October 17, 2007
63 members present. New Members: Cathy Spencer, Christin
Bahn, Ann Jacobs, Roseanne Carroll, Sandy Maynard, Joanne Sweet, Rolande
Fortin, Donna Barre and Peggy Burbank.
Guest: Kathleen Banyer.
Thank you to Bonnie Evans and everyone who turned
out for the Quilt Pink Bee and to Marilynn Jessiman for hosting the October
SECRETARY'S REPORT: Shireen Melton made a motion to accept;
Teela Dufresne seconded. Motion carried.
TREASURER'S REPORT: Denise Christiansen made a motion
to accept; Bev Cook seconded. Motion carried.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Card circulated to send to Sue Flanders who
has kidney cancer and will be having surgery on October 18th. Mary
Ellen Therrien is down with 2nd tear in ankle tendon. Both will receive
an Orphan Block quilt. The guild wishes both a very speedy recovery.
2008 Charity Quilt: Sharon collected finished 4- patch
units. She and Denise will meet soon to start working on putting the
top together. They still need more 5" squares of cream, ivory or beige fabric.
Breast Cancer Quilts: Bonnie Evans reported the Quilt
Pink event was a huge success. She still has quilt kits available if
anyone else wants one to put together. If you take a kit, you need only
provide batting and backing. Thank you note from quilt recipient,
Billy Tudhope, was read. Those members who participated in the Quilt
Pink Bee did a Show and Tell of the Breast Cancer Survivor Quilts.
Quilt Show: Sally McIntyre reported she had no additional
information. Lorraine Pike is contacting vendors.
Orphan Block Quilts: Gerda Thibault has volunteered
to keep the box; Gail Darling and Heather Palow have volunteered to
Quilting Bees: Sally McIntyre will host a quilting bee on November
10th and 11th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Northwestern Medical Center Conference
Center. Any takers for November or early December?...call Sharon if
you want to host a quilting bee.
May 2008 Program: Shireen Melton reported that Deb Tucker
overbooked and is not available for May 16-19, 2008. Bonnie made a
motion to reschedule for first weekend in May, seconded by Marge Taylor.
After some discussion, a sheet was provided to vote to reschedule on either
the first weekend or the last weekend in May. Bonnie withdrew motion until
after break and vote counted. Tally indicated choice of last weekend
in May. Beth Fancher made a motion to book Deb Tucker for the last weekend
in May; Marilynn Jessiman seconded. Motion carried.
WIP - UFO Challenge: Be sure to enter your name for
each WIP you complete. For those members who accept the challenge and
finish at least 15 WIPs by the June 2008 meeting, they will be entered into
a special drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate to winner's choice of fabric
shop. WIPs can be completed anytime during the year.
FCQG WEB SITE: Sharon's husband already has a calendar up
and running on the FCQG web site at the suggestion of Beth Fancher; thank
you Beth! If anyone has something of interest, related to quilting events,
for the calendar, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can visit the FCQG web site at http://www.vtmooses.us/fcqg.html.
November meeting moved to Friday, November 16th.
Staples Business Rewards reminder (use phone #868-7168).
The Quilted Lily 2nd Birthday Sale, downtown Johnson began October 12th.
Now through October 18th, save 25%. October 19th & 20th, save
Green Mountain Quilters Guild meeting, October 20th.
Fall Craft Show at Collins-Perley, October 20th - 21st.
Essex Craft Show, CV Expo, Essex Jct, October 26th - 28th
25th Annual CVQG Quilt Show, November 2nd & 3rd.
A Quilters Gathering, Nashua, NH, November 8th - 11th.
Ricky Tims' Seminar, Glen Falls, NY, May 1 - 2, 2008. Beth Fancher at
Cowles Quilting organizing group trip. Special rate for 10 at $159.00 each
at sign-up. Beth needs registration forms & checks by December 20th.
BOM: Marilynn Jessiman needs help making the sample blocks
due to her arthritis. Teela Dufresne volunteered to help. Twelve
BOM blocks were won by Sandra Casavant.
MONTHLY DRAWINGS: The winners were Rolande Fortin, Gwen
Guyette, Heather Palow and Cathy Spencer.
PROGRAM FOR NOVEMBER: Shireen invited Quilters Treasure for
a trunk show on November 16th and a class on November 17th. Class on
marbling on fabric will start at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 17th. Fee
is $10.00 per person for needed materials.
CHARITY QUILT SHOW & TELL: The Habitat for Humanity
Quilt has been quilting by Cowles Quilting; Shireen Melton made the top. Jennifer
Letourneau volunteered to sew the binding. Teela Dufresne showed several
quilts completed for Laurie's House.
SHOW AND TELL: Lots of beautiful quilts as always.
TONIGHT'S PROGRAM: Treasure Hunt and Shopping with Kris
Driessen. Interesting talk on collecting and uses of "grain bag" and other
uses of vintage fabric, circa 1930's. Kris and her husband brought
lots of quilting goodies for guild members' shopping pleasure.
Rose Rixon, Secretary