Monday, December 7, 2015

November Notes - December Potluck!

Lots of good attachments in our email this month from Mary - make sure you got your email - Contact list, Committee List, Hostess List -

November 12, 2015 Meeting Notes

Show & Tell and Round Tuits were shared.

President Erica called the meeting to order after our refreshments were served.
We wish to thank hostesses: Mary Pagel, Hope Dietrich & Erica Olson
December hostesses will be:   JoDee Johnston, Eileen Van Dyk,  Mary Gosse
December 10th meeting is pot luck (6:00 pm)     Guests were introduced.

Secretary’s minutes for October approved (JP/LJ).   Treasurer’s report for October approved. Budget Committee had met and conducted the Audit finding all  records in order.  Motion by JK/PL to accept the Audit report for 2015.  Correspondence was read.
 
We had Sew Days Oct. 16 & 17 and had a nice turnout.  There are 8 fabric totes that need to be stored somewhere.  We are seeking a volunteer. Let Erica know.  Mindy suggested service project of taking designated box of fabrics, make 7 ½ inch squares using strip pattern and donate a few of your own fabric for the next user as well as turning in your finished squares for next Caring Quilt sew day.  A member picked up traveling box and will bring it back next month so it can move on. 

President Erica reported on the opinion cards distributed/received at the September meeting.  Some issues raised forwarded to Program Committee.  Suggestions to full Guild were presented:  - please demonstrate a more positive attitude during meetings and respect other members when they speak by eliminating side chatter and being open to hear them out with new ideas. We are here to encourage one another and have fun while we learn new things together. 
  
Retreat information from Oak Forest Center: January 7-10, 2016 with 5 rooms reserved. Cost is $137.50 for the 3 nights lodging and 7 meals. Ten people signed up and we need a minimum of 24 under terms of contract.  For Fri. thru Sun. with 2 nights and 5 meals $95.00.  Please make check out to Oak Forest Center by/at Dec. meeting or by arrangement with our Treasurer Bridget. 
           April Retreat will be 8th-10th with three rooms and 5 meals at $95 @.

Help them keep warm this Christmas – motion MT/LA carried to have each member bring in item of their choice to donate to residents of the Lowry Hotel.   Suggested items:  pillows, pillowcases, blankets, fleece throws for the kids, infant items, maybe a few fleece scarfs, use your imagination as there are people of all ages there and any gifts will be appreciated.     Thanks.

COMMITTEES ARE TO MEET SOON & SUBMIT BUDGET INFORMATION TO OUR TREASURER BY DECEMBER MEETING AND SUPPLY NAME OF CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMITTEE. 

Caring Quilt Committee members requested to meet at 5:30 pm prior to potluck Dec 10th.       

Meeting adjourned (CP/LJ)


Respectfully submitted, Mary Simonds, Secretary  

Monday, October 12, 2015

October Meeting Notes

October 8, 2015 Meeting Notes

We wish to thank hostesses: Judy Brust, Mary Simonds & Cindy Peer
November hostesses will be:   Mary Pagel, Hope Dietrich & Erica Olson
Guests were introduced

Secretary’s minutes for September was approved (KS/MT)   Treasurer’s report for September was approved.
(MT/CP). Correspondence was read.

President Erica called for nominations.  Nominations for Mary Pagel for Vice President and Bridget Larson for Treasurer were carried forward from previous meeting.   With no further nominations, motion (PL/KS) to accept ballot. Carried.  A thank you to outgoing officers was extended.
  
By-Law Committee Report -   Sandy B explained changes proposed … In Article IV, Membership: dues were raised to $15/year.   Motion (KS/MT) that dues for existing members be paid by November meeting to correspond with beginning of our new fiscal year.  Carried.   Memberships unpaid by then will be dropped from list; a member would be re-instated by rejoining.  Article V changed standing committees.   A consensus vote was taken to accept changes with copies to be distributed. 
 
