River Heritage Quilters’ Guild        Quilt Chatter
Volume 22 Issue 3               www.riverquilters.org                      March 2010

 

 From Our President…

Happy New Year Quilters,

 

There we were, 25 strong, along with one guest and one new member.  The February meeting was lightly attended due to the weather, but those of us that were there were treated to a wonderful trunk show of antique quilts given by Lyn Stoecker.   There were several ladies that brought their own antique quilts to show and a beautiful quilt book was won by Mary Green for her participation.

 

The program at the library the following Saturday went well, too.  Many thanks to Vonda Slinkard, Joycelyn Kasten, Cindy Spaeth, Cheral Benthal and Sue Tippitt for helping out.  Sue is visiting our guild from the mountains in Tennessee.  Very nice of her to jump in and help.  The program was on hand quilting and there were 12-15 ladies in attendance.  It was a fun morning and the library was very pleased with what we had to offer.

 

I, personally, am loving all of our snow.  As I write this it is snowing lightly one more time.  I haven’t heard any forecast, but it doesn’t matter.  One of the joys of being retired, don’t have to go anywhere or do anything, so the weather is not a factor.  We have been “iced out” of delivering Senior Meals once this year.  I must confess I haven’t gotten a lot of sewing or quilting done.  I want to finish binding a quilt today so I will have some show and tell in March.  Speaking of March, it will be our birthday month as RHQG celebrates its 21st birthday.  We will have pins to award for membership and a very special program that you won’t want to miss.  Bring a guest that is a breast cancer survivor.  We will also take a love collection to donate to breast cancer.

 

Our guild retreat is right around the corner.  I am certainly looking forward to five days, spent with my wonderful quilting friends.  Lynnore has a great retreat planned for us.  Check with your house mother if you have any questions or call Lynnore.

 

If you haven’t been down to the Arts Council to see our exhibit, you need to get down there.  It is a wonderful exhibit and the hit of the month, if I do say so myself!!!  Thanks to Lynne Taylor for getting us into this and getting it all set up.

 

Take time to enjoy the weather.  There is not a thing we can do about it.  Keep quilting.

Madeline

 

March Program:  This  is one you will DEFINITELY NOT want to miss.........Judy Humphrey will  share with us an extraordinary, unique trunk show which features 50 "items" that were submitted for a challenge at her St. Louis Quilt Guild.  The challenge was done to raise awareness of breast cancer and has been on display at St. Luke's Hospital Cancer Resource Center, Chesterfield.    Please bring a friend/cancer survivor to enjoy this one-of-a-kind trunk show. We will be taking a "special collection" for breast cancer research so come prepared!

 

Fat Quarter

Bring a PINK fat quarter to the March meeting and you will be entered to win a basket of Fat Quarters.   

 

Coming in April

Our guest speaker will be Connie Ewbank, author from Louisiana,  who will be holding a workshop Sunday afternoon, 4/11 (Jumble Fever: a 9-patch variation) and Monday morning, 4/12 (String Star). She will be sharing her techniques,  books and a trunk show during  the guild's April meeting. . . more specific info to be shared at the March meeting.
http://www.butterflystitches.net/classes.htm

 

RETREAT:    I think we are just about ready to pack up and go on the retreat.  I hope you are all as excited as I am.  The response has been great—we added two cabins and they are full.  In the past some of you have gone to a quilt show in Eddyville.  It has been cancelled for this year.  I did receive an E-mail from one of the ladies we met last year that was from another quilt group who was also on a retreat and she has opened a fabric shop in Murray, Ky.  You can go to her website to see if you want to visit her shop www.batiksbydesign.com.  I also have directions to get there if anyone is interested.  Saturday evening at 7:00 we will meet in the lodge for snacks, Show and Tell, and our spectacular Fashion Show.  I hope all of you are working on a unique outfit for someone in your cabin to model.  Should be fun and laughter.   Don’t forget to bring fabric and stuffing for cancer pillows and angel quilts.  Any questions regarding the retreat please call (334-8991) or E-mail (rlm642@charter.net) me.  Lynnore Meyer (Retreat Chairman)

 

 If you have any questions, please contact Lynnore Meyer

 

2009-2010 Block of the Month

Christmas Quilt Challenge

GUIDELINES:

Size…..your choice;

Must use minimum of 9 blocks from monthly patterns;

Additional blocks/borders may be added;

Must be brought to September meeting (does not have to be quilted); bring in a non-transparent bag.

 

Quilts will be numbered and displayed for Viewer’s Choice vote.

 

First Place…..$100

Second Place… 50

Third Place…… 25

 

RHQG Meeting Minutes

 RHQG FEBRUARY MEETING

 

The RHQG meeting was called to order by President Madeline Gieselman on February 8, 2010, at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.

