Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Merikay Waldvogel visit WI 9/16-18th, 2011

The Wisconsin Quilt Study Group is hosting a weekend retreat with world-renowned Merikay Waldvogel, author and expert quilt historian, to learn more about quilts, their history, and how to identify their fabrics.  Sylvia Adair, Quilt Documentation Coordinator and Quilt Index Trainer at the WI Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts will also be giving presentations on how we can help with some of the museum work as well as the fun.
The retreat is September 16-18, 2011 and will be held at the Cedar Valley Retreat Center, West Bend, WI.
Feel free to share this information with all of your friends.  Please also include this in your guild’s newsletter/email announcements if you can.  You do NOT have to be a WQSG member to attend.  More information on the retreat can be seen at www.wqsg.org.  Thank you for sharing this information.  We hope you can join us.
Nancy Kunst Smith
AQS Certified Quilted Textile Appraiser
3725 Simonis Street
Stevens Point, WI  54481
(715)340-1029

Thursday, June 9, 2011

May/June Meeting Notes

June Meeting is at Mary Park in New Richmond.  Starts 6 pm.  See bottom of the newsletter for the sign-up and hostess info.
Raffle Basket - Kay Rindal won the raffle basket, should bring in the new basket for the meeting.
Stashbusters – bring in your completed 10 ½ unfinished blocks to the meeting.  Use colors from the print.
Treasurer’s Report – see attached.

May 2011 Meeting Notes

No guests
Correspondence – many thank-you notes were written.  One note was from someone who received a Quilt of Valor.

Committee Reports
Caring quilts – 5 quilts were tied today.  Please sign up with Betty if you are taking one home to bind.

June Picnic:  Sign-up sheet was passed around for the picnic in June.  We will have the picnic at Mary Park in New Richmond, shelter #1 at 6pm.

Raffle tickets were passed out.  Please recycle these.  You will get new ones at the June Picnic. 
Quilt Show Reminders – Heidi went through the list of dates again – things that are due in August.  Betty said that she would not be able to store the quilt racks and sandwich boards after this year.  Loralei will take the sandwich boards.  We need a volunteer to take the racks, which take up about a 12 ft x 12 ft space. 

Git ‘er Done Weekend will be July 29-30-31 at Stanton Town Hall.  Start times will follow.  This will be a time that you can work on any items that you need to finish. 

Quilt Show Challenge:  Mary Johnson had a question about the label on the challenge, Nancy will ask Jean about it and get back to her.  (Mary has her challenge done)

Stash Busters Discussion:  It was suggested that you only be able to win the stash buster blocks and the raffle basket once a year.  Alicia would like to break out the raffle basket as it is a donation to charity.  Patsy made a motion that we limit winning the stash buster blocks only once a year.  Sandy clarified that a year be November to October.  Motion passed.  It was also decided to leave the raffle basket alone.

Diane Havens returned the stash buster blocks that she won last month, so we had everyone sign up again and picked another name.  Pegi Fleming won the blocks.  Diane also sent fabric to pass out, please make a 10 ½ inch unfinished block, pick a color out of a print

Cotton Theory Class is Saturday at Stanton Town Hall.  Be there ready to sew at 9 am.

St. Croix Cty. Fair Info:  Jean Krumm brought a St. Croix County Fair book.  This book is good for two years.  She will leave this copy with the guild, she also made copies of the entry blank.  Entries are due June 17th , no late entries will be accepted.  Jean sent an email – this is now changed!  Entries are due this year on Wednesday, July 20th, by 8:00 pm and the judging starts at 8:30 am, July 21st. 

The Fair is July 20-24th.  For more information www.stcroixfair.com

Sunshine committee – Julie LaBarre’s husband is not doing well.

Basket was won by Kay Rindal

June Picnic Sign-Up
Main Dishes
Maxine Volkert
Bridget Mortensen
Betty Schmit
Gay Johnson
Alicia Cypher
Kelly Stodola

Salads
Nancy Ray
Kathy Kloetzke
Barb Rogers
Pegi Fleming
Eileen Van Dyk

Desserts
Becky Koehler
Rhonda Nyhus
Kay Rindal
Loralei Miller
Diane Havens

Veggie Tray
Marie Teigen
Patsy Larson

Meat & Cheese Tray
Nancy Maki
Cindy Peer

Hostesses – Kim Lowe, Jean Krumm, JoDee Johnston – please bring beverages, plates, napkins, glasses and plastic ware.