Allatoona Quilters’ Guild

General Meeting - March 6, 2018

 President Kim Ayers opened the meeting at 10 AM with a reminder to turn off cell phones. Hugette Boyer welcomed one new visitor who also decided to join.  Kim welcomed our guest speaker, Carole Liebzeit.  She also announced that Monique Byrne was elected by the Board to serve as 2018 photographer.  Kim also thanked whomever brought in the donated fabrics and said that Glenna had four boxes of free sewing books if anyone was interested.

 VP– Dianne Olsen held the UFO drawing for April (UFO #7).  UFO #1 is due today.  David Gilleland is April’s guest speaker on foundation piecing and will also hold a workshop following the meeting.  May’s program will be “Then and Now” where members were invited to sign up to bring in their first quilt along with a more recent one to see the improvement. 

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

 Treasurer’s Report – Sue Zabell reported balances as of February 28.

 Committee Reports of note were as follows:

 ·         Awards – Dottie Pittman reminded members that they needed to sign up for show and tell in order to receive an award.

·         Birthday Club – Kim Ayers announced 15 birthdays in March.

·         BOM – Emily Gail Wyett showed her completed quilt top from the first BOM project.  She said there will be no BOM meeting this month due to Red Top.  A drawing for the next BOM quilt resulted in Feed Sack Flags on page 267 of the book being chosen.

·         Community Service – Carolyn Shea said Tiny Stitches donated bolts of fabric and two others donated boxes of fabrics.  Ryan’s Case for Smiles said pillowcase donations are down.  They are really short on holiday pillowcases.  This year the theme at summer camp for kids with cancer will be super heroes for both girls and boys.  May 29 is the next Community Service work day.

·         Door Prize – Connie Kessler had lots of door prizes, including scissors, fat quarters, patterns, etc.

·         Fabric Exchange – MaryAnn Perry announced that 20 people are participating in the fabric exchange.  April will be miscellaneous strips in prints or solid colors of 30’s fabrics.  It is inevitable that people will get duplicates.  The fabrics should be exchanged at the general meetings as MaryAnn sorts them shortly thereafter.

·         Membership – Huguette Boyer reported 102 members have renewed for 2018 and reminded everyone that there is a $5 guest fee for meetings with a paid speaker.

·         Newsletter - Daryl Miller needs all newsletter articles sent to her at by Friday, March 23, 2018.  Only a handful of people saw the sentence in the newsletter about sending Daryl an email to be entered into a prize.  

·         Red Top 2018 – Barb Levan invited Roxanne and Pat to report about changes to the food plans for Red Top.  They were able to secure catering from Family Traditions so there will be no food prep or cleanup required.  Attendees were reminded to bring their own eating utensils and paper plates and will still be asked to bring one dessert or snack.  Also, if you bring your own drinks, bring them in a cooler.  Barb announced that the shelters will be open for set up on Monday between 2-4 PM. 

·         Special Projects – Sue Lane showed the microwave bowl holders made in February.  March 27 will be a holder for transporting hot irons.

·         Sunshine Club – Rose Holland had no updates but several members asked for prayers for their loved ones.

·         Thursday Sew-In –Sue Zabell said due to the Red Top retreat there will be no sew-in this month.

 By-Laws Review and Vote – Sue Baumgartel said she received a few calls from members with questions about changes to the bylaws and she was able to answer them.  The questions were primarily about Article IV, Section 2, which reads:  Guests and visitors are welcome to attend two general meetings and then will be invited to become members at the third meeting.  As there was no further discussion, a motion to accept the bylaws as amended was made, seconded, and passed by show of hands.  Kim said the bylaws will be posted on the website along with a separate policies and procedures document. 

 Lots of great projects were shown during show and tell.  Door prize drawings were held, and following a short break, Sue Baumgartel introduced today’s guest speaker, Carole Liebzeit.  Carole gave a delightful and often comical lecture on ugly, hard to use fabrics.

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:25 PM followed by a pot luck lunch.

 Respectfully submitted, Bonnie Davidson, Secretary


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