Thursday, February 3, 2011

January Minutes and Newsletter

Willow River Piecemakers Meeting Minutes and Newsletter –
Meeting on January 13th, 2011
Next Meeting is on February 10th, 2011 at 7:00.  St. Luke's Church in New Richmond WI

Announcements:

·         Caring Quilts Committee – Betty announced we did receive the $500 grant from St. Croix Electric Co-op.  (Kelly has put a thank you to the co-op on our web page for Caring Quilts.) Received lots of thank you’s for recent caring quilts given to folks
·         First Baby was in the New Richmond News.  If anyone has a copy of this, please bring to March meeting so I can scan it and put on our website.

Old Business

·         Lori Sullivan sent a very touching thank you for the quilt top the Caring Quilts committee finished for her.
·         PO Box for the guild – Motion carried that we would set it up in Somerset due to $40 savings vs New Richmond for the same po box size.

Program Committee
·         Mexican Stars – the quilt you will be making will be 34.5 squared.  It’s on February 19th.  See sign up for fabric requirements.  Call Sandy if you do not have the information.
·         Shop Hop – Are we interested in an over-nighter or just a day only excursion?  Sandy will research and bring back info.
·         Garage Sale – Sandy has stickers.  Tables will be organized by price.  Be there for set up at 7:00, starts sharp at 7:30.  Feel free to bring guests!

Challenge Committee –
We received our books for the 2011 challenge.  Many folks do have the same book so it will be interesting to see how they get interpreted!  Very excited for this challenge!  See Jean Potter if you did not receive your book.

New Business
·         Got an extra ironing board or iron? We can store an ironing board, iron at Stanton Town Hall – 2 of each should be fine if you have donation for this, let Sandy know.
·         New Quilt Shop! Stockholm, WI has a new quilt shop – OQ Quilts
·         Stash Busters - Diane Havens brought in the fabric – any color from the butterflies.  NO Black or White!  12.5 block unfinished
·         January’s UFO was #8, February’s is #2 – bring your #2’s to the Feb. Meeting!
·         Raffle Basket - Kathy Kloetzke
·         Updating of the Website – Kelly looked into setting up the website so it is easier to use.  You still go out to www.willowriverpiecemakers.com or http://www.wrpmquilts.com/.   I also put out email to the guild about uploading your photos to our WRPM Picasa albums.  Watch the videos or see the email for the tutorial.  Very easy!  I will then hook up the photos to our website. 

HOSTESSES for Feb 10th Meeting:

  • Donnell Fisk
  • Jean Potter
  • Heidi Headlee
  • Eileen VanDyk