Meeting Minutes

WQG General Meeting May 2021
Meeting Minutes
May 17, 2021

The meeting was called to order by President Judy Block at 6:30 pm.

Zoom Host/Facilitator

Joyce Greenfield reminded members to mute themselves after they speak. 

Programs

Sue Hauser introduced the nights speaker, Lori Dickman and her program, “The 3 D’s: Dresdens, Diamonds and Drunkard’s Path”. Lori is from Rockford, IL. Lori shared techniques for creating these blocks and the templates available to make them easier. She explained by using templates you are able to get very accurate piecing. “Don’t be afraid to use your ugly fabrics in your stash buster quilts, they will surprise you.” Lori showed how to make Drunkard’s Path blocks without pins, however if they blocks are five inches or smaller, you will need to pin. Lori finished with a demonstration how to make a flange binding for quilts that will be used and washed often. Lori has many resources on her website: quiltingwithLori.com

Free Mystery Quilts: https://quiltingwithLori.com/category/mystery-quilts

Free e-book: https//quiltingwithLori.com

Flange binding how-to: http://quiltingwithLori.com/2019/03/26/make-flange-quilt-binding

No pin Drunkard’s Path tutorial: http://quiltingwithLori.com/2018/03/20/drunkards-path-quilt-patterns-made-easy/

Lori also offered coupons on her site for products, these coupons have no expiration date.

There were two questions from members.

“Does she snip the seams in the Drunkard’s Path?” Answer: No, because using a scant quarter inch seam makes it unnecessary.

“Is the Twinkling Stars pattern yours.” Answer: Yes

History Mystery

Jean Lasswell presented Part 2 of the Guild’s history.

(Text sent from Jean)

The Early Years

Our first public event was helping Cornell Estates with their quilt show in 2007. Steve Rice, Roni Andrews, Julie Mason, and Paula DiNovo assisted, along with help from other guild members. Proceeds were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Charity continued meeting to make quilts, and our membership increased to 60 by the end of the year. 

We continued to work on our 501 (c)) (3) application, and finally submitted it on April 2, 2008. See the signing here. We received our approval April 18, 2008. On April 26, we had our quilt show.

 In 2008, the show was turned over to our guild completely, with Cornell Estates providing advertising and the venue. Julie Mason donated a quilt for our raffle, shown here, that she designed on EQ. The next photos are from the 2008 show.

In March 2009, we participated in the rainy Hillsboro St Pats Day Parade to promote our guild.

As we grew, we began looking for a larger location. One of our members, Margret Boris, offered her church, so we began meeting in September at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Tell story of Sandi Carner and the mini raffle bowl.

In April 2009, Education Chair Marcia Gilliland presented a program and slide show on the history of quilting that she researched and wrote. This program has been given many times to various church and civic groups, as well as used as a teaching tool for Vernonia High students. Marcia and her committee developed a multi-week unit on quilting for the Vernonia students as part of a Folk Studies program. Which was repeated for several years.

Next month what happened in 2010, lots did!

TARTS is the art quilt group. They meet the second Monday, 11:00 am at Aloha Sew and Vac. Contact Jean for more info. 

Sunshine & Shadows

Susan Greathouse has first grandchild.  Denise Lancaster’s new grandson was born about a month ago. 

Jean Lasswell shared that member Paulina Kriebel has a show at Valley Art in Forest Grove, “it is lovely”. 

Birthdays

Judy shared the birthdays for May and June

President Message

Judy had the slate of Board Officers speak up and say hi. The election will be held in June with installation at the July Board meeting. Marianne Greenley (President), Cheryl Kraft (VP Charity), Sherry Smith (VP education), Karen Newton (Secretary), Joan Courtney (Treasurer), Sue Nichols and JudyQBlock

(Ways and Means), and Robbie Berg (Programs).

May’s Featured Business Member is JudyQ Block. Judy has recently become a certified instructor for Quiltworx. Judy shared some of her quilts and the local classes she is teaching. Her website is JudyQBlock.com. Judy is active on Facebook and encouraged members join in quilt discussions. 

Judy recognized all those who are making the newsletter exciting and informative. Tech Tips – Joyce Greenfield, Education Corner – Susan Greathouse, Featherweight Fanfare – Robbie Berg, Quilty Tips & Tricks –Julie Mason, Members Survey – Sharon Kennedy, History Mystery – Jean Lasswell, WQG

Fabric Sale – Nancy Stober, and Block of the Month – Deborah Bolton.

Vice President Education

Deborah received eight BOM’s of Fancy Flowers. Denise Hilde is the winner. May’s block is, “Road to California”.  Deborah shared an example, the colors will be Gold and Cream for “California Golden State.” 

Vice President Charity

Marilyn Alexander reported that Nancy Stober has sold more fabric and there will be photos in the newsletter of even more fabric for sale. It is the hope that an outdoor sale will happen in the near future. 

Programs

October 15-17 will be the Beach Retreat, watch the Newsletter for future details. Sue Hauser is working on some small workshops both in person and Zoom. Sewing Weekend is June 11-13, contact Heidi Nesheim if you are interested in attending. (This is a week earlier due to facility conflicts) Connie shared that adding the Zoom aspect to Sewing Saturdays and Weekends is a lot of work for Heidi and asked if anyone would like to help out, please contact Heidi. Connie has been asked by members if there will be a Guild Quilt Challenge and Mystery Quilt, she is working on these. Sue Hauser is working on some small workshops and Zoom.

Membership

There were 93 participants tonight. Chase announced two new members; Melinda Fish and Chris Torgeson. Chase also shared the new website will have areas that will be password protected for the use by registered members only. Chase asks if you want to update your directory photo or do not have a photo, please email your photo to her.

Show and Tell

Jayne Hogue provided a nice Show and Tell with four members submitting and sharing nine projects. Jayne reminds members to send photos to her by June 20th

Upcoming Events

June 21st General Meeting will be via Zoom

JudyQ reported to have the new website launched within the next 30 days. 

Minutes Approval

The April minutes stand approved as written. Any questions/corrections please submit to Heidi Nesheim.

“Let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see” – Unknown

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Heidi Nesheim, Secretary