Minutes: September 13, 2014

Minutes:  Coastal Quilters’ Meeting

September 13, 2014

The meeting was called together at 10 am.

All members introduced themselves.

June minutes were approved.

The treasurer, Giovanna McCarthy, distributed a report on the treasury to the members.  These were approved.

A report was given on the “Pay It Forward Account”.  Frank Carr, Lion’s Club member, who also helps set up and clean the room we meet in, recently lost his home  to fire.  The Lion’s club wanted to help, but Frank requested any money collected be used to “pay it forward” and help members of the community who may have a need.  Our chapter has opened an account at the First Bank and members may donate to the account for Coastal Quilters’ or give the money to Giovanna.  At this time the money will be used to benefit one of our members and the account will be kept open to benefit other members as the need arises.

Programs for the year were announced.

October:   Linda Shepard will give a trunk show

November:  Auction

December:  Holiday party

January:  Small hand work project

February:  Linda Satkowski will give a trunk show

March:  TBA

April:  TBA

May:  Challenges are due.  “Pay in May” (guild and chapter dues)

June:  Summer Pot Luck

Refreshment and door prize volunteer lists were passed around.   Remember to keep it light—this is not a full lunch!!

Lea Ondra, owner of the new fabric shop in Rockland, is speaking on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014, at the Georges’ Valley meeting in Thomaston.  An invitation was extended to all members of Coastal Quilters’.

The November auction was discussed and volunteers to chair and be on the committee for the auction were sought.  Eleanor and Gail Galloway-Nicholson volunteered to be on the committee.

A Nominating Chair was also sought to poll members for next year’s slate.  Names need to be in by January and will be voted on in April.  Megan Burns volunteered for this position.

Sarah Smith will hang the quilts at the 2015 Pine Tree Show.  Eleanor will work with Sara on coordinating the paperwork for the entries.

Barbara Melchiskey has proposed a “Finish a UFO” Challenge.  These can be shown as completed during the year and again at the May Show and Tell.   Any UFO you want can be finished and shown. 

The current challenge is “Four Seasons”.  You can do any season you prefer, can have all 4 seasons in one piece, or do 4 separate seasons.  The piece dimensions are no more than 21” high and up to 30” wide.

The chapter blog is now up and running.  Address is “coastalquiltersmaine1.wordpress.com.  You can also get to the site by googling “Coastal  Quilters’ Blog”.  Sarah Smith, Gail Galloway-Nicholson, and Louisa Enright are currently authorized to add to the blog.  Eventually members will be able to upload, go through a screening process, and add to the blog.  The goal is to stay on topic.  Included in the blog will be pictures, chapter history, slate of officers, calendar of events.   

New Business:

Janet Kelsey asked for a volunteer to take pictures at the November meeting as she will be away, and Giovanna McCarthy volunteered.

Meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served.

Linda Satkowski


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