December 19, 2007
DELICIOUS POTLUCK SUPPER PRECEDED BUSINESS MEETING.
- 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;
TREASURER'S REPORT: Diane Forey made
a motion to accept; Mary Ellen Therrien seconded. There was no discussion;
- 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
- 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.
WIP (UFO) CHALLENGE:
- 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
- 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
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
CHARITY QUILTS AND 2 BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR
QUILTS Show and Tell.
SHOW AND TELL: Wonderful work!
Great Christmas gifts!
PROGRAM; Q-U-I-L-T-O...with numerous
Rose Rixon, Secretary