Chilliwack PieceMakers Quilting Guild

 
 
 
 
 

April Meeting 

Old Business

The membeship vote at the March meeting approved the purchase of a PA system.  It has been ordered.  Job descriptions are still needed from some of the Executive positions.

Programs

The April meeting will host Craig Robinson, a chiropractor who will be talking about erognomics for sewing.  'Fav Five' presentations by Beatrice Rieske and Doris Froese.  Gail Hunt will be our May presentor, 'Confetti Quilts'.  

We Care

The workshop is planned for April 14 Sat at the Sardis Library, approximately 30 kits will be available for sewing. 25 members have signed up to attend. Saving 50 quilts for the Quilt Show display will begin.

Membership/Registration

83 members are now signed up.  Five 'Quilt Buddies' signed up to assist our five newest members with guild orientation.  Karri is stepping down to focus on Workshops. Darlene Turk volunteered to take her position.

Newsletter

Reports are due by Weds 11 April.  

Quilt Show 

Ticket Sales for the Raffle Quilts will take place at 4 venues. Gwynne Vaughn Park, June 2 (Wendy will do set up). Chilliwack Day Guild, June 19 (Janet, Lyn will sell). Threshermