Franklin County Quilter's Guild
December 6, 2006

65 members present; no new members.
Guest: Vicki Messier
Thank you's:  Notes  received from Ronald McDonald House, Laurie's House & Helen Calvin-Gingras; Sharon thanked Bonnie Evans for the poinsettias adorning the banquet table and helping with table.

Quiche Perry made a motion to accept as written; Marge Taylor seconded.  Motion passed.

Carol Guyette made a motion to accept; Diane Forey seconded.  Motion passed.


Quilt Show:  Sally McIntyre, no report.  Sharon reiterated that WE NEED QUILTS FOR THE SHOW.

Raffle Quilt:  Quiche Perry welcomes anyone who can help in assembling units; quilt top will be ready by January meeting.

Raffle Tickets:  Tickets are available; see Beth Fancher to pick up your tickets.  Each member must sell at least 2 packets.  A Gift certificate will be awarded to whoever sells the most tickets.

2007 Charity Quilt:  Mary Ellen reported that it is coming along well; quilt top will be ready by January meeting.

Breast Cancer Quilt: Bonnie reported there is no more fabric on hand for kits.  Numerous requests have been received for Breast Cancer Quilts.  If you haven't finished your quilt yet, bring it in and someone will help you.


Guest Speakers:  Shireen has talked with George Siciliano whose specialty is paper piecing and miniatures.  He and his wife are available to come to our guild in April.  Date set for April 20th for lecture and April 21st for workshop; the workshop is for all skill levels.  Costs are:  lecture, $350.00; workshop, $450.00; mileage estimated around $200.  Workshop kits will be for sale at $10.00 or $38.00 with fabric included.  We would need to fill class to remain affordable.  It was noted that the funds from the raffle quilt were earmarked for "speakers."  For May, Shireen has contacted a vendor of Indonesian batik fabric for the May 16th meeting.  Lecture fee is $200.00 which includes travel as well.  Bonnie made a motion to invite both speakers; Carol Guyette seconded.  Motion passed.  As a note the April guild meeting has been moved to April 20th.

FABULOUS 15 CHALLENGE:  This month's number is 7.


- Please read information paper provided in November meeting packet on meeting location issues; we’ll discuss it at the January meeting.

- Email addresses formerly with will be changed to

NO BOM RAFFLE BLOCK this month; correction noted on rectangle size to 2 l/2 x 5 l/2 for January’s block.

PROGRAM FOR JANUARY:  January meeting will feature scissors sharpening with Smitty.  This is an opportunity to have your scissors sharpened for $3.00 each.  Please label your scissors for identification.  For those who wish to linger after January meeting, bring hand sewing, etc.

- Denise Chase has more kits for charity quilts.
- Nadine Froebel delivered quilts to Ronald McDonald House.

MONTHLY DRAWING:  The monthly winners were:  Nancy Orcutt; Rose Rixon; Teala Dufresne; Phyllis Fletcher; Denise Chase; Quiche Perry; Alyce Bushey; Bonnie Evans; Elaine Magnan; and Marge Taylor.

SHOW AND TELL was beautiful as always; it was followed by Quilto.

Respectfully submitted, 
Rose Rixon, Secretary.