Franklin County
Quilter's Guild

Meeting Minutes
December 19, 2007


    - Sharon Perry, Guild president extended welcome to everyone who came out on a stormy night.
    - 36 Members present; no new members; and no guests.
    - Thank you’s
       -- To Shireen Melton for scheduling class with Country Treasures; everyone received individualized attention. 
       -- To Bonnie Evans who helped to set up for this evening.                            
       -- Thank you note read from Donna Blatchly of The Pines in gratitude for a Breast Cancer Survivor Quilt donated to Jenny Fyles.  A check of $250.00 was donated to Franklin County Quilter’s Guild in appreciation.

SECRETARY'S REPORT:  Gerda Thibault made a motion to accept; Nancy Orcutt seconded.  There was no discussion; motion carried.

TREASURER'S REPORT:  Diane Forey made a motion to accept; Mary Ellen Therrien seconded.  There was no discussion; motion carried.


    - 2008 Charity Quilt co-chair Denise Chase reported quilt is "work in progress;"  border enlarged to balance size of quilt.
    - Breast Cancer Quilts Bonnie Evans recently donated 2 orphan quilts and several charity quilts to the Hospital Paliative Care.  She has more kits ready to be completed.
    - Quilt Show:  Plans are moving along.  First round of press releases sent out; second round will go out closer to show for newspapers and TV and radio stations.

    - Ugly Fabric Challenge;  Shireen gave update on challenge.   Quilts must be ready for the February meeting.
    - Quilting Bees: scheduled for January 12 - 13, 2008 at Montgomery Public Safety Building; Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.  Potluck lunch on Saturday; on your own on Sunday.  In Montgomery Ctr, on Rt 242, right side 1/4 mile up from Rt 118 intersection.  Looking for volunteer for a February bee.


    - 2009 Charity Quilt:  Concerning organizational requests for 2009 Charity Quilt, interested organizations should send letter to FCQG, c/o Sharon Perry, PO Box 517, Montgomery Ctr, VT 05471, not later than February 1st, 2008.  Letter should include organization's mission/ objectives and service to Franklin/Grand Isle County; service examples and statistics are encouraged.  Habitat for Humanity raised $2,457 for quilt which Shireen Melton made and donated on behalf of the guild; Cowles Quilting did the machine quilting and Jen Letourneau did the binding.  Shireen drew the winning ticket; th winner was from the St. Albans area.


    - Carol Bessette is in the lead with 7 UFO's.  As of November, 22 WIPs were completed.  Each month, the member who completes the most WIPs for the month will get a prize.  Nancy Orcutt was the October winner.  Enter your name for each WIP finished.  Running stats will be included in meeting packet each month.


    - Staples Business Rewards reminder (use phone #868-7168)
    - Ricky Tims' Quilt Seminar, Glens Falls, NY, May 1 - 3, 2008.  Beth Jessiman at Cowles Quilting organizing group trip.  Special rate for 10 @ $159 each; a few people have signed up.  Beth needs registration forms & checks by tomorrow, December 20.

    - Sewing Day at Johnson Town Hall, January 26 - 27, 2008.  Contact Barb O'Toole, 635-9384, for more info.

BOM:  Denise Chase won 5 blocks.  January block was shown and explained.  If anyone is missing instructions for any of the BOMs,  contact Marilynn Jessiman.

MONTHLY DRAWINGS:  Monthly drawing prizes awarded to Bev Cook, Nancy Orcutt, Beth Jessiman, Bonnie Evans and Sue Flanders.


SHOW AND TELL:  Wonderful work!  Great Christmas gifts!

PROGRAM;  Q-U-I-L-T-O...with numerous prizes awarded.

Respectfully submitted,
Rose Rixon, Secretary