Minutes – February 18th Meeting

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The February meeting began at 7:00pm with Sue Molin VP filling in for President Andrea Bursaw.The prior meeting minutes were accepted as posted on the Blog / newsletter.

Tote bags with the MVQ logo are still available for sale at our meetings. The member’s first bag purchase costs $5 and any additional bags at $15.Bags are still available. — President Blocks are being still being collected for Andrea Bursaw and there are directions, center piece fabrics, and sample blocks on the back table.  — Sue also thanked everyone for their quilts and generous support of her Comfort Quilts Charities.

Gail Wozniak reminded all of the Mystery Bus trip departing at 8am on 3/13. A few seats are available for $10 and now open to nonmembers and friends. The Bus trip to Providence RI for MQX Show on April 17th has 3 seats left and will now be opened to others.<

Gail announced the 30th Anniversary Dinner Celebration on May 6th at Maria’s Family Restaurant in Haverhill. It will start at 6:15 pm with a cash bar followed by a dinner buffet. The cost will be $37 with the Guild covering $20 for each member. Tickets for Dinner will be sold at the next meeting for $17.

Beverly Valle discussed the upcoming Quilt Show 4/30 and 5/1 and the need for sign ups, working the show, Penny Raffle items or baskets, & food /beverage donations…

All quilts to be entered in the show must be registered on a separate form which needs to be submitted by March 22nd to Lyn Grenier. Forms may also be turned in at the 3/18 Meeting. There will be NO LATE entries.

Instruction on bagging your quilts for drop off and delivery on the Thursday before the Show  will detailed in the newsletter and must be followed exactly.

More information will be available at the March and April meeting

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Maryanne Nowacki and the Fabric Lottery was a FREE event tonight so that members could spend at the UFO coming up that evening.
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Carol Sullivan reminded members the blog was functioning and now has a “For Sale / Wanted” feature if you are looking to streamline your collection or add to it. Let Cathy Harnisch or her know when items have sold so they can be removed. Sue Molin had a show of hands as to how many people have chosen to have an email feed to update them when news has been added to the web blog. The link is at the bottom right of the home page & requires you to click on it, type in your email address & type in the “code” generated. Easy to do & there are no ads, loss of privacy and little activity –  it will keep you in the loop & up-to-date.
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Maggie Judd, Scrap Bee coordinator reminded all the Pastel Floral Blocks are due at the April meeting.

Judy Hilner is accepting sign ups for the Sweatshirt Workshop she & Cathy Harnisch will hold on Saturday.

Terry Gelinas Program Coodinator for 2010-2011 is seeking helpers to assist her with the implementation of Program in starting in September. The program has been scheduled but help is needed with teacher transportation & hotel arrangements, hosting workshops, sign ups and the other jobs to make this year of workshops a success. Call her, email her or connect with her at a meeting.

After refreshments, the fabric / raffles were held. Members who won…..Harraitt, Beevers, Cataido, et al.

Members revisited & increase their bids in the silent auction portion before the auction got underway. Carrie Zizza set forth the rules for this year’s live UFO auction including each individual’s personal accounting of winning bids. Donations were sorted, packaged and bagged (many in reusable shopping bags) by Signe Kaleel. Undoubtedly some of the best goodies ever including: antique quilt blocks, unfinished quilt tops, coordinated color fabrics, complete kits, FQs, all quality fabrics and backings. Other lesser donated goods were delivered to Pat Lucey for the White Elephant Table at the Quilt Show. Pat is still accepting donations for the Boutique Table and the White Elephant table. Bidding was skillfully handled by Carrie with entertaining, creative encouragement called out by Signe in the sidelines. Lots of bidding and fun was had by attendees in addition to raising over $1400 for the Guild treasury.
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The evening was adjourned around 9:20 as checks were written & everyone collected their winnings.

Respectfully submitted,      “Acting” Secretary Lyn Grenier