Pride City Quilt Guild

NOTE:  Some have used adhesive-backed pins, which cost a little more but don’t require stitching.

Blocks for the President's Quilt - any size, nature theme, muted Fall colors.

There are a couple of wonderful appliqué blocks here, as well as some lovely piecing!

Newsletter & Minutes

PRIDE CITY QUILT GUILD
Minutes – 16 April 2018

Judy’s Thought for the Day this month came from Mary Jones’ Farm and has to do with attitude – that of a simpler life.   The piece was called “The Cedar Chest” – and many of us could identify with the thoughts!

The Minutes for March 2018 were approved as published.

Treasurer’s Report: the Balance in our accounts: General Acct, $3635; Quilt Show Acct $1011; and Raffle Acct, $255.  The report will be filed for audit.

Programs

  • Today – Our Featured Quilter for the Quilt Show, Katya Holen, will give a trunk show, and speak more specifically on quilting with a walking foot on your home machine.
  • May – Chance Auction and Potluck.  Magazines will not be part of the Auction – they will be Free and will be on the Put ‘n’ Take table.  No scraps in the Auction.  Clean out your stash - nice fat quarters, etc.  Bring your labels for the tickets, to save time! Hostesses of the Month bring dessert, the rest of Mbrsp brings entrees & salads.
  • Also for May, bring Hand Dye Projects made from last summer’s classes with Cindy Lohbeck, vote for best/favorite.  Winner will get a free class this August ($75 value).  Guideline – the entire project need not be your hand dyed fabric, but the focus fabric must be from last summer.
  • June – Meeting will be one week later than usual – 4th Monday, June 25.  Our speaker, Rhonda Denney, is a Fiber Artist.  See Caprockinspirations.com  


Committee Reports

  • Library – Two new books:  Mini Mosaic Quilts (2012), by Paula Doyle., and WALK – Machine quilting with your Walking Foot (2016), by Jacquie Gering.  WALK is one of the two books recommended by Katya Holen, the other is Foolproof Walking-Foot Quilting Designs by Mary Mashuta which is also in our Library.
  • Membership –Three new members today!
  • Fat Quarters – theme this month was Bears, won by Agnes Jantz and Lucy Nichols.  Next month the theme is Blues. 
  • Newsletter – please send articles, etc. by the 25th.
  • Sunshine – 64 members & 4 guests today.  Drawing for one yard of fabric, for wearing her name tag:  Mary Filer.
  • Pillowcases – 24 today – from Barbara Bell (5), Maryellen Naughton (4), Sara Warren (9) and Nancy Shaw (6).
  • Co-op Block – Drawing for Sunbonnet Sue blocks was won by Lucy.  New block is on the design wall [see below].  Directions will be in the Newsletter.
  • Love Quilts – Naoma showed 3 more flannel quilts.
  • Bucket Raffle – Naoma was given 18 items!  She used only 15 and will save the other 3 for next year.  Over $500 in tickets was sold during the Quilt Show, and expect another $100 this morning.  The raffle will be at 10:30a this morning during the meeting.
  • Quilt Show Committee -

                >We had just under 160 entries, and so far we have had 1380 visitors – 280 more than last year!  Today is the last day of the Show.
                >The Chieftain printed 3 articles over the 10 days of the Show.
                >There is paper on the tables this morning.  Please note your comments & ideas for future shows, and for projects to be carried out during the Show.  Still have the list of proposed Featured Quilters – no need to suggest more at this time.
               >We completed 100 bibs!  Still have 30+ that need trims. 

  • In-House –Drawings won by Priscilla, Mary R. and


New Business

  • All blocks being made for the President’s Quilt for Past President Linda Beauchamp, should be handed in by the September meeting.  These blocks may be 2” to 10”, square or rectangular – no triangles, Please! A general theme of nature, and of muted Fall colors would be most appreciated.  
  • The CQC meeting in June will be held in Pueblo.  Pride City is the co-host with Scrappy Ladies.  This means we are to provide refreshments and a hostess gift, for 125-150 guests.  The meeting will be held at the Rawlings Library, Saturday June 23rd.  The Guest Speaker is Dierdra McElroy – see dierdramcelroy.webs.com   Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to make a few of the Fat Quarter pins – instructions at the end of the Minutes.


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.
  • Gale Miller’s husband passed away during the Show.  Her address is on the roster if you want to send a card.


Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Shaw
16Apr2018

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Four Co-op Blocks: