Monday, November 24, 2014

November meeting minutes

November 2014 Meeting Notes    NOTE: Start time 6 for pot luck Dec. 11th

December hostesses will be:  JoDee Johnston, Kelly Stodola, & Eileen Van Dyk

Thank you to Oct. hostesses Sandy B., Mary P., and Hope D.

President Erica Olson opened the meeting after we enjoyed our refreshments.

Several Show items and several Tells were shared.

October meeting minutes were approved as written. KS/MT
October Treasurer’s Report given. Report was approved as presented. DF/MT

No participation with raffle basket or stashbusters at this meeting. 
New fabric squares available to complete for next meeting.  Stashbuster colors for these new squares are gold/black/ or white.
Also 16 kit packets available to complete and return. Thank you Mary Jo A. for assembling donated fabric into kits.

Nominations for President were called, with present President indicating an interest in another term.  With no other names coming forth, by general consensus, Erica will continue as President for the next term of two years.

-      Letter sent to St. Croix County Fair Board reviewing our concerns on displaying quilts there.  No response has been received at this time.
-      Grace Place Fund-raiser 11/22 discussed. Motion carried, KS/PL to distribute basket we have ready and to participate at bronze level ($125) giving the two event tickets to our President and her guest to enjoy. 
-      2015 Quilt Retreats: Meg Tryba reviewed details.  JoDee has contract for Jan. 8th-11th event at Oak Forest.  Bring registration checks payable to Oak Forest for Thurs - Sun at $142.50 or Fri - Sun at $95 to Dec meeting OR make arrangements with Kelly S. or Meg T so they will receive your information by then.       Spring dates are April 10th thru 12th Fri - Sun only option at $95.

Program Committee requested everyone bring in a list of your waiting and unfinished projects to the Dec. meeting.  The new Round Tuit program will be explained then.  This list should be brought in every meeting. 

For the Dec. meeting, please bring in 2 fat quarters for one of the activities planned.  Remember start time 6 pm, with pot luck food items.

Handouts for Mystery Quilt were distributed.

The Guild participated in a lengthy discussion regarding the responsibilities of each member with the Guild activities, fund-raisers, and follow-through on communications and commitments.   It was determined a survey would be the best assessment tool to allow input from the full membership addressing participation in/or on Quilt Show Committee or Show and annual vs bi-annual Shows; evaluating retaining stashbusters?  Raffle baskets?  Committee assignments, etc.

Rather than putting too much responsibility on too few members, do we need to eliminate some items, or re-evaluate how we will be able to accomplish some of our commitments by sharing the workloads involved?   Together, with each doing a part, we can continue to support our community, while we expand our quilting skills and have fun doing it. 

A survey will be distributed shortly so please participate and add any comments with your ideas.    These surveys need to be returned by December 1st to allow time to review results at the December meeting.  Motion carried KS/DF.

Correspondence was read.

Motion to adjourn. KS/MT

December 11th at 6 pm will be a pot luck with some fun activities.  Review what items to bring as noted above.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Simonds, Secretary