Quilts of Valor sent off in June.

June 3, 2017

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Valley Piecemakers Quilt & Craft Club’s 21st Annual Quilt show. St Maries, Idaho

June 3, 2017

“Tropical Splendor”

September 3-4, 2017.  Sunday 10-6 & Monday 10-4, Admission $2.

Feature Quilter: Phoebe Sheldon

Heyburn Elementary Gymnasium

1405 Main Ave. St Maries, Idaho.


Minutes May 23, 2017

May 26, 2017

 

Basin Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild

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MINUTES

Date:   May 23, 2017

 

 

Introduction of Guests and Members:  Meeting was opened at 7 pm and members and guests welcomed.

Question of the Evening:   Did you make a star for the raffle quilt?

Minutes:  Minutes of the April 25 meeting were approved as submitted

Correspondence:  Request for Thank you to be sent to Business Interiors for raffle tickets.

Treasurer’s Report:   Barb S. presented the following information:

              Checking:   $3,450.38

 

              Savings:      $1,107.83

Annual dues of $15 are due as of January 1, 2017.    Barb asked that anyone wanting to pay their dues should mail their checks (payable to Basin Piecemakers) to Barb at:

 Barbara Stanford, 5231 Aaron Place NE, Moses Lake, WA  98837                                                         

Committees:

Day Meeting – Dona S. reported that 8 members attended the meeting and had a great day.  Next hostess for June is Barb P.

Hospitality:  Card to be sent to Katrina B.

Artsy:  Roylene’s project is current pass-around.  

Brown Bag:  Dona S. reported that members should keep passing the brown bag.

Crazy Ladies:  New project starts in September.   Flower theme with hand applique or invisible machine applique.

Challenge:  Kay U. reported that the Challenge project is due in June.

Quilt Raffle:   ‘Starfire’ quilt raffle is being coordinated by Kathy R., Barb B., Virginia C., Regan B., and Lois W.   The drawing will be held at the August picnic.  It was noted that picnic attendees should park near the Church.

Nominating Committee:    The Nominating Committee which consisted of Judy O., Karen C., and Kathy M. presented a slate of officers for July, 2017 to June, 2018.        

                                         Co-presidents:  Laurel W. and Merridy M.

                                         Secretary:  Thomasene L.

Old Business:

Quilt Show  for June, 2018:

Possible themes were discussed.  The tentative dates will be June 22-24.

Donation Quilt for Veterans Association:

Dona S. reported that she has a few quilts ready to be sent to the VA Hospital in Seattle.

Name Badge:  Remember to make your Basin Piecemaker’s name badge to be eligible for prizes at meetings.

Raffle Tickets for ‘Starfire’ Quilt

Tickets were distributed.

Report on Laura Estes’ ruching/applique class:  Sally G. and Merridy M. reported that everyone who attended the May 6 class had a good time working on the class projects.

Report on upcoming summer class by Mill Bottle Quilt Co.   Merridy reported on an alternative class which will be a very cute burlap bag.   The cost for the class is $25 and it will be held in July.

New Business:

New Committee for Raffle Quilt:  This item will be continued to next month so volunteers can be thinking about commitment to this task.

Crazy Ladies and Challenge Committees for our next collective projects:

Crazy Ladies are going to be starting a new project in September (as stated under Committee Reports).  This project will have a flower theme and be hand applique or invisible machine applique.

Program:    

Although the slide show planned by MaryAnn B. had technical difficulties and wasn’t able to be shown,  Barb B. and Roylene S. showed the projects that had submitted at the Road to California Show.

Show and Tell:  – Several people showed new quilts and projects.

 

Meeting was adjourned.

Next regular meeting:  June 27 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

April Pre-dinner:   Porterhouse

Refreshments:   Dona S. and Roylene S.

Program:   Challenge Quilt

Next Day Meeting:  June 13 at the home of Barb P

 

 

 


Minutes for April 25, 2017 Meeting

April 26, 2017

Basin Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild

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MINUTES

Date:   April 25, 2017

Introduction of Guests and Members:    At 7:05 pm Co-president Mary K.  opened meeting and welcomed members and guests.

Question of the Evening:   Do you have more or less than 5 seam rippers?

Minutes:  Minutes of the March 28 meeting were approved as submitted.

Correspondence:  None

Treasurer’s Report:   Barb S. presented the following information:

Checking:   $4,080.38              Savings:      $1,107.78

Annual dues of $15 are due as of January 1, 2017.    Barb reported that 59 members have paid their dues for 2017.