Betty S has kits ready and we have sew days set up for Oct. 16 from 9 – 4 and/or 17th from 9 – 4 at Stanton Town Hall.  Fabric totes were sorted and reduced to seven from the previous twelve but need to be taken by someone rather than remain at her home.

Expenses for raffle baskets twice a year to be taken from Guild’s budget (SB/MT), carried; with Program Committee overseeing events.

Retreat correspondence from Oak Forest Center read.  Motion (KS/BL) to approve changing January meal plan to include Thurs supper, Fri brunch & supper, Sat. 3 meals, Sunday brunch. Carried. January 7-10, 2016 has five rooms reserved. April will be 8th-10th with three rooms reserved.  Final cost yet to be determined. 

Show & Tell and Round Tuits were shared.
Meeting adjourned (BL/KS).                              
 
Respectfully submitted, Mary Simonds, Secretary  

Next meeting November 12th, 2015 at 6:30 pm  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

September Meeting Notes

September 10, 2015 Meeting Notes

We wish to thank hostesses: Linda Justmann, Jean Potter & Dale Ann Swanson October hostesses will be: Judy Brust, Mary Pagel & Cindy Peer  -  pot-luck also
Two guests were introduced – Mary and Barb

Secretary’s minutes for July and August were approved (CP,MT;CP,MP)   Treasurer’s reports for July & August were approved (CP,PL;CP,PL)  Correspondence was read.

President Erica distributed note cards to gather opinions/suggestions on ways to bring our meeting attendance up.  To be dropped in box on table as we left.
Jean Krumm reported on caring quilts.  Betty S has kits ready and we have a sew day set up for Oct. 16 from 9 – 4 and/or 17th from 9 – 4 at Stanton Town Hall Located 2245 Cty Rd T (directions next page.)   *** bring all finished blocks to Oct. meeting so Betty has time to assemble them into kits for the sew day.***

Nominations for positions of Vice-Pres. and Treas. were discussed.  Bridget Larson agreed to accept nomination for Treas. and Mary Pagel for Vice Pres.  Elections are at October meeting when additional nominations can be made.    

By-Law Committee Report -   Sandy B explained changes proposed … Vote on each Article at October meeting.   Ideas on scholarships for graduating high school senior from Somerset or New Richmond entering Fibre Arts was tabled pending additional information and funding determination.    

Discussion on membership responsibilities, committee duties and some activities/projects.  Discussion on unfinished survey issues with consideration of raffle basket being twice a year (picnic & Christmas party) and agreement for fees to be charged for some incoming speakers. 

Show & Tell and Round Tuits were shared     
 
Respectfully submitted, Mary Simonds, Secretary

Next meeting October 8th, 2015 at 6:00 pm  ***(Pot-luck)***
Remember, important agenda issues in October so try to attend.
   **** Also, please remember to bring an item for the food shelf **

For Sew Days - Directions to Stanton Town Hall from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

-      Depart W  River  Dr toward Fairfield Rd
-      Turn left on WI 64 Branch  0.7 miles
-      Turn left on WI 65 / S Knowles Ave
-      Right on WI 64 E  continue for 4.8 miles
-      Turn left onto County Road T
-      Stanton Town Hall will be on your right

(approx. 3.5 miles)  2245 County Rd T

Monday, August 24, 2015

August Meeting Notes

August 13, 2015 Meeting Notes

We wish to thank our hostesses: Nancy Maki, Patsy Larson & Barbara Rogers
September hostesses will be: Linda Justmann, Jean Potter & Dale Ann Swanson

Show & Tell and Round Tuits were shared.

Being an informal brief meeting, the Secretary’s minutes and Treasurer’s report will be approved at next meeting.  

Jean Krumm reported on caring quilts and fabric received. Anyone having the nine patch with blue and white fabrics that they picked up, please return finished squares at next meeting.

