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SRQG May Business Meeting Minutes

Santa Rosa Quilt Guild
Santa Rosa, Ca
May 3, 2007

The meeting was called to order by President Pam McVey at 10:05 AM.

New members and guests were introduced and welcomed.

MINUTES:  The April minutes were published on the blog.  Pam asked for questions or corrections.  Illona Moore moved that the minutes be accepted as published. Betty Upchurch seconded.  Accepted..  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. Sandy reported that  CD has been renewed at a rate of 5.30 percent.

COMMUNICATIONS:  Pam shared a thank you note from Gerry McDonald.


NEW BUSINESS:  The new opportunity quilts were introduced.  The traditional quilt is the Bento Box and the art quilt is Farmers Market.  Linda Morand introduced the members of the Pointless Sisters who worked on the quilt and explained the process they went through to make the quilt.

Linda Sims announced that The Pointless Sisters Quilts will be on display at the Rincon Valley Library through May 7, 2007. They are also doing other programs with the library.

Carolyn Meigs from the Moonlight Quilters Guild asked for volunteers to help with the show on Sunday, June 3.

Phyllis Gallaway and Betty Upchurch, for, Nicole of Material Girl, announced that the Windsor Quilt Show will be July 1, 2007.  The quilt show is free, however, Nicole is asking for a donation which will go to the cancer foundation. If you go to her shop, you will see a couple quilts on display that Betty has donated to the raffle for the cancer foundation.

Committee Reports

Program:  Phyllis Gallaway reviewed the May program and workshop.  Samples for that workshop are on display. At this time she is still waiting for a program for June.  For the workshop on June 22, Betty Upchurch is willing to do machine quilting.  If you are interested in doing the machine quilting workshop, please sign up so Betty knows how many kits to make.  On the same day, Lavella Cassinelli will coordinate a top-a-thon.  The top-a-thon will start at 9:00 AM and the machine quilting will start at 10:00 AM.

Mini-Group:  The UFO group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month.  They will meet next week at Material Girl in Windsor.  All are welcome.

UFO Challenge -Melissa Trunick:  The UFO challenge is due on May 17, 2007.

Friendship Block:  Linda Hooper showed friendship blocks that had been turned in.  She still has room for a few more signups.

Opportunity Quilt Sales – Judith Clark for Glenda Ross:  The new opportunity quilts will be at the Moonlight Quilt Show on June 2 and 3.  They need people to help sell tickets at the show.

TSW:  Holly Palma  reviewed the upcoming technique sharing workshops. 

Sew A Row:  Jan Andrews reported that the sew a row is going well.  There are packets in the back waiting to have the next row added.  Please check to see if there is one with your name on it.

Block of the Month:  Kathy Hannon presented the block of the month for May.  The directions will be on the web site. The April blocks were won by Tera Antaree.

Community Quilts:  Lavella Today is the quilt-a-thon and she has a lot of quilts ready to work on.  To date she has delivered 397 quilts.  Since 1984, the guild has delivered 6,485 quilts and 5,533 hats to the community.  Lavella thanked everyone for coming today to work on the community quilts.

PIQF – Melissa Trunick:  The PIQF bus trip will be Thursday, October 11.  She will start sign ups in July.

Fund Raiser – Linda Sims:  Linda reminded everyone to look at the expiration on their Community Smart Card.  If they don’t send you a new card, please see Linda and she will help you with the renewal.

Boutique – Tera Antaree:  Tera thanked everyone who stayed to help with boutique items following the last meeting.  They will have two more workshops before the Moonlight Quilt Show.  They will be May 17 and May 31.

Sunshine – Jenine Giblin: Cards mean a lot to members who can’t get out.  If you know anyone who need cheering up, please let Jenine know.

Show and Tell was held, followed by the 50/50 and name tag drawing.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00AM and the quilt a thon began. Sharon Fry presented the new library books while helping hands were working on the opportunity quilts.

Respectfully Submitted,

Doris I. Maneke, Recording Secretary

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