A few of the Challenge Quilts
The February meeting was our AGM, and the show of the Valentine’s Challenge quilts. It was a terrific night – once again we had a short (less than half an hour) AGM!! Kudos to Wendy for keeping the meeting moving along quickly.
We passed the budget as proposed, Brigitte moved to keep the dues at $35 for next year, and we moved on to the election of officers. This year we had two offices up for grabs, and following Robert’s rules of order – Heather McArthur volunteered to be our Secretary and Monica Hay volunteered as Membership for the 2014/2016 terms. They received a rousing round of applause from the other 93 members in attendance as this means the guild will be able to continue in September with someone to keep tabs on the members and keep minutes at the meetings.
More challenge quilts
Prior to the AGM, we had a regular meeting where Wendy explained that unless someone came forward to take on the roll of leading the committee to put on the Fall (August) Retreat – we would not be able to make the deposit and would possibly lose the weekend to another group waiting for a weekend at Camp Luther. Realizing the seriousness of the situation – and provided with a committee willing to help, Kasey offered to take on the roll of coordinator. Yes, we will have an August Retreat!!
We also announced that we would like to firm up the volunteer list by next meeting – these would be the volunteers that look after various positions in the guild like 50/50 tickets, archiving, donation quilts, friendship, hospitality, BOM, fat quarter lottery, Drop in etc. We are also looking for two members to be volunteers at large – who could fill in for any of the positions if one of the members couldn’t attend a meeting. Most of the volunteer positions have at least two members, so this is a great way to get to know the positions and more members of the guild. You should have received a list of the volunteers for this year from the Membership table, so look over the list and see if there is anything you would like to help with, then just send off an email to the guild or call Wendy L or Lyn.
The Charming hosts of the Valentine's Party
Other business – there are still some places at the Spring Retreat
– please contact Maureen asap if you would like to go as she will not be at the next meeting! For Info, see the Retreat page
Sign up for the Sue Jenson’s Shaving Cream and Ink class – see the board notes for a few details. This sounds really intriguing.
All the wonderful goodies from the Program Committee
We still need lots of Martha Washington Blocks
for the community quilt – I saw several at the meeting, so keep bringing them!
The CQA are still looking for some Wine Bags. How about making at least one for the CQA conference in June? Use a pattern of your choice or use this one at the CQA website.
The Raffle Quilt top was presented (see it being created below) and the Show Committee announced that the funds from the Raffle will be presented to Aunt Leah’s and Coquitlam Search and Rescue.
The FLUB bags for the show Challenge are ready and available at the meetings, and the Boutique is looking for small donated quiltish items to be made and donated. Julie and Jenny have some suggestions, patterns and when they get some donated fabric – kits for you to make up.
As you can see by the pictures above, we had a wonderful selection of Valentine Preemie quilts! There were more than 50 on display. Royal Columbian will be pleased with our work this month – although I must say that there were an abundance of cute girly quilts – lets work on some boyish quilts for the next few months and see if we can bring the number of those up!
The Program gals once again supplied us with a wonderful spread of goodies, including their popular lemonade and lots of heart shaped cookies and pink cupcakes! Be sure to thank them when you come down from your sugar high!!
We had a Christmas card from the “Days for Girls” organization, and Wendy asked Diane to say a few words about the organization and the local group. It is such a simple thing and makes such a difference to the lives of girls and women in the world.
Keep on quilting – see you at the next meeting March 7th, or at the Drop In February 22nd.