Above are some of the President's Blocks donated in April.  (The Sunbonnet Sue blocks were the co-op blocks for March and April.  Also shown were samples of the new Block for May-June.)

Pride City Quilt Guild

See the pattern and instructions on P.7 of the Newsletter above.

Carol offered our Thought for the Day – You Can’t Do Everything!

The Minutes for April 2018 were emailed to the membership, and were approved as published on our website.

Treasurer’s Report: the Balance in our accounts: General Acct, $3860; Quilt Show Acct $332; and Raffle Acct, $702.  The report will be filed for audit.

Programs –

  • Today – Items for our Chance Auction are displayed on both sides of the room, and the hand dyed fabric projects are in the front of the room.  Place a ticket in the bag next to the project to vote for Best Use of hand dyed fabric.
  • June – Meeting will be one week later than usual – 4th Monday, June 25.  Our speaker, Rhonda Denney, is a Fiber Artist.  See www.CapRockInspirations.com   
  • July – Sandra Clemons is coming from Denver.  She is a quilt designer, and has designed fabric collections for Michael Miller Fabrics.  She will have items for purchase.  www.MakeItBlossomDesigns.com
  • August – Undetermined.  Due to contract issues, we have cancelled the program and classes with Cindy Lohbeck.
  • Sep – Kate Colleran.  Kate is a pattern designer and has been exhibiting at many shows recently.   www.SeamsLikeADream.com  Author of Smash Your Precut Stashand designer of the Braid Template.  She will have items for purchase, and a workshop will be offered.
  • Oct – Dawna Sanders is a pantograph designer.  Program on How To Choose the Quilting Design for your quilt.  www.DawnasDesignThreads.com
  • Nov – Margaret Arnot, program on How Your Quilt is Judged at the Fair.

Committee Reports –

  • Fat Quarters – theme this month was Blues, won by Kris Witt, Lucy Nichols, Mary Beth Shaufler, Jill Jespersen and Priscilla Palacio.   Next month the theme is Patriotic. 
  • Sunshine –Drawing for a beautiful fabric panel, for wearing her name tag:  Pat Rotolo.
  • Pillowcases – 4 today – from Barbara Bell.
  • Co-op Block – Drawing next month. 
  • Love Quilts – Naoma showed 2 more flannel quilts.  This is the end of the flannel!  There are 10 kits available today, prepared by Naoma (4) and by Agnes (6).
  • Quilt Show Committee -

            >The Committee will begin meeting again in October.
            >Our Featured Quilter for 2019 is Cathy Ortega!

  • In-House – The promised serger is here!  We will begin selling tickets next month:  $1 each or 6/$5.  The drawing for this item will be in September.

New Business –

  • Gayle Liechty has resigned as Vice President/Programs as she is moving back to Indiana!  We will certainly miss this energetic woman, and we are fortunate that she has arranged so many wonderful programs for us in the coming months.  Thank you, Gayle!
  • Gayle donated 5 or 6 large trash bags filled with wedding gowns from which to make Angel Gowns, and patterns for the little outfits.  Carol is seeking volunteers for a committee to help deconstruct the wedding dresses in preparation for making Angel Gowns.
  • The June CQC meeting is in Pueblo, Sat 6/23 at the Rawlings Library.  Our fat quarter pins for the hostess gifts are completed.  We need 15 people to volunteer to bring refreshments – finger food items (cookies/bars/fruit/cheese/veggies).  Bring food by 8:30a, to the Library.  Please sign up today.  Scrappy Ladies will supply a similar amount.  The Guest Speaker is Dierdra McElroy – see www.dierdramcelroy.webs.com – specializing in Tahitian applique.

Announcements -

  • June meeting date – The church has Vacation Bible School the third week of June. Our June meeting will be one week later – June 25.  (This is the Monday following the CQC meeting.)
  • The Chance Auction earned $298!
  • The winner of the Hand Dyed Fabric Challenge was Jill Jespersen.  Jill was awarded a $25 gift card to First Stitches (gift cards are now valid at both locations -  Pueblo or Canon City).

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Shaw

On the left are a few more blocks for the President's quilt.

On the right are the co-op blocks shared at the May meeting.

Newsletter & Minutes

We had only 7 projects of hand dyed fabric displayed:

Co-op Block for May-June 2018

Minutes – 21 May 2018

The winner was Jill Jespersen's wonderful Stained Glass!