Present: Sharon Perry; Bonnie Evans; Rose Rixon; Deb Dusablon; Shireen
Melton; Gail Darling; Marilynn Jessiman; Susie Perry; Nancy Orcutt; Diane
Forey; Beth Fancher; Mary Ellen Therrien; Alyce Bushey; Denise Chase; Sally
Absent: Lorraine Pike; Quiche Perry; Joyce Koss.
Sharon Perry is considering staying on as president another
year after this one, if the guild reelects her!
Binders should be given to each office holder by predecessor.
Charity quilt will be done for the annual Quilt Show.
Official notepaper with logo presented for secretary's official
Board Members' duties reviewed.
"Guidelines For Group Quilts & Projects” for raffle, charity
or other projects handed out.
Proposed and actual budget reviewed; Sharon Perry cautioned
the figures were not exact since the guild did not have a detailed breakout
for each check written. Deb Dusablon will include a detailed breakout
of expenditures for future reference.
Shireen Melton agreed to stay another year as Program Chair.
She stated the need to plan ahead to get "big names" as guest speakers.
The sum of $2,000.00 was approved to defray the cost for guest speakers.
Shireen handed out a list of items donated for prizes.
Tentative monthly programs for the year were reviewed.
Marilynn Jessiman and Gail Darling have chosen a Vermont theme
for the Block of the Month (BOM). They will also provide instructions
for a mystery quilt using each month's BOM instructions. When finished
it will be 65” square. The center medallion would be “our sugar house"
using Susan Bruce's pattern.
Marilynn and Gail also proposed a challenge quilt using the
"Vermont Star" from the 1800s as the basic construction unit.
The "Vermont Star" is a paper-pieced block. Paper-piecing instructions
will be provided at October program.
Susie Perry has the most recent list of guild members to use
for the start of this membership year. Returning guild members will
be asked to review the information we have on record.
QUILT SHOW CHAIR
Sharon Perry passed along information about the planning for
the Quilt Show. Lorraine Pike has indicated that she will delegate
some of the
duties associated with the annual guild quilt show. She
will have sign-up sheets at the September meeting.
Shireen Melton is working to have a sewing machine donated
for the show.
Mary Ellen Therrien presented two patterns for members to vote
on; she'll have the choices available for the vote in September.
Discussion was held emphasizing accuracy in constructing quilt blocks.
Denise Chase has fabric and is putting kits together with different
patterns and fabrics. Marie Baron, of Cottonwood Quilts,
donated a bolt of white Kona Cotton fabric to the guild. Request
was made for good juvenile fabrics. Quilts measuring 36" for preemies
Alyce Bushey is all set.
PURPLE HEART QUILTS
Sally McIntyre has already given out one quilt. There
are 11 quilts done. The quilts are given to Franklin & Grand Isle
County soldiers receiving Purple Heart medals, or their families if awarded
STATE GUILD REPRESENTATIVE
Sharon Perry reported meeting dates are 3rd Saturday of October
and May; the next two meetings are October 21st and May 19th.
SEPTEMBER 30th BREAST CANCER QUILTING MARATHON
Bonnie Evans is putting together kits for group sewing at the
Northwestern Medical Center hospital conference room. Quilts will
given to a breast cancer survivor. Each person sewing a quilt is asked
to write name of recipient so there will not be duplication.
The board discussed moving the December meeting to Wednesday,
December 6th. Motion made by Bonnie Evans to move the meeting; seconded
by Beth Fancher. Motion passed unanimously.
TAX EXEMPT STATUS
Sharon Perry discussed securing tax-exempt status for the guild
now that the guild is generating more revenue with yearly activities and
making more purchases. Shireen Melton reported more donations would
be made to the guild if we acquire a tax exempt number.
OCTOBER QUILTING BEE
We're looking for a host. Weekend of October 21st is
not available since it would conflict with the Green Mountain Quilters
LETTER FOR NEW MEMBERS
Sharon is preparing a welcoming letter for new members.
It would contain pertinent information about the guild and explain functions
such as “block of the month”, etc.
Sharon Perry is putting together the Fall newsletter due to
go out next month.
SEPTEMBER MEETING will be an ice cream social. Board
members signed up to bring various “trimmings” or condiments.
MOVE TO ADJOURN Motion made by Gail Darling, seconded
by Beth Fancher.
Rose Rixon, Secretary