Franklin County Quilter's Guild
March 12, 2007
WELCOME by Sharon Perry, President. Thank
Yous extended to Alyce Bushey, Mary Ellen Therrien and Elaine Magnan
for their work in putting together the 2007 Charity Quilt and to Babette
LaBelle, of Quilting By “B” for doing the quilting. The quilt was beautiful.
No one detected the "flaw." Make-A-Wish Foundation is the recipient
of the quilt. Thank You Notes received from: Mary Ellen,
house manager for Laurie's House; Trula Southwick, Chapter Coordinator for
Project Linus; Fran to Gerda Thibault for breast cancer survivor quilt; and
Kirsten Kebbel for the gift of quilt blocks from the Guild. In gratitude,
Kirsten sent a 1-yd piece of fabric print commemorating the Washington State
SECRETARY'S REPORT: Motion to accept by Marilyn Jessiman; seconded by
Teela Dufresne. There was no discussion, no corrections. Motion
TREASURER'S REPORT: Motion to accept by Nancy Orcutt; seconded
by Shireen Melton. There was no discussion, no corrections. Motion
Quilt show chair, Sally McIntyre, reported 85 quilts entered
for show; we received a commitment of 15 more during the meeting for a total
of 100 quilts. Entry form included in packet to register quilts.
Small flyers available to advertise quilt show were distributed. Mention
was made of large posters made by Regal Arts should be on display throughout
town; Deb Dusablon volunteered to contact Regal Arts. Final meeting
of quilt show committee set for March 21. Raffle Tickets:
Contact Beth Fancher, 16 Trobridge Road, Bakersfield, VT 05441, telephone
827-3199, if you have not turned in your raffle tickets. Beth may also
be reached Cowles Quilting Machine Shop in St. Albans. Silent Auction:
Several new items were displayed and some promised; there's an estimate of
2008 Raffle Quilt: Sally McIntyre suggested a pineapple
design. It is a simple paper-piecing pattern. It was suggested
that a workshop on paper-piecing be included at one of our monthly meetings.
Sally would like to have all guild members involved in the making of the
Program Coordinator, Shireen Melton proposed making Program Coordinator
a two-year term. The first year would be spent as “junior” coordinator
learning and planning program for the following year; the second year would
be as the “senior“ coordinator “executing“ the planned programs. This
arrangement would be extremely beneficial in booking "big name" presenters
where most must be booked 2 years in advance. There would also be better
continuity for the position. Shireen Melton made a motion to add another
program coordinator; Joan Jettie seconded. Motion carried.
Nominating committee members are Alyce Bushey, Elaine Magnan
and Mary Ellen Therrien. The following members have agreed to remain
in their current positions: Sharon Perry as president; Shireen Melton
as "senior" program coordinator; and Marilynn Jessiman as BOM coordinator.
Lynette Jensen has granted permission for use of her book, Big Block
2008 Charity Quilt ballot in evening packet. Everyone urged
to cast a vote for choice of the organization to receive the quilt and deposit
in ballot box.
Orphan Block Quilt Recipient: Diane Forey made a motion to give
an orphan-block quilt to Joyce Koss who recently underwent successful by-pass
surgery. Seconded by Nancy Orcutt; motion carried.
"Ugly" Fabric Challenge: Bring 1/2 yard of fabric you consider
ugly, or that you won't use, to the June meeting for a swap. You'll
have until the November meeting to make a small quilt using a recognizable
amount in the
quilt top. Members will vote on their favorite, and the winners (first,
second and third place) will receive some nice prizes. Plus you'll keep
George Siciliano Workshop: There are still openings for
the George Siciliano workshop on Saturday, April 21st, at the St. Albans
Town Elementary School. Registration is now open to non-members.
April guild meeting will be on Friday, April 20th at Church of the Rock.
May 16th meeting will consist of Indonesian Batik with vending. June
meeting will be potluck supper, ugly fabric and tea cup auction.
FABULOUS 15 CHALLENGE: This month's number is 14.
Vermont Shop Hop is March 15th - 18th & 22nd - 25th. Denise Chase
is offering to drive her van to Shop Hop. Give her
a call if interested.
National Quilting Day is March 17th--do something fun!!!
Machine Quilters Expo is April 11th -14th at The Center of New
Hampshire/Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH.
The Rehab Center is looking for a "teacher" to help residents make a quilt.
Sharon will find out the specifics.
MONTHLY DRAWINGS winners were Marilynn Jessiman, Carol Stanley
and Betty Morgan.
BLOCK OF THE MONTH: Marilynn Jessiman gave further instructions
on next step of BOM mystery quilt; the March block should measure 6" finished.
Gwen Guyette won all the flying geese blocks.
SHOW AND TELL: Beautiful work displayed!!!
Rose Rixon, Secretary