June 2012 Meeting Minutes

QBTB held the June meeting on the 27th as scheduled.  About 30 members and guests attended.

The block challenge is due next meeting.  It needs blue floral fabric and the use of quarter square triangles.  The block should be 12 1/2 inches, unfinished.

Last payment for the Fall Retreat is due.  $135. to Mardell Buffington.

Sheryl Pfaff will be collecting the first payment for the Spring 2013 retreat which will be held April 12-14.  The cost is $200. with half being due next month and second half in January.

Manning a table at the Gig Harbor Farmers Market and/or the Steilacoom Apple Squeeze to sell table runners and/or baby quilts is suggested.
Members can start making some of these for the fall events.

Rose Flannigan reported on the tragic loss of Julia Teters-Zeigler's home in an explosion.  A propane leak caused the explosion and complete loss of their home.  They escaped with their lives.  Rose suggested, since Julia is a former member, that we help her rebuild her stash be contributing a yard of fabric from our own stashes.

The election for the officers for the 2012-2013 year was held with the following slate elected:
Secretary:  Jan Jansen
Vice President:  Sandy Jarvits
Program:  Mary Bradshaw, with Norma Jean Nyman assisting

The president Heather Stailey and Treasurer Vicki Gleason will continue their roles which helps with continuity in running the guild.

The new charity project will be decided at the July meeting.
Suggestions were offered by Mary Bradshaw, Mary Johnston, and Jackie Anderson.  Anyone can submit an idea in July.  Come prepared with contact information, exact needs, and estimates of numbers of projects.  The membership will vote on a charity to sponsor.  This is necessary to maintain our tax exempt status.  And it is very rewarding helping those in need.

Mary Bradshaw suggested entering the Pierce County Fair to be held at the fair grounds in Graham on August 8-12.  Drop off for entries is Aug. 4-5.  They accept all sewing and fiber arts projects and give lots of prizes.

Keep selling those raffle tickets.

Show and Tell:

Rose Flannigan showed off her African themed row quilt that was done a few years ago and finally put together and quilted.

Mary Bradshaw showed off the final quilting on her retreat quilt--one of many pieces.

Mary Johnston had another scrappy flying geese quilt.

Betty Bliss showed a colorful bag she made in a day.

The garage sale completed the meeting with tables of fabric and notions available.

  --Respectfully submitted,
         Marcia Cramer, outgoing secretary

On a personal note, I have enjoyed my term as your secretary and feel confident that Jan Jansen will take over with competence.