Quilters’ Guild Quilt
Volume 21 Issue 7 www.riverquilters.org July 2009
From Our President…
Can you believe half of the year is gone? Where did it go? I sure don’t have much to show for it, I hope you are doing better. I have slacked off on finishing projects. I seem to be busy doing other things. Lots of trips to St Louis and then May is a very busy month for our family.
I took Judy Robinson’s suggestion about meeting at the library and went over to talk to them. They have a wonderful room that we could use. There is no cost, but we have to be out by 9PM when the library closes. There is lots to discuss so we will do so at the July meeting. We will vote on whether we should make this change. Please be thinking about suggestions for what to do with our library (the public library has no storage area for us), what to do about refreshments and any other questions you may have. I have received many suggestions from the board members, but am happy to listen to everyone. Feel free to e-mail me or call if you need more information. This move would also get us out from under the Senior Meals obligation; however, I would hope that we have some members that would volunteer outside of the guild. I know Muriel and I will continue. We have grown very fond of lots of the Seniors and who knows, we may be depending on someone to deliver meals to us one of these days!
I loved our program on soap and almost feel like I could try it myself, just one more thing to do!!! Barb is certainly an industrious young woman and I applaud her.
Congratulations to all who received membership pins. It is members like you, that keep coming to guild, that make our guild such a special group. For those of you that couldn’t make the meeting, I will have the pins in July and until they are all given out.
Enjoy your summer. I planted some tomatoes and peppers in containers on my deck and am thrilled with my “baby produce”. I got a tomato plant for my grandson in St Louis and he is thrilled with his flowers and is watching for the tomatoes.
The next IRON QUILTERS class is August 3rd.
July Program: Methods of marking your quilts. This meeting is still at the Senior Center, but we will be discussing the notion of meeting at Cape’s Public Library which is just down the street from the Senior Center.
The Opportunity Quilt will be on display at the July meeting. Members will also be able to pick up their books of tickets to sell. If you cannot be there, contact Mary Green or Barbara Miller.
SNACKS: Priscilla Kirby, Sally Miller, Sue LaBruyere, Ruth LaClair, Muriel LaMadrid, Patti Lessmann, and Pat Lester.
DRINKS: Monica Lewis, Cookie Little, Frieda Lorenz, Chris Ludwig, Joan Meyer, and Lynnore Meyer.
It is suggested that each person bringing drinks should bring two 2-liter bottles.
If you are unable to bring your assigned item, please call Darla Snider.
RHQG Meeting Minutes, June 13 2009
Meeting opened at 7pm by President Madeline Gieselman
Box of AQS magazines available free for taking at the front table.
Information available for upcoming Quilt cruise to England.
Minutes for May approved: Muriel LaMadrid Second: Darla Snider
No treasurers report available for May:
Fat quarter winner: Cheral Benthal (20 quarters)
Name tag: Kay Kenner
Stash for cash: Mary Green (18.50)
Attendance: Carol Gallaher
Picnic in 2 weeks at Madeline’s house. Meet at Pioneer Market in Jackson to carpool at 5:30
May birthdays recognized : 10
June birthdays recognized: 11
Vote taken to permanently move annual picnic from Sept. to May- approved
Quilt frame belonging to Guild not for sale, but available to borrow. More information at next meeting
Opportunity Quilt from the Sikeston Quilt Guild displayed and chances are available for sale tonight.
Hospitality: Great response this evening- Hostess needed for Quilters’ Dinner Out evening
Membership: 57 present this evening with 2 guests.
Recognition for membership: 5 yr : Judith Fosse Muriel LaMadrid Pam Mungle Sandy Wilhelm
10 yr. Mary Peters Mary Tripp 15 yr: Carolyn Andrews 20 yr: Merle Deneke Nancy East Jewel Eggley
Lois Emerine Mary Lou McNair Joan Meyer Betty Murray Glenda Nations Nancy Pliemann Judy Robinson
Vonda Slinkard Jeannie Soellner Nelda Steffen Marjorie Suedekum Linda Tansil Lynne Taylor Frieda Lorenz
Opportunity Quilt: Being machine quilted and soon ready to show.
Library: New books and patterns recently donated are ready to be checked out!
Senior Meals: Volunteers are still needed: Announcement was made the new Cape Library has a meeting room available free of charge. It would no longer be necessary to volunteer for delivery of meals. Madeline will visit the library and find out more information.
Newsletter: Linda Tansil has reported 5 emails have bounced back. Need updated information. Sign up for mailed copies.
Special Events: Projects are displayed from special events this month. Vote at break for your favorite. Theme was flowers, secret ingredient - recycled. First place - Rita Whaley, Second-Carolyn Tilghman, Third -Lynne Taylor, Fourth - Madeline Gieselman.
Pattern of the month: Vickie reported the exchange is taking place. Be sure to pick up your gift.
Program: Barb Bailey from Marble Hill area presented an interesting and informative talk on her pure, homemade goats milk soap. She explained the process, the ingredients, the fragrances, and the benefits of using pure soap. Her many varieties are available for sale.