This sewing day event along with those pillow cases brought in tonight totaled over 60 pillow cases for Grace Place which will be dropped off tomorrow by Barbara R.  Some fabric kits for cases were available to be sewn and brought back. Feel free to bring any you may have ready too.

Thank you for those who remembered to bring in items for Five Loaves.  We had agreed to be bringing in food items and other items for the Five Loaves instead of the basket drawing each month.  Please try to bring in what you can at the next meeting.

Motion carried to adjourn.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Mary Simonds, Secretary

Next meeting September 10th, 2015 at 6:30 pm   This is an important meeting so please try to attend to voice your opinions and vote on various issues.

Thank you for bringing a food item to share during our sew day and thank you to the many members who participated in the event or brought in pillowcases or other items.

(Information cards for Hudson Heritage Quilters Nov 7 – 8 Quilt Show “Patchwork Harvest XII” were available.)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

July Meeting Notes - August Sew Event!

July 9, 2015 Meeting Notes

We wish to thank our hostesses: JoDee Johnston, Millie Swanson & Sue Powers
August hostesses will be: Nancy Maki, Patsy Larson & Barbara Rogers
Visitors to the meeting were introduced.

Show & Tell and Round Tuits were shared. Cindy Peer won Round Tuit drawing.

The Secretary’s minutes were approved   The Treasurer’s report was approved BL/NM .

Jean Krumm reported on caring quilts and about several people who have received quilts. Discussion followed on where to store caring quilt fabric bins & quilt racks etc. in the future. Some fabric was available to pick up and return finished squares at next meeting.

Discussion on need to have more members actively involved and on more committees.  We need to set up a Quilt Show committee to plan for 2016 show.   We will need to elect some officers (Vice President & Treasurer are stepping down) in September.   Any unfinished items from the survey need to be decided upon so the information can be incorporate in the By-Laws.   Sandy B., Pasty L., Mary S. and possibly Barb R on By-Law revision project. 

Grace Place is in need of pillows, pillow cases, and personal care type items. Thank you to all that brought in pillows & pillow cases and other items.  Linda J. did drop them off after meeting.  

If you wish to make pillowcases, please bring whatever you wish to our next meeting and they will be dropped off to them.  A pattern to be sent along with minutes.  We can meet at 3:00 pm for our next meeting to work on making cases as a group with some cutting, some pressing etc. so all wouldn’t need to bring their machines – please bring some fabric for the cases.  This will be a sewing project meeting so come when you can.  We will only have a brief business meeting.

 A motion carried to purchase up to $100 in new pillows SP/MT   (Linda J. reported back she bought 40 new pillows at Wal Mart after the meeting and delivered them.)  Any pillows donated must be in original packaging. 

We had agreed to be bringing in food items and other items for the Five Loaves instead of the basket drawing each month.  Please try to bring in what you can at the next meeting.

Motion carried to adjourn CP/NM.
  
Respectfully submitted,
Mary Simonds, Secretary

Next meeting August 13th, 2015 at 6:30 pm - or after 3:00 pm for sewing.

By bringing a food item to share, everyone will have an opportunity to eat.   

Thursday, July 2, 2015

June Meeting Notes


Willow River Piecemakers Quilt Guild – New Richmond, WI

June 11, 2015 Meeting Notes

We wish to thank our hostesses: Jean Potter, Kelly Stodola, Bridget Larson
A special thank you to Linda Justmann for opening her home for this picnic event.
July hostesses will be: JoDee Johnston, Millie Swanson & Sue Powers

This was an informal picnic-social event so we did not formally conduct our monthly business.
       
Show & Tell and Round Tuits were shared. 

Fabrics for caring quilt blocks distributed, complete and bring into July meeting.
Mention made of several cancer patients in need of quilts and those who had received them.

An update of By-Laws and development of procedures or standing rules needs to be dealt with.
Sandy is the Chairman so you can relay suggestions to her to bring forth or review. 
 One issue is the challenge quilt and if we participate the year there is no show. 
 So far it is Sandy B., Pasty L., and Mary S. on project. 

