The Minutes for September 2017 were approved as published.

Treasurer’s Report:  the Balance in our accounts:  General Acct, $2083; Quilt Show Acct (unchanged), $449; and Raffle Acct, $753.  The report will be filed for audit.  Pat noted that our Raffle Acct funds are intended for programs and educational activities.  There is also a carryover for programs, in the General Acct budget, which was a gift from the will of a former member.

The annual audit of our financial records was performed.  All of our accounts look good.

A Proposed Budget for 2018 was discussed.  Motion:  That we increase the annual donation to the Westminster Presbyterian Church where we hold our meetings, from $700 to $800/yr.  (Carol Clark/Linda Pace/Passed).  During further discussion, the proposed decrease in budgeted funds for Programs from $2400 to $2000 was not accepted.  Pat will rework the Proposed Budget.

Programs –

  • Today – Carolyn McCormick gave 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.  Find Carolyn’s books and rulers at or .
  • November.  First Stitches in Pueblo is now open; Kim will tell us about the store.  The 2018 Challenge will be presented.
  • December.  Potluck Lunch, hostesses provide the desserts.  Display/voting on the finished quilts from the Potluck Challenge, with prizes for the winners.  Election of new officers.
  • 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 Fall Leaves.  Won by Jill Jespersen, Linda Bickle and Priscilla Palacio.   Next month the theme is Christmas.
  • Membership – signups and renewals will begin next month.
  • Sunshine – 63 members & 6 guests today.
  • Pillowcases – 6 were shown.
  • Co-op Block – Drawing was won by Gayle Liechty.  The new block is called Fall Leaf – directions will be in the Newsletter.
  • Newsletter – The deadline for the next newsletter is October 25th.
  • The Quilt Show Committee has had its first meeting.
  • This will be the 9th Show – April 5th – April 17th (tentative)

            >Two members have taken a leave from the committee, and two new members have stepped forward:                                                     Gayle Liechty and Mary Beth Shaufler.
            >Sewing projects during the Show will be 1/Mini strawberry pincushions, and 2/Big Daddy Bibs for Hospice.
            >Need donations of Christmas fabric (1 yd cuts, please).  We will prepare pre-cut kits for visitors to make the bibs.
            >The Committee is exploring the possibility of having a Quilt Appraiser.  Appraisals would cost $25.
            >Plan now to put a quilt in our Show!

Announcements –

  • Former members Sylvia Ward & Bonnie Benjamin (sisters) have wedding dresses to donate toward the making of the Angel Dresses shown a couple months ago.  Contact info given to Gayle Liechty.
  • Volunteers for the Nominating Committee are Gayle Liechty, Diane Birner and Carol Clark.
  • We had 27 baby quilts donated today by 22 members, for the Ft. Carson baby shower.  We had a group showing of these quilts – pictures on the website.  These ladies will be added to the drawing tickets – drawing in January.
  • Next month – Christmas fabric for Fat Quarter drawing and for the Quilt Show Committee!

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Shaw

Newsletter & Minutes

Co-Op Block Instructions - Nov/Dec     Fall Leaf

Minutes – 16 October 2017

Pride City Quilt Guild

Here are 24 of the 27 baby quilts, and 20 of the ladies who donated them - for the baby shower to be held at Ft. Carson.