Sally G. gave the group a report on Norma P. who is currently hospitalized in Spokane, but expected to be home tomorrow.  A card was passed around for Norma and everyone wishes her a speedy recovery.

Committees:

Day Meeting – The day meeting for February was held at the home of Melanie S.  Eight people attended and everyone had a great time.  The May 9 day meeting will be held at the home of Kathy C.

Artsy:  Roylene S.  reported  on the sixth pass-around tonight for Nancy W.’s project and Barb B.’s  project is collected.

Brown Bag:  Roylene s.  reported in Dona S.’s absence,  that members should keep passing the brown bag.  If anyone has their square done early, let Dona S. know and she will get it to Katrina B. who is trying to work ahead on her squares when possible.

Crazy Ladies:  On hold.   Let Barb B. or Roylene S.  know if you have any ideas for a new project.

Hospitality:  Cards requested at the last meeting were sent by Joan S.

Challenge:  Kay U. repeated the requirements for this year’s challenge and encouraged everyone to enter.  The quilts must be 36” minimum and 60” maximum and include curved piecing.  They are not to include any applique.  The quilts will be displayed and voted on at the June, 2017 meeting.

Quilt Raffle:    The Starfire quilt was shown and it turned out beautifully.  Laurel W. did the quilting.  Regan B. offered to help Mary K. with the ticket template so tickets should be available soon.  Lois W. has agreed to be the Ticket Coordinator for Raffle Quilt Project.   The Raffle Quilt drawing will be held at the August picnic.

Old Business:

Quilt Show – June, 2018:  Kathy R. agreed to be the Quilt Show Coordinator.

Donation Quilt for Veterans Association:  Donation quilts for the VA Hospital in Seattle will be collected by Dona S.

Name Badge:  Remember to make your name badge and wear it to meetings so that you are eligible to win a door prize.   Patterns were available.

Spring Retreat:  Roylene S. reported on the recent retreat held at Lutherhaven.  Seventeen members attended.  She said that the new chef was very good and everyone enjoyed the event.  The group project was a patriotic quilt which will be donated to the VA.

Upcoming Classes:  Sally G. reported that the ruching/applique class will be held on May 6 from 9-3 at the Moses Lake Presbyterian Church at 1142 W. Ivy Street.  Sally suggested that class members drive around back of the Church to unload their machines and supplies.  The lunch will be potluck, so be sure to bring a dish to share.

Merridy M. reported on the summer class to be held in July or August and taught by Juli Welshaar of Milk Bottle Quilt Co.  Two patterns are under consideration for this class, and Merridy will have full details at the May meeting.

Odessa Quilt Show:  The Odessa Spring Fling Quilt Show will be held  this upcoming weekend on April 28 and 29, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Odessa High School Gym.    The featured quilter for the Odessa Quilt Show will be Judy Main who does her own long-arm quilting.  There is a $5 entry fee for the quilt show.

New Business:

Nominating Committee for New Officers:  Mary K. asked for volunteers for the Nominating Committee and Judy O., Karen C., and Kathy M. agreed to handle this task.

Program for July:  Nancy L. agreed to provide a program for the July meeting.

Program:    Mary K. introduced her friends, Kim DeTrolio, Kim’s Mom, Emma, Emma’s Mom and Grandmother who presented the evening’s heartfelt and inspirational program entitled “Mentoring”.   Kim D. who did the narrative for the program is the Director of Finance and Administration at the Port of Moses Lake.  Kim has two sons currently serving in the military, one in Virginia and one in Okinawa.  She has 5 grandsons.  Having no daughters or granddaughters living nearby to pass on her love of quilting, Kim had prayed for God to send her someone with whom she could share.  She met Emma at a youth group meeting at her Church.  Emma’s family was in the process of adopting a child from China and Emma was requesting prayers for her new brother.    Emma had a desire to learn to sew and Kim offered to teach her to quilt, making a quilt for her brother.  A wonderful friendship developed between Kim and Emma.  Emma has made several quilts and showed three of them to the group.  The message to all was the reward and enjoyment earned by sharing your quilting skills and love of quilting.

Show and Tell:  – Several people showed new quilts and projects.

Roylene S. won the door prize.

Co-President Mary K. adjourned the meeting at 8:15 pm.

Refreshments:  Thank you to Barb. P. and Nancy T.

Next regular meeting:  May 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

May Pre-dinner:   Rocktop

Refreshments:  Betty L. and Thomasene L.

Program:   Road to California Slide Show

Next Day Meeting:  May 9 at the home of Kathy C.


