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August 14, 2014 meeting

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Challenge: After reviews and hearing from guild members, we have decided not to make changes to the challenge and the requirements are as published in the newsletter.

Volunteer: I would like a volunteer to establish a committee and line up a slate of officers for next year. If you would like to do this, please let me know. Carol

 

From Kerry Kastl:

 

Guild Program September 11, 2014

 

I frequently hear people asking where a certain quilt design or pattern came from. The answer is “I found this great book, it has some of the neatest designs in it”). Or “I subscribe to a magazine that always has wonderful quilt patterns that I get my ideas from.”

 

For our September 11 guild meeting I would like for you to please bring your favorite quilting book; tell us why you like it and what you learned from it; and if you still have a quilt made from the book, bring that as well. This is a great way for others in the guild to learn about what’s out there they may not have known about.

 

I’m looking forward to seeing all the great books you bring. Thanks, and see you in September.

 

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Marie Robert conducted door prize drawing.

 

Note: Secretary Laura Gamble will send get-well cards to five members recuperating from surgery: Marilyn Pryor, Pam Martin, Kerry Kastl, June Scroggin, and Veleta Ehrlich.

 

Silver Threads Quilt Guild – Meeting minutes, 14 Aug 2014

6:38 P.M. Meeting conducted by Carol Stearns, president. She welcomed three guests and new member Hester Roberts.

 

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 Lynda Richardson shared a funny story “The Crazy Quilter.”

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Membership – Lynda Richardson provided gifts for August birthday members and the group wished them all “Happy birthday.”

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 Linda Frick displayed the August “ooh-rah” block from Quilters Newsletter magazine’s website. She and Carol also discussed QN website has a Christmas Houses BOM on the website.

 

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Carol showed a quilt top brought in by new member Hester Roberts; she’s looking for a quilter to quilt it as she is a beginner – she was given several long-arm quilters’ names.

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Charity – Edith Bullock shared a list of our 2014 charity recipients and repeated the request for at least 2 quilts made/donated by each member.

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Carol reminded everyone of this year’s challenge quilts – due in October. She also reminded everyone of the AQS quilt show in Chattanooga TN Sept 11-13. They also announced a Quilting by the Bay workshop in Panama City, at the Sleep Inn, Oct 17-19, $245 per person. 

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Programs – Carol Stearns introduced Dr Rachel Hutchison, a chiropractor, who presented “sew-lutions to back pain,” an overview of correct posture and movement while sewing.

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 A picture is worth a thousands words.. Every doing stretching exercises during lecture by Dr Rachel Hutchison

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Carol announced the guild has five rolls of batting for anyone working on charity projects.
Treasurer – Marie Robert reported current balance is $2,279.06.
Show & Tell:
1. Round-robin quilt
2. Snowball-style quilt
3. Pink and black quilt with matching pillowcases
4. Comic-strip print quilt
5. Multiple purples with white sashing
6. Yellow background quilt with florsals and bright reds
7. Multiple blues with white quilt
8. Row-by-row quilt with different seasons
9. Several bags for charity
10. Baby animal quilt
11. Cowboy quilt
12. Round robin
13. Strippy quilt begun by Jeannette Alexander (will be given to her husband)
14. Round robin
15. Back-to-school backpack
16. Three Kid Comfort Quilts
17. Orphan block quilt

Marie Robert conducted door prize drawing.

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Updated information for August 2014

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Greetings and its August and the summer is nearing an end!

Our meeting is August 14 and our speaker will be Dr. Rachel Hutchison who is a chiropractor. She is going to talk to us about how to sit comfortably while we are sewing and other things to protect our backs! I don’t know about you but I could use a lot of help in that area!

This coming Saturday, August 9 is guild day at Ruthie’s in Baker. We have about 6 members already attending but if you would like to go for a free day of sewing and instruction, please call Ruthie. http://www.ruthiesnotions.com/#flou

The instructor is said to be a lot of fun and you don’t have to take anything with you. Ruthie provides all the tools and machines as well as lunch! I don’t think I can make it but maybe another day. Thank you Linda Frick for letting us know!

We had a lively assortment of sewers at our charity workshop in July. Edith has organized the strips of fabric by color! And we have some pillowcase kits and quilt kits ready for you to take. We were also able to get two more rolls of batting at a reasonable price so if you need any, bring your measurements!

Doris Bates has surgery last month and continues her physical therapy at Westwood Rehab on Mar Walt Drive. If you have a chance, drop by to see her. Kerry Kastl is having surgery this month as well. June Scroggin is recovering nicely from her surgery last month. I hope that is it for illness!

