Minutes from the NTQG April 8, 2013 Meeting
The meeting was called to order by President Carol A. at 7:00 PM on Monday, April 8, 2013. Members were reminded to silence their cell phones during the meeting. There were no corrections or additions to the minutes from the March meeting. The minutes were approved as printed in the March newsletter.
Members that receive their newsletter through email were reminded to pick up the fat quarter of their choice if they have not already done so. Only one fat quarter of fabric should be chosen. It is not one each month.
President Carol A. informed members of a special sale of notions by PRYM/DRITZ would be held at the warehouse on 950 Brisack Road near I85 in Spartanburg on Friday and Saturday (April 12-13, 2013). Sales are cash and credit card only—no checks.
The officers for 2013-2014 as identified through the efforts of the nominating committee were introduced at the meeting. They include: Ruth B. for President, Kerri S. for Vice-President, Mona T. for Treasurer, Elizabeth B. for Secretary, and Tanya G. for Newsletter Editor. There were no nominations from the floor. Members voted to accept the slate of officers as presented.
Members with a birthday in April were recognized and reminded to choose their fat quarter of fabric before the end of the meeting.
There was no drawing for block of the month this month because no blocks were turned in at the meeting. The block for next month is a paper-pieced block of tulips. Members at the meeting may pick up the pattern and it will also be available in the next newsletter.
The winner of the nametag drawing was Nancy S. and the winner of the dollar door prize drawing was Barbara Z.
Visitors Kay K., Pam L., and Nellie S. were introduced and welcomed.
Vice President RoseMary B. informed members of upcoming programs. May will be fabric dye-ing. This is not just a lecture. June will be a round robin. July will be our ice cream social.
Yvonne S. introduced Kay K. and the details of Kay's challenge from April of 2012 were explained. After a show and share of the quilts to be donated in memory of guild founder Mary Isbell, Kay thanked the members for their efforts. The quilts are being donated to hospice. Kay and Mary have previously donated quilts to hospice in memory of their mothers. If you started a quilt for this challenge but did not get it finished for the April meeting, when it is finished please contact Yvonne Stiefel who will have the contact information from Kay and the quilt(s) will be delivered as promised.
For the Education Minute Suzanne D. shared that a straw dispenser or a large jar makes good storage containers for binding strips that have been rolled. It is easy to see the colors available in the containers. If you use quilt clips to hold binding in place instead of pins when finishing the edges of your quilt, you can check the Dollar Store or Wilson's Variety Store for similar clips. They are not packaged as "binding clips" but they will do the same job and are less expensive.
Tony F. reminded members of the magazines and patterns available to members for a dona-tion of twenty-five cents for each. Funds collected go to God's Pantry.
Articles for the newsletter should be emailed to Tanya G. by the third Friday of each month.
Kerri S. showed members the poster that will advertise the October quilt show. Posters are being printed and will be distributed to local quilt shops and other locations. If you know of a location/business that is willing to display one of the posters please let her know.
Susan P. and Sue D. thanked members for the completed quilts that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and requested that we please continue to make quilts for this project. As soon as home dedication dates are available they will let us know.
Tickets for the Opportunity Quilt are now available. Members were asked to see Gina P. to pick up their envelope of tickets. The quilt is currently on display at Marietta's Quilt and Sew in Simpsonville.
Members were reminded to bring fat quarters of fabric for the fat quarter basket for quilt show to Pam N. If enough fat quarters are donated there will be two baskets at the quilt show.
Discussion of the Mary Isbell Award has been tabled until next month's meeting.
Blocks for Quilt of Valor may be turned in to Suzanne D. at any meeting. If you need a copy of the pattern (a signature/star block) let her know.
There were a total of sixteen projects shown during Show and Share.
Hostesses were thanked for tonight's refreshments.
RoseMary B. introduced tonight's program speaker Judy Lilly. RoseMary had attended a class with Judy Lilly at the Quilters of South Carolina Fall Retreat in 2012. A workshop was held to learn the Peek-a-Boo Garden technique from Judy. Members that attended the workshop showed their completed top and/or their work in progress at tonight's meeting. You missed a fun and informative workshop if you did not attend!
Judy Lilly provided a very interesting program as she shared her quilts and progress from traditional quilts to quilts as a fiber artist. Use of color, threads and yarns, and different techniques, provided many opportunities for "oohhs and aahhs" as we viewed her large variety of quilts. It would be difficult to decide if you were more in awe of the landscapes or the beautiful flowers. Great variety and motivation to try some-thing new/different from tonight's program. Thank you Judy!
Yvonne Stiefel, Secretary