Friday, September 20, 2019


Meeting Minutes

Westside Quilt Guild General meeting
September 16, 2019

The meeting was called to order by Sue Nichols, President, at 6:31 pm

Opening
President Sue N. said from this month forward when want to be added to the agenda, you need to let her know the Saturday prior to the general meeting. There are lots of quilt shows going on now or soon. This weekend, Saturday, Vernonia St. Mary’s Quilt Fair 10am-4pm, admission $1.00.  Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild Show, Oct. 4th and 5th, admission $10. Columbia River Gorge Quilt Show, Oct. 18 and 19 admission $6. Harvest and Stitches Shop Hop Oct. 5-19 Passports out front.

Sunshine & Shadows
Denise has a grandson born Sept 1 Elijah Benjamin. Betsy’s arm is healing.
Sue is out of town for 10 days starting Thursday. If there are emergencies or a need for information your contact person will be VP Marilyn Alexander.

Ways & Means
Renee, has logo merchandise for purchase, Quilt Barn totes, long sleeve t-shirts and past quilt show pins. Nancy S. is doing the boutique for the show, thanks to all who have brought items. If you want to make something for the boutique and do not know what, Nancy has books of ideas, that you can borrow. She also has two little unfinished projects you can take and finish for the boutique. The raffle quilt is here to see and she has a few tickets left.

2019 Quilt Show
Marilyn introduced the featured quilters for the quilt show: Linda O’Brien, Toni Beattie, Connie Gaebel, Carrie Townsend, Clara Mashek, Chase Lawrence, Peggy Gelbrech, Ann Laflin, Stephanie Hinsvark, Mona Woo, Jayne Gallager and Patty Dobbs. Tonight is the last night to submit your quilt show submission.
Still need volunteers for the show, volunteers get into the show for free. Need help with strong arms to help get the rack of drapes and pipes to the site. Quilt pins for sale tonight $5. Jean asks that anyone going to the area quilt shows to take our show’s flyers. Heather Perez designed the poster and it is now a block. You may pre-order the kit today for $10 or purchase at a later date for $12. The kit includes background, everything for the front, with an alternate road design available. Sign up and pay tonight and kits will be delivered at the October meeting. Syrena shared the birds quilt for the Audubon Society’s raffle. She thanked everyone who did a bird.

Quilt Barn Trail
Not here

Mini Raffle
Stack of florals, turkey day wall hanging kit, wool scraps, charm pack with pattern, batiks blue and gold.

UFO Challenge
Nothing has changed. November meeting is UFO’s.

Charity Quilts
Show and tell…..7 quilts were shown.

Two Pins
Jeri Adams will be in charge of two pins, thank you Clara.

Mini Moments with Annie
Not here

Membership
Lori, moved to before break so guests are still here to be acknowledged. Six guests and 117 members present tonight. Winner of the parking spot: Toni Beattie

Program
Our speaker tonight is Marie Bostick. She has written 15 novels and three novellas. She is a NY Times bestselling author. Hallmark Christmas movie “Everlasting”  is based on her novel The Second Sister.   Her presentation was full of humor and “Creativity Truths”.  As she finished, she said, “Go forth and make some art, when you are done, send her a picture.” Her blog: FierceBeyond50.com
Sue H. reminded everyone that information on upcoming events are on the guild calendar, blog and the board made by Ruth. 

BREAK

Approval of minutes
Any corrections or additions? They are online on the blog. Motion and seconded, all in favor, aye.

Programs
Connie and Sue H. talked about their duties. An adjustment of their duties was presented at the board meeting and approved to move Connie into the position of Program Chair.
At the October meeting there will be sign-ups for Oregon Gardens Retreat in Silverton Feb 21-23rd. A $50 deposit will be required when you sign up. Connie has not received all the documents from the Gardens yet, and does not have the exact amount for the retreat.  That information will be at the October meeting.
Alton Collins originally did not have space for us for 2020 but did recently offer a different weekend. Alton Collins will happen the last weekend in May. The camping retreat will move to September. The fall retreats will rotate, in 2020 it will the camping one and 2021 will be the Girl Scout.

Show & Tell
15 people showed their wonderful projects.

Block of the Month
Winner: 14 blocks Kate Grandusky.
Whoever won last month’s block, Marilyn has one more block.
Next month Really Split Nine patch, scrappy. The key is lights and darks, get your values right.

Mini Raffle
Made $110

Door Prizes
Book on tape donated by Marie Bostwick, Syrena won. Other door prizes went to six members. Reminder, you must be present to win, several names were drawn of those who had left. Winners:  Marlene Thomas, Lori Haugston, Linda Hall, Denise Lancaster, Penni Eagan, Carol Sayles.

Announcements
Shirlene announced she is short one basket for the quilt show raffle. She asks members to bring something quilting related to make a basket from the guild. Items due at the October meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Heidi Nesheim, Secretary

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