See you soon! Carol

Ruthie is having her annual Quilters Guild Appreciation Day event next weekend, Aug 8 or 9. Ruthie called me to find out how many are coming from my guild. Could we send out this information to the members inboxes so they can see it? I don’t think posting on the Blog will get quick enough reaction. I hope we can get enough people interested who would want to attend. Maybe we can get enough people together and maybe carpool. I know Shirley, Cindy, Patty, Becky and I are going together. It would be great to get 15 people and we could get a machine. I kinda need to let her know so she will have enough machines available. She told me there is a Guild from Panama City coming with 33 people on Friday and another one with 17 people coming on Friday. I’m thinking Saturday would be a better day to go since there are so many already coming Friday. And besides, Saturday isn’t a work day so maybe more people would come. Can we ask members to RSVP so we’ll know.

Can we get Pam to send out this notice? This is a link to her website with a list of all the classes she has going the rest of this year. Most of them are free!

Linda Frick.

http://www.ruthiesnotions.com/#flou . This lady was at Ruthie’s earlier this year and was a blast. She has gorgeous fabric and wonderful ideas. It would be a fun day out and a lot of fun.

Calling all quilters! August 9 is a Guild appreciation Day at Ruthie’s notions in Baker. Five of our members are already attending! Can we muster 10 more folks so that our guild can win a free sewing machine? We have selected Aug 9 for the day our guild members should attend. Please call and make reservations to Ruthie and let me know if you can go. I’m thinking this is the year I might be able to attend. I could use a relaxing day of sewing! Carol

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July 10, 2014 Meeting

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July 10, 2014 Meeting

Meeting conducted by Carol Stearns, President

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Guest speaker June Gunnersen showing charity quilts from Holy Trinity Church

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Round Robin quilts

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Honing our Skills by Carol

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VP, Linda Frick with OOH RAH squares

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Charity quilts drawing for $25 

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Kerry Kastl has been working on a wonderful program for us for September

featuring Alma Moates who is a quilt appraiser living in Pensacola. Visit her website

to look at the programs she does.

http://www.almarmoates.com/

Her fee is generous but she has agreed to reduce it for our guild if we can line up 10

Folks to have quilts appraised. She charges $45 per appraisal. I had her appraise two of my own quilts a few years ago at the Flying Needles Retreat and she is very knowledgeable. And I appreciated the information she gave me on these treasured items.

I think we owe it to ourselves as a guild to have someone special like Alma speak to us. We have worked hard the past two years, making charitable quilts, pillowcases and stockings and I would love to see us rewarded. We all enjoyed Karen from NanaGirl Quilts who spoke to us early this year and we did have to pay her to come over.

Please let me know by Tuesday, July 15, if you might have a quilt that you would be glad to have appraised by Alma. We can also contact Flying Needles to see if anyone would be interested from there. And then we can advertise in the newspaper if we need to.

Let me (496-1770) or Kerry (650-9611) know by Tuesday.

Thanks,

Carol Stearns

 

Members recovery from illness

Doris Bates fell and broke her hip and was in hospital.  Not sure if she is still there or not.  Her daughter will be bringing some things on Saturday to the workshop.  June Scroggin had surgery to remove her thyroid on Monday, no cancer.  She is doing well.  I visited her yesterday.  I sent Doris a card.  Carol

 

SIT AND SEW ON SATURDAY

We have reserved the Moose Lodge on Saturday, July 19. It is short notice but please come and sew with us! I am working on pillowcases and stockings and maybe a charity quilt or two. We will have strips and fabric for strippy quilts! If you need some batting for a project, stop by to get some! Lunch will be provided by the guild. What better time to spend on a hot July Saturday than in air conditioned comfort with your sewing friends! Come and join us! Carol

 

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Updated information for July 6, 2014

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SIT AND SEW ON SATURDAY

We have reserved the Moose Lodge on Saturday, July 19. It is short notice but please come and sew with us! I am working on pillowcases and stockings and maybe a charity quilt or two. We will have strips and fabric for strippy quilts! If you need some batting for a project, stop by to get some! Lunch will be provided by the guild. What better time to spend on a hot July Saturday than in air conditioned comfort with your sewing friends! Come and join us!

