Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild

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Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild

9 April 2018 - Minutes

Meeting held at the Colorado City Recreation Center

Attendance:  Barb Heaton, Linda Bickle, Nancy Shaw, Margaret Arnot, Kathleen Helm, Vicki Shafer, Noni Arends, Cathy Ortega, Carolyn Baker, Marilyn Williams, Carol Clark, Diane Birner, Mary Filer, Veronica Huskin, Carol Briscoe, Priscilla Palacio, Vanna Morningstar, Tommi Lard, Bernice Mills, Nancy Sexton, Sara Warren, Deb Behringer, Sandy Kline, Shirley Schwab, Patty Corsentino, Liz Alberici, Renee Helgeson, Mable Eden, Sue Barcus.  29 members were present.  Two Guests: Melinda Reagan, Kate Kramer.

Birthdays:   Mable Eden (Apr 8th),Sandy Fundom (Apr 14th), Barb Heaton (Apr 24th).

Minutes:  The Minutes of March 2018 were approved as published.  

Treasurers’ Reports:  Balance in the General Fund is $5009.  The Balance is high due to the initial payments for the Retreat, collected last month.  Balance in the Raffle Acct is $3097. 

Library:   The books have been rearranged on the upper shelves of the cabinet, so we don’t have to bend over to see them!  Please sign them out on the clipboard, and cross out your entry when you return the item.  Note that the historical collection of Scrappy Ladies scrapbooks are now stored on the bottom shelf – the latest scrapbook [2015-2017] is the light blue one.

Charity Quilts:

  • We have one baby quilt on hand.
  • We have three quilts on hand for Veterans, with another 6 expected to be ready within a few months.  When they are all finished, we will visit the Veterans Home and make a presentation.  
  • We have conflicting reports regarding the fidget quilts donated to the Alzheimer’s Unit, but it seems they would appreciate more of these quilts.  Seventeen large bibs were given last month for donation. We are also making some lap blankets for wheelchairs.
  • We have two quilts for the graduating seniors from the Youth Center.  Sandy has made special labels for these.  [One more from the quilts shown today. This fulfills the need of 3.]


Old Business:

  • For the Youth Center, we have enough of the hats & gloves, but need about 50 more scarves.   Please remember these are for high school aged/sized kids.


New Business

  • Next month is our Tea.  Regular meeting date and time (May 14, 10:00a).

          >  Kelly (of Kelly J’s shop in Colo City) will give a program on varying ways to use panels.
          >  The Westcliffe ladies of Olde Schoolhouse Quilters have been invited and are looking forward to joining us!
          >  Bring placemats, teacups and teapots.  Food signup sheet passed around today.
          >Sandy will bring a couple of tablecloths for the serving tables.  Four people volunteered to be here at 9:00a to start set up.  Some of us will bring extra tables & chairs from home.

Quilt Show:

  • Art in the Park will be held July 4th– 8th; our Quilt Show will be Sat-Sun July 7-8. 


Programs:

  • Kelly will give a short program at the Tea in May – ways to use panels.
  • June – Math for Quilters, with Cyndi McChesney.  At least 15 people indicated they would participate in this 3-hr class.  To be paid for by the Guild.
  • July – no program; review the Quilt Show.
  • Trash to Treasure – Linda showed her top for a tablecloth.
  • Linda & Mary will give us 6 patterns, to be made at Retreat.  If each person makes two blocks, we can put together some more charity quilts.  [The pizza blocks have worked well for this effort!]


Announcements:

  • Mable received a kit as a gift, but the pieces are too small for her to see.  She is asking for someone to help her make the top – she will get it quilted.  Carolyn Baker volunteered.
  • Quilts of Valor is running a block drive.  The pattern is attached.  Make a red Friendship Star with a blue Pinwheel, or blue Star with red Pinwheel, but must use solid white or white-on-white – no white prints. Please return any blocks you make to our June meeting.
  • We are making Fat Quarter Pins to give away at the CQC meeting in June.  Any pins leftover from that event will be sold in the Boutique at our Quilt Show – all profits to the Guild.
  • The June CQC meeting will be held at the Rawlings Library in Pueblo on Saturday, June 23.  Registration @ 9:00; the meeting opens at 10:00, with the Speaker scheduled at 10:30a. Dierdra McElroy will be featured – she is a quilt artist specializing in Tahitian Applique.  [Guest Fee is $10.]  A workshop with Dierdra will also be offered on Sunday, June 24, 9:30a-4:30p at the Library.


Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Shaw
9Apr2018

HINT FROM JENNY DOAN:  When sewing the diagonal seams at the ends of the rectangles, stitch again a half inch toward the corner.  When you cut between the two seams, you have pre-sewn the half-square triangle blocks as shown in the Bonus above.