Allatoona Quilters’ Guild
General Meeting Minutes, October 3, 2017
The meeting was opened by President Dottie Pittman at 10AM with a warm welcome to all including one visitor, our guest speaker, and our newest member to join. Dottie reminded everyone to turn off their cell phones. Dottie announced that we had a full slate of officers for 2018 and voting will take place at the November general meeting. Nominees are as follows: Kim Ayers – President; Dianne Olsen – Vice President; Bonnie Davidson – Secretary; Linda Basler – Treasurer.
Vice president Sue Baumgartel said UFO #2 is due today with the final UFO #4 due in November. The You Sew N Sew December exchange blocks are due no later than the November meeting. The program in November will be a presentation of our “A Story To Be Told” items. These will not be judged but there will be a prize drawing for all who participate. Items do not have to be quilted or bound. December will be our gift exchange – a full-sized, non seasonal apron. Sue said Hobby Lobby has some nice duck fabric if you want to use a heavier fabric.
Regarding September’s general and board meeting minutes, Dottie asked if there were any corrections. Dottie asked for a motion to accept the September minutes. The motion was made, seconded and passed on a voice vote.
Kim Ayers gave the Treasurer’s report indicating balances as of September 30, 2017.
Committee reports of note were presented as follows:
· Birthday Club – Dottie Pittman announced 11 birthdays this month.
· BOM - Melinda Fulkerson said participants should read the directions beforehand as you will need rulers and paper hexagons.
· Community Service –Sue Zabell said the next Community Service Day will be October 31 and the plan is to continue work on string quilts. Rose Archer will demo a different way to make string quilts (directions will be forthcoming via email). All Community Service quilts should be turned in at any of the November meetings. No quilts will be accepted in December. The quilts will be presented to the police department at the December meeting. Sue said anyone making a Blooming Nine Patch quilt at Red Top can bring in their fabric selections on 10/31 and Barb Levan will assist in determining their suitability for the project. Sue reported 124 quilts and 519 pillowcases have been donated to date.
· Door Prizes –Mary Ann Perry reported on behalf of Barb Levan that today’s door prizes included a jelly roll, two scissors, 2 packages of fat quarters, two $20 gift certificates for Tiny Stitches, a donated rotary cutter case, donated books and patterns, and our guest speaker has donated an Aurifil color card valued at $50.
· Fabric Exchange – Carolyn Shea announced that November’s exchange is 24 six inch squares of purple. December will be fabrics with letters or words.
· Hostess – Pat Trapanese/Roxanne Santini – Roxanne reminded everyone that in November the guild will provide turkey and gravy. Members should bring sides and desserts.
· Red Top 2018 – Barb Levan has not had an opportunity to check with local hotels around Red Top for discounted blocks of rooms. She did remind everyone that the cabins go quickly and suggested everyone get their reservations in. There are still two Red Top spots open with the November general meeting being the last opportunity to sign up. Barb will review fabrics for the Blooming Nine Patch at Community Service Day if anyone needs guidance. She sent a printout of fabric requirements for each size via email on 9/5. Nancy Draheim suggested individual head shots with name tags be taken to help identify attendees.
· Special Projects– Sue McBride said this month’s project is zippered bags and passed around several examples.
· Sunshine – Carolyn McQueen said she had received three thank you cards. Former member Carol Maple passed away. Susan Carol said she has a new great granddaughter.
· Thursday Sew-In –Edna Cooper said the next sew-in is October 19, from 9AM-5PM, bring lunch, drink, snacks. Eight people participated in September.
· Website – Nancy Draheim will be taking pictures of show and tell quilts for the website on the stage where the lighting is better. She plans to take them between 9:30 and 10 prior to the start of the meeting but taking them as members finish showing them worked well today.
Show and Tell - Lots of great show and tell projects were presented.
Following a short break, Sue Baumgartel introduced our guest speaker, Kristi McDonough – Modern Blocks with a traditional twist.
Door prize drawings were held followed by a pot luck lunch.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:52AM.
Respectfully submitted, Bonnie Davidson, Secretary