Wednesday, August 10, 2016

July minutes submitted by Sharon Guffey-Lewis

The Nishna Botna Valley Quilt Guild met on July 19th, 2016 at the Walnut Public Library.   Ten members and 2 guests were present.   We missed, Shirley J. , Shirley W., and Charmayne P.   Our guests were Joyce Hansen and Karma Sorensen and Dixie Armstrong.   We also were happy to see a former member, Tammy Langlois and her granddaughter Katrina and another former member Julia  ??  
Betty Morris, president opened the meeting and the June minutes were read and approved.  Sally – Motion; Dorothy-seconded.
Treasurer’s report was given.   A refund check of $25.22 was received from Walmart for the roll of batting that was ordered.  Balance is $732.76.
Betty and Elaine reported on items purchased for Family, Inc with our $50.00 donation.  Here is what they purchased:
9 blouses or shirts; 9 skirts or shorts; 2 jackets; 4 sundresses.    Good job ladies!
Roxie did not have any report on charity quilts.   6 Patriotic quilts were finished since our last meeting and given to Roxie.
Fran had a new project for us.  Strip blocks were distributed and due next month.
Sally gave a very helpful demonstration of how to make a “sausage pillowcase”.   Interesting process and will be useful for Christmas gifts.
Fran gave an equally helpful demonstration on “coping strips”.   This a helpful tip to know when one has blocks that are not the same size.  
Both Roxie and Kristine were remembered for their birthdays.  Each received a cute gift.
Many had “show and tell” items to share.   Kristine, Sharon, Dorine, Shelly, Fran, Sally and Dorothy all had been busy making items for gifts and showing items completed.  
Roxie served delicious refreshments and Karma won the CLR game.  
Next month bring  3 – 5” squares of children’s print.  Can be cotton or flannel.   ALSO if you didn’t bring diapers last month please bring them this time.  
Date of next meeting is August 16th!    Refreshments by Shirley W.
Respectfully submitted,
Sharon Guffey-Lewis