July 2014 Meeting Minutes

QBTB held the regular meeting on July 23.

Quilters by the Bay Mary Bradshaw Presiding

Minutes were presented with no corrections and were approved.

40 paid members to date. It was requested that e-mails be sent out BCC
2 visitors were introduced

Treasure Report
$12,995.46 is the current balance

A card was sent to Mary Worhl her husband has passed away

Birthdays for the month

Gerry McGowan, Irma Bast, Mary Hardt-Furman, Carolyn Rzesutek,
Marsha Cramer, Joyce Momii, Julie Ditters

Small Groups

General Quilting meets at 10:00 on the second Monday of the month

August 11th they will meet and Joan Nesbitt. Her address:

5950 75th Ave Ct W
University place

Applique/Hand Quilting meets at 10:00 this Friday at Jan Janson
Her address:

8922 90th Ave Ct SW
They usually meet on the 2nd Friday of the month. Next months meeting is August 8th at the Lakewood Library Conference Room

Applique Group #2 meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Trains Fabric shop from 10-12.

Long-arm/Machine Quilting meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30. The next meeting is at Marcia Cramers. August 19th.

Raffle Quilt
$1260 worth of tickets have been sold. Carol and Rose are going to the Evergreen Quilters meeting to sell to their guild. Rose has a list of guilds that you can sign up to go and sell raffle tickets.

New Business
Thrivent has grant money to give out to local groups. The completion date is December 2014.They will reimburse our expenses. Irma has sent an application for $500-1000 to help purchase fabric for charity quilts. It was suggest to add the stuffed animals, bags, and pajamas that we make for Mary Bridge. Irma is going to modify our request to add the suggested items.

A suggestion was to suspend the required audit by a CPA for this year because of monetary reasons. A motion was made to suspend the audit by a CPA, seconded by Pat Ditter and the motion was passed. An independent audit by 3 members will be made this year. Marjorie Ritchey and ??? and ???volunteered to do an independent audit
Norma Jean Nyman, Mary Bradshaw, and Sandy Dunning volunteered to review and work on updating current by laws
New Board
Mary Bradshaw, President
Nancy Gervais, Vice President
Krystal Johnson, Treasure
Paula Brevet, Secretary
Sandy Dunning, Membership
Irma Bast, Programs

The web site is out of date and Mary is going to look into the cost of having a professional manage our web site to keep it current.

Membership cards and name tags
Mary is updating the flyer and is considering going to black and white because of expense.
Sandy is working on making new membership cards and name tags

Hospice House sign-up sheet was passed around.


August- picnic at Mary Bradshaw’s 501 3rd St Steilacoom

Bring a dish to share, your own beverages, and an extra chair if you have one. See you at 5:30pm.


October-Angle play


December- Christmas Party

(Note: both November and December meetings are a week early because of the holidays.)

January- 4 corners

Show and Tell

Challenge Quilts: The Brown Bag Challenge

Pat Ditter- Tea pot quilt

Judy Bader- Tuffet

Joyce Walker- fan quilt

Mary Bradshaw- bubble quilt

Charity quilts were shared by Barbara

Diana Malley had a log cabin quilt

Mary Johnston baby quilt

Delores Slingerland shared and antique quilt

Mary Bradshaw an Amish quilt

Pat Ditter Seahawk quilt
Program was given by Mary Bradshaw teaching us how to make a 9 patch much easier using the Evelyn Sloppy method

Submitted by:
Paula Brevet