Franklin County Quilter's Guild
October 18, 2006
68 members present.
No new members.
4 Guests: Donna Rath, Rebecca Ryer, Pat Gervais and Judith Hoffman.
Sharon Perry read letter in gratitude from recipient of FCQG quilt.
SECRETARY’S REPORT: Marilynn Jessiman made a motion to accept; seconded
by Phyllis Fletcher. Motion passed.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Teela Dufresne made a motion to accept; seconded
by Nancy Orcutt. Motion passed.
Raffle Quilt: Quiche Perry absent; Susie Perry
reported need for more fabric in yellow, red & orange.
Raffle tickets: Beth Fancher, no report.
2007 Charity Quilt: Mary Ellen Therrien absent;
Elaine Magnan reported need for bright colored fabric in dark & medium
warned quilters not to cut off excess fabric on “bow ties”.
Quilt Show: Lorraine Pike, chair, is having health
problems; guild needs to find someone to step up and volunteer to chair quilt
show. Many committees for quilt show already in place.
Home Health, Family Center and Ronald McDonald Quilts:
Denise Chase has 5 kits ready with instructions included.
Purple Heart Quilts: Sally McIntyre still looking
for help to make signs for quilts to be displayed in bank window on Main
Laurie’s House: This discussion was carried over from
the September meeting. Susie Perry spoke on the need for adult and
children sized quilts for Laurie's House.
Discussion followed on our commitment to charity quilts to various
organizations. Bonnie Evans made a motion to temporarily suspend donations
to Ronald McDonald House until need arises. Susie Perry seconded.
Shireen Melton withdrew her amendment carried from the September
Denise Christiansen suggested that guidelines be provided for
quilt size, color for gender and age of recipients so members could make
charity quilts using their own stash.
Quilt Pink Day: Quilting bee was a huge success; quilts
fro breast cancer survivors were made at the quilting bee on September 30th.
Thanks to Bonnie Evans for organizing the event.
A special Show and Tell showed the many quilts in various stages
Home Health Offices, October 28th and 29th
Public Safety Bldg., Montgomery Ctr, November
No other new business.
FABULOUS 15 CHALLENGE: This month's number is 10.
Green Mountain Quilters’ Guild meeting: October 21st.
A Quilters’ Gathering: November 2nd - 5th; several guild
members plan to attend.
Quilt Retreat with Froncie Quinn, November 10th - 12th.
Betty Morgan still has tickets available for Champlain Valley
Quilters’ Guild raffle quilt. Quilt Show is on November
4th & 5th in the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms.
Mike Boulerice of St. Albans Recreation Department is looking
for someone to teach quilting, with pay. Call Mike at the St. Albans
City Recreation Department, phone number 524-1519
Email firstname.lastname@example.org; looking for feedback about local
quilt shop in St Albans.
Sympathy was extended to Sandra Casavant on the death of her
grandmother, Ruth Schaefer, also a guild member.
BLOCK OF THE MONTH: Beth Fancher won the raffle blocks and donated
them to Marie Baron in gratitude for Marie’s many kindnesses to the
guild. Marilynn Jessiman provided instructions for next month's BOM,
the Bear Paw block; she also provided the mystery quilt instructions which
are based on the BOM. For help, call her at 827-3199.
MONTHLY DRAWINGS: Marilynn Jessiman, Judy Carpenter, and Carol
SHOW AND TELL: Members were entertained viewing many lovely quilts
made by guild members.
PROGRAM: Artist in Residence workshops
Sharon Perry: Accurate ¼ inch seams
Marilynn Jessiman and Gail Darling: Paper piecing
Bonnie Evans: Machine quilting
Rose Rixon, Secretary