Franklin County
Quilter's Guild
Executive Board
Meeting Minutes
September 7, 2007

69 members present; new members:  Pat Johnson, Deb Aylward, Babette Coons
Guests:  Angie Boardman, Donna Barre, Rolande Fortin
New officers and committee chairs asked to stand so guild members will know who comprise the board.
Meeting format:  Sign-in sheets with member names in alphabetical order posted on the wall.  Members asked to sign in before 7:00 business meeting.  Sign up for block of the month (BOM) and monthly drawing BEFORE meeting starts.  Once a member has won the BOM don't enter name in drawing but please continue to submit BOM.  Request from sensitive members for "scent free" meeting.

    June 2007 meeting:  Shireen Melton made a motion to accept; Bev Cook seconded.  Motion carried.
    August 2007 Executive Board meeting:  Shireen Melton made a motion to accept; Bonnie Evans seconded.  Motion carried.

TREASURER'S REPORT.  Gisele Nolan made a motion to accept; Gina Meigs seconded.  Motion carried.

DUES of $15.00 payable tonight to Susie Perry, Membership Chair.  Please check membership form to confirm correct information especially email addresses.

THANK YOU LETTERS were received from Franklin County Habitat for Humanity, Laurie's House and Northwest Medical Center.  Vermont Food Allergy Foundation made a request for a quilt to raffle.  Sally Krupp volunteered.


2008 Charity Quilt kits available; see Shireen Melton to sign out block kit.  We still need cream & beige 5" squares for the quilt.

Breast Cancer Quilts:  Bonnie informed members that Breast Cancer quilt kits are available for members only; finished quilts can be given to members’ choice of recipient.  Note of gratitude from Donna Blatchly for quilt was read.  Quilt Pink Marathon will be held September 22nd at Northwest Conference Room, 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Raffle Quilt:  Sally McIntyre displayed 2008 raffle quilt and thanked everyone who participated in its completion.  Special thanks to Babette Coons who quilted it and Gerda Thibault for sewing the binding on.
Quilt Show:  Sally will be meeting with Sharon and Bonnie.
Champlain Valley Guild extended an invitation to our guild to attend their charity quilt workshop, October 13, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Sharon Perry will be helping with machine quilting.
Orphan Block Box coordinator/"keeper-of-the-box" needed.  Bonnie brought box containing seven quilts to pass on to new coordinator.
2008 New Year’s Baby Quilt:  Carol Bessette volunteered to make the quilt and get it to NMC before January 1, 2008.
Food Shelf:  Bonnie Evans made a motion made by Bonnie to bring food for food shelf at February meeting, Tammy Gregoire seconded.  Motion carried.
Future Quilting Bees:  October 6 & 7 at the Bakersfield Historical Society, 9:00 am to whenever; pot luck lunch on Saturday.  Marilynn Jessiman is the hostess; please call her at 827-3199 if you plan to attend.

WIP (aka UFO) CHALLENGE:  Make a UFO and enter your name in the UFO bucket for special prizes in June 2008.  As you make more UFOs, your chances to win a prize increase.  There will be no penalty just motivation to finish those UFOs.  A “special challenge”:  If you make bring 15 or more WIPs (aka UFOs), your name will be entered in a special drawing in June 2008 to win a $50.00 gift certificate to the quilt shop of your choice.

ANNOUNCEMENTS will no longer be read if included in the agenda; additional announcements from the floor will be requested.
-    November meeting moved to Friday, November 16.
-    Staples Business Rewards reminder:  use phone # 868-7168 to help support the guild.
-    “A Harvest of Quilts” show in Morrisville, October 6 -7.
-    Green Mountain Quilters Guild meeting, October 20.
-    Phyllis Fletcher announced a hand-work weekend at Governor's House in Hyde Park on January 11 – 13; contact Barbara O’Toole for details (3258 Upper French Hill Road, Johnson, VT 05656.
-    Donna Barre has tickets for quilt raffle benefiting Habitat For Humanity; anyone wishing to help can contact her at 524-3147.

BOM Raffle Block:  Gwen Guyette won 14 blocks; instructions for the October BOM are included in the meeting packet.

PROGRAMS:  Shireen Melton commented on upcoming programs.  In October, the guild will welcome Kris Dreissen for a quilt discussion and vending.  The November program will a trunk show featuring marbled fabric on Friday, November 16 followed by a class on Saturday, November 17.

MONTHLY DRAWINGS won by Shireen Melton, Carolyn Kittell, Shirley Babcock, Sally Krupp and Joan Jettie.

CHARITY QUILTS displayed by Gina Meigs and Diane Forey.

PROGRAM:  Ice Cream Social with all the fixings, yum, yum!

SHOW AND TELL:  Many beautiful quilts in many sizes enjoyed by all.

Respectfully submitted,
Rose Rixon, Secretary