Grace Place is in need of pillows, pillow cases, and personal care toiletry type items. 
 Please bring whatever you wish to our next meeting and they will be dropped off to them. 

Motion to adjourn.    
  
Respectfully submitted,
Mary Simonds, Secretary

Next meeting is July 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

May Meeting Notes


We wish to thank our hostesses: Julie LaBarre, Erica Olson & Jean Potter
June Picnic hostesses will be: Jean Potter, Kelly Stodola, Bridget Larson

Before our meeting and snacks we welcomed Cindy Van Dyk who gave an update on the St. Croix County Fair changes on quilt displays and distributed Fair Information booklets. 

President Erica Olson opened the meeting. Visitors welcomed. 
Secretary meeting minutes were approved. (MT/BL)       

Show & Tell and Round Tuits were shared.  Sandy B. distributed block patterns for our monthly block project.  This was final handout with potential layouts for blocks. 

Kelly is in process of finalizing getting nametags ordered.

Fabrics for caring quilt blocks available to pick up, complete and bring into June meeting. Mention made of several cancer patients in need of quilts and those who had received them.

Erica stated an update of By-Laws and development of procedures or standing rules needs to be dealt with. Sandy offered to be the contact and Chairman if you would like to relay suggestions to her to bring forth or review.  One issue is the challenge quilt and if we participate the year there is no show.   So far it is Sandy B., Pasty L., and Mary S. on project.

Correspondence was read including thank you from Five Loaves for $89.30 donation.

Motion to adjourn.     – Please bring food items to share for the June picnic and the start time is changed to 6 pm.

June 11 meeting Linda Justmann’s home 6:00 pm.  1697  56th St., Somerset

If you are on County “I” coming from Somerset heading toward Hudson, you will cross over Hwy 64.  Take the 1st right onto 170th St.  House is the first subdivision (first paved road) on the left (there are 4-5 driveways before subdivision).  First house on left – beige w green roof, with both double and a single garage doors.       “man style” directions – take Cty “I” south from downtown Somerset & immediately after you go over “64”, take a right and 0.7 miles later house is on your left.  Lot is on SE corner of 170th and 56th.    (920-850-5494 cell phone #)
  
Respectfully submitted,

Mary Simonds, Secretary 

Monday, March 30, 2015

March Meeting Notes

March 12th meeting was moved to New Richmond Centre due to funeral at the church so
no food hosted.
           
April hostesses will be: Mary Jo Allison, Meg Byram, & Jean Krumm

President Erica Olson opened the meeting.
Show & Tell and Round Tuits were shared.    New members and any guests were welcomed.
A welcome given to Mary Lou Curtis

Secretary meeting minutes had been distributed.
Treasurer's report was reviewed.

2015 Quilt Retreats:     Kelly S. gave update on retreat.  Spring dates are April 10th thru 12th
Fri noon - Sun afternoon at $95.  Checks needed to be in to Kelly S. by this March meeting. 

The Round Tuit program continues. Update your list of unfinished projects and keep track as you complete them.  Round Tuit items were shared and prize awarded to JoDee J.

Heidi Headlee shared about a 4-H project (5-8th grade girls) to make dog booties.  If any guild members have large scraps of fleece, suede or strip Velcro – could you please bring it in for this project. Thanks. Finished booties to be sold to raise funds for NR Area Dog Park.

Jean Potter introduced Pat Speck, “Nickel Quilt Lady,” our speaker at this meeting.  This was be a trunk show with uses for 5” squares.  Books and patterns were available following the meeting.  A wide variety of beautiful yet relatively easy to make quilts were viewed.

Betty spoke on need to finish more caring quilts.   Bring your own lunch and drinks on Friday and/or Saturday,  March 20th - 21st set up at Stanton Town Hall as work days opening at 9:00 am to 3 pm. Bring your machines and help on this project whenever you can. There will be three big quilts to tie also if you prefer tying.  Your help will be appreciated. 

