On the 10th of Feb., 2015, members of the guild were welcomed by President, Connie Lovelady.
The first thing on the agenda was the “Borders and Sashing” program given by Ilene Bartos. She presented a trunk show that featured many items with different boarders and sashings incorporating parts of the quilt. Her creative boarders add new dimension and designs to the quilts. She also had her published books, patterns, fabric, and kits available for sale.
After the presentation, Connie reminded us of the President’s challenge which was to design a small sample banner that is to be made for use at the North Pole booth displays and for promoting Ankeny Area Quilter’s Guild. The entries will be voted on at the March meeting.
Cathy Dimit, Vice President, covered the donation quilts and place mats turned in to date. A guild member suggested via the suggestion box that treats be served prior to the meting. Cathy took a hand count vote and it was decided to leave the treats for after the meetings. A second suggestion from the box was to purchase an AccuQuilt cutter for use at the sew ins. The board discussed the purchase but brought up the concern of who would be responsible for it, the liability issues and decided that it would have to be a next year’s board decision as it was not incorporated in the 2015 budget. A third suggestion was to ask Terry Atkins to speak at one of the guild meetings but he says he is no longer doing presentations. The final suggestion was to have more speakers who cover the new modern quilts. We have one presenter yet this year and two speakers in the coming year that will center around the modern quilt.
Anita Allwood, Retreat Chair, and Dawn Tallman, Retreat Chair Elect, covered the April 912, 2015, retreat registration. After March 22nd, the registration will be opened to non guild members. Prices are higher this year as the camp site raised prices for the housing and raised each meal cost. Registration can be for all days or just one day and prices will reflect the number of days attended. Registration fees will be totally refunded up till March 22.
After that, no refunds will be made. At the retreat, there will be a scissors sharpener and a massage therapist to give massages.
Sharon Bunce, Director at Large, covered the cardinal and gold fat quarter drawing and announced next month’s fat quarter drawing was pokeadots. Sharon also had the block of the month drawing, door prize drawing, and covered the bucket list reminder. She covered the treat sign up sheets for the next few months also.
Sandy BolinTownes, Quilt Show Chair, gave a very meaningful listing of why we have a quilt show. She will paste it on the website and is definitely worth reading. The show committee will be meeting before next month’s guild meeting to draw up some guide lines for the quilt show display classes.
Janet DeJager, Communication Chair, discussed the new format for the web site and monthly meeting eblast. Janet is the 2016 quilt show coordinator and is working with the committee to get the 2016 raffle quilt started. She asked for more members to join the committee.
Lin VandeBerg, Program Chair, also is working on the survey committee and will be sending out a separate email covering the results of the survey.
Connie introduced the rest of the board personal and reminded us to sign up to work on the various committees that interest each of us. Also, the guild is compiling a list of small sewing groups that have room for new members.
After the show and tell session, treats were served.
The next guild meeting will be on March 10, 2015, and the presenter will be Rebecca Loew on “Shibori”.