Saturday, February 27, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
- All donations not bid on will be returned to the contributor
- You can bring the item during set-up on April 29th; however, we require a contact name and number, a brief description of the donated item, the fair market value and a recommended “minimum bid”. This needs to be provided NO LATER THAN April 13th. We will be creating an inventory and making a list of items for bidders to use so we need this information as soon as possible.
- If we have more then one long arm sewer donating time we would ask that you get together and agree on what “formula” you will use so we can be consistent on this particular item.
Please contact Ann Ward or Jo Ann Fiedler if you have questions.
This years show promises to be very exciting - if you would like to help distribute posters to your Church, place of work, favorite group or friends please contact Julie Oman..
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Don't forget the story book challenge. Keep working on them so they can be shown at the April Meeting.
The appraiser will be with us in March. If you would like to win the appraisal on your quilt, submit your name to Tam Premo and she will draw a name and notify you so you can bring your quilt for appraisal. A nice value gift for the winner!
We were to work on giveaways for the quilt show and will plan to do that at the Sit and Sew next Tuesday, February 16 at Chapel Lane. You can bring your buttons and Carol B. will have the cards to work on. Bright colored buttons no bigger than the 1/2" size will be needed to go with the storybook character button cards. We need lots of buttons. If you can't be at the Sit and Sew and want to drop off some buttons, you can do so by dropping them at Nancy Stanley's, 101 Capitol. You can leave a bag between the doors if she is not home. This should not take up the whole time so please bring along a project to work on also.
The Nominating Committee will be looking at a slate of oficers for the 2010-2011 season. The other part of planning for next year is finding people who are interested in making up the
1> Program Committee for the 2011-2012 year (known as the Program Peeps
2> We also need a person to head up the Round Robin next year.
3> We need a person to be in charge of the Quilt Show for 2011. There are good notes being put together by Julie Oman, this year's chairman , and willing to help make the job go well.
We still have lots of interesting programs coming up and culminate with our sumer banquet on June 8th. Carolyn Freeman and Kate Mass make up our banquet committee.
Find a warm corner and do some quilting while it's cold and snowy.
Nancy Stanley, President
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
"Be My Valentine" - it's just about time to celebrate with your sweetie. Baking a batch of cookies or make some yummy cupcakes, perhaps a night on the town. Whatever you choose have some fun. I am anxious to see what everyone comes up with for the Valentines Challenge and Show n Tell. See you Tuesday!
Please come and help us with the giveaways for the Quilt Show.
Julie Oman asked that folks on the Quilt Show Committee be prepared to stay a little after the meeting to go over some information.
Inclement Weather/Cancellation Information:
Call 989-687-7599 to find out if the meeting has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Cancellation notice will be left on this answering machine no later than 3:00 p.m. the day of the monthly meeting.
A cold evening outside but we were warm inside at Midland Quilters Squared.
The president welcomed everyone and started the meeting.
The announcement of the resignation of Carry Maday as Secretary and a Thank You to her for her service. Jackie Fellows was nominated to fill the position. A vote was taken and we welcome Jackie as our new Secretary.
New bylaws were available at the table with comparisons between the new and existing bylaws. The president read each of the bylaws and item by item through discussion and agreement were passed.
(You will receive them shortly)
a) sign up b) place name in basket c) draw name from basket for your Secret Valentine and take brown bag d) create a Handmade item - mini quilt, sachet, pin cushion, postcard, ornament - only criteria is that it must include a "heart" e) please item in paper bag, seal and add the name of your Secret Valentine on the bag f) Bring to February meeting Have Fun! Thanks Julie!
An invitation to submit a block for a Quilt Guild in Texas has been answered by Carolyn Freeman. She will submit a block and send us a picture
The Round Robin Quilt were shown and distributed for the next round. Good job gals, keep up the good work!
Show n tell was beautiful as always. Everything from carriers (to transport casseroles, etc) to large quilts. Some great examples of the classes from the past few months as well. Linda McGibbeon was introduced and she delivered a very interesting program to show us how to use EQ6-7? We know how she comes up with the beautiful quilts she designs and makes. Thanks
Remember to leave a comment on the blog for Carol‟s FABULOUS give away. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.
Work on giveaways for the quilt show - Julie Oman
If you signed up to work on the Quilt Show or you are on the committee
we ask that you plan on staying after the meeting to discuss activities and answer any questions. We will also be working on the give-away items. Supplies that are needed for the give-away are:
COLORFUL buttons (on the small size) and glue.
Don‟t forget about your Challenge Quilts for the Quilt Show. This year theme is "StoryTime". These quilts will be revealed at the April Meeting. (See Sidebar!)
One more month for the Round Robin. We will have the reveal during the March 9th meeting. Everyones quilts are looking great. What fun this has been.
The Fat Quarter Drawing for this month is "Luck of the Irish" anything Irish.
Bring a fat quarter and your name is entered into a drawing. You may enter more than once. The winner gets ALL of the fat quarters!!!
This Month's Door Prize is donated by Ann Ward – Each month we have a drawing – Tickets are available for purchase at the meeting.
Update from Program committee - Tam Premo - Heads up for our March 9th meeting, Margaret Rouleau will be talking about Quilt Appraisals. During our February meeting we will hold a drawing (free for members) for 2 members to win a Quilt Appraisal ($40 value). Good Luck to all who enters this drawing.
Show N Tell - Bring your beauties!
Exchange of the Secret Valentine Challenge - Julie Oman
February 16th (third Tuesday) - Sit and Sew
Where and When: Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church 10 am. - 3 pm.
Bring a project to work on and enjoy the day sewing and chatting! Don't forget your sewing
machine, supplies, a sack lunch (or visit one of the fine sandwich shops in the area). A small
donation is accepted to give to the church to help pay for electricity and such.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
..staying with our theme of Buttons, Beads and Bows, we will be making Button Cards
We DO need you to bring some supplies - really easy
Glue - Elmers would do - but something that will make those buttons STICK
See you next week! And all you Secret Valentines - can't wait to see what you came up with!Jewels and FOH