In lieu of basket as a fund-raiser, we brought in items for the Food Shelf.  First collection was March but extended to April meeting due to location change for this meeting

Motion to adjourn.


Respectfully submitted,
Mary Simonds, Secretary


April meeting at 6:30 pm on April 9th.     

Monday, March 9, 2015

3/12 Meeting MOVED to Centre in NR

There is an event being held at the church this week, so we will need to move the location to the Centre in New Richmond. 6:30 - 9:00 - see you then!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

February Meeting Notes

March hostesses will be:  Becky Koehler, Cheri Schmitt, & Mary Simonds
Thank you to hostesses: Erica Olson, Betty Schmit, & Kelly Stodola

 President Erica Olson opened the meeting after we enjoyed our refreshments.
Show & Tell items were shared.    New members and any guests were welcomed.

Secretary meeting minutes were acknowledged.
Treasurer’s Report was reviewed.

2015 Quilt Retreats: Meg Tryba spoke on retreat attendance and housing arrangements there. Registration checks are made payable to Oak Forest and not cashed until the retreat. Spring dates are April 10th thru 12th Fri - Sun only option at $95. Signup sheet at this meeting and March.  Checks need to be in to Kelly S. by or at March meeting.  Only three rooms are reserved.  Arrange your roommates in advance please. 

The Round Tuit program continues. Update your list of unfinished projects and keep track as you complete them.  Round Tuit items were shared and prizes awarded.

Heidi Headlee had Erica share a 4-H project (5-8th grade girls) to make dog booties. If any guild members have large scraps of fleece, suede or strip Velcro – could you please bring it in for this project. Thanks. Finished booties to be sold to raise funds for NR Area Dog Park.

Pat Speck, “Nickel Quilt Lady” coming to our March meeting.  This will be a trunk show with uses for 5” charm packs.

Betty spoke on need to finish more caring quilts.  March 20th - 21st set up at Stanton Town Hall as work days opening at 9:00 am.  Please come and help on this project whenever you can.

Meg Tryba introduced our speaker - Sue Heinz from White Bear Lake.  We all enjoyed the two hour presentation and she had items to purchase available.  “Sashing in the Round” was title of presentation and the restriction on not saying CAN’T was enforced.  (kismetquilting.com)

Last raffle basket drawing winner was Mary Simonds.  In lieu of basket as a fund-raiser, we will be bringing in items for the Food Shelf quarterly instead.  First collection in March !!!
Stashbuster blocks went to Meg Tryba. 


Motion to adjourn. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

January Meeting Notes

February hostesses will be: Erica Olson, Betty Schmitt, & Kelly Stodola
Thank you to hostesses Donelle Fisk, Heidi Headlee, Meg Tryba

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

Show & Tell items were shared including items made during the January Retreat.

December Secretary meeting minutes were approved as written.
December Treasurer’s Report was approved (DF/JP).

Correspondence was read.  Discussion followed on retention of these type items.  The Historian position was eliminated and JoDee J. & Betty S. to help go through old items.  Program Committee to further review what to do with prior items & pictures (JP/MT). Kelly S. to start a Google drive for us and we should tag our quilt pictures we post of Facebook to WRPM page also.  Perhaps a “Happenings this Year” entry could be put on Facebook.   Challenge Quilt deadline needs to be reviewed since we don’t have 2015 show. Do we retain a Challenge Committee?

-       2015 Quilt Retreats: Meg Tryba spoke on retreat attendance and housing arrangements there. Registration checks are made payable to Oak Forest and not cashed until the retreat. Spring dates are April 10th thru 12th Fri - Sun only option at $95. Sign up sheet at February meeting. Arrange your roommates in advance please. 
-       The survey results were review and discussed.  A copy to be distributed to all members.  Last month we voted on a bi-annual quilt show with next show in 2016.

With the new Round Tuit program a list should be brought in every meeting.  Just make a list of your unfinished projects and keep track as you complete them.  We will “get her done” this coming year.  Several Round Tuit items were shared.

