Saturday, May 9, 2009

Minutes for May 7th Business Mtg.

Call to Order: 10:30 am. President Pam Harris presiding.

Minutes from the meeting of April 2, 2009 as published in the newsletter were approved without changes. Darlene Appel, acting Secretary, announced that business meeting minutes will be available on the ALCQ website, which is

Treasurer’s Report: Betty Bivins presented the April report. A copy is on file with the Secretary.

Old Business: Missouri Guild: Pat Schroeder reported that she has not yet made contact with the Log Cabin Quilters of Harrisonville, Missouri. At the April meeting it was reported that this group is interested in forming some kind of an alliance with our guild.

New Business:

Newsletter. No volunteers were forthcoming to fill the newsletter co-chair vacancy. Ruthie Rasmussen said she is willing to help train a new person. The software used is Publisher, which is a Microsoft PC program (supposedly easy to learn and use).

Activity Table. Barbara Clinton volunteered to oversee the activity table.

Committee Reports:
Comfort Quilt Committee: Rosemary Slisz thanked members who participated in the April 29 workday. The next comfort quilt session is July 30. Volunteers are needed to quilt the completed tops.

Retreat: Harmony Moser reported that about 30 people have registered, but there is room for more people at the May 28 to 31 retreat.

Famous Quilter: Mary Gerken introduced Gail Garber who showed some of her quilts and sold books and kits to accompany the workshops she is teaching.

Quilt Show: Rosemary Slisz and Ruthie Rasmussen said sign-up folders for all positions will be available at each meeting. Barbara Clinton volunteered to coordinate the garment division.
Irene Stewart gave a plug for members to contribute a piece for the small quilt auction.

Raffle: The completed raffle quilt was shown. Louise Bremner pieced the top, Maria Schell donated the machine quilting, and several other members helped out to complete the quilt. Marge McLaughlin and Pat Schroeder volunteered to help with the raffle quilt ticket sales. Linda Postlethwait said a folk art quilt made by the late Valerie Zins is a likely candidate for the raffle quilt for 2010. Harmony Moser volunteered to hand quilt it.

Announcements: June program is a rep. from Riehl’s showing stabilizers, threads, needles, etc. Program for July 16 is a shop hop to the Valley. Let Jackie Carley know if you can drive. Information was shared regarding the guild’s June raffle basket, a new quilt shop in Cooper Landing, and the need for donations for the spring flood victims in interior Alaska.

Adjournment: There being no further business, a whole chorus of people moved to adjourn. Passed.
Following the meeting, cake (donated by Mary Huey) was served and the May birthdays were celebrated.

Respectfully submitted, Darlene Appel, Secretary

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