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March 1, 2012 Business Meeting Minutes

Santa Rosa Quilt Guild
March 1, 2012
Business Meeting Minutes

Santa Rosa Quilt Guild Minutes of Business meeting on March 1, 2012
President Janice Juul called the Meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. She requested cell phones be turned off or to vibrate.
Three guests were introduced.
Minutes–Patricia Kearns, Recording Secretary
Janice Juul advised that the minutes of meetings will be available for thirty days following post- ing on website, SRQG.org. Please review and email suggested additions or corrections to Patri- cia Kearns.
Announcements
EQuilter Club meets 2nd Thursday of the month at Village Sewing. Next topic is custom de-
signing quilts.
TriGuild Luncheon will be March 10. Debbie Bainbridge explained the concept of three guilds,
Moonlight Quilters, Petaluma Quilters and SRQG, rotating the presentation of an annual
lunch.
Reminders of shows occurring soon: Healdsburg Sr. Living Center, EBHQ March 17, 18. Author Jennifer Chivieri will be at Copperfield’s Book Store in Petaluma this evening. If any-
one here is attending, please take our copy of her brand new book and get it autographed. Joanie Bellinghausen and Laurie Black spoke about Material Girl, Nicole Cowlin’s quilt store.
She will be relocating to Windsor Green. Watch for her announcement of a Bishop’s
Ranch Retreat.
Photos of quilts you will be hanging in the Moonlight Quilters’ Show can be taken today, out in
the hall, following the meeting.
Janice Juul announced it is our turn to host the TriGuild Luncheon in 2013, and planning must
begin immediately.
Mary Kimball announced there would be a memorial service for late member Dolly Haines.
Treasurer’s Report–Helen Smith
We are in good shape.
OLD BUSINESS
None.
NEW BUSINESS
This year’s challenge quilt was presented by Janice Rodgers and Betty Upchurch. Rules: use your first or second initial, and the list goes on. Find a full description in the April Newsletter. For our inspiration, they presented a few spectacular flights of fancy made for other occasions. Your completed challenge quilt is due at our first meeting in August.
´┐╝COMMITTEE REPORTS
Block of the Month — Joyce Wood, Veline Ball
The March block will be online shortly. Pay close attention to instruction for a scant 1/4″ seam allowance. It uses only four colors.
Community Quilts — Pam Beebe, Anne Dondero
Pam said this month has a 5th Thursday. There are three of these annually and we use the oppor- tunity to hold sew-ins at the Luther Burbank Gardens. Doors open at 8:30. We will have quilts in various stages of completion and hope many of you will be able to bring sewing machines and necessary equipment to help with our charity quilts. Valley of the Moon is in extreme need. If you prefer, bring a UFO or something else you’d like to work on. We recommend you bring a lunch.
A neighbor of Georgiann Morrisey’s donated a huge amount of fabric for this cause.
Fair Liaison — Pam McVey Pam announced our guild’s ribbon winners in the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. Nancy McAllister won two First Place awards and Best of Show while Ann Wilson won three: Best Use of Color, Best Hand Quilted and Best of Section.
Friendship Blocks — Phyllis Gallaway Has three sets of 20 credits available for raffle, at $1.00 per ticket.
Library — Sharon Fry
Justine Lott is holding a donated antique quilt in the back of the room. It’s being offered today in a silent auction. Money raised benefits the library fund.
Lost & found itemized.
Several new books introduced, are listed individually on our website. Just click Library.
Sharon told of correspondence with an Australian woman who had visited our site and sought her
advice in setting up a similar library. In gratitude, she sent us a copy of Quilt a Koala. Membership — Rhonda Denney, Jan Westerman
New members who did not receive a bound handbook, please pick one up today at the our table.
NewsletterEditor– JanAndrews
Handed out batches of bundled newsletters to be taken to area quilt shops, etc.
Opportunity Quilt — Glenda Ross Passes to the Sonoma County Home Show have been mailed to our workers.
Program Chair — Linda Hooper, Barbara Cortelyou
In April, Marci Baker will be showing how to do her Hollow Cube design, which is nine times simpler than anyone else’s. There are spaces available.

TSW — Kat Stephens
Kat said twelve people were signed up for today’s TSW with Melissa Trunick. Next meeting Sharon Fry will show her quick and easy circles technique.
April 5th, June Moes will show how to make a knit circle (all the fashionistas are wearing them). You will need to purchase a kit, available at Michael’s and Beverly’s.
50/50 and nametag drawings were held.
Meeting adjourned at 1:45 pm
Show & Tell was enjoyed by all. Photos to follow on our website.
Respectfully submitted,
(A signed hard copy is on file with the Guild.)
Patricia Kearns Recording Secretary

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