Meeting Notes


Business Meeting

Letter from President:

I'm sorry to leave all of you, when ther are so many wonderful things happening within the guild. I know all of you will give Mary your best efforts.  I will be available by phone and can't wait to see how the quilt show turns our.  See you in a few months. 

Vyn

February 12, 2020

President Vyn Wayne called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.

President read the minutes from January’s meeting aloud and were approved with only a minor change,

Correcting the wording to “refundable fee” in reference to recent Machine maintenance class presented by Marcia Strickland. Stephanie McKenzie (Chairperson of Education Committee) also thanked Marcia for teaching the class, valuable information for all.

Stephanie also passed around a thank you card for the members of the guild to sign for Marcia.

She also announced that the March 25th class on “Borders” is full and there is a “stand by” list in case of cancellations to sign up. There will be a “trunk show” but there will be no “Free Sew” day that afternoon. Since during the last class we had such a successful “potluck” we will also have sign ups for that. If “friends” wish to attend the trunk show, the cost is $5. Fabric for class must be precut.

Place mat Class: Our place mat bag class is being held to construct as our “gifts” for the Reedsport Quilt Guild when they visit later this spring. Stephanie encourages a good turnout. Elaine Thornton will be our instructor. Our President will be sending out the official invitation to Reedsport Quilters very soon.

Our President also stated that “Old School Furniture” has approved our request to hold a second quilt show there during Rhody Days.

Show and Tell

Freida Doyle did a tell about her recent family visitors and then following health issues that have prevented her from attending and she thanked Brenda Hull for making quilt labels for her.

Linda Cossey displayed a “no pattern” quilt that she designed in yellows and grays with a very unique “label” on the back.

Janet Childers showed a baby quilt that she repaired using rescued blocks – she also will have it officially documented by the Oregon Coast Quilters and was encouraged to display it in our quilt show this year.

Vyn Wayne presented her embroidered place mats and a Valentine’s table runner.

Pat Allen showed scrappy totes and a lovely jacket constructed of Laurel Burch panels and a Celestial themed wall quilt she designed and made for her husband based on a Laurel Burch card.

Diana Funk had constructed a wavy flag wall quilt several years ago and recently taught a class in Reedsport on how to make it. She showed a quilt that had been in the Black, White and Beyond themed quilt show that was held in Coos Bay in October. She also announced the next show theme will be “Bloom Where You Are Planted” .

Diana also shared three “Twisted Table Runners” she made from a recent Reedsport Guild class.

Vyn showed some examples of completed zippered bags we will be making Wednesday 2/26 and that we are also collecting fat quarters to include inside.

President Vyn announced that it will cost the guild $125 a year for membership in the Florence Chamber of Commerce. The advantages are free advertising for our upcoming quilt show and we will then be permitted to stock flyers in their visitor facility.

She also brought up a new standing rule that the next Vice President of the guild will automatically have the duty of serving as the raffle quilt chairperson. Mpotion made by Janet Childers seconded by Jimi Wade, this was voted on and passed with this change to the bylaws. Ruth Johnson then volunteered to order the raffle tickets and next month the guild will vote to choose the charity that will receive a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales.

Some Choices presented: Rods & Rhodies (to benefit deserving people in the community with transportation issues (i.e., single parents needing car repairs) and the Pregnancy Center (whose representative will be at our next meeting.

Ruth Johnson (Membership) declared that 26 members are in attendance today (out of a total of 52 enrolled) and that our visitor today was Anne Franzen , who was then introduced.

Ruth also distributed menus from Beachcombers Restaurant and suggested members might like to go there after today’s meeting for lunch.

Karen Buckmaster (Hostess) stated that we need members to sign up for not only lunch potluck items for Reedsport visitors, but also breakfast items (when they first arrive). Vyn said that we are including a Poem about M&M’s candy and actual candy to be tucked in the bags we are giving them as welcome gifts.

Treasurer’s Report: $1900 in General Fund, $4900 in the Education Fund and $3,00 in the money market.

The UFO money bucket has been located and they are currently working on #2 project. Vyn stated that she owes the UFO members money.

Mystery Bag winners were Kathy Brown and Janet Childers. Also discussed a new method of doing a 50-50 money pot to replace the Mystery Bags. Carol Ann Wade has volunteered to manage it.

This was approved.

Block of the Month winner was Kathy Brown, Valentine’s Day theme. Next month (March) BOM is 12.5” white background with green , green and more green pinwheel theme.

Meeting adjourned at 11:55 a.m.

Submitted by Carri DeBolt substituting for Sandra Davidson

Sew and Tell

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Next Block of the Month.

April 2020

Colors to use:

 White background, Flowers to finish at12 inches

March Blocks were won by Cari DeBolt

UFO projects:

This months UFO number drawn was #1, Due in May.

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