Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 22, Meeting Minutes

Nishnabotna Valley Quilters Guild

Meeting Minutes

January 22, 2013
I.     Call to order
LeAnn Keenan called to order the regular meeting of the Nishnabotna Valley Quilters Guild at 7 pm on January 22, in the Library - Walnut, IA.
II.     Roll call
LeAnn conducted a roll call. There were 9 members for “show and tell”.
III.     Approval of minutes from last meeting
LuAnn read the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as corrected. A thank you was read from Margo Matthis of the library for the guilds donation last month. Vivian gave the treasure’s report of $741.39.  
IV.     Open issues
a)     2012 Round Robin there were 4 completed quilt tops, LuAnn, Elaine, Ione and Betty.  Dorine reported that Charmayne’s was completed, but absent today.
V.     New business
b)     Challenge for next month – bring your oldest UFO
c)     Member ship dues of $20 are due!
d)     Email and address sheet were passed for updating.
e)     Discussion was held on the term of officers.  Since no longer holding a quilt show, does the term need to continue at 2 years? Discussion was positive and negative for change. No action taken.
f)      Personal challenge was started.  May list up to 3 techniques that you would personally like to attempt this year.  Deadline will be April.  11 challenges were signed up for today.
g)     Discussed the committee for the web site.  This includes Robin, LeAnn and LuAnn. 
h)     Plan a committee for Community Projects.  Vivian, Nancy and Roxie.  Suggestions were to donate the quilt for a raffle fundraiser for a charity or keep it in case there is a fire or need within the local community.
i)      LeAnn asked for program volunteers. Betty will teach 3D quilts, LeAnn Roush Flowers.
j)      The 2013 Challenge was started.  The fabric as arrived and LuAnn will send a thank you to Teresa Coenen for the fabric at cost plus shipping.  All was distributed.  Extra fabric cost $7.00 per yard.  LuAnn taught the first block – Lizzard Block.  Other members signed up for the block and the month that they wanted to teach.  To bring the completed block to next month’s meeting
k)     Next Mont’s challenge “Grandma and Me” Trunk show. What’s your genealogy?  Bring quilts or mementoes that connect you to your past, or bring in projects that you have worked on with your kids or grandkids. Next meeting will be February 19 at 7 pm.
VI.     Adjournment
Leann adjourned the meeting at 8:30.
Minutes submitted by:  LuAnn

Christmas Party 2012

December 11, 2012

The 2012 Christmas party was held at the Walnut Library at 6 p.m. All members were present. The festivities started with a pot luck supper that would have fed 10 times the people present. All of the completed quilt tops from last year’s star challenge were presented (7) and submitted for a drawing.  Ione won a $50 gift certificate for Log Cabin Quilts.  We reviewed the completed personal challenge quilts. Six members had completed 12 new techniques.   Again all were submitted for a drawing and LeAnn won a $50 gift certificate to Quilts and Other Notions.  A Gift –Exchange- With-Several –Twist followed. The member then played Traders Dice for prizes submitted by each member bringing 3 white elephant items from their sewing rooms.
Merry Christmas to all!