Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild

Attendance: Barb Heaton, Linda Bickle, Nancy Shaw, Margaret Arnot, Marilynn Centa, Carol Davis, Carolyn Baker, Barbara Kindig, Helen Paul, Janet Zurovski, Maryellen Naughton, Sara Warren, Sandy Kline, Deb Behringer, Marilyn Williams, Vanna Morningstar, Tommi Lard, Bernice Mills, Liz Alberici, Carol Briscoe, Veronica Huskin, Priscilla Palacio, Mary Filer, Carol Sandretto, Diane Birner, Kathleen Helm, Fay McPherson, Jo Ozbun, Linda Wedgworth, Patty Minkler, Shirley Schwab, Patty Corsentino.  32 members were present.  Five Guests:  Kelly Mattson, Dianna Hardrick, Mari Pretzer, Gayle Liechty, Mindy Kenyon.

Birthdays:   Jeannette Hansen (Feb 4th), Nancy Shaw (Feb 15th), Sue Barcus (Feb 22nd).

Minutes: The Minutes of January 2018 were approved as published.  A Thank You note was received from Mable Eden for the pizza box blocks we gave her for her donation quilt, and the assistance offered by several members for layout and sashing the blocks.

Treasurers’ Reports:  Balance in the General Fund is $2481, plus $53 in petty cash.  Balance in the Raffle Acct is $3147.  Audit of both accounts has been completed.

Membership:  Dues of $20 for 2018 are payable now.  Please see Barb Heaton.  A roster will be available next month.

Library:   Barb Heaton is taking suggestions for purchase.

Charity Quilts:

  • The Alzheimer’s unit at Spanish Peaks hospital could use a dozen lap quilts (prefer fleece due to washability) with ties for wheelchairs, and could use some adult bibs.  Suggestion was made to use shoelaces for the ties – fasten to 2 corners.  Jo has a pattern for the bibs.
  • We have given 8 quilts to AADA (Alliance Against Domestic Abuse). 
  • Expect to have approx 6 quilts ready next month to give to the Veterans.

Old Business:

  • Patty M. met with a rep for the City of LaVeta.  They require us to have $1M of liability insurance for our Quilt Show.  Patty’s daughter, Jody, has added SLQG and the City of LaVeta onto her business liability policy (at no chg to the Guild) to cover this obligation.
  • Taking payments today for the Retreat.  You may pay a first installment (of three) of $75, with remaining installments due in May and August, or you may pay the full amount of $225.  Please see Linda if you have special dietary needs so we may notify Quaker Ridge.
  • Collecting hats/gloves/scarves today, to get a count so we know how many more we will need.  [Collected 21 hats, 36 pairs of gloves, 2 scarves.  Nancy has 25 hats and 8 gloves; 3 more of each hats/gloves/scarves have been promised.  80-100 scarves also promised.]
  • Collecting today, the Lightning blocks for a charity quilt.  42 blocks, and some last month.

New Business:

  • Our Guild-owned roll of batting for charity quilts is nearly depleted.  Motion:  Spend $150 from the General Acct to purchase a roll of 80/20 batting, 96” x 30 yds.  (Sandy Kline/Deb Behringer/Passed.)
  • Next opportunity to sell raffle tickets will be at the Southern Regional Quilt Show in April, held at the El Pueblo History Museum, hosted by Pride City.  A signup sheet for shifts of selling tickets is available today.
  • A Certified Quilt Appraiser (Cindy Brick) will be at this Quilt Show on Saturday, April 7th.  An oral evaluation is $35 or a written appraisal for $50.  A limited number of appointments are still available – call Cathy Ortega to reserve (719-647-0004).

Quilt Show:

  • The fee structure for use of the LaVeta Community Center has changed.  We will make a deposit of $100; after cleaning and haul out of all trash, we will be refunded $80.
  • LaVeta has changed the dates of Art in the Park, so has changed our Quilt Show to Sat-Sun July 7-8.  This is an issue with our Raffle Drawing as our tickets were printed with a drawing date of July 1st.  Kathleen will contact the Secretary of State’s office to ask for approval for this change.  [Update:  we have been given approval.  Our Drawing date is now Sunday, July 8th, at 4:00p at the LaVeta Community Center.  Please notify anyone to whom you may have sold tickets.]
  • All quilts available for sale will be displayed in the Boutique area so that removal of a sold item will not disrupt the Show.
  • Three “Thank You” quilts are currently in progress, for the people that were instrumental in the set up and teardown of our Show last year.  Donations from members will be accepted to help defray the costs of these quilts.


  • A new Challenge was presented – Trash to Treasure.  Take a piece of product packaging from the table today (or choose something at home) and make a small project using the colors in the packaging.
  • Hopefully you can use fabric from your stash – no need to purchase new materials.
  • Finish in time to enter in our Quilt Show in July.  These items will be good to fill in the spaces between the quilt racks!  Submit your packaging with the finished project so we can see what you were working with.
  • Project – wall hanging, table runner/topper, bag, placemats, or something of similar size.
  • Today’s Program Presentation by Mari Pretzer is on The Use of Color in Quilts.


  • Mary got a list from Cyndi McChesney of possible programs she could offer.
  • A new quilt shop has opened in Colorado City – Kelly J’s Sewing Center and Quilt Shop.  It is located on Hwy 165 in the True Value strip mall, at the east end next to the veterinarian.  Kelly offers fabric, notions, and machine sales and service.  Currently all fabric is on sale for $7/yd for a yard or more, or 20% off for less than a yard.  Hours:  Tue-Fri 10:00a-5:00p, Sat 10:00a – 2:00p.  She may add a few hours on Mondays following our meetings!

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Shaw


  • One sheet of Color Schemes to consider when designing a quilt.
  • Email from Cyndi McChesney re Presentations & Workshops.

Minutes & Pix

Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild

12 February 2018 - Minutes

Meeting held at the Colorado City Recreation Center