUS 15 CHALLENGE:  The number this month is 13; only one more month remains.

a.  Bring items for teacup auction; proceeds will be used to buy fabric for the Breast Cancer quilts.
b.  Potluck dinner will start at 6:00pm.  Bring a dish and please label if it contains nuts or other allergic contents.
c.  Ugly Fabric:  Bring l/2 yard of l00% cotton in what you consider ugly fabric. "Tag" your fabric with your name as fabrics will be exchanged.  Must use significant amount of "ugly fabric" and must be at least 24" X 24" in size.  Shireen will email rules to everyone.

9.  PROGRAM:  Batik Tambal with lovely batik fabrics and chops for sale.

a.  AQS winners at Paducah were Annie Buck, a former guild member, who received 1st place ribbon for 1st  AQS entry.  George Siciliano received 3rd  place ribbon in the miniatures.
b.  GMQG Spring Meeting is Saturday, May 19th in Bethel, VT.
c.  NLQG Quilt Show will be held May 18th – 20th at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon, NH.

11.  BOM:  This month's BOMs were donated to Bonnie Evans to use for the orphan block quilts.

12.  MONTHLY DRAWINGS:   Janet McCarthy won the Batik panel; the other winners were Kathy Rockliss and Gina Meigs.

13.  No Show and Tell tonight; bring your items next month.

Respectfully submitted,
Rose Rixon, Secretary