March 29, 2017

Basin Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild

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MINUTES

Date:   March 28, 2017

Introduction of Guests and Members:    At 7:05 pm Co-president Mary K.  opened meeting and welcomed members and guests.

Question of the Evening:   Which season do you prefer, Spring or Fall?

Minutes:  Minutes of the February 28 meeting were approved as submitted.

Correspondence:  None

Treasurer’s Report:   Barb S. presented the following information:

Checking:   $7,229.73

Savings:      $1,107.73

Annual dues of $15 are due as of January 1, 2017.    Barb asked that anyone wanting to pay their dues should mail their checks (payable to Basin Piecemakers) to Barb at:

Barbara Stanford

5231 Aaron Place NE

Moses Lake, WA   98837

Committees:

Day Meeting – The day meeting for February was held at the home of Thomasene L.  The April 11 meeting will be held at the home of Melanie S.

Artsy:  Sixth pass-around for Barb B.’s project and Mary Ann B.’s  project is collected.

Brown Bag:  Dona S. reported that members should keep passing the brown bag.  Dona gave the group an update on Katrina B.

Hospitality:  No report.

Challenge:  Kay U. reported that Katrina B. will not be able to continue as one of the chairmen for the Challenge Quilt.  Thomasene L. has serve in Katrina’s place.    The quilts must be 36” minimum and 60” maximum and include curved piecing.  They are not to include any applique.  The quilts will be displayed and voted on at the June, 2017 meeting

Quilt Raffle:  

Lois W. has agreed to be the Ticket Coordinator for Raffle Quilt Project.  The group agreed upon the name for the Raffle Quilt of Starfire.  The Raffle Quilt drawing will be held at the August picnic.

Old Business:

Quilt Show Sign-up for June, 2018:

Mary Ann passed around a sign-up sheet for Committees and Tasks associated with the Quilt Show in June, 2018.  Kathy R. agreed to be the Quilt Show Coordinator.  She announced that she would like everyone to consider a theme for the Show—her suggestion was Quilt Therapy.

Most of the positions on the sign-up sheet were filled.

Donation Quilt for Veterans Association:

Donation quilts for the VA Hospital in Seattle will be collected by Dona S.   Two quilts were donated at tonight’s meeting.  Dona will get them delivered to the VA Hospital in Seattle.  She also reported that she had more fabric and blocks if anyone wants to take some of those to create a quilt for the VA.

Spring Retreat:

Virginia C. reported that to date 21 people have signed up for the retreat.  Virginia C. advised that attendees may want to bring an iron as there were issues with the irons provided at the last retreat.

Day Meeting Hosts:

Day meeting hosts are needed for August and October.  Kathy K. volunteered to host the September meeting.

New Business:

Miscellaneous:

Emmalou reported that Linda from the Project Linus will be at the Episcopal Church at 10:00 am  on Saturday to pick up any quilts for donation.

Odessa Quilt Show:

The Odessa Spring Fling Quilt Show will be held on April 28 and 29, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Odessa High School Gym.  Entry forms are available for anyone who wishes to enter a quilt in the show.  Dona S. and Roylene S. volunteered to deliver quilts to Odessa for anyone  from Basin Piecemakers who wants to enter their quilts.  Laurel W. volunteered to pick up these quilts at the end of the show and return them to Moses Lake.  The featured quilter for the Odessa Quilt Show will be Judy Main.

Program for July:

A program is needed for the July meeting.

Upcoming Classes:

Sally G. and Merridy M. presented the plan for a class to be held on May 6 at the Presbyterian Church.  This class will feature the choice of two patterns (1) Tulip Fields and (2) Tussy Mussy Mums which include ruching and applique.   The class will be taught by Laura Estes, Laura’s Sage Country Quilts.  The cost will be $30 and will include the pattern and plastic templates.  Class size is limited to 20 attendees and a packet of necessary supplies will be given to those who register for the class.  A sign-up sheet was passed.    A potluck lunch is planned.

Merridy also mentioned a possible table runner summer class to be taught by Juli Weishaar, Milk Bottle Quilt Company, if there is an interest.  This class will be held in July on a date yet to be determined.    This class will cost $45 for pattern, quilt top, backing, and rulers needed.  Class size is limited to 15 people.  Merridy will provide more information at next month’s meeting.

Program:

Betty White presented an interesting program featuring Kansas Troubles fabric designed by Lynne Hagmaier.  Betty grew up in Kansas and she showed several quilts and other projects she had made from this fabric.   Some of these fabrics are available at Fabric Patch in Ephrata and also at the Country Quilts shop in Moses Lake.  A website for these fabrics is ktquilts.com.

