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January 2007 SRQG Minutes

Santa Rosa Quilt Guild
Santa Rosa, Ca
January 4, 2007

The meeting was called to order by past president Bob Oliver at 10:05 AM.

Guests were introduced and welcomed.

Bob Oliver recognized the outgoing board and the accomplishments of the guild over the past six years.  He also recognized Sharon Frye, Betty Upchurch, Phyllis Gallaway and Jan Andrews for their special contributions to the guild.  The guild started small and has grown to a larger guild, which speaks well of the leadership of the guild.

Bob Oliver read the names of the nominations for the 2007 board. Dottie Zagar moved to nominate the 2007 board as read.  Seconded.  Passed.  Bob turned the meeting over to the 2007 President, Pam McVey.

Pam McVey introduced the 2007-committee chair persons.

MINUTES:  The December minutes are now on the blog.  Pam asked for questions or corrections.  The December minutes are accepted as posted.  A copy of the minutes is available at the library table.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Sandy Chan-Brown presented the treasurer’s report.  Please see Sandy for details.

2007 Budget:  Copies of the 2007 Budget are available on each table. Pam McVey reviewed the 2007 budget.  Discussion.  Lynn Williams moved that the 2007 budget be accepted as printed.  Dottie Zagar seconded.  Passed.



Maggie Dunn announced that effective January 1st, Teddy Bear Quilts has been sold to Linda McQueen and the new name is Quilted Vine. They now have a web site, which is

Nicole from Material Girl announced that they are now in their new location.  They are having the grand opening from January 15 through 20, with the party on January 20.  Quilt Guild members will receive 5% off their purchases. They will also be doing the 2nd annual Windsor Quilt and Garden Show in July. 

Elizabeth Marrs and Dotty Zagar, who are members of Inter Wheel (Rotary Wives) presented the guild with a check for the community checks. Lavella Cassinelli accepted on behalf of the guild.  Elizabeth Marrs and Linda Morand are available to make a presentation to any service organization.

Bob Oliver made members aware of online classes through

Committee Reports

Membership: Janice Jewell announced that the 2007 membership cards are available for members whose checks have been processed

Program:  Phyllis Gallaway reviewed the upcoming programs.  Samples for the next three months are on display.  The times for the workshops have been changed to 9:00 AM to 3:30PM with a half hour for lunch.  The instructors contract for six hour workshops and Phyllis wants to make sure we get the full six hours.  Phyllis review workshop etiquette The Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center is a pet free facility and more or less a child free facility.  The cost of the workshops will be increased to $35 effective March 2007.

Opportunity Quilt:  Glenda Ross asked for volunteers to sell tickets for the opportunity quilts at the Spring Home show, which is March 16 through March 18. This is one of the biggest events for the guild.  At this time, we are behind in our projected sale of tickets and need a push to finish well.

New Opportunity Quilt:  Janet Shore thanked everyone who had made a block for the new opportunity Quilt Blocks are due now

Friendship Block:  Linda Hooper explained the program. Marilyn Altenbach has put together the friendship blocks for Fran Wetzel. Marilyn will finish the quilt and get it off to Fran.

Hospitality:  Barbara Cortelyou asked members to sign up for refreshments for their birthday month and half birthday month. (January and July).

TSW:  Holly Palma reviewed the technique sharing workshops. 

Sew A Row:  Jan Andrews is still accepting starter rows for the sew a row program.  Sign up early, sign up often.

Block of the Month:  Justine Lott and Linda Morand thanked everyone for their participation in the program.  The December blocks went to Linda Zimmer.  During 2006, a total of 124 blocks were made for the community quilt project.  They will be making up packets to finish the tops and have them available at the next meeting.

Kathy Hannon presented the 2007 theme, which is Classical Stars. The block for January is crystal star.  The directions are on the web site.

Community Quilts:  Lavella Cassinelli reported that she has deliver 11 quilts to Pam McVey who in turn delivered them to the Tri City Coalition for Homeless Children.  The first quilt a thon will be February 1, 2007.  Sutter Hospital will be providing lunch.

Lavella is getting ready to send the grant letters for 2007.  If anyone knows of a service organization that support non-profit organizations, please let her know and she will send them a letter.

Sunshine:  Jenine Geblin asked that she be notified when someone is in need or sick.

UFO: Challenge Melissa Trunick explained the UFO challenge. Members showed their ufo’s which are due May 17.  There will be a second challenge later in the year.

The nametag and 50/50 drawings were held, followed by Show and Tell.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Doris I. Maneke, Recording Secretary

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