Minutes for January were approved as printed in the newsletter by Elizabeth Brewer and seconded by Nyra Campbell.  

 

Executive Board retreat was reported as extremely successful with very positive input and exciting plans for the upcoming year.  The balanced  budget was presented at the meeting as decided at retreat.  Questions were asked and the motion to accept the budget was made by Mary Tripp , second by Mary Peters, and  members present voted to accept.    

 

This Saturday ( Feb. 13) there will be a demonstration at the Public Library on handquilting.  It will be from 10 am until noon.   

 

The Cashbook Journal in Jackson will have a report on our display at the Arts Council Exhibit in the next edition.  Please be sure to make a trip to downtown Cape to see this lovely exhibit.  Thanks to all who participated.

 

February birthdays- Two present to receive their cupcake and fat quarters.

 

Donna Irwin will be accepting orders for T-shirts and sweatshirts for the rest of the week, with delivery in early March.

 

There were 25 members present, 1 guest, and 1 new member.  We welcome back, former member Pat Leach.

Winners for tonight:

Fat quarters:  Mary Green (7)

Name tag:  Mary Peters

Stash for Cash:  Merle Deneke ( $8.50)

Attendance:  Pat Leach

 

Program was presented by Lyn Stoecker with a Trunk show of Vintage quilts.  Her collection was very interesting and her explanation of how she acquired many of her quilts was quite entertaining.  She gave valuable advice on storing vintage quilts, how to document them, and date them using several books she had displayed.

Several members also had Vintage and Historical quilts to display.  

 

Show and Tell:  5 displayers

Carolyn Tilghman, Chris Ludwig, Anastasia Gonzales, Lois Emerine, and Priscilla Kirby.

Meeting was adjourned  at 7:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

 Carol Gallaher, Secretary

 

River Heritage Quilt Guild Board Retreat Saturday, January 23, 2010

 

10:15 a.m to 7 pm.…….Madeline Geiselman, Muriel, LaMadrid, Lynnore Meyer, Sally Miller, Vickie Howard, Glenda Nations, Mary Green, Nancy East, Mary Tripp, Pat Smith, Linda Tansil, Carol Gallaher (arrived 5:15 pm)

 

Meeting rooms…..cannot reserve both rooms each month, but can use both if empty; to save space decision was made not to display Show ‘n Tell.

Historian position……eliminate scrapbooks; suggestion was made to put online.    Opportunity and Golden Scissors quilt will be posted to the internet.  Take pictures throughout and share powerpoint in December.

Membership…….approximately 80 members currently paid.  Mary Tripp asked what to do with baskets since plastic bowls are easier to transport.

Baskets (5-6) will be given to the fat quarter winner each month.  Other members volunteered to bring baskets for this purpose, too.  The responsibility of contacting members who have not paid their dues will be included into the Membership Chair responsibilities.  Members who missed 2 consecutive meetings will be contacted via email/postcard/phone call at the discretion of the Membership Chair.

Binders……… Contact previous person regarding binder duties and start a binder with responsibilities. Copies of constitution, by-laws, calendar of duties, contact info of current board member/officer/committee information, templates, vendor contact information, recent copy of budget, and electronic version of sample documents.

Yearbook…….eliminate program description and fat quarter information.

Special Projects committee will be changed to Opportunity Quilt Committee.

Opportunity Quilt…..Anastasia Gonzales has agreed to be in charge of the top. Someone is needed to be in charge of ticket sale and publicity.

Finances…be more informative about how much money is being spent on various items.

Newsletter…Linda asked for suggestions, changes, etc.  Community projects will start keeping the group updated with donation numbers.

Retreat….ideas for cabin projects (fetal pouches, tote bags for foster children).  Suggestion made to budget money for Saturday night get-together (popcorn and sodas).

Special Events…..  (Editor:  Dates for the workshops may be  tentative.)

Lynn Cibulka…..Sunday afternoon/Monday a.m.  $800;

Connie Ewbanks……..$300 @$20 per person (includes book; Minimum 15)

Sunday, April 11…..…Jumbo Fever  3:00-6:00 p.m.;   

Monday, April 12……String Star…9-12 noon $10
PROGRAM…all quilts in book will be there….book $17.00 
9082  Jason Drive         Denham Springs, LA  70726

Barb Bolesta ($400)
Sunday, 1-4 p.m.………3 hour sewing Free Motion Quilting (limit 15);

           Monday, 1-4 p.m.……..3 hour Table Runner (limit 15-20)

 

Budget......discussed at length and will be presented at a future Guild Meeting.  

Publicity….Sally will check at the library about a poster and including Guild programs, Madeleine has new bookmarks to distribute, Southeast Missourian and Tip-Off are possibilities, and ask members to bring a friend. Starting in April, bring a guest and get a gift!        

