February 2014 Meeting Minutes

QBTB held the regular meeting on February 26.

President Mary Bradshaw welcomed QBTB Guild members and visitors.

     Visitors included: Diana, Amy, Deborah, Peggy, Jane and Denise

     One new member was welcomed:      Deborah

Minutes from January were presented for any corrections and approval.

     Vicki Gleason/Heather Stailey moved that the January minutes be approved.

          Motion passed by voice vote.

Birthdays for February: Vicki Gleason

     The following Guild members had February birthdays: Marcia Dyer, Pat Ditter, Jo Ellen Ramsey and Heather      Stailey

PROGRAM: Erica Plank-"Unseen Hands"

     Erica presented ideas for working embroidery into quilt making. She shared her patterns and work.

Treasurer's Report: $11,000+ including retreat money

Committee Reports:

     Charity Quilt: Barbara will send Jan requirements for Charity Quilts to send out to members.

     Retreats: Spring Retreat is all set. Information will soon be out.

                   Fall Retreat-Second payment is due-Contact Norma Jean is you have not paid.

     Raffle Quilt-Raffle Quilt Tickets are $2.00. Everyone is expected to sell at least one book of tickets. See Pat      Ditter or Joyce Walker for tickets.

     Brown Bag Challenge-Mary Bradshaw reminded members that these quilts are due in June.

     Small Groups-Sign-up sheets were set out for Guild Members to sign up if interested in

Hand Quilting, Applique, Long Arm Quilting and General Piecing

Pillow Cases-About 34 pillow cases were completed at a sew-in at Calico Threads for Sew Expo.

We thanked the Gig Harbor quilt group for bringing their raffle quilt to the QBTB meeting.

***Batting available for Charity Quilts donated by Warm and Natural. See Mary Bradshaw or Barbara Kadden if you need some.

***Upcoming: StashFest-March 29 in La Conner. Email Mary Bradshaw if you are interested in going. We will be carpooling.

Show and Tell:

     Marcia D.-Shared examples from classes she took at Sew Expo

     Judy-Owl Quilt

     Barbara---Charity Quilts

     Joyce-Took a Judy Niemeyer class, sharing a blue and beige star quilt that she quilted and an Alaskan artist reproduction quilt

     Dorothy-Shared a bright quilt with strips and curves-quilted by Rose

     Sandy-A quilt she had completed from Shop Hop pieces

     Norma Jean-Mystery quilt out of med and dark scraps with 3-D triangles

     Table toppers made from the wedge ruler

     Nancy-Wool snowmen in mittens; a quilted picture and a quilt in blues and whites from a Minnesota Shop Hop

     Upcoming Dates:

          March 19-QBTB Board Meeting-- 6:00 at Blue Steele

          March 26-QBTB Guild Meeting

          March 29-StashFest-La Conner

      Respectfully submitted by Jan Jansen, Secretary