Sunday, February 7, 2010

February Newsletter

Heh everyone - Jackie is off to a great start with the newsletter - if for some reason you did not recieve be sure to let her know at our next meeting, this Tuesday, Feb. 9th. PLEASE be sure to bring supplies to work on the Give Away (I just don't own that many 1/2 " colorful buttons!).
From Our President:
"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.
Nancy Stanley
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.
Old Business:
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)
New Business:

Julie Oman gave us the directions for the Valentines Challenge.
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
An announcement of an upcoming exhibit at the Eleanor and Edsel Ford Exhibit of Paper Quilting was made, the exhibit runs Feb 6th - March 28 in Gross Point.
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.