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Santa Rosa Quilt Guild
Business Meeting
August 6, 2009

The meeting was called to order by President Linda Hooper at 10:02 AM.

Linda Hooper introduced our guests and a new member.

Minutes: Dotty Zagar moved to accept the June minutes. Cora Moore seconded. The motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Linda Hooper gave the Treasurer’s Report. She reported revenue and expenditures for the month of July and year-to-date.


Linda Hooper, with technical assistance from her daughter Shannon, gave an on-line presentation of various pages on the guild’s web site. She reviewed navigation techniques as well as the need to download Adobe Reader in order to view many elements on the web site. Members were enthused by the breadth of the web site and the search features on the library page.


There was a moment of silence for guild member Isolde Meadows who passed away on July 24.

Volunteers are needed to staff the guild booth at the Petaluma Quilt Show on Saturday.

On August 13, Julie Silber will talk about antique quilts at the Healdsburg Historical Museum.

Phyllis Gallaway announced that the presentation “So You Want to Get Published” at the quarterly NCQC meeting on the third Wednesday in October is open to all those interested in becoming published quilters.

The membership sent a big thank-you to Veline Ball and her neighbor, who works at Bali Fabrics in Sonoma, for the company’s generous donation of batik samples which have been a popular guild fundraiser.

New Business: There was no new business.

Committee Reports:

Program and Workshops- Genie Becker and Janice Rodgers: Janice announced that rulers ordered from Nancy Pinkston would be sent directly to the buyers. She described the August and October presentations and workshops with Cindy Needham and Diana Roberts respectively. She mentioned that Cindy Needham is a representative for Superior threads and she shared the humorous sewing-related lyrics of the song she heard while “on hold” with Superior Thread.

Founder’s Day Luncheon: Carolle LeMonnier and Georgiann Morrissey asked for volunteers to help set up and clean up for the Founder’s Day luncheon on September 17.

Quilt Challenge- Carolle LeMonnier, Georgiann Morrissey, Kathy Hannan: Carolle and Georgeann reminded members that the challenge quilts are due at the Founder’s Day luncheon on September 17. The theme is homonyms and a handout with many suggestions was distributed. Quilters were reminded that there will be a contest to guess the homonym, so don’t write it on the front of your quilt.

Sunshine – Jenine Giblin: Cards are being routed for two members who are recovering from surgery.

Fair Liaison – Pam McVey: Volunteers are still needed to staff the last four days of the fair. Contact Pam to sign up and receive your pass to the fair. Pam also announced that the entries for the Harvest Fair close on September 4.

Friendship Blocks – Veline Ball: Veline shared several friendship blocks which were just received. Cathy Rapp won the drawing for submitting a block.

Block of the Month – Rhonda Denny, Linda Ziemer and Barbara Cortelyou: Linda introduced the asymmetrical or “salt box” style house which is the next block for “Create a Village.”

TSW – Tera Antaree and Phyllis Gallaway: Phyllis introduced the TSWs for August and September.

Moonlighter’s Guild Liaison – Phyllis Gallaway: Phyllis announced that Peggy Martin would be giving a program on paper piecing and design at the October 15 meeting and a workshop on October 18.

Newsletter – Jan Andrews: Jan mentioned that the presentation by Linda Hooper should give members a higher comfort level in using the web site and she encouraged members to view the newsletter on line rather than request a hard copy.

UFO Challenge – Melissa Trunick: Melissa mentioned that the fall challenge is called Works in Progress, or WIP. Many members shared their unfinished projects and pledged $5 to get their projects to various stages of completion by November 19. Contact Melissa if you would like to participate.

Librarian – Sharon Fry: Sharon introduced a variety of new books and magazines.

Show and Tell was held along with the Fifty-Fifty and Name Tag drawings.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:11 AM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cathy Rapp, Recording Secretary

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