Allatoona Quilters   Guild

Allatoona Quilters’ Guild
General Meeting
July 3, 2018

President Kim Ayers opened the meeting at 10 AM with a reminder to turn off cell phones.  Kim will ask for four volunteers to hold and fold quilts at each meeting.  3 visitors in attendance were welcomed.  Dottie Pittman asked members to send get well cards to Sue McBride’s daughter, Sheena Greenberg, at Sue’s home address while Sheena recuperates from a bone marrow transplant.

VP– Dianne Olsen announced UFO #5 will be due in August.  Today’s program is “Christmas in July.”  August we have guest speaker Robin Jones from Cotton Tail Quilts to talk about what it’s like to own a quilt store; Dianne will have the fabric reveal for our Christmas block exchange; and Red Top participants will show off their retreat projects.  September’s program will be all about bindings.  October will be a silent auction of sewing related items.  Dianne will send out a form via email for donated items.

Minutes Approval – There were no changes to the June minutes as printed in the July newsletter.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes and passed on a voice vote. 

 Treasurer’s Report – Sue Zabell reported balances as of June 30.  We collected 32.05 for the food bank in June bringing our YTD total to $379.65.

Committee Reports of note were as follows:

·         Birthday Club – Kim Ayers announced 7 birthdays in July.

·         BOM – Emily Gail Wyett drew the next BOM quilt (4 patch pinwheel on page 230). Emily will teach those interested how to make a hook rug and will also teach us how to dye wool at the September 20 Sew-In.

·         Communications – Michelle Wyman reminded members when responding to emails that she forwards not to hit the reply button because the response will go to Michelle instead of the author of the message.  Scroll down to the actual message to find the author.

·         Community Service – Carolyn Shea gave out 2nd quarter reward charms for anyone donating either their first quilt or 5 pillowcases.  To date she has received 70 quilts and 295 pillowcases.  July 31 is the next community service day.  People should bring their own projects to work on.

·         Door Prize –Dottie Pittman reported on behalf of Connie Kessler that door prizes were from Cotton Tail Quilts.

·         Fabric Exchange – Monique Byrne reported on behalf of MaryAnn Perry that August will be strips of miscellaneous 30’s fabrics or Kona solids. 

·         Membership – Huguette Boyer reported membership stands at 106. 

·         Newsletter – Daryl Miller announced that anyone can send something for the newsletter, not just the committee chairs or board members.

·         Red Top 2019 – Barb Levan said Red Top 2019 will be 3/12-3/15 with set up on the 11th.  Sign up will be in August and September.  There will be no refunds after November.  Shelter #2 has been reserved and depending on the number of attendees, shelter 1 may also be reserved provided we get 15 attendees in that shelter to cover the cost.  Melinda Fulkerson will be teaching attendees the One Block Wonder quilt.  Barb will be sending out a registration form.  She will do her best to place attendees in their requested location.  The shelter placement will be announced at the October 2 general meeting.  Anyone unhappy with their placement may request a refund at the November meeting.

·         Special Projects – Glenna Martin reported for Sue Lane that the July project will be Santa Claus ornaments and the chicken pot holders have been moved to the August project.

·         Sunshine Club – Rose Holland reported that Aunt Jane passed on Friday.  She also gave updates on several members and asked that we keep them in our prayers:  MaryAnn Perry, Connie Kessler, Carol Bobar, and Joan Murray.  Barb Levan reported her daughter is having health issues.  On a happier note, Rose has 2 great grandchildren.

·         Thursday Sew-In –Sue Zabell said 7 people attended the June 21 sew-in.  There will be no sew-in in October and September will be a rug making class by Emily Gail Wyett.

Lots of great projects were shown during show and tell.  Following a short break, door prize drawings were held.  Dianne Olsen invited members to show their Christmas quilts.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:50 followed by a pot luck lunch.

Respectfully submitted, Bonnie Davidson, Secretary