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The Minutes for August 2017 were approved as published.

Treasurer’s Report.  The Balance in our accounts:  General Acct, $2619; Quilt Show Acct (unchanged), $449; and Raffle Acct (unchanged), $998.  The report will be filed for audit.  Pat noted that the Dye Program and Classes in July cost the Guild a net of $706.68.  This was a program with a nationally known teacher, one for which we have accrued funds for awhile.  Costs beyond what the class fees covered included:  meals & accommodation for the instructor, ice for one class, and the studio rental.

Programs –

  • Today – Cyndi McChesney, of Cedar Ridge Quilts in Canon City, will give a presentation of How to Draft for Quilt Making.  The handout is attached to these Minutes.
  • October.  Carolyn McCormick will give a lecture on the Evolution of the Add-A-Quarter Ruler. Following the meeting, there will be a 3-hr class to make a wall hanging called Castle Rock Crocus (sample was shown).  Cost for class will be $25 + $5/pattern fee; sign up with $ today to receive the supply list. Bring a lunch, your machine etc.
  • November.  First Stitches in Pueblo is now open; Kim will tell us about the store.
  • December.  Potluck Lunch, hostesses provide the desserts.  Display/voting on the finished quilts from the Potluck Challenge, with prizes for the winners.
  • January.  Drawing for Prizes from the tickets collected from 2016 Show ‘n’ Tell.
  • Need to start planning now for 2018 speakers.

Committee Reports –

  • Fat Quarters – theme this month is Plaids.  Won by Linda P., Kris and MaryBeth.   Next month is Fall Leaves.
  • Sunshine – 64 members & 2 guests today.  One new member!
  • Pillowcases – 4 as shown at our booth at the State Fair, plus 2 more.
  • Co-op Block – Drawing will be next month.  Little Dresses for Africa – 3 doctors in Kansas are going to Africa in March; they have asked for 500 dresses and 500 pairs of shorts.
  • Love Quilts – A quilt of 9” squares was donated for the ‘Y’.  By consensus the membership approved Naoma O’Neill spending budgeted monies to buy fabric for love quilts.  She will have kits available next month.
  • Newsletter – Lucy still needs someone to take over for her.
  • The Quilt Show Committee will start meeting in October.
  • State Fair -
    • Judy gave out 75 tickets to members who volunteered to hand quilt.  The quilt had been worked in the center last year; this year it was completed in one direction – but never rolled to the other side!  About one-third remains; Joy will finish it so we can raffle it as planned.
    • In the Open Division, only one entry was received for Hand Quilting so no award was given.  The other two awards were 1> Best Hand Quilting, Sr. Div., won by Lorraine Kohrs, and 2> Best Use of Color (winner not from Pueblo).
    • There were also some very nice quilts shown in the 4H Bldg.

Announcements –

  • Carol was recently made aware that 20 active duty servicewomen (Army), who have been transferred to Ft. Carson, are pregnant!  As they are away from friends and family, a group baby shower is being planned.  PCQG has been asked if we could donate 20 baby quilts toward this shower; they are needed by Nov. 1st, so please bring them to the October meeting.  A show of hands indicates that we will have more than 20; extras may be given to this same program in case additional women are identified, or may be given to our Love Quilts.

  • We will seek volunteers for a Nominating Committee at the November meeting.  Elections will be held in December.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Shaw


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Minutes – 18 September 2017