Franklin County Quilter's Guild
June 20, 2007
1. WELCOME by Sharon Perry, President, who expressed
her gratitude to the officers who served with her this past year. 55
members present. New Members: none. Guests: none.
2. SECRETARY'S REPORT: Correction made. Quilt to be donated
to Habitat for Humanity will be quilted by Julie Cowles, and the binding
sewn by Jennie Lynch. Teela Dufresne made a motion that the minutes
be accepted as corrected; Phyllis Fletcher seconded. Motion carried.
3. TREASURER'S REPORT: Gerda Thibault made a motion to accept; Quiche
Perry seconded. Motion carried.
4. OLD BUSINESS:
2008 Raffle Quilt: Sally McIntyre announced 2 workshops will be held
at NMC: Friday, June 22 from 4 pm to 9 pm; and Saturday, June 23rd from
9 am to 4 pm. Bring ruler and rotary cutter, cutting mats, and sewing
machine. Ironing board and iron will be provided. For those
who take home kits, please drop off completed blocks at Cowles Quilting
in the shopping plaza. If you forgot to bring "fat quarters" of very
dark colors and creams, beiges or tans, please drop these off at Cowles also.
2007-08 Slate of Officers was presented and approved by the membership.
Rose Rixon, secretary, was instructed to cast ballot in approval.
}} Vice President--Bonnie
}} Assistant Programs--Sally
}} Project Coordinator--Marilynn
}} Membership Chair--Susie
}} State Guild
}} Quilt Show Co-Chairs--Sally
McIntyre & Bonnie Evans
Silent Auction--Diane Forey & Nancy Orcutt
Raffle Quilt--Sally McIntyre
Raffle Tickets--Beth Fancher
}} 2008 Charity
Quilt--Denise Chase & Sharon Perry
}} Family Center
}} Home Health
}} Laurie’s House
}} Purple Heart
Breast Cancer Quilt Project: Bonnie Evans will be working on putting
kits together over the summer; kits will be available for pick up at the
September meeting. Sharon Perry won the Quilter’s Dream Basket of fabric
and sewing notions. The special silent auction and raffle to raise
funds for breast cancer quilt fabric netted $1,600.00! Thanks Bonnie!
Ugly Fabric Challenge: Shireen paired the participants. It was
determined that 25% of "ugly" fabric must be used in making up the quilt
which must be at least 24" by 24". Rules included in the meeting packet.
Fifteen quilters participated.
5. NEW BUSINESS:
2008 Charity Quilt: Co-chairs Denise Chase and Sharon Perry presented
two choices of patterns to be voted upon by membership. The Franklin County
Humane Society will be the recipient.
2008 Quilt Show: It will be the guild’s 10th annual show. The co-chairs,
Sally McIntyre and Bonnie Evans, are trying to do something special such
as holding a 2-day show. It was suggested that categories be added
for judging of quilts. Sally, Bonnie and Sharon will discuss this during
the summer. Sally McIntyre made a motion to hold a 2 day show next
year; Bev Cook seconded. Motion carried.
- VQF, June 28th - July 1st at the Champlain Valley Expo.
- Award ribbon, finished by Teela Dufresne, was presented to Gwen
Guyette for her quilt entitled "Touch of Romance".
- Julie Cowles will hold open house at Cowles on Friday, June 22nd,
3 pm to 7 pm and Saturday, 10
am to 2 pm.
7. BOM RAFFLE BLOCK: Marilynn Jessiman read a story to accompany
the BOM. Enclosed in tonight's packet are directions for the "red
8. FABULOUS 15 CHALLENGE ; 31 people participated in Fab 15
Challenge. Four completed all their challenges on time: Bonnie Evans;
Diane Forey; Elaine Magnan; and Gerda Thibault. Certificates were awarded.
A special gift, made by Sharon Perry, was awarded to Kris Bachand for finding
the most UFOs…83! Diane Forey completed the most UFOs.
Charity Quilt Drawing: A drawing of those members who made charity
quilts this year was won by Denise Chase, Gwen Guyette, and Gina Meigs were
the winner of the drawing for those members who made charity quilts this
year. They will each receive a gift certificate to the fabric/quilt
shop of their choice.
Door Prize Winners: Cat Jette; Elaine Swank; Diane Forey; and Martha
10. TEA CUP AUCTION raised $271.
11. SHOW AND TELL: All the quilts were beautiful as always!!!
Rose Rixon, Secretary