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Business Meeting October 13, 2010
CREATIVE QUILTERS BUSINESS MEETING OCTOBER 13, 2010 Meeting called to order at 10 AM by President, Martha Cosby. Two guests were introduced – Beth Crawford and Diane Allway. They joined the Guild as new members, as did Brenda Shufeldt . Welcome MINUTES: Sept Minutes were accepted as Emailed and Snail mailed. Motion to accept by Amie Spinello, 2nd by Coleen Poole. TREASURERS REPORT: Ronnie Butler reported a beginning balance of $2,090.10 and a balance as of Sept. 30th of $2,808.68 – included were $625.00 in Dues deposited. Karen Crosby moved to accept, Penny Cross 2nd. MEMBERSHIP: Addie Atkinson reported 41 members present, plus 3 new members, and reminded members that $25.00 Dues are due today in order to have your name listed in our Membership Book. Our new member Beth Crawford has been and will again be putting our book together. Great job Beth! Addie also announced that members’ quilts did well in the Jacksonville Quilt Show. Candace West’s “Feeling Groovy” won a 3rd place ribbon in the Art Quilt Category. Our Raffle Quilt got an excellent review and was held for judging although it did not get a ribbon. We were proud to see them all hanging at the show. Amie Spinello’s “Fields of Poppies” was accepted to be judged and hung at the World Quilt Show – Florida in West Palm Beach Nov 12 – 14. Good luck Amie! We are all proud of the excellent work done by our members and inspired seeing them at the shows. EDUCATION : Coleen Poole said there is still room in the EQ Class on Oct 27th, 9 AM. Contact Coleen if you want to join this class which is a good introduction to the program – even if you don’t presently have it. Those who are not taking the Workshop are urged to attend for the camaraderie. You can work on Cruiser Quilts, finish up the Quilt Show Pins, or work on your own projects. This is a good time to get advice from fellow quilters if you’re stuck on something. There will be no workshops in November and December. January will be a continuation of Amie Spinello’s paint class, using thread-play to continue your quilt picture. February will be a “simple purse” class taught by Louise Robinson. CRUISER QUILTS : Jane Kegan introduced Community Resource Officers Steve Smith and Andy Cox, who came to collect our 77 Cruiser Quilts. Deputy Smith was asked to explain to our new members the “need for and appreciation of” our Cruisers. Deputy Smith explained they’ve given quilts to poor families who have no blankets for their newborns, and they have an increased need for the elderly (so we might make some larger ones for April). Some quilts given to children in stressful situations are the first and only blankets they’ve owned. One child given a quilt 4 years ago was again in a bad situation recently, and brought her quilt to Deputy Smith to show him that she still had it. The need is so great, the stories so compelling, it’s imperative that each member works on contributing AT LEAST one quilt in April. Since we receive so much donated fabric and the Guild provides the fleece backing, and, you can make them at Workshops if you choose, it’s a simple matter to fulfill you Guild Charity duties. It’s also a great way to try something new since the recipients are totally unjudgemental! NEWSLETTER: Edie Wehner asks that any member not receiving Minutes or Newsletters email or snailmail, please contact her by phone. HOSPITALITY: Penny Cross said Lois McClusky is signed up for Oct. workshop – Nov 10 Mtg is Sandy Melinger and Chris DeTomasi – December 8th is the Christmas Party. Penny sent around a sign-up sheet for next year and asked that our Winter members sign up for those months, and our year-rounders sign up for the summer months. Penny points out that if no one cares to sign up we will just have coffee for break – time. It’s up to you. It’s not a big deal to bring a snack… it doesn’t have to be fancy - buy a bag of cookies or a chunk of cheese & crackers. PUBLICITY : Joan Novak’s son Chris, our webmaster, has set up a site to monitor hits on our Creative Quilters website. Joan reports hits from Australia, England, Russia and China among others – so the world is checking on our site even if members aren’t. There are 2 magnets left at $6.15. It’s sure fun to notice other member’s cars out & about Joan showed our Ad in the Jax Quilt Show Program. Very impressive. Joan said “head shots” will be taken at the Christmas Party and put on a secure site so you can identify that member you “know I know her – but”… LIBRARY : Barbara Gardner showed books new to our library, and suggested “RX for Quilters” as an excellent book. She will have patterns for handbags from the Jax Show available next month, and requests members bring books in to renew for an added month. SHOW AND TELL : We had a large number of quilts – large down to post card size – All phenomenal! After a short coffee break Ruth Hampson introduced: PROGRAM : Marianne DeSimone from the Homosassa Wildlife Park who presented an excellent program on the Ultralight Migration of the Whooping Cranes to the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Refuge. An amazing story of many dedicated volunteers. QUILT SHOW : Edie Wehner, Quilt Show Chair, said there will be a meeting of the Committee Heads at Charlie Browns Restaurant in Old Homosassa at 10 Am tomorrow. Ronnie Butler modeled a royal blue knit shirt with our logo, which members may purchase for the Quilt Show at $18.00, including embroidered logo. It was agreed that if the price should run over $18.00 the Board will pick up the overage. Ronnie will have an order sheet at the Nov Business Mtg. They need to be ordered now in order to get them in a timely fashion. They are excellent quality shirts – we’ll look snazzy! NOMINATIONS : Penny Cross presented officers to be voted on in November. Edie Wehner – vice pres, Phyllis Nevins – Secretary. Motion to accept slate made by Ruth Hampson, 2nd by Addie Atkinson. Martha Cosby will serve one more year as President. SUNSHINE : Amie Spinello sent cards to Louise Rosbottom, Marjorie Nielson and Helene Ripley. Amie spoke with Lorie Pettus who is a little down and can use some encouragement. Also, Connie Long has been having many problems and can use your thoughts. A card of condolence was sent to Beth Wiseman’s family on her passing. Amie asks that you let her know if you hear of some one who could use a card. DOOR PRIZES : Addie presented a large number of donated door prizes. NEW BUSINESS: Karen Crosby said there will be a Quilt Show in Dunnellon at the Methodist Church, Tues Oct 25th at 12:30 PM put on by a local Quilt Guild. Karen also suggested we have a pattern exchange for a program since we all have patterns we usually use only once, or decide we don’t want to tackle. An idea well received by the membership. Gloria Clewett made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 12 noon. Joan Deluca 2nd it. Respectfully submitted, Sue Reisner, Acting Secretary
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