Basin Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild
Date: July 26, 2016
Introduction of Guests and Members: At 7:00 pm Co-president Mary K. opened meeting and welcomed members and guests Bonnie Logan and Susan Wicks). The new officers who begin their duties with this July meeting were also introduced.
Special Speaker: Brenda Adame, Interim Director of the Grant County Fair, (509)765-3581, Ext. 4617, was present to discuss the Exhibitor Guide and provide assistance to those who wish to enter a quilt/quilting project at the Fair. She introduced herself and spoke briefly about the process involved in exhibiting a quilt in the Fair. Exhibitors can go to the Grant County Fairgrounds website and register on-line through August 7; the exhibitor fee is $1.00. She told the group that the Department listing for the quilt exhibit is 25. Brenda remained at the meeting making herself available for anyone with questions or comments about exhibiting their quilts at the Grant County Fair.
The regular meeting agenda was then resumed.
Question: Are you entering a project in the Grant County Fair? If not, why not?
Minutes: Minutes of June 28, 2016, meeting were approved as submitted.
Treasurer’s Report: Barb S. presented the following information:
Anyone with an outstanding dues payment was urged to give payment to Barb.
Day Meeting – Nancy T. reported that 12 members attended, and the dessert was a brownie sundae.
Artsy: Roylene S. reported that a luncheon will be held on August 4 at the Porterhouse to discuss the next project.
Brown Bag: Donna S. reported – There are 2 more passes for this project. The September meeting program will feature the Brown Bag project.
Merridy M. reported that there are 8 more openings available for the class on September 10 taught by Michele Crawford from Flower Box Quilts. The pattern is called Radiance and the sample quilts were again on display. Class fee is $20 plus $8 for the pattern. Merridy had a supply list available for anyone wishing to take the class. The class is limited to 20 attendees. Merridy will also bring the sign-up sheet to the August picnic.
Fair Exhibit: The Grant County Fair runs from August 16-20 and the theme for this year is . “Cowboy Boots and Country Roots”. There are still a few openings for volunteers.
1) August 12- a few more volunteers needed for barn clean up would be welcome from 9 a.m. to noon.
2) August 13- two volunteers needed to help register quilts 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and two additional volunteers to help with judges 10 a.m. until finished.
3) August 15th– volunteers needed to help hang quilts 9 a.m. until finished.
4) August 21st. take down- 1 more volunteer needed from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Norma P. reported that there were leftover items from the Quilt Show Boutique on the back table for purchase following the meeting.
Nancy L. reported that Ephrata Fabric Patch is accepting donation quilts for the Project Linus—these are quilts for children from age 0-18. Fabric Patch has information and details.
August 23 will be the Guild Picnic to be held at McCosh Park starting at 6:00 pm. The park shelter area has been reserved from 5 to 9 pm. The picnic is a potluck/BYOB event and no formal meeting will be held. Karen C. will pick up napkins, paper plates, etc.
Lynda W. reported on the Fall Retreat at Lutherhaven. Due to the scheduling of a larger corporate group booked at the facility on the same days, the quilting group was given a special rate of $121.50 for the 5 days ($104 for 4 days, and $83.25 for 3 days), rooms on the third floor and an upgraded meal package. The retreat is scheduled for October 4-9 and Lynda will be in contact again with Lutherhaven management to get more information and clarify details. She had a sign-up sheet available for interested attendees.
Name Tag Drawing: Won by Kathy R.
Program: Kathy R. presented an interesting program for the construction of a Bionic Gear Bag designed by Sally Thompson (aka) Ripstitcher. The website for the pattern is: www.biionicgearbag.com and the pattern is also available (for a slightly lower price) at http://www.craftsy.com. This is a handy bag for holding sewing supplies for use at home, classes, retreat or your RV. Many other uses include jewelry storage, cosmetics, or student supplies. Kathy provided a handout which included a summary of which pattern pages were needed from the on-line pattern, so users would not need to print all 46 pages.
Show and Tell: – Several people showed new quilts.
Co-President Mary K. adjourned the meeting at 8:25 pm.
Refreshments: Presented by Donna D. and Joan S.
Next meeting: August 23 Picnic at McCosh Park begins at 6 pm
Refreshments: Picnic is Potluck
Small Group Day Meeting: 2nd Tuesday (August 9) to be hosted by Roylene