Tuesday, June 7, 2011

May Minutes

Tree City Quilt Guild
May 9, 2011

Call to Order by president, Mabel Stocker. She thanked the refreshment committee, Dorothy Pearson, Gwen Hoover, and Wilma McCurdy. Mabel read the quilter’s zodiac for Taurus, and birthdays were announced.

Secretary’s report was approved as published in the newsletter.

Treasurer’s report: was read by Jane Richardson. As of 4/30/11 there is a balance of 2,862.11 after the expenses for the retreat were paid.

Old Business:

A sign up sheet was sent around for the 2012 first babies born at Wooster Hospital quilts. There was a choice to do it all, or help with a part of the quilt.

The membership voted on the charities which would receive the $1500 that was returned from Bridges of Hope. It was decided to give $500 to 3 different charities. The winners were MOCA House, Viola Startzman Free Clinic, and People to People.

There are still membership booklets available for anyone who has not received one.

New Business:

Hearthside Quilt Shop is going out of business by 5/13/11. Everything is 70% off.

The June program will be on sandwiching a quilt-what’s in the middle? She is looking for assistance with it. Sarah Bistline offered to help.

Laura gave a report on the retreat, and thanked everyone for the guild’s help in making it possible. The retreat committee members would like feedback of one positive, and one suggestion from those who attended. The participants showed the quilts they had made during the class. What a variety of colors.

Jane Richardson talked about the Wayne County Choral Union’s concert at Wooster High School this Sat. evening, 5/14/11 at 7:30. There will be displays of local artists’ work, including quilters. Vicky Hartzler’s will be featured and other members have volunteered to have their work displayed.

Janet MacFarland showed a quilt she had received after a tragedy, and suggested members consider making quilts for the tornado victims in the South. She said there will be a need for months, as people will be homeless for a long time, and they will be appreciated any time.

Committee Reports:

Picnic Committee Bev Haven reminded members that there is a table runner challenge, to bring a covered dish and table service. It will be at the Church of God on Akron Road at the pavilion, as it has been in the past.

Workshops and Trips Laura Nolletti will do a demo/lecture on making Kaleidoscope quilts on Tues June 28 at 7pm. This is based on books by Paula Nadelstern and Ricky Tims. Please bring a pencil and notebook and $5.00 for the lecture. Participants will make 2 unique blocks using this technique.

The Akron Art Museum will be hosting Kaleidoscope Quilts: the Art of Paula Nadelstern from June 18 to October 2, 2011 at 1 South High Street, Akron, 44308

Program was on quilting and knotting the quilt by Effie Troyer, Laura Nolletti, Sarah Bistline and Donna Williams passed out Ruth Bishop’s info on knotting as Ruth could not be there.

Show and Tell was wonderful as usual.

Everything Old is New Again is available every month for people wanting ideas and feedback on their projects or UFO’s.

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