Minutes - 20 May 2019

The Minutes of April 2019 were approved as published.  

Correspondence received included two Thank You notes.  One from Gloria Peck, one of our previous Featured Quilters, who was pleased to be included and recognized again at this year’s Quilt Show.  The other from Posada, and organization local to Pueblo that provides assistance (housing, food, job search and liaison with other programs for therapy etc. as needed) to homeless families and veterans.  We donated several quilts for their shelters.

Treasurer’s Report:  the Balances in our accounts:  General Acct, $3090; Quilt Show Acct, $421; and Raffle Acct, $489.  The report will be filed for audit.

Programs –

  · Today – Chance Auction and Potluck

  · June 24 – Suzi Parron will give a program on Barn Quilts.  A half-day workshop ($45) will be offered.  See http://barnquiltinfo.com/index.htm  Maryellen is taking signups today.  The supply list has been posted on our website under the Announcements tab.

  · July 15 – Cheryl Phillips will give a program, and a class ($20) on her pattern Bonus Blossoms.  For the class, you will also need to purchase her book & tool – Braided Twist @ $30. The program cost will be shared with Scrappy Ladies (no guest fee for meeting & program).  If you want to take the class, please sign up today, with payment.

  · August 19 – Miniature quilts with Joy Sterner and Mary Kay Witte.

Committee Reports –

  · Membership – our membership to date is 69 for 2019.

  · Fat Quarters – theme this month was Blues, won by Agnes Jantz, Teresa Grice, Mary Filer, Julie Frazier and Carol Nachtigal.  The theme next month is Patriotic. 

  · Sunshine – 54 members & 8 guests today.  Drawing for one yard of fabric, for wearing her name tag:  Julie Tengel.

  · Presentation Cases – 9 today from Barbara Bell.  

  · Round Robin – Linda Hesseltine will coordinate during the absence of Linda Pace (who is undergoing surgery).

  · Newsletter – The due date for submittal of items for the next newsletter (July/August) is June 17th, to Lucy – Please!

  · Library – We have 2 new books:  Quilts with a New Attitude(Lynette Jensen) which takes old patterns and updates with new fabrics.  Quilts in America(Kaffe Fassett).

  · Bucket Raffle – Last year our raffle earned over $700 and had 15 items.  This year the raffle earned slightly under $500 but had 10 items.

  · Love Quilts – 1 made with a guitar print (Denese), 3 pieced by Nancy and quilted by Naoma, 1 with cute stretchy legs made by Lucy.  Agnes has 10 kits today.

  · Quilt Show Committee –

     1. Mary Roldan will retire from the Committee after serving for 10 years.

     2. Mary Vandeberg and Jill Jespersen will join the Committee for the 2020 Show.

     3. Most of the Main Gallery will not be available for our use in 2020, but we will use the international hall instead.  The change in available space has been measured; we should have approx. the same area. A change to the Museum’s children’s program has caused this change.  The Museum will be open for free to all visitors during our Quilt Show.

     4. The Featured Quilter for 2020 will be Carol Davis.

     5. The Committee would welcome suggestions for a Community Project for next year.

     6. We have been invited to participate in the Chile/Frijole Festival, setting up a demonstration of quilting on Saturday (9/21) as we do for the State Fair.

Old Business –

  · The County Fair needs volunteers.  We made quite a fuss and now we need to step up and help!  Dates for assistance – Sunday July 21 and morning of Monday July 22 – take in quilts, assist judging.  Sunday July 28 – items returned.  New this year:  Quilts will be judged by a CQC Judge, using the same categories and criteria as the State Fair.

  · PCQG sponsors three awards at the State Fair for quilters:  Best Hand Quilting in both the Senior and Open Divisions, and Best Use of Color.  Each prize is $25 in cash plus a one-year membership to our Guild.

Announcements -

  · Reminder:  due to Vacation Bible School at the church where we meet, our June meeting will be one week later than usual– June 24.

  · Pat Rotolo will have a knee replacement next week, and Naoma will have one near the end of June.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Shaw