Franklin County Quilter's Guild
February 12, 2007
WELCOME by Sharon Perry, President
60 members present.
No new members; Guests: Holly Potvin and Trula
THANK YOUS extended to:
Julie Cowles for donating a sewing machine as raffle
prize and for thread to quilt the Raffle Quilt.
Bonnie Evans for sending a letter to Mayor Manahan requesting
fee of $100.00 be waived for use of City Hall for Quilt Show.
Quiche Perry, Shireen Melton, Bonnie Evans and Joan
Jettie for completing raffle quilt top.
Karen Gibson for machine quilting the Raffle Quilt.
Ann Pitt volunteered to take quilt home and sew on the binding.
SECRETARY'S REPORT: Motion to approve by Phyllis Fletcher; seconded
by Marge Taylor. Motion carried.
TREASURER'S REPORT: Motion to approve by Diane Forey; seconded by
Teela Dufresne. Motion carried.
Vermont coordinator, Trula Southwick asked to address
the guild to explain the work of Project Linus. It is a national organization
dedicated to the service to traumatized children. They sew, knit or
crochet "blankets" of various sizes to donate to children. She is looking
for women in this area to help run the chapter. A Project Linus meeting
will be held at the Sheldon Casino, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, February
17, National Fabric Day.
Quilt Show: Quilt Show chair, Sally
McIntyre, has received 25 entry forms so far for quilt show. We need
many more quilts to have a successful quilt show; we hope to have at least
100 quilts in the show. Sally needs to change the date for February
quilt show committee meeting due to a conflict; Sharon Perry will send out
an email update once a new date is chosen. Either email Sally at BKhome12@aol.com
or telephone 893-0325 if you plan to attend the meeting.
Beth Fancher unable to attend meeting; Sharon Perry will contact Beth to
make sure the remaining raffle tickets are mailed out to members.
Silent Auction: Diane
Forey requested that Silent Auction items be submitted by March meeting
to allow time to photograph and organize the items. Please consider
donating an item as we need many more items to have a successful auction.
Alyce Bushey requested members hold on to charity quilts so they can be
displayed at quilt show as well as Breast Cancer Survivor Quilts and Purple
Heart Quilts. Ann Pitt has a box of fabric to donate to the guild's
many charitable efforts.
Next quilting bee is this weekend at the NMC
conference room; the host is Sally McIntyre. We'll be making the award
ribbons for the quilt show; please bring fabric in black, and mediums and
darks of brown, blue, red, yellow/gold and purple.
Bakersfield quilting bee on March 3rd
& 4th, at the Bakersfield Historical Society, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; pot
luck lunch planned on Saturday. Call Marilynn Jessiman, 827-3199, if
you plan to attend.
2008 Raffle Quilt: Sally McIntyre
and Teela Dufresne volunteered to make the quilt; they’ll have 2 patterns
to vote on in March.
Bonnie has 13 completed orphan quilts.
She suggested donating one of the quilts to Gert Cilley, a founding member
and one of the longest serving members of FCQG. Due to health reasons,
Gert is no longer able to be an active member. Diane Forey made a motion
for said donation, followed by a unanimous second from the floor; motion carried.
Bonnie mentioned Camp Agape for children whose
parents are incarcerated. Quilts of various sizes are needed for 7 to
12-year-old boys and girls. Bonnie made a motion to donate a quilt to
Camp Agape; seconded by Gerda Thibault. Shireen Melton amended the motion
to give two quilts to Camp Agape; seconded again by Gerda Thibault.
The motion as amended carried; original motion nullified. If you want
to donate a quilt on your own to Camp Agape, give it to Diane Forey.
Carole Stanley made another motion to give two
orphan block quilts to Project Linus. seconded by Carole Kittell. Motion
Nominating Committee: The guild needs 3
members to serve on nominating committee; volunteers will be requested in
2008 Charity Quilt: Sharon Perry will send
letters to charity organizations who wish to be considered as a possible recipient
of next year's Charity Quilt. The organization should have the resources
to raise about $1,000 from raffle.
FABULOUS 15 CHALLENGE: This month's number is 12.
Bonnie has an Orphan Block Quilt ready to be quilted
or "tied:" need someone
March meeting will be on Monday, March 12th.
Vermont Shop Hop on March 15th - 18th and March 22nd
VQF class catalogs mailed out.
Remember to put a "sleeve" on any quilt entered in quilt
show; it came be a temporary sleeve as long as it is securely attached.
Congratulations to Susie Perry for having an article
published in the magazine, Town Square; in the article, she mentioned the
wonderful donations of quilting fabric and supplies she received from the
guild after her house fire.
BOM RAFFLE BLOCK: Janet McCarthy won 13 blocks.
MONTHLY DRAWINGS: Winners were Darlene Lovelette-Graves, Kathy Considine,
Sue Flanders, Sally Krupp, Deb Chagnon, Carolyn Kittell, Mariette Shepard
and Linda Callan.
SHOW AND TELL: Members were delighted with 45 beautiful quilts!
PROGRAM: Charm Swap, Fat Quarter Swap and mini-classes.
Rose Rixon, Secretary