County Quilter's Guild
September 20, 2006
- 72 members present. New members: Shirley Babcock, Kay Benedict,
Carol Bessette, Judy Carpenter, Julie Cowles, June Fath, Heather Palow, Jane
Reynolds, Chris Rouse-Turner and Chris Smith.
- No guests.
- Doors at Church of the Rock open at 6:30 pm.
Sign in. Pick up name tags.
Meet friends. Deliver “things”.
- Start business meeting at 7:00 pm.
Sharon Perry introduced the officers for the 2006-2007 membership year
and thanked them for serving and bringing refreshments for today’s meeting.
SECRETARY’S REPORT, JUNE 2006
Shireen Melton made a motion to accept the Secretary’s Report; seconded
by Dale McFeeters. Motion passed.
SECRETARY’S REPORT, AUGUST 2006 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING Beth Fancher made
a motion to accept the Secretary’s Report; seconded by Diane Forey.
Deb Dusablon read the Treasurer’s Report for September 20, 2006.
Quiche Perry made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read; seconded
by Teela Dufresne.
- Dues are payable tonight, $15.00.
- There is a drawing for signing up and paying dues tonight; the winners
were Marilynn Jessiman, Tammy Gregoire and Linda Rouse-Turner.
- Please confirm name spelling, address, phone number and email address.
- Guild Pin: Nine pins were given to new members. Pins are
still left from the first printing for new members.
- Raffle Quilt: Quiche Perry still looking for fabric in bright
colors in batiks, yellow, orange or red. Guild had to buy fabric over
the summer because there were not enough donations from guild members.
- 2006 Charity Quilt: Letter read from Maryanne Wood, founder of
Linda Wood Mason Breast Cancer Fund, thanking guild for 2006 quilt.
Charity netted $1,300.00.
- Family Center Charity Quilts: Note read from Laurie Sabarowski,
of the Family Center, thanking guild for support.
- 2007 Charity Quilt: Mary Ellen Therrien submitted pictures of
two quilts for the guild’s vote: Bow Tie Medallion; or Ladder to the
Stars. A Sign-up sheet was available for voting. Hopefully she’ll
have kits by the November meeting. Mary Ellen still needs fabric in
bright darks, bright mediums, and creams, beiges or tans, measuring 10”
- Quilt Show: Lorraine Pike went to several area quilt shows to
learn how they run their shows, and she found it’s all about committees.
The entire guild’s support and participation is needed. Sign up sheets
were provided for various tasks associated with the show. Guild did
not have enough quilts for the show last year...need lots of quilts.
- Ronald McDonald Quilts: Denise Chase has put together kits for
making quilts. If anyone takes a quilt and can’t finish it, bring it
back to guild, and another member will finish it. Denise’s kits are
in gift bags. She would like to have the finished quilt returned in
- Family Center Quilts: Joyce Koss reported that she has 25 kits
ready to sew.
- Home Health Quilts: Alyce Bushey has selected relatively easy
patterns to sew. New members will get a letter explaining guild quilt
project. It was mentioned that some basic quilting instructions are
needed. That is coming in future meetings.
- Laurie’s House: Laurie’s House is a refuge for battered women
and children. Susie Perry suggested it be considered as a possible
recipient of our charity quilts. Motion, as suggested, made by Shireen
Melton; seconded by Quiche Perry. Discussion followed that a lot of
participation would be needed, and more quilts would be needed. The
guild made 80 quilts last year. Subject was tabled until next meeting
as “old business.”
- Purple Heart Quilts: Sally McIntyre has checked with Chittenden Bank,
and they have agreed to a window display of the Purple Heart Quilts.
Sally needs a volunteer to help with providing quilt frames, and someone
to make signs for the display.
- Orphan Block Box: Bonnie Evans showed several quilts constructed
from orphan blocks. She needs volunteers to finish some quilt tops,
quilting and binding. Marge Taylor and Judy Carpenter volunteered to
help. There will be more discussion on orphan blocks at the next meeting.
- Cash Rewards Account: Staples offers “cash rewards” on the guild’s
account registered under Bonnie Evans’ phone number. Guild members
are urged to contribute their personal purchases to the guild’s account by
using Bonnie’s phone number, 868-7168.
- 2007 New Year’s Baby Quilt: Joyce Koss volunteered last year to
make the 2007 quilt. Joyce reported it was already finished.
Kristen Kibbel’s Blocks: The equivalent of 40 blocks was submitted.
One block features her Highgate home and makes up 4 of the blocks.
- Quilt Pink Marathon: Bonnie Evans reported that our first quilting
bee this year will be held on September 30th, Quilt Pink Day, at the Northwestern
Medical Center Conference Room from 9:00am - 3:00 pm. Proceeds from
the Tea Cup auction provided funds to purchase the fabric to put together
22 kits. The quilts are intended for a breast cancer survivor. When
quilt is finished, bring it back to the guild. Bonnie has special labels
for each quilt. Julie Cowles will make available Janome sewing machines
from her store to anyone who does not have a portable sewing machine for
that day; please call Julie at 524-2551 to reserve a machine.
- Quilting Bees: The October quilting bee is set for October 28-29,
starting at 9:00am, at Home Health offices in St. Albans. The November
quilting bee is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of November 18th at
the Public Safety Building in Montgomery Center.
- Programs for 2006-2007: Shireen Melton gave an overview of the
program plans she has made. She has contacted different manufacturers
who have generously donated items for door prizes. Money saved in this
area will enable the guild to schedule more expensive instructors. As
a note, the December meeting has been moved to December 6th.
- Food Drive: Bonnie Evans made a motion to hold the guild’s food
drive in February; Marilynn Jessiman seconded. Alyce Bushey made a
motion to add an amendment with a snow date for March; Shireen Melton seconded.
Motion passed as amended.
FABULOUS 15 CHALLENGE: This month’s number is 11.
- Quilt Exhibit in Montgomery Center on October 7th and 8th
- North Country Quilters QuiltFest in Newport on September 23rd.
- Green Mountain Quilters Guild Meeting in Bethel on October 21st.
- Quilt Retreat with Froncie Quinn, November 10th - 12th in Lyndonville;
- Creations Abound, owned by Quiche Perry, has moved to 50 North Main
Street in St. Albans.
- Marie Baron still has Timtex for sale at $5.00 per yd.
BLOCK OF THE MONTH
- The BOM program for this membership year will also serve as a Mystery
Quilt. Each month, members will be given instructions for the Monthly
BOM Raffle Block. Members will also be given instructions each month
for a part of a mystery quilt using the same basic unit as the monthly BOM.
The finished mystery quilts will be revealed in June 2007.
- The October BOM is a rail fence block measuring 6 ½ inches unfinished
in browns, greens or blues. Instructions are in the meeting packet.
MONTHLY BOM RAFFLE BLOCKS
- 10 quilters submitted BOMs of the sugarhouse; Elaine Burnor was the
winner of this month’s BOM raffle blocks.
Winners were Dale McFeeters, Stacy Gregoire, Ruth Schaefer, and June Fath.
Shireen Melton postponed the evening’s activity due to lack of time.
SHOW AND TELL had good participation.
An ICE CREAM SOCIAL concluded the evening.
Rose Rixon, Secretary