March 2012 Newsletter

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NEXT MEETING: MARCH 5, 2012

WHAT TO BRING TO THE MEETING

  • Name tag
  • Block party block
  • Show-and-Tell
  • Door prizes for names beginning with M

PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Winter is almost over.  Wait, we never had winter this year.  Even though I love the snow it’s been nice to not have to deal with it.   It was great to see everyone at the February meeting.  We missed everyone who was not able to make the meeting.  Michelle did a great program on rulers and different ways to use them.  I didn’t know there were so many different types of rulers.  I know who to call if I ever need a “special” ruler or a pattern.  We all collect something or we wouldn’t be quilting. See you in March!!

Jane Lamb

BIRTHDAYS

  • No March birthdays

MARCH PROGRAM

Our program for March will be a “Make & Take”. You should bring your basic sewing kit with needle, scissors, neutral thread, etc. I will have all the supplies that are needed for this very neat project. Hope to see you on March 5th!

Michelle Rodriguez

TREASURER’S REPORT

Beginning ………. 1263.01
Dues ………. 50.00
Advertising ………. 75.00
Guild pins ………. 25.00
Ending balance ………. 1413.01

MINUTES

  • The meeting was called to order by Jane Lamb with Marty Staten and Grace Norris telling a little of how each became involved with quilting.
  • Michelle reported that Lillie Martinez twisted her knee a couple of weeks ago, and, although she is doing better, she is not able to be with us tonight.
  • We have 5 birthdays this month – Debi, Carol, Jeri, Sue Taylor, and Janis.
  • Grace moved, and Marty seconded that the minutes be approved as printed in the newsletter. The motion carried.
  • Debi reported that we have a balance of $1263.01 in our checking account. Last month we had deposits of $305 and disbursements of $276.24. Barbara moved and Ruth seconded that we accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
  • Shirley said we had 18 members present and all but two people from last year have paid their dues. She also reminded us that we have guild pins for sale for $5 which are the Prairie Queen block. Shirley will hand out our membership booklets next month.
  • Door prizes were won by Barbara, Elisabeth, and Sue Taylor. Jeri also had some bags of goodies for anyone who wanted them.
  • Michelle announced that our regular advertiser has paid for another year. She also said we have one more spot for our May retreat which will be held in Weatherford on May 18 – 20.
  • Elisabeth said that our first workshop for this year will be held at the Presbyterian Church on April 21st from 9 to 3. This will be a mystery quilt and she has fabric requirements and cutting instructions tonight. She also has a sign-up sheet.
  • Margaret won the block of the month and received 16 blocks. Janis handed out instructions for next month.
  • Old Business: Elisabeth reported for the audit committee and said the books are in good order. Jane announced that Sue Taylor has agreed to be our representative to the Texas Association of Quilt Guilds for this year.
  • Show and Tell: Nancy, Elisabeth, Janis, Marty, Michelle, Barbara, and Sue T.
  • Michelle presented an interesting program on specialty rulers and brought several examples. At the end of the program, she gave two prizes – Jane won a ruler and Sue H won a pattern.
  • At the conclusion of the program, the meeting was adjourned.

Sue Heard

QUILT TIP

Quilting tip: When prewashing a very large piece of fabric, I mark the selvages at 24” intervals. When the fabric comes out of the washer, I fold it in half lengthwise, matching the marks, and then line dry it. I can then press the fabric folded in half and be sure it is properly aligned.

— Joyce R. Swinniz, Mooresville, IN.

JUST ONE STAR UPDATE

Info from the Moda “Just One Star” blog. Visit the web site to read the full post and see pictures of the quilts sent in:
Could everyone make just one star? Yes! Could we piece a hundred quilts in 100 days? Yes! Could we quilt a hundred quilts in 100 days? Yes, thanks to the generosity of long-arm quilters across the country. Through the efforts of quilters across this great nation and around the world, this mission was a success and then some. We were grateful and overwhelmed by the response to our call for “just one star block”. Quilters like to piece in multiples…if they are piecing one block, why not piece 10. To this end, we here at Moda received over 15,000 individual star blocks for the Just One Star Project. Thank you to all who participated.

http://modajustonestar.blogspot.com

MARCH BLOCK PARTY

Pattern is on page 3 of the newsletter.

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