Show and Tell: Velda Keister, Carolyn Tilghman, Joycelyn Kasten, Merle Deneke, Saphrona Brewington, Sandy Wilhelm, Pat Lester, Vickie Howard, Dorothy Pensel
Meeting was adjourned at 8:45pm
Carol Gallaher, Secretary
RHQG TREASURER'S REPORT
June 18, 2009
Month Beginning Cash Balance $ 9,525.17
Income June Year to Date Budgeted
Stash for Cash (50/50) $ 18.50 $ 136.50 $ 300.00
Dues 1040.00 2,200.00
Special Projects (Opportunity Quilt) 1,200.00
Silent Auction 500.00
Special Events 500.00
Pin Sales 30.00
Library 1.00 10.50
Fons & Porter 140.00
Rental of Standards 200.00
Misc (zipper pulls) 15.00
Total Income $ 19.50 $ 5012.50 $ 4,700.00
Programs $ 85.47 $ 243.98 $ 1,200.00
Membership 176.06 300.00
Hospitality 87.47 154.74 180.00
Newsletter/ Yearbook 18.16 431.07 600.00
Special Projects (Opportunity Quilt) 126.00 483.27 400.00
Special Events 1,500.00
Community Projects 10.67 250.00
Pattern of the Month 200.00
Rent 50.00 250.00 550.00
Administrative Expenses 198.99 200.00
Misc. Expenses 125.00 125.00 200.00
P.O. Box 50.00
Fons & Porter 105.00
Quilt Show (arena) 1191.00
Certificate of Deposit 5000.00
Total Expenses $ 492.10 $ 11,856.66 $ 5,910.00
Certificate of Deposit $ 5000.00
Month Ending Cash Balance $ 9,052.57
(give one away)
From Lynne Taylor
1 can (14 oz.) Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1 can (20-oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup chopped pecans
6 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
1 carton (16-oz.) Cool Whip, softened
2 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crusts
Mix together condensed milk, pineapple, pecans and lemon juice. Then fold in Cool Whip. Pour evenly into pie crusts. Cover and refrigerate overnight. This recipe makes two pies.
Lynn uses fresh lemon juice for the pie because she think it tastes better. She brought one to the guild picnic in May.
Savory Vegetable Mini-Quiches
from Donna Irwin who received it from Pam Mungle
1 box (15 oz) refrigerated ready-to-bake pie crusts (2)
1/2 cup milk
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 cup chopped zucchini
1/4 cup cooked chopped bacon or bacon bits
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Dash of ground pepper
1/4 tsp salt
Roll out the pie crusts on lightly floured surface and using a 3 inch biscuit cutter, cut 30 to 32 circles.
Press into mini-muffin pan using mini-tart shaper.
Whisk milk and eggs together. Stir in vegetables and remaining ingredients. Fill each muffin cup with approximately 1 Tbs of filling. Bake at 375 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Cool in pans for 2 minutes, remove carefully. Serve warm.
Quilt Shows and Other
Find a quilt show: http://quickquilts.com/shows/
Gee’s Bend Quilts at Missouri History Museum
April 12 to September 13, 2009. . The Missouri History Museum is in Forest Park. Please note, there is a lot of major road construction in St Louis and the detours change almost daily.
AlTENburg Museum—Apron Show
On display till September
Lutheran Heritage Center and
Museum in Altenburg.
Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm
Hometown Stitches at the Hickory Stick
September 11 & 12, 2009
This inaugural event celebrates the fourth decade of the Hickory Stick.
These two days are jam-packed with exciting lectures & workshops about quilting & needlework techniques & textile history by nationally celebrated fabric designers, quilt designers & instructors.
Go to VisitHannibal.com or
4th Monday of the month
*Please notice the times listed for each month.
July 27 - 5:30 pm - Ruby Tuesday
Aug. 24 - 5:30 pm - Outback Steakhouse
Sept. 28 - 5:30 pm – Applebee’s
Oct. 26 – 5:30 pm – Bella Italia
Nov. 23 - 1 pm - O’Charley’s
Vice President—Nelda Steffen
2009 Committee Chairman
Community Projects—Nancy East
Hospitality— Darla Snider
Pattern of the Month—Vickie Howard
Quilt Show— Madeline Gieselman
Opportunity Quilt—Mary Green and Barbara Miller
Newsletter/ Website—Linda Tansil
Senior Meal Delivery—Muriel LaMadrid
Special Events—Anastasia Gonzales
* indicates a birthday
& David Howard
Meeting,6:30 social time, 7:00 meeting time
Cape Girardeau Senior Center Meal Delivery
July 2: Vickie & David Howard
July 9: Vickie & David Howard
16: Muriel LaMadrid
& Linda Tansil
July 23: Vickie & David Howard
July 30: Vickie & David Howard
Volunteers are needed for next month
Contact Muriel La Madrid
Upcoming Guild Activities….
Quilters’ Dinner Out
5:30 pm July 27
Please send all information to be published in the newsletter by the 20th of the previous month to Linda Tansil or email firstname.lastname@example.org