Show and Tell:  – Several people showed new quilts and projects.

Co-President Mary K. adjourned the meeting at 8:20 pm.

Refreshments:  Thank you to Nancy L. and Artie G.

Next regular meeting:  April 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

April Pre-dinner:   Michael’s Bistro

Refreshments:   Barb P. and Nancy T.

Program:   Mary K.

Next Day Meeting:  April 11 at the home of Melanie S.

 

 


Raffle quilt 2017

March 16, 2017

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Yea, it’s off to Laurel!


March 1, 2017

Basin Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild

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MINUTES

Date:   February 28, 2017

Introduction of Guests and Members:    At 7:00 pm Co-president MaryAnn B. opened meeting and welcomed members and guests.

Question of the Evening:   For which season of the year do you most like to quilt?

Minutes:  Minutes of the January 24 meeting were approved as submitted.

Correspondence:  None

Treasurer’s Report:   Barb S. presented the following information:

Checking:   $3,872.67

Savings:      $1,111.69

Annual dues of $15 are due as of January 1, 2017.  To date 32 members have paid dues.  Barb asked that anyone wanting to pay their dues should mail their checks (payable to Basin Piecemakers) to Barb at:

Barbara Stanford

5231 Aaron Place NE

Moses Lake, WA   98837

Committees:

Day Meeting – The day meeting for February was held at the home of Virginia C.  The March 14 meeting will be held at Kay U.’s home.

Artsy:  Fifth pass-around for MaryAnn B.’s project and Robin R.’s project is collected.

Brown Bag:  Dona S. reported that members should keep passing the brown bag.

Hospitality:  Cards were requested to be sent.  MaryAnn B. will handle this task.

Challenge:  Kay U. again reviewed the rules for this year’s challenge.  The quilts must be 36” minimum and 60” maximum and include curved piecing.  They are not to include any applique.  The quilts will be displayed and voted on at the June, 2017 meeting.

Quilt Raffle:   A meeting will be held on March 11 at Virginia C.’s home to sew the blocks of the raffle quilt together.  If you are interested in participating, bring your lunch.  For further details, contact Virginia C.

Old Business:

Quilt Show Organizer for June, 2018:

MaryAnn asked for a volunteer(s) who would be willing to organize and manage the June, 2018 Quilt Show.  She stressed that there are many committee members who help with all of the various tasks related to the show and lots of documentation available from past shows providing guidance for the next chairman/chairmen.

Donation Quilt for VA:

Donation quilts for the VA Hospital in Seattle will be collected by Dona S.   These quilts should be made of red, white and blue fabrics.  Dona will get them mailed or delivered to the hospital.    Dona brought several boxes of fabric to the meeting; this fabric is available to anyone interested in making one of these quilts.  She also stated that the labels on the quilts should not include the quilt-maker’s name, but rather state “Thank you for your service.”

Odessa Quilt Show:

The Odessa Spring Fling Quilt Show will be held on April 28 and 29, 2017, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Odessa High School Gym.

The “Quilt ‘Til You Wilt” event will be held in Odessa on March 20.

New Business:

Virginia C. gave a summary report on the upcoming Spring Retreat which will be held on April 18-23.  Thus far 18 people have registered to attend.

Sally G. and Merridy M. presented the plan for a class to be held on May 6 at the Presbyterian Church.  This class will feature the choice of two patterns (1) Tulip Fields and (2) Tussy Mussy Mums which include ruching and applique.   The class will be taught by Laura Estes, Laura’s Sage Country Quilts.  The cost will be $30 and will include the pattern and plastic templates.  Class size is limited to 20 attendees and a packet of necessary supplies will be given to those who register for the class.  A sign-up sheet is available.  A potluck lunch is planned.

Merridy also mentioned a possible table runner summer class to be taught by Juli Weishaar, Milk Bottle Quilt Company, if there is an interest.  More information will be available at upcoming meetings.

Program:

Thomasene L. presented an interesting and informative program on making Lemoyne Star blocks. She showed a step-by-step way to cut and stitch these blocks.  The end result is a beautiful star block created via an easier method.

Show and Tell:  – Several people showed new quilts and projects.

Co-President MaryAnn B. adjourned the meeting at 8:02 pm.

Refreshments:  Thank you to Shawlene M. and Sally G.

Next regular meeting:  March 28 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

February Pre-dinner:   Lin’s Restaurant

Refreshments:   Nancy W. and Artie G.

Program:   Betty W.

Next Day Meeting:  March 14 at Kay U’s home