River Heritage Quilters’ Guild      Quilt Chatter
Volume 22 Issue 1               www.riverquilters.org        January 2010

 

From Our President…

 

What a fun time the Silent Auction was.  Lots of really neat stuff.  Being as our library has been disbanded, the board will come up with something fun for us to do with the proceeds.  We should come out of our retreat with lots of ideas to make our guild even better, more informative and more fun.  I would like to thank all of the ladies that took on the responsibility of being an officer or a board member.

As I write this, my Christmas cards are sent, packages are purchased (not wrapped) and I have some baking to do.  How does this season always sneak up on me?  You would think after all of these years I would know that Christmas is at the end of December.  Must be the retreat I go to the first part of the month that throws me off!  I haven’t done any sewing since returning from the Red Rooster Retreat.  I am ready to get back into it after the first of the year.

 

I would also like to thank all of the past board members and officers for a great 2009.  Our library exhibit was exceptional, the retreat was so much fun that we added cabins and lengthened our stay, our Iron Challenge brought out the creativity that is sometimes buried deep,  we had some wonderful speakers and a fun workshop, our move to the library has been a success. All in all, it was a great year.  Let’s try to build our membership in 2010.  Vickie has some great things planned, LOTS of quilts/trunk shows.  She took all of the suggestions that were turned in and tried to act on as much as she could.  2010 will be what you asked for, it will be wonderful.

I would like to wish each one of you a most blessed Christmas and I am looking forward to seeing you in 2010.

Keep quilting,

Madeline

(The Guild thanks you, Madeline, for all your hard work as president!!!)

 

REMEMBER TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2010!   You need to renew/join by the February meeting in order to have your name in the yearbook.

 

January Program:  HISTORY OF EMBROIDERY

Each member is asked to bring one embroidered item to the meeting.  This can be a quilt, tablecloth, item of clothing, etc.  Each person who brings an item will be entered for a drawing!

 

Fat Quarter: 

Bring a WHITE/OFF WHITE  fat quarter to the meeting and you will be entered to win a basket of Fat Quarters.  

 

Vickie Howard’s Christmas list:

Coffee mugs (any type…..can have logos, holidays, etc.);

Pint and quart jars with lids (spaghetti, mustard, pickles, canning, etc.);

Yarn…..any kind and any amounts (my girls LOVE scraps);

Canvas bags for students to use for storing their knitting projects.

These items can be brought to any of the meetings ALL year long!!!!!

 

Vickie Howard talked about a new club she is organizing at Cape Central Middle School at the December meeting.  To keep sewing alive with our future generations of children, she is BEGGING for members to help her on Tuesdays, 3:15-5:00 p.m. to teach the students how to  make cat pads, breast cancer pillows, and Community Project quilts.  The first meeting when she will need help is Tuesday, January 19.  She will need to know if you are planning to help one week in advance so she’ll know how many girls/boys to have on hand.  You do not need to volunteer for every week, but if 10 members would sign up for one week each, she would have plenty.  If you can’t arrive exactly at 3:15 p.m., that’s OK too!   Please find a place in your heart to keep sewing ALIVE!!!

 

For those of you who would like to volunteer for the Lunch Bunch Knitters’ Club, they meet Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday…..11:15-12:00 noon.  You don’t need to call for this one, just show up!!! 

 

For answers to your questions and to sign up for the Care Club, call Vickie at 334-6281 (work), 335-3356 (home) , or email   Howardv@cape.k12.mo.us

 

 

RHQG Meeting Minutes,  December 2009

 Meeting was called to order by President Madeline Gieselman at 6:45 at the Cape Public Library.

 

Minutes for Nov. were approved as printed in the newsletter.  Motion made by Deanna Easley and seconded by Maxine Michel. 

There were 52 members present, with one new member.

 

Old Business:

Anastasia's class at the Library was a hit with 33 present.  The Public Library has requested an additional class in the near future.

We are displaying 17 of the members quilts at the Glenn House, during the month of December.

 

New Business:

Quilters’ Luncheon Out is Monday, December 28, at Cracker Barrel at 11:30 AM

Board Retreat is January 14, 2010 .

December Birthdays were recognized with 5 present.  Cupcakes and Fat quarters were distributed.

 

Lynn Taylor reported Semo Council on the Arts gallery will display some of our quilts during the month of Feb.  The information regarding the Quilts should be given to Lynn along with sizes.  Each quilt needs  to have a rod pocket and dowel rod for hanging.  Please bring the quilts to the January meeting.

 

Vickie Howard requests help for her classes at school. She needs volunteers to help teach sewing and knitting.  See Vickie for more information as to times and places.   (Editor: See the article in this newsletter.)

Lynnore Meyer reports the 2010 Retreat at Ky. Lake is March 10-14.  Deposits of $15 need to be made to House mothers by February meeting.

 

Donna Irwin reported T-shirt and Denim shirts orders will be submitted soon, as a minimum of 12 t-shirts is necessary to order, please notify Donna if you are interested in ordering.

 

Darla has patterns for the Cancer Society pillows.  We will need to supply our own materials and deliver them to the Cancer Society office.

