Monday, December 9, 2013

December 3, 2013 Christmas Party

Nishnabotna Valley Quilters Guild

Christmas Party

December 3, 2013
The 2013 Christmas Party was held at Emma Jeans Restaurant near Walnut, Iowa. All 11 members were present.  The festivities started with a lovely meal ordered from the menu.  Roxie presented the second quilt that is now quilted and ready for donation.  LeAnn brought the labels and Charmayne volunteered to sew them on. Shirley brought a picture of the Christmas Tree Walk Tree that Guild sponsored and she had prepared. A Gift – Exchange was held – with no twist this year.  Lovely handmade gifts were received and loved by all. Merry Christmas to all! 

Minutes submitted by:  LuAnn

November 19, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Nishnabotna Valley Quilters Guild

Meeting Minutes

November 19, 2013
I.     Call to order
LeAnn Keenan called to order the regular meeting of the Nishnabotna Valley Quilters Guild at 7 pm on November 19 in the Library - Walnut, IA.
II.     Roll call
LeAnn conducted a roll call. There were 8 members and 1 guest – Fran present.
III.     Approval of minutes from last meeting
LuAnn read the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as read. Thanks you’s had been sent to Dora Jean for the backing that had been donated and a Get Well card had been sent to Ione after her fall 2 weeks ago. Treasure was absent but reports balance is unchanged.  Dorine submitted bill for batting.   
IV.     Open issues
a)     Christmas tree was donated by LeAnn for the Christmas walk. 
b)     Community Quilt Group- Shirley brought more 4x6 inch squares to make more quilts.  Dorine has completed the first quilt that looked quite lovely.  Shirley had put on the binding.  Shirley offered to quilt some donation quilts also. Shirley then showed 9 quilts that she had recently made and quilted in an unannounced truck show of which she donated 5 quilts to the Group. LeAnn offered to make labels for the quilts and Shirley, LuAnn and Betty volunteered to sew them on.  The Community Quilt Group and Shirley will plan to deliver the quilts to Elk Horn Nursing Home before Christmas.
V.     New business
c)     Christmas Tree Walk set up would be 10-4 Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Dorine will call the Historical Society to notify them of our participation.  Members brought ornaments that were of a religious theme. Trees are to be taken down on Sunday.  No one was able to set up on Wednesday so it was decided not to participate this year.  At the end of the meeting Shirley stated that she would take care of the tree this year both in putting it up and taking it down. – Thank you Shirley.
d)     Christmas Party is December 3 at 6 pm at Emma Jeans.  Homemade gifts for the gift exchange among members.
e)     Personal challenge and Round Robin quilts will be presented in January.  Personal Challenge list was again reviewed and many are on schedule.
f)      Challenge blocks were presented Missouri Star and some blocks were presented from the month before.  Vivian was not present to review Farm Friendliness Block but had sent copies of the block for all members. The last block will be taught by Charmayne in January
g)     Holiday Trunk show was presented by the members and guest and enjoyed by all.  There were Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Holloween quilts.   
VI.     Adjournment
Leann adjourned the meeting at 8:10.
Minutes submitted by:  LuAnn