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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

DECEMBER CHRISTMAS MEETING




from our DECEMBER 2015 meeting.....

Election Results:

Leslie Kirkpatrick .... President
MARY GARROW ... Vice President
SHARON MUSTON .... Secretary
Shirley Dingman .... Treasure

Board Meetings will be the TUESDAY after the regular quilt meeting at 1pm at Little Cesar's Restaurant in Davison.   Next meeting will be January 5th.   I hope to post monthly updates to this blog.    

The guild board members have asked that IF any member has any issues, concerns, ideas for the guild that Leslie be notified ( check the guild membership book for her phone number)  She will put it on the agenda otherwise it will be added to the end of the meeting.   If you can not attend the board meeting please contact Leslie anyways and the board will work with you.






                                                                                                                                                                                          







WINNER OF THE RAFFLE QUILT ......  GUILD MEMBER Eva Nash.   She bought all her own raffle tickets... Maybe that was how she won. ... I will have to try that strategy.



 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Rules for the MONTHLY 2-1/2 inch Strip Exchange

Rules for the 2.5 inch MONTHLY STRIP EXCHANGE 

 

New Monthly Fabric Exchange – 2 ½” strips
                            See the pages section of this blog for a permanent post of this information.  
 

Lots of quilters voted for this idea at the October meeting.  This replaces the Birthday Fat Quarter Club.  The more quilters who participate, the more fun it will be.
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Here are the rules:
·    No monthly commitment, no sign up sheet.
·    Quilt shop quality fabric, clean and pressed
·    2 ½” strips by WOF (width of fabric)
·    Put 5 strips in a baggie with your name on it.  The strips don’t have to be the same fabric, just the correct monthly theme.
·    Drop off the baggy when you arrive at the guild meeting on the table by the front door. 
·    During the break, take a different baggy than the one you brought.
·    If you want to exchange more than one baggy, great!  Bring 3, take 3, etc.

·    If you really want to get rid of those leftover strips from completed projects, you can also contribute extra strips, not in a baggy.  These strips will be used in donation quilts, if enough are donated.  This is a great way to bust your stash.

Here are the monthly themes:

January - - White
February --- RED
March - - - Green 
April - - -  Pastels
May - - -  Floral 
June - - - light batiks
July - - -  Patriotic colors
August - - - SUMMER, BEACH, WATER
September  - - -  Dark batiks
October - - -  Halloween fabrics or colors 
November - - -  Thanksgiving or Fall colors 
 December  - -  - Christmas

In the event that a meeting is cancelled...... bring your strips in to the following monthly meeting and they can be exchanged then. 
Information from the  GUILD BOARD

There are several items on the agenda that remain from the missed November meeting:



December 30th meeting – It’s our annual Christmas Potluck and Dirty Santa Gift Exchange!
Bring a dish to share, your own place setting and silverware, your own beverage if you want something other than coffee or tea.  Wear loose waist bands and bring a big plate!  We will have election of officers, raffle quilt drawing, show and tell, 50/50 drawing and door prizes after we eat of course. 

Then we’ll have our Dirty Santa gift exchange.  If you want to participate, bring a wrapped gift.  It can be store bought, worth about $20.00, or something hand made.  We put all the gifts in a big pile, and the fun begins.  

 Eating starts at 6:30 p.m.


Slate of Officers:
President:  Mary Garrow or Leslie Kirkpatrick
Secretary:  Sharon Muston
Treasurer:  Shirley Dingman
Vote for either Mary or Leslie for president.  The one with the most votes will act as president and the other will act as vice president.  (This is their idea.)  Thank you to these quilters for volunteering to be an officer.

Raffle quilt drawing:
Since our meeting was cancelled last month, the drawing will be held this month.  We need the people who have not turned in their tickets (ticket stubs with money, or all unsold tickets) to please do so at the beginning of the meeting, even if you didn’t sell the tickets. 

This is very important for 2 reasons:  The MI Gaming Board requires us to have and keep all unsold tickets to prove that we aren’t cheating on the money we make.  Also, we want everyone who bought a ticket to have a chance to win.

These are the quilters who have not turned in their tickets yet.  If you cannot attend the meeting please get the tickets to someone who will attend.  Or call any board member and make arrangements to turn in tickets.  Thank you.



Safehouse Donations: 

This month is diapers.  Buy the larger sizes, since they usually do not have a need for the smaller sizes, thank goodness.