 

Prizes awarded tonight:

Fat quarter:  Judy Peetz (19)

Name tag:  Vonda Slinkard

Stash for  cash:  Judy Douglass ($21)

Attendance:  Vickie Butner

 

Show and Tell:

Five displayers:  Mary Peters, Cheryl Amos, Joan Meyer, Lynnore Meyer, and Carol Gallaher

  

Respectfully submitted,

  

Carol Gallaher, Secretary

 

 RETREAT NEWS:  Don’t’ forget the retreat!  The date is March 10-14.  Contact Lynnore Meyer, 335-8991, or one of the housemothers if you want to go.  A $15.00 deposit should be given to your housemother by the February meeting.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT

31-Dec-09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Month Beginning Cash Balance

9,410.46

 

 

 

Income

 

 

December

Year to Date

Budgeted

 

Stash for Cash (50/50)

 

21.00

275.00

300.00

 

Dues

 

500.00

2000.00

2200.00

 

Special Projects (Opportunity Quilt)

 

 

1169.00

1200.00

 

Silent Auction

 

355.10

355.10

500.00

 

Special Events

 

 

160.00

500.00

 

Retreat

 

 

3352.50

 

 

Pin Sales

 

 

52.50

 

 

T-Shirts

 

 

98.00

 

 

Library

 

 

440.50

 

 

Fons & Porter

 

 

180.00

 

 

Rental of Standards

 

 

200.00

 

 

Misc (zipper pulls)

 

 

15.00

 

 

Bank error on Check #2270

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Income

 

876.10

8297.64

4700.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programs

 

 

592.28

1200.00

 

Membership

 

 

176.06

300.00

 

Library

 

 

0.00

100.00

 

Historian

 

 

52.94

180.00

 

Hospitality

 

68.36

230.39

180.00

 

Newsletter/Yearbook

 

138.69

666.41

600.00

 

Special Projects (Opportunity Quilt)

 

 

483.27

400.00

 

Special Events

 

 

790.88

1500.00

 

Community Projects

 

 

148.71

250.00

 

Pattern of the Month

 

106.85

198.32

200.00

 

Rent

 

 

300.00

550.00

 

Administrative Expenses

 

 

305.79

200.00

 

Misc. Expenses

 

 

125.00

200.00

 

P.O. Box

 

 

0.00

50.00

 

Fons & Porter

 

 

135.00

 

 

Retreat

 

 

3635.66

 

 

T-Shirts

 

 

0.00

 

 

Quilt Show (arena)

 

 

1371.00

 

 

Certificate of Deposit

 

 

5000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Expenses

 

313.90

     14,211.71

5910.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate of Deposit

5000.00

 

 

 

Month Ending Cash Balance

9,972.66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance

 

   14,972.66

 

 

 

 

The recipes from the November meeting are in the paper newsletter.  They were already on the website:  Recipes

 

Quilt Shows and Other Area News
Find a quilt show: http://quickquilts.com/shows/

 

RHQG Quilters Display at the Lorimier Gallery, February 5 to 26, 2010

32 North Main St., Cape Girardeau MO

Opening Reception:  Friday, February 5, 2010  5 pm to 9 pm

Normal Hours:  10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday  (closed Sunday and Monday)

Free Gallery, with donation appreciated

 

Common Threads Quilt Show, June 25-27, 2010

Friday, June 25: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 27: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center
225 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202

Classes: June 24 - 27, Daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

http://www.wichitaquiltshow.com/

 

   Glenn House Quilts:  The quilts will be returned to you in January. If you live in town, Darla will call and deliver them to you. Otherwise, she will have them at the January meeting.  Call Darla Snider if that presents a problem.

 

Heart Pillows needed by breast cancer patients — 2 easy steps

Make one: The link to the pattern is below, or get a pattern from Darla Snider.

Take pillow(s) to the cancer society.

 

http://www.heartpillow.dk/Pattern.html

The link is also at the top of the guild home page.

 

ORDER GUILD SHIRTS AT MEETINGS

Orders for RHQG long and short sleeve T-shirts and denim shirts will be taken at the January and February meetings. Shirts will be delivered at the March meeting prior to retreat.  A minimum of 12 t-shirts must be ordered and payment will be due upon receipt.  Orders should be placed with Donna Irwin.  (243-3326 or donnajirwin@yahoo.com)

 

2010 Officers

President—Madeline Gieselman

Vice President—Vickie Howard

Secretary—Carol Gallaher

Treasurer—Barb Miller

Historian—Pat Smith

 

2009 Committee Chairman  (2010 TBD)

Audit—Glenda Nations

Community Projects—Nancy East

Hospitality— Muriel LaMadrid

Membership—Mary Tripp

Yearbook—Sally Miller

Pattern of the Month—????

Quilt Show— Madeline Gieselman

Opportunity Quilt—????

Newsletter/ Website—Linda Tansil

Publicity—Sally Miller

Special Events—Mary Green

 

 

Upcoming Guild Activities….

Guild Meeting:  

 January 11 6:30 social time, 6:45 meeting

Cape Public Library

 

Quilt Show

September 25 and 26, 2010

Theme:  Seasons

 

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Please send all information to be published in the newsletter by the 20th of the previous month to Linda Tansil or email newsletter@riverquilters.org . If your email address changes, send an email to let the newsletter editor know.

 

JANUARY 2010

          1
Happy New Year
2

Nancy East

Darlene Jackson

 

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11

Guild Meeting,6:30 social time,
 6:45 meeting time

 

12 13 14 15 16
17
Mary Peters
18
Michelle Bogenpohl
19 20
Monica Lewis
21 22 23
Martha Haertling
24
Marg Suedekum
25
Quilters' Meal Out???  (voted on at January meeting)
26
Mary Alice Carlton
27 28 29 30
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