Minutes - 16 September 2019

The Minutes of August 2019 were Approved as published.

Treasurer’s Report:  

· the Balances in our accounts:  General Acct, $2889; Quilt Show Acct, $521; and Raffle Acct, $389.  The report will be filed for audit.

Programs –  

· Today – Liz VanSomeren of Westcliffe will give atrunktote & bag show!

· October 21 – Jenny Kae Parks will present a program “Leave Quilts, Not Fabric”, and will give a 3-hr class on machine binding; $20.  The Supply List is on our website under the Announcements tab.  View Jenny Kae’s website at  https://www.jennykaequilts.com

Committee Reports

· Membership – we have one new member today!.

· Fat Quarters – theme this month was Batik, won by Julie Fraser.  The theme next month is Fall. 

· Sunshine – 56 members & 6 guests today.  Drawing for one yard of fabric, for wearing her name tag:  Sara Warren.

· Newsletter – Lucy has had to step down from creating our Newsletter.  MaryBeth will become the Editor, with Cass as Proof Editor.  The due date for submittal of items for the next newsletter (Nov/Dec) will be near the end of October.

· Presentation Cases – Barbara Bell brought 8 today.  Mention of our latest box of cases was on Facebook.

· Quilt Show Committee – a very nice thank you letter was received from the Mennonite Central Committee for the schoolbags that were made as our community project during the 2019 Show.  The bags have been filled with school supplies and distributed both domestically and internationally.  Our Q.S. Committee is now seeking ideas for a project for the 2020 Quilt Show, that can be sewn from a kit by our visitors.  (Past projects have been presentation cases for quilts, big daddy/big momma bibs for hospice.)

· In-House -- #1/ Kimberbell pillow kit (Dianna Hardrick).  #2/ Sally/Dick/Jane collectible lunch box filled with fabric (Linda Davis).  #3/ Spiderman quilt kit and bias tape maker (Helen Paul).  A special drawing will be held in December for a Quilt Frame – tickets for this item are $1 each or 6/$5 and will be sold each month from now thru December.

Old Business

· State Fair – We had good volunteer turnout, which the state fair people acknowledged.  Judy had 85 passes and returned only 15.  Our booth at the State Fair this year was large - 14’x25’, and Trish has said we can have that and more next year – expanding out toward the center of the room.

· The quilt on the frame this year was gifted to us in pieces.  A visitor to the Quilt Show in April brought a box containing blocks, with notes as to how the quilter had intended it be put together.  Pat Cook pieced the blocks into a top, and Lorraine put the sandwich together on the frame.  About half of the quilting was completed.  The quilt will be raffled when finished.

· The Tree of Life quilt that was worked on during the Fair in 2017 & 2018 but is owned by Joy, was entered as a group project.  It earned a Blue Ribbon and many favorable comments by the judge..

· The Colorado State Fair dates for next year:  August 28 – September 7, 2020.

New Business – 

· Today is the Guild’s Birthday!  Pride City Quilt Guild was formally created on September 16, 1985 – making us 34 years old. Please have a piece of the birthday cake during our break.

· The prizes collected so far for the drawing in January are on display today.  When you show a finished quilt during Show & Tell, pick up your ticket (green for large quilts, pink for medium projects, yellow for small items, purple for any charity quilt).  We anticipate having 5 prizes for each category; winners may choose an item from the table, but may only win once.  Prizes so far:

o Five cuts of 108” wide back fabric

o Two kits for wall hangings

o roll of InvisiGrip – apply to back of rulers & templates 

o MSQC rulers (2) & large simple wedge template

o t-shirt with Seminole-pieced bodice – navy, size Lg

o large box of threads

o pincushion & box of pins

Announcements -

· Nancy Thoren will be hosting a Stash Reduction Sale at her house on Friday, October 4th.  Good fabric @ $2/yd.  Books @ $3. More info is in the Newsletter.

· The Sangre de Cristo Hospice will hold a Pie & Quilt Auction in La Junta, Saturday, Oct 5th.  

· The annual Mennonite quilt auction will be Oct 19thin Rocky Ford.

· A Quilt & Craft Fair will be held in Walsenburg on Saturday, November 2nd, in the Parish Hall at St. Mary Catholic Church (behind Carl’s Jr.). Scrappy Ladies will have their new raffle quilt and tickets, and will host a Boutique table.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Shaw