 

Items needed by Vickie Howard’s charitable crafting students: yarn, jars with lids, mugs! Get yourself a treasure in heaven by giving to the needy here.  The jars can be clean jars that used to contain spaghetti sauce, jam, peanut butter, ….  We can recycle and support a great cause.

 

Quilt Shows and Other Area News
Find a quilt show: http://www.quiltguilds.com/march.htm

 

St. Louis Metro Shop Hop, March 25—28

http://www.blessingsquiltshop.com/shophop2010.htm

13 participating quilt shops in Mo and IL near St. Louis.

Drawing for sewing machine and other great prizes

Your Quilt Shop in Arnold and Patches in St. Charles are two  you can start.

Thursday and Friday, 10 am to  6 pm

Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday  noon  to 5 pm

 


Ricky Tims in “A Quilter and His Music”, April 9

Friday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Lindbergh High School,  4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO

$10 in advance, $15 at the door

thimbleandthreadstl@gmail.com      

You can also order tickets by mail for the $10 price, and then pick them up at the door.  

 

American Quilt Show in Paducah, April 21-24, aqsquiltnews.blogspot.com

 

Kalona Quilt Show and Sale, April 22-24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, Evening Only  5 pm - 8 pm

Friday, April 23, 9 am - 7 pm

Saturday, April 24, 9 am - 5 pm 

Located at the Corner of 6th & D Ave. in the Kalona Community Center,  Kalona, IA.

Over 300 New and Antique Quilts on Display and for Sale.

Sponsored by the Woodin Wheel and Kalona Antique Co.

Phone:  319-656-2240  or email katie@woodinwheel.com

 

National Quilting Assn Quilt Show, June 17-19, 2010

Last year’s Opportunity quilt has been accepted as an entry in this show.

Look for it as “Stars over Mary”

Columbus OH

http://www.nqaquilts.org

 

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/

 

 

 March 2010 Calendar        * indicates birthday

 


Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

1
*Jeanette Buchheit

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

GUILD

6:30 social time,

6:45 guild meeting
*Judy Kucera

9

*Martha Cox

10

RETREAT

11

RETREAT

12

RETREAT

13

RETREAT

14

15

Community Projects

16

17

*Glenda Nations

18

*Cheryl Denton

19

20

*Sue LaBruyere

 

Deadline for items for newsletter

21

 

 

 

 

22

*Tomoko Okada

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

*Velda Keister

30

31

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Guild Activities….

 

Guild Meeting
April 12, 6:45 pm 

6:30 social time

 

Kentucky Lake Retreat

March 10—14, 2010

 

Quilt Show

September 25 and 26, 2010

Theme:  Seasons

 

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

 

 


Treasurer's Report

28-Feb-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Month Beginning Cash Balance

10,222.27

 

 

 

Income

 

 

February

Year to Date

Budgeted

 

Stash for Cash (50/50)

 

8.50

36.50

300.00

 

Dues

 

160.00

800.00

2000.00

 

Opportunity Quilt

 

 

0.00

1500.00

 

Special Events

 

 

0.00

1320.00

 

Guild Retreat

 

 

165.00

5500.00

 

Pin Sales

 

 

0.00

 

 

T-Shirts

 

 

0.00

 

 

Library

 

 

15.00

 

 

Fons & Porter

 

 

0.00

180.00

 

Rental of Standards

 

 

0.00

200.00

 

Quilt Show

 

 

0.00

8000.00

 

Misc

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Income

 

168.50

1016.50

19000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programs

 

56.79

111.94

2000.00

 

Membership

 

 

50.00

200.00

 

Historian

 

 

0.00

30.00

 

Hospitality

 

 

32.09

350.00

 

Newsletter/Yearbook

 

21.25

46.68

700.00

 

Opportunity Quilt

 

81.89

81.89

500.00

 

Special Events

 

 

0.00

1700.00

 

Community Projects

 

 

10.72

150.00

 

Pattern of the Month

 

 

0.00

200.00

 

Administrative Expenses

 

 

0.00

300.00

 

Storage for Standards

 

 

0.00

360.00

 

P.O. Box

 

 

0.00

50.00

 

Fons & Porter

 

 

0.00

135.00

 

Guild Retreat

 

 

0.00

6000.00

 

T-Shirts

 

 

0.00

 

 

Board Retreat

 

 

200.00

200.00

 

Quilt Show (arena)

 

 

205.00

6000.00

 

Misc. Expenses

 

36.69

56.69

125.00

 

Certificate of Deposit

 

 

0.00

 

Total Expenses

 

196.62

           795.01

19000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate of Deposit

5000.00

 

 

 

Month Ending Cash Balance

10,194.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance

 

   15,194.15