Franklin County Quilter's Guild
November 15, 2006

65 members present with 1 new member, Pat Jarvis; No guests.
Five thank you notes of deep gratitude read from recipients of
Breast Cancer Survivor quilts.

SECRETARY'S REPORT:  Denise Chase made a motion to accept; Bea Coon seconded.  Motion passed.

TREASURER'S REPORT:  Quiche Perry made a motion to accept; Nancy Orcutt seconded.  Motion passed.


Quilt Show:  Sally McIntyre has volunteered to chair the committee.  We need quilts for the show!

Raffle quilt:  Quiche needs help to assemble blocks.  Easy pattern, sewing on curve.  Call Quiche, 877-517-3521 or Shireen, 524-2407 if you can help.  100% cotton only requested for raffle and group charity quilts; test fabric by holding match or lighter to fabric.  Polyester fabric melts and becomes brittle.

Charity quilt:  Mary Ellen Therrien has block kits available tonight.  She’s putting together more units before her surgery; return ASAP to 423 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT  05478

Breast Cancer Quilts: Bonnie thanked quilters again for making quilts and urged anyone who had not finished sewing her quilt to do so.  Bonnie has received requests for more kits.  Bonnie used the $50 donation received last month to buy more fabric for a few more quilt kits.

Home Health, Family Center & Laurie's House:  Denise Chase related that the size of quilts for Laurie's House needs to be Increased; more quilt kits are ready to be picked up.  Jane Reynolds reported that she has access to good quality batting for the guild's charity quilts and will request a roll for the guild’s use; Bonnie volunteered to store the roll.  Charity quilt coordinators need to let Bonnie know how much you need.

Purple Heart Quilts: Nothing new to report.
Green Mountain Quilters Guild:   Phyllis Fletcher reported poor attendance due to inclement weather.  Items are needed from the guilds for the Tea Cup Auction at the Spring meeting in May 2007.  Green Mountain Quilters Guild is a statewide guild.


Quilting Bees:  Next quilting bee will be Saturday, November 18th, at the Public Safety Building in Montgomery Center, hosted by Sharon Perry.  Directions given in handout.  There are no plans for January or February.  Marilynn Jessiman will host a March quilting bee at the Bakersfield Historical Society.  Anyone is welcomed to host quilting bee located in a building with adequate work space and free of charge.

Meeting dates changes:  The February and March meetings have been changed to Monday, February 12th, and Monday, March 12th, due to conflicts with church activities.  Information paper on meeting location issue included in the meeting packet.  Sharon Perry asked everyone to read the information paper, jot down Notes, and bring back ideas at the January meeting.

Membership:  The guild’s membership year starts in September with dues payable at the September meeting.  Dues are not pro-rated for membership started later in the year.

Orphan Block Quilt:  Nancy Orcutt made a motion to give an orphan block quilt to Helen Gingras-Calvin for her brave battle through several surgeries and related problems this past year.  Motion seconded by Bonnie Evans.  There was no discussion.  Motion passed unanimously.

Other New Business:  Denise Chase reported that Kirsten Kebbel
received the blocks from FCQG members and was thrilled!

FABULOUS 15 CHALLENGE:  This month’s number is 1.


Martha Dalton's mother passed away; secretary instructed to send card from the guild.

Holiday fine craft & art show at Sheraton Conference Center, South Burlington, November 16 - 19

Winter Marketplace, December 2nd, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Town Hall (Grange) in Montgomery Center.

Enosburg Artist Co-op Gallery opening in Enosburg; call Nancy Patch at 933-2642 for more information.

BOM:  Gail Darling showed a sample of and explained the next block of the month for December; guild members agreed to extend this BOM to January meeting.  Linda Howard won 18 raffle blocks

PROGRAM FOR DECEMBER:  Shireen Melton reminded everyone the
December meeting will be start at 6:00pm with a potluck supper.  If you bring a casserole with peanuts or nuts, please label for those with allergies.  Also, please label vegetarian dishes.  Please bring a copy of the recipe for your potluck dish.  We’ll be playing QUILTO for the program.

MONTHLY DRAWINGS were won by Kris Bachand, Denise Chase and Pat Jarvis.

SHOW AND TELL:  All the quilts were beautiful as usual.

PROGRAM:  When Bad Things Happen to Good Machines by Smitty of Smitty’s Sewing Machine Repair in Essex Junction; he gave a rundown on things to do to keep your machine running well.  By popular acclaim, Smitty will return to January meeting to sharpen our scissors.

Respectfully submitted,
Rose Rixon, Secretary