and Bring & Brag
Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild
September 13, 2021
CALL TO ORDER by President Marilynn Centa at 10:05. Please silence your phone, wear your name tag, and sign the attendance sheet.
Thought for the Day: Keep On Quilting!
Birthdays - Carol Davis, Patty Kelly, Barbara Kindig, Maryellen Naughton.
Guests - Jude Spears, Nola Berringer
Minutes - Approved as published. Volunteer Secretary for September is Nancy Shaw, for October will be Kathleen Helm. Correspondence received a Thank You card from the Friends of Aguilar for our participation in their street fair & car show/parade.
Treasurer's Report: $7995 in the general fund, less $5306 retreat deposits = Balance of $2689. We have spent $1385 of the budgeted $2425 for 2021, leaving $1039 remaining for expenses this year. This provides a carryover of $1650 to start next year before Dues are collected.
Raffle Account: $3700. We need to use these funds! i.e., make a quilt to donate to an organization(s) in our area, which they could use for fundraising. Suggested beneficiaries: FFA at RHS, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Sarah's House. The first outing of the new quilt (My Blue Heaven) was at Aguilar; in one day we sold 500 tickets! Quilt will come to Retreat ($200 was earned at past retreats). Next outings: Oct. 2 at Oktoberfest in LaVeta, and Oct. 9 at Colorado City Lion's Club Car Show. The Walsenburg Craft Show, planned for Nov. 6, has reportedly been cancelled.
Membership - 48 members, with new member Rosemary Holland who joined today and brought two pillowcases toward our gift to the Sangre de Cristo Youth Center.
Publicity - Linda B. has not been able to finish the trifold flyer with the 2022 quilt. However, she still wants to do this.
October 11 - Mrs. Moo will give a trunk show, and lead a class to make an embellished Christmas Tree wall hanging. Class fee of $25 includes the quilted fabric. Class participants must purchase Derwent Inktense colored pencils, wedge style foam paint brushes, Liquitex Acrylic Medium for fabric.
November 8 - Joan Musik will lead a class to make the Four Patch Posey quilt. Class fee is $25. Signup sheet passed today. Bring rotary cutter, mat, machine, rulers, "busy" fabric with at least 4 repeats of the design.
December 13 - Christmas Luncheon at the Round Table Grill at Hollydot (golf course in Colorado City). Ricky Tims will join us with his Lizzy Albright book! Cost will be $20-25/person.
Charity Quilts - Deb introduced Jude Spears who is the new Volunteer Coordinator at Mt. Rose Hospice. Jude brought us a treat of crème puffs from Colie's in Trinidad! Deb reported that she gave all remaining quilts on hand to Jude - 5 larger lap quilts and 4 smaller quilts for wheelchairs. She now has 56 pillowcases on hand, with several more promised. We are on track toward the goal of 70 - no need to make cases at Retreat unless you have already planned to sew some. Deb is still accepting donations toward the purchase of pillows to fill the cases. 70 pillows @ $2.99 = ~$210 + shipping.
Nominating Committee - Tommi reported that she has candidates for VP (Noni) and Treasurer (Margaret). We still need candidates for President and for Secretary.
Committee to review our Statement of Purpose, Bylaws & Standing Rules - Report postponed to the October or November meeting. (Committee members have been traveling.)
2021 Retreat - (Mon - Wed, September 27 - 29) Only two weeks away! We have 28 ladies signed up to attend this year. The Sewing Rooms will be available at 9:00a, a snack tray (in lieu of lunch) will be delivered at noon, and keys for our rooms (already assigned) will be available at 2:00p.
Sue Barcus had back surgery several weeks ago, implanting a rod. Her back brace will be removed on Wednesday - six weeks from the date of surgery!
Linda Bickle has been very sick. Cards and phone calls would be appreciated, but please call only her cell phone number (not the local 719 number). Her son is helping her, but it seems she could use drivers to her medical appointments.
Bring and Brag: Lots of pretty quilting was shown by the ladies.