Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Guaranteed Giggles

Elaine and Gary live in catalogs - and this blog features pictures of their "home" with clever and witty captions that are just plain ridiculous and funny, funny, funny. I go for this sort of humor and some of the posts make me laugh out loud. Give it a whirl and see what you think.

News from our Board

(Calvin Coolidge bedroom - picture from the Library of Congress site)

There were two meetings last week in anticipation of the beginning of the Quilters Squared 2011-2012 year. Nancy Stanley, our president, met with the program committee, Nancy Wyseand Deb Badour. I also attended to represent the guild blog. The girls have many of the meetings pinned down as to program and activities and have plans in the work for the remainder of the meetings. They have a $2700 budget agreed on by the board for this year. $25.00 will be charged for a $35.00 class which constitutes a benefit to being a member. Deb noted that she has struck a deal with a supplier so that the pattern needed for one of the classes will be $6.00 instead of $8.00 and ruler $14 instead of $18. The latter two items are in addition to the class fee.

At the board meeting with President Nancy Stanley, Marlene Perry, Secretary Jackie Fellows and Treasurer Earlene Albee the bylaws were looked at and changes suggested. One of the items discussed was the charge of $5 for a nonmemeber to attend a meeting when we have a paid speaker.

Committees should be advised of what is expected of them and also that the expectations may change from year to year.

Treasurer's report to be given t beginning, middle and end of year in newsletter.

Vice President will provide list for members to sign in at meetings and update e-mail, address, etc., if needed and pass along to Secretary and Treasurer.

Other items were discussed and will be forthcoming later.

It has been learned that there will be a new quilt shop "Park Bench" opening in September, at Wheeler Road and Swede. Ann Symansky and Pattie Raponos are owners. Suggested that they be invited to give a brief talk in regard to their new shop at the September meeting.

The search goes on for a new quilt show committee chairman.

Here is the signup for door prizes for 2010-20-11 (Gift should be valued between $10 and $15)

September -----------------------Marcia Stanick
October---------------------------Helen Mudd
November------------------------Karen Gruber
December (Banquet)--------------Nancy Wyse
January---------------------------Robyn House Guettler
February-------------------------Leslie Peterson
March----------------------------Carol Rose
April------------------------------Linda McGibbon
May------------------------------Deb Badur
June (Banquet)-------------------Jackie Fellows

Hope you are all having a good summer out there and getting lots of things ready for Show and Tell for the coming guild year. If any of you have anything you would like to blog about or have blogged, just get in touch and we can make it happen. Happy quilting!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sit n Sew Reminder

Just a reminder that there will be a Sit N Sew on Tuesday July 20, 2010 at
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. Come and enjoy the day with your fellow quilters.