AAQG 02.06.2018 Board Meeting

Members present: Linda Schlenker, Ginger Green, Beth Hromyak, Carol Westercamp, Jean Taft, Cecilie Vogt, Terri Henkel, Louise Whitlow, Janet DeJager, Anita Allwood.

Linda called the meeting to order.

Treasurers Beth Hromyak and Ginger Geren passed out updated spreadsheet. There is concern that we are lower in income particularly from membership dues than projected.

Program Chair Debbie was unable to attend but had sent along a message about the Feb. and March meetings. February’s speaker Dawn Cavanaugh requested that members bring quilts for judging. The March meeting will be the 3rd Tuesday due to Ankeny School’s spring break. Deb would like a few more presenters. Currently the following members are presenting:

Tami Watts—wool applique

Ramona Tapper—AccuCut

Jean Taft—-the next KISS block

Kathy Evers—crocheted Prayer Shawl

Program chair elect Anita Allwood discussed the progress her committee is making in lining up speakers for 2018-19. She also discussed some ideas meetings and possible collaboration on speakers with other guilds and local quilt shops.

Director-at-large Jean Taft will be assisting with the President’s challenge which is due this meeting. Please bring completed projects in bag. First prize will be a “Quality Box”. They will be discussing with Deb the timing of presentation of the next KISS block. The director-at-large challenge will be presented in April with completion in June.

Update on the April Retreat from Cecilie Vogt. 9 people have paid. There are at least 15 indicating they will attend. Retreat will be open to non-members after the March meeting. A sewing machine repair person has been located. She will do cleaning and minor repairs. Base cost will be about $60. She will be available Fri evening and Sat. A massage person has also been found to replace the lady we’ve had for the past few years.

Quilt show update- Janet DeJager, Cecilie Vogt and Giner Geren. Cecilie is contacting non-profits to see if there is an interest in collaborating on the food for the quilt show.

Ginger Geren presented ideas for quilt patterns to kit and sell at the quilt show Kits not sold will be made for sale at North Pole village. She will be asking members to donate specific types of fabric. Some fabric may be purchased. Janet is l looking for volunteers to lead the advertising effort and vendor coordination.

There will be a “Christmas in July” category. The only requirement is the Christmas items are clearly visible on the quilt. For example a quilt that is a traditional design in red and green is not acceptable – a quilt in red and green containing Christmas tree or other symbols commonly associated with Christmas would be. There will be a non-prize category for the challenges and KISS projects. Janet will be presenting information about pipe and drape and other costs at the meeting. The next quilt show meeting is Feb. 19 at the church. Everyone is welcome to attend! Janet is continuing to work on setting up vendor led classes for the quilt show..

Communications chair Carol Westercamp will begin Facebook posts on the quilt show. Janet DeJagar will be creating a Facebook quilt show Event. We will be doing sponsored FaceBook ads for the quilt show.

The Fundraising position is open – this could be a group or an individual. See Linda for details how you can help the group with this.

President Linda Schlenker indicated there are approximately 55 donation quilts so far this year. She presented the letter from Holy Trinity indicating that the Guild will need to find a new location to hold meetings after July 2018. She presented a proposal to move the board, small group, and monthly meetings to the Ankeny First United Methodist church at 206 SW Walnut (ie the Uptown location). Anita Allwood moved that we accept this location.

Louise Whitlow seconded the motion and the whole board concurred. Linda will continue to work with AFUMC. The first meeting in the new location is currently set for Aug 2018.

Anita Allwood presented information on various potential quilt show sites her committee has visited over the past few months. She will be presenting this information at the guild meeting. She also wants the board to meet to discuss and determine the future of quilt shows/fundraising. This will concur within the next 2 months.

Apparently we had people bringing animals to the guild meeting last month. The board has decided that this is not appropriate (we will be also checking the church’s policy). Beginning with the February meeting anyone bringing an animal will be asked to emove the animal from the building.

Jean motioned for the meeting to adjourn and Janet seconded.

Submitted by

Linda Schlenker