AAQG 03.05.2018 Board Meeting

Members present:  Anita Allwood, Janet DeJagar, Linda Schlenker, Ramona Tapper, Cecilie Vogt, Kim McAllister, Jean Taft, Carol Westercamp, Beth Hromyak and Ginger Green.

Linda called the meeting to order.

The December and February minutes were passed out and there was a motion to pass them by Jean, and seconded by Janet.

Ginger gave the treasury report.

Linda read the note from Debbie (who was unable to attend) concerning the School Days for the March meeting.

Tami Watts- Wool applique, Ramona Tapper- Accquilt Cutter, Jean Taft- KISS Block, Kathy Evers- Crocheted Prayer Shawl

The Cupboard is having an embroidery day and the cost is $75 for members and $80 for non-members.  This will be in conjunction with the April meeting as she is the speaker.

Jean talked about the KISS block that she will be demoing for the school days in March.  It is 3 triangles in a square.  The Director at Large challenge will be announced in April with a deadline in June.  The last KISS block will be in either April or May.    The question was asked if these blocks could be brought back to the meeting and packaged up for someone to complete a donation quilt.  Yes, was the answer, however, this has not be brought up at the meeting for the entire guild to know.

Only 2 people have signed up for treats in March- so more people are needed.  April has a small group signed up so we should be good there.

Retreat- 18 have signed up and paid.  Payment needs to be in by the March meeting- the April meeting will be too late; since the deadline is April 4.  There will be a massage person and charges $70 per hour.  The sewing machine lady will charge $65 plus tax and accepts cash or check (no credit cards).  When signing up for the cleaning- also indicate what kind of machine you have.

Carol brought up a question concerning the “Every quilt has a story” feature she has been doing on Facebook.  Should quilts be featured by former members?  The answer was yes- since names aren’t used and some were photos that were taken at the quilt show.

Items are being taken to Winterset for sale at the Quilt Museum.  Last month only one candy bag sold.  This continues to get the AAQG name out in the community.

Donation quilts- 5 quilts were taken to Brother’s Keepers several larger ones went to Youth Homes of Mid America; 12 were taken to Kadie’s Kloset.  There are still 40 in the storage unit.

Janet DeJagar still needs a co-chair for the Quilt Show.  She is working 70 hours a week and will be in Denver a lot with her new position at work.  Kim, was going to be the chair next year will be working closely with Janet this year to learn the ropes of the quilt show.  For the food- Janet is unable to find an organization to do this.  Several meetings ago there was discussion about selling kits then what doesn’t sell to have members make the kits for sale at Santa North Pole Village. The kits would also be a higher price point- would people really purchase them?  After pricing how much a kit would cost and the kit not being was displayed this idea was nixed.  No one has stepped forward to head up Santa North Pole Village yet.  Janet announced that there were 8 vendors committed – in the past there have been 20 vendors.  She failed to get the reminder e-mail out to the vendors in a timely manner and will try to get it out and set the date in the future this next week.

If there are only 8 vendors present at the quilt show the show will take a major loss.  In April there will be a vote to drape or not to drape.  Janet handed out a sheet listing the pros and cons of the drape.  Long story short there is about $1000 difference in price.  She encouraged members to attend the committee meetings to help with the quilt show.

The meeting was adjourned.

Piecefully submitted,

Ramona Tapper