Monday, Aug 28, 2017 Meeting Minutes

BIG RED QUILTERS’ GUILD
GENERAL MEETING
AUGUST 28, 2017

President Pat Navis opened the meeting at 7:00 pm at Beechwood Church. Opening
announcements included: 1) Those with September and October birthdays were asked to bring treats on their birthday months. 2) Elections will be held in October and there is still a need for someone to be Program Chair or serve on the Program committee and one or two people to be refreshment coordinators. 3) Memberships paid before October 1 will be eligible for a drawing to be held at the October meeting. The winner will receive a basket of lovely sewing items.
Chris Kennedy and Betsy Muir presented an original promotional skit for the September
meeting which will consist of a Bake Sale, Rummage Sale and Auction. This fun event will
henceforth be referred to as the Sale-A- Palooza. If Chris and Betsy tire of quilting, they
certainly have a future in live theater!
The September 25 meeting will be held at Beechwood Church Lodge. Guests are welcome.
Donated items for the Sale-A- Palooza may be brought to the lodge beginning at 8:00 am the day of the sale. Early drop-offs may be made at Kathy Mueller’s (Holland), Betsy Muir’s (Saugatuck) or Sally Leep’s (Zeeland). There will be a consignment table for more expensive items, with the guild keeping 25% of the sale price. The schedule for the meeting is:
5:30 – 6:30 Sale-A- Palooza
6:30 – 7:00 Social Time
7:00 — Auction
Social Chair, Kathy Mueller made a request for volunteers to work various jobs the day of the sale. If you are willing to volunteer, please call her at 616-399- 4685.
Kathy also reminded members of the Machine Quilting class and lecture by Linda Theiboldt from Troy, Michigan which will be in October. There is still space in the class and sign-up can be done on the guild website.

Mary Smallegan, owner of Custom Quilts Unlimited in Fennville, graciously came to our rescue at the last minute when the previously scheduled presenter cancelled due to illness. A BIG THANK YOU TO MARY! Mary’s informative presentation was entitled “My Favorite Things”. She shared many items available in her shop that are quilter’s essentials, time savers, new products, as well as some of her own beautiful quilts. Mary hinted at some big changes coming to her shop beginning in January 2018.

The evening concluded at 8:30 pm with a drawing for an Edyta Sitar book, bobbin clips and fat quarters, all donated by Custom Quilts Unlimited.
Suggested follow-up to an enjoyable meeting: Road trip from Holland to Fennville.
Looking forward to the Sale-A- Palooza in September!

Sally Zenas, Secretary

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