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May Business Meeting Minutes

Santa Rosa Quilt Guild
Business Meeting
May 1, 2008
President Pam McVey called the meeting to order at 10:02 AM.
One new member and five guests were introduced and welcomed to the Guild. Brigitta Daniel, who gives quilting workshops in her studio in France, is a guest today. 
MINUTES: The April minutes were sent to the membership via e-mail. Doris Maneke moved that the minutes be accepted. Betty Upchurch seconded. Accepted. A copy of the minutes is available at the library table.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Jan Head reported on the interest earned on the Certificate of Deposit. She presented the final accounting on the Opportunity Quilts raffled at the last meeting. The profits were up over previous years and Jan attributes this to the workmanship on the quilts and Glenda Ross’s efforts at ticket sales. The largest expense was for the printed tickets, so the Guild will be printing them ourselves starting this year.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:  The Sonoma County Fair books are coming out today. The deadline for entry forms is June 6th.   The theme this year is “Star Spangled Celebration”.    This theme coincides with our Challenge Vote 2008. Go online for more information the website is
Jenine Giblin showed a quilt she made and will be donating to the Rincon Valley Fire Protection District at their 60th Annual Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast Sunday, May 11th   Patty Malnick (a firefighter) explained a little about their fundraising breakfast and received the Lavender and Lilac Irish Chain quilt. Jenine will be selling raffle tickets during the meeting.
Melissa Trunick reminded member that the UFO projects are due at the next meeting. It is now time to panic if you have not started.
Cora Stewart talked to the membership about her trip to the Yountville Veterans Home. There are 1,000 residents in wheelchairs. Wheelchair bags are greatly needed so residents can carry their items with them. A pattern will be distributed to anyone wishing to help with this project. If anyone has a source for upholstery samples, please let the Guild know.   They can be used to make bags for monitors. 
Glenda Ross asked Pam to request that volunteers sign-up for the Moonlight Quilt Show to sell the raffle tickets for our Opportunity Quilts.
Mary Wood-Program Chair: Mary showed a wonderful quilt for the upcoming May workshop “Landscape” with Marjan Kluepfel, which still has spaces available. Nancy Brown’s “Cat Faces” workshop in June is filling up quickly. July the Guild will have Rita Hutchens and “Totally Tubular Diamonds”.   Sign-up, Sign-up, Sign-up!
Phyllis Gallaway-MQSC Liaison: The first weekend in June is the Moonlight Quilt Show. Phyllis reported that they had a huge number of quilts entered.   If you think you might not finish the item you entered please let them know earlier rather than later. Vicki David (the Moonlight Volunteer Coordinator) reported they need people to help with set-up and hanging of the quilts and for Sunday during the show.
See Phyllis for information on this year’s Houston Show. It is October 26th-November 3rd.
Lee Trevelyan-Fair Liaison: Lee has entry forms for the Arts Council of Sonoma County exhibit and fundraiser. The item needs to be 12 inches in any direction and must be for sale. There is a fee to enter this show. See Lee for more information if interested.
Kathy Hannan-Block of the Month: Kathy introduced this month’s block “Star Flower”. She showed the quilt Carolle LeMonnier made as an inspiration for this year’s Challenge “Vote 2008”. Details for the Challenge are in the back of the room.
Linda Hooper-Friendship Blocks: Linda showed the blocks received this month.
Jan Andrews-Sew-A-Row:  Jan has two Sew-A-Rows that need someone to work on them for this rotation, so please sign-up.
Linda Sims-Smart Card: Linda is passing out cards to members who signed up for the Smart Card Program. Since Lavella is not here today for the Quilt-A-Thon, Linda explained how it would work and who to look for if members have any questions.
Barbara Cortelyou-Hospitality: Lots of salads and desserts today. A sign-up will be going around the room for future dates. Sharon Fry will be giving her library report today during lunch. Barbara is asking that members give Sharon the respect she deserves and not talk during her report like the last Quilt-A-Thon.
Judith Clark-Boutique:   Today’s raffle drawing will be held after Sharon Fry’s library report. They will not be saving the winners’ items If they are not here to pick them up at time of drawing.
Sharon Fry-Librarian: Sharon has small plastic containers that fit in the Guild’s thread catchers to help keep them open. They can also be used in sewing drawers as organization boxes. They will be on the library table for members who want them.
Sharon reported on the Opportunity Quilts that we just had the drawing for. Sandra McConnell was the lucky winner of the “Bento Box” quilt. The winning ticket for the art quilt “Farmers Market” was purchased at the Home Show by a lady from Sebastopol. She talked about this year’s Opportunity Quilts: “Picnic in Sonoma Country” that was designed by the Pointless Sisters and a traditional quilt “Kaleidostars” designed by Sharon Fry and Sharon Mills.   These quilts will be raffled the first meeting in April 2009. Raffle tickets are almost ready to sell.
Janet Shore asked Sharon to read an article which she found in the Press Democrat on people who make a difference. It was about Guild Member Marguerite Li. The article will be placed in the Historian archives.
As the Chairwoman for the Awards Committee, Sharon asked members to submit names of candidates for these honors. The Merit Member Award winner is given a certificate and gold charm and the Honorary Life Award winner gets a lifetime membership and certificate. The awards are given at the Founders Day Luncheon. 
Sharon will introduce the new books for the library at lunchtime during the Quilt-A-Thon. 
TSW: Pam was asked to make the announcement regarding the upcoming TSW’s. Barbara Youngblood will conduct the next Technique Sharing Workshop “Quick and Easy Pillowcases” on May 15th. Doris Maneke will show her technique “Leaf Blocks in a Jiffy” on June 5th. Phyllis Gallaway is sharing “Nine-Patch with Sashing” on June 19th.   Sign-ups are in the back of the room.
Show and Tell was held along with the Fifty-Fifty and name tag drawings. 
The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 AM.
Respectfully Submitted,
Linda M. Emis, Recording Secretary

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