On the 12th of May, 2015, members of the guild were welcomed by President, Connie Lovelady.
The first thing on the agenda was Barb Riggs and her Journey of An Art Quilter. She shared many of her beautiful art quilts and explained her transition from painter to art quilter.
After the presentation, Cathy Dimit, President Elect, gave the great news of how many donations above and beyond the required number we had! What a year, now time to work on show quilts. She then put out an announcement that we need volunteers to fill the following board positions for next year. We need elects for Quilt Show, Retreat, Program, Communication, and Secretary. Cathy asked for members to give it some serious thought to serve on the board so we can continue to the wonderful guild we are experiencing.
Director at Large, Sharon Bunce, awarded the prizes for block of the month, fat quarter drawing, and door prizes.
Janet DeJager, Quilt Show Elect, announced that Jennifer Perkins from Harlan, IA will be at the quilt show to do appraisals at $40 per quilt and needs a minimum of ten quilts. There was a sign up sheet for members to prepay for the appraisals. The committee volunteer sign up sheets were there for members to choose their times. The sign up sheets will also be on line at our web site. The raffle quilt is on a road tour in the Midwest area quilt shops along with tickets for people to purchase. Members were asked to pick up their tickets if they had not done so yet. On the web site there is a poster on the show that could be printed off to hand out to the general public. All quilt registrations for the show are due Tuesday, June 9th. There is a registration form on line if you wish.
President Connie Lovelady encourage members to be on the guild board. She then explained how the terms were changing for the coming year and that the by-laws changes will be voted on at the June meeting. These changes are the elections will be in July with August being the transitional month. Also another change is that there will be a new treasure elect position. The last change is that yearly dues are non refundable. Connie also passed on an email she received about curtain panels from Iowa State that are available for anyone to use in a project. She also had an email that a member has a hand quilting frame for sale. There are a lot of quilt shows in the area and Connie encouraged people to attended if they can.
A question was asked about getting a two day pass ticket for the quilt show. Connie said they would look
After the show and tell session, treats were served. The next guild meeting will be on June 9, 2015, at 7:00 and the presenter will be Doug Leko from Antler Quilt Designs.