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February Open Sew and Lots of Community Giving Quilts!

Our Saturday open sew meeting had lots of community giving show & tell, and plenty of time to sew and visit. Here’s a recap:

Community Giving Quilts: Anna showed several quilts for donation. Just recently, quilts have been distributed to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (4), MSTI (3), Ada County Victims Services (4), and Children’s Home Society (2). She reported that the best part of donating quilts was talking to the recipients who are very thankful and happy to receive the quilts.

Animal Mats: The Idaho Humane Society uses small mats to set at the base of kennels. You can simply make a quilted mat (fabric on both sides, batting or even an old blanket sandwiched in the middle, zigzag or binding around the edge) that eventually can go to the animal’s new home. Bring yours to the next meeting and Jeri has volunteered to deliver them to the Humane Society. Finished sizes are: (1) Cats: 18“ x 24” (2) Small animals: 24“ x 36” (3) Dogs: 40“ x 25”

Backpacks & Zipper Pouches: Jeri recently took 8 filled backpacks with 8 pouches to the Agency for New Americans. We can use more pouches and backpacks to donate in several places. A backpack tutorial is attached; and a couple of helpful zipper pouch tutorials from Noodlehead are here and here.

Announcements and upcoming items: 

  • The next guild meeting is March 23 at Bown Library. A panel discussion on quilt judging will feature our own Fay, Millissa, Karen F., Linda J. and Carol M.
  • Mary will teach a class about Featherweight sewing machine maintenance; tentatively scheduled for May 15 — stay tuned for details.
  • Cathy R., Pam, Jeri and Darla presented some Modern Quilts to the Nampa Quilt Guild. Pam did a great job running the little quilt show and talking about Modern Quilting.
  • Diane is giving away a complete Hawaiian quilt pattern.
  • Marilyn is looking for batting scraps to make “frankenbatting” — if you have extra, bring to the next meeting

Show and Tell: participants showing quilts included Shelly, with 8 quilt tops made by her niece for donation,; Linda Cooper; Margaret Eastwick with pouches; Faye with a donation quilt; Sarah and Stephanie; Debi with an English Paper Piecing pattern using Tula Pink fabrics; Michelle with her gingham quilted jacket; and Cheryl (first time attending!) with 3 small art quilts from an online class she is taking. Mellissa showed 3 donation quilt tops — fabric is from Shelly; Marylin had donation quilts; Elizabeth showed her Violet Craft elephant quilt; Karen Falvey had some colorful quilts (front and back!). Watch our Facebook and Instagram feeds for photos.

We hope to see you on March 23 for our next meeting!

2022 Annual Meeting Minutes

Date: Dec. 3, 2022
Location: Library at Bown Crossing, Boise
Attendees: 27 members 1 visitor

President Lindsie Bergevin gave an annual report:

  • Membership is at 57, Facebook followers 593, Instagram followers 893
  • 2022 events included:
    • May Yard Sale resulted in a $75 donation to the Warm Springs Neighborhood Association.
    • September Quilt Walk received positive interest from the community, with approximately 350 visitors participating in voting for People’s Choice; location not as suitable as we would have liked.
    • August Quilt Camp at Luther Heights; continues to be a great facility; the event was profitable by $482 ($356 from the raffle ticket sales)
  • Giving Back: Anna Yates and Jeri Wood volunteered to help deliver 8 quilts made by many of the members, and the group made 69 zip pouches. The programs will be ongoing.
  • Financials: As of November 27, the Guild’s 2022 expenses have exceeded income by $226 deficit, though cash on hand makes this a minor issue.
  • 2023 Dues: To sustain future Guild activities (such as workshops and lectures), membership dues will increase to $25/year in January 2023. Lindsie explained that dues will increase incrementally in the next few years (e.g., $5/year) to support programming.
  • 2023 Programming plans include:
    • Jan 28, 2023 After Holiday Party. Pincushion Swap, extended hours 8am-4pm Location to be determined, potluck lunch
    • June 24, 2023 Guest speaker, Steph Skardol
    • August 17-20,2023 Quilt Camp negotiating extended hours Thursday, December 15 eve arrival through Sunday late departure.

Officer Elections for 2023 Board
Twenty-seven ballots were cast, and the nominated slate of officers were elected unanimously:

  • President: Darla Christiansen
  • Vice President: Marilyn Shake
  • Secretary: Millissa Masters
  • Treasurer: Kathy Stockton
  • Membership Coordinator: Shelly Harshman

Guild members Gwen Smith and Fay Hikida tallied and confirmed the resuls.

Show & Tell
Deb Stoner – Arrowhead quilt (pattern by Kristi Schroeder) and a charm pack baby quilt
Betsey Johnson – Drunkards Path quilt using all oranges and a cardinal table topper/wall quilt
Ginny King – two whole cloth baby quilts with gauze backs
Misty Neilsen – black and white Circular paper pieced quilt (pattern by Audrey Esarey)

Guest Lecturer
Tara Faughnan gave a 1-hour presentation via Zoom, including Q&A. The presentation was well received by the group.

January 28 Volunteer Sign-up
Anna Yates
Mary Simmons
Lindsie Bergevin
Shelly Harshman
Sharon Cullen

Mary Simmons
Apryl Gardner