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Happy July 1st! I’m looking forward to a long weekend and celebrating the fourth of July. Our guild meeting is June 10 at Holy Trinity at 6:30. Our speaker will be June Gunnersen who is a member of Holy Trinity and she is going to tell us all about the quilts that their guild makes for Lutheran World Relief.
This month til the end of the year we will concentrate on charity. Remember, we will be drawing for $25 from the Charity Quilt Basket! We’ve scheduled a sit and sew on July 19 at the Moose Lodge to work on charitable projects. We have lots of 2.5 inch strips to do a strippy quilt or other strip type quilt. We will have batting available so if you need some, drop by. We can work on pillowcases, bags and stockings as well. Or if you just want to come and sit and sew with us, come on. Let’s have some fun and fellowship! 9:00 until 2 or 3:00. Guild will pay for your lunch.
So far this year, we have collected 42 quilts, 64 pillowcases and 24 bags. We’ve raised funds through our Trash to Treasure event and we are ready! Let’s do some sewing! See you on the 10th and the 19th! Carol

Marie Roberts report

Jun 28

Previous balance. 2111.11
Expense
Drinks and ice. 14.10
June mtg
Deposit 290.00
Sale. June mtg
Current balance. 2387.01

First City Bank. June 26th

 

The donators for the July meeting

Marilyn Pryor
Karen Fisher
Tina Brogles

August Meeting

Sandy Sterman
Vicki Christian
Jeanne Ashworth

Please donate two items- sewing related to value $10 each for the drawing

Your participation is appreciated  Funds raised go to the charity projects

 

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June 12, 2014 Meeting

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Meeting June 12, 2014

We had a simply marvelous and fun evening at our first ever Trash To Treasure/Birthday event on July12! If you missed it, you missed some great bargains and a whole lot of fun! We had some show and tell and a few announcements but mostly shopping!

I showed my completed round robin quilt and your task is to add a 7” or so border, and finish it up!

Next month we will start concentrating on our charity efforts and will be scheduling a charity work day. Details to come. Enjoy the pictures of our fun event!

Carol

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Maria Roberts report

Beginning  balance.  2139.86
Expenses                      140.75.
Income.                        112.00
May 27 balance.          2111.11

No door prize donations for June meeting

 

 

Finished round robin

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June Meeting 2014

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TRASH TO TREASURES

Remember ladies, our June Birthday meeting is going to be a wonderful “Trash to Treasures” event. I use the word Trash as in “one woman’s trash is another woman’s gain”, and it certainly will be a gain. I have seen some of the wonderful items that are being bundled up for the Donation Walk. There are really some nice items being offered; rulers, patterns, fabric bundles, embroidery friends and much more. There is also a .50¢ table – yay. All proceeds from the guild sponsored event will be going into our Out Reach and quilting Programs.

Tickets for the Donation Walk are $10.00 for 15 tickets. Drop your tickets for your favorite items. Winners will be announced at the end of the evening. There are going to be some very lucky people! If you wish to bring a snack for shopping energy please do and get your shopping shoes out! The Guild will provide the birthday cake.

We also have 5 or 6 ladies who are taking tables to sell their own treasures to another lucky person. Remember, to get a half table space the price is a yard of brightly colored or kids fabric. The proceeds from what you sell are yours to keep.

As another reminder this year’s challenge is a nine-patch quilt – it may be a traditional nine-patch or modern, your choice, but it must be a nine-patch using 14 different fabrics. Backing does not have to be one of the 14. A 2.5” square of each fabric needs to be pinned to the back of each quilt. In order to qualify, quilts must to be quilted and bound.

Minimum Size: At least: 45″ x 60″
First Place: $75.00 Second Place: $50.00 Third Place: $25.00

Maximum Size: At least: 78” x 88”
First Place: $100.00 Second Place: $75.00 Third Place: $50.00

GET READY FOR SOME FUN!

Who doesn’t love shopping for bargains? And there will be plenty of bargains at our Trash to Treasure birthday party at Holy Trinity on June 12. Below is Kerry’s post from last month but I’m including a few more details.

1.There will be so much shopping going on we will not do honing our skills this month.
2.We are also tabling our round robin quilts until July. I have finished mine and will show you the finished product and instructions for next month.
3.If you would like a half table to sell some of your own wares, call Kerry at 650-9611. You will need to donate a yard of bright or kid friendly fabric to reserve.
4.I will be at Holy Trinity at 4:00 on June 12 for those who want to set up.
5.Doors will open at 6:00 for shoppers. Donation tickets are $1.00 each, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10. Remember all dollars raised will go to support our charitable efforts.
6.Guild will provide birthday cake and drinks but you may bring finger foods to snack on if you prefer.
7.There will be a short business meeting and show and tell sometime during the evening! Come for some fun and shopping!

Carol

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