Meg Tryba spoke on the Program scheduled for our February meeting.  Sue Heinz at kismetquilting.com from White Bear Lake is coming early. Remember to bring notebook for notes for the two hour presentation and she will have items to purchase available.  “Sashing in the Round” title of presentation.

Betty spoke on giving out first baby of the year quilt and caring quilts. We need to continue to work on making more quilts to have them available. More fabric has come in to use. Discussion on first baby born quilt project; motion carried to retire that quilt project. (BS/BK )

Raffle basket brought in by Cindy Peer – drawing winner Becky Koeher.  Discussion on retaining raffle basket.  In lieu of basket as a fund-raiser, it was determined that we would bring in items for the Food Shelf quarterly instead.  (BL/MB)   First collection in March !!!.

- - - - Discussion on an optional fun day out event.   A Quilt Show at Sargents Nursery in Red Wing on Saturday Feb. 7th.  We will leave the Park & Ride lot in Roberts at 7:30 am and enjoy the show and a late luncheon out.  A preliminary sign up sheet indicated 13 people interested.

Sandy B. distributed next block of the month pattern.  Project due in May.

Motion to adjourn. (JJ/NM)

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Simonds, Secretary  

Monday, January 19, 2015

December Meeting Notes

December 2014 Meeting Notes

January hostesses will be: Donelle Fisk, Heidi Headlee, Meg Tryba

Thank you to hostesses JoDee Johnston, Kelly Stodola, & Eileen Van Dyk

President Erica Olson opened the meeting after we enjoyed our refreshments
and Christmas party potluck meal.

Several Show items and several Tells were shared.

November meeting minutes were approved as written. (KS/NM)

November Treasurer’s Report given.  Report was approved as presented.

- Letter received from the St. Croix County Fair Board reviewing our
concerns on displaying quilts was read. A few brief comments were
shared.

- 2015 Quilt Retreats: Meg Tryba passed out sign up sheet and reviewed
details. JoDee has contract for Jan. 8th 11th event at Oak Forest.

Registration checks can be brought to the retreat that day but let Kelly S. or
Meg T know so they will know how many are coming since we have now
opened it up to friends and there is a limit to the space we have. Spring
dates are April 10th thru 12th Fri - Sun only option at $95.

- Turning Point sent a letter requesting towels, laundry soap and other items
to fill gift boxes. Motion by JP/MT to authorize $75 to be spent to fill two
boxes with the items requested. Meg and Erica will do the shopping and
deliver boxes.

The new Round Tuit program was explained by Kelly and the first prizes were
distributed to Sandy, Donelle, and Dale Ann. This list should be brought in
every meeting. Just make a list of your unfinished projects and keep track as
you complete them. We will “get her done” this coming year.

Meg Tryba spoke on the Program scheduled for our February meeting. Sue
Heinz at kismetquilting.com from White Bear Lake has been contacted to come.
Remember to bring notebook for notes to that extra long evening event.

Betty spoke on giving out five caring quilts to a local family that had a fire last
month. We need to continue to work on making more quilts to have available.

In Nov. the Guild had 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 had been 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? Committeeassignments, 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.

At this meeting a decision on annual vs bi-annual shows was required to meet
application deadlines for licensure for a raffle quilt. All other items to be
discussed at the next meeting after any additional surveys come in that have
not yet been reviewed. Motion by KS/SB to do a bi-annual show with the next
show scheduled for 2016. Motion carried. There are decisions to be made as to
how we are going forward. Come and participate, if possible.

Remember – January meeting is a week later (on 15th) due to the Retreat dates.

Raffle basket went to Cindy Peer; Stashbuster blocks to Betty Schmit.

Correspondence was read.

Motion to adjourn. KS/JP
Respectfully submitted,
Mary Simonds, Secretary
Activities followed the meeting as many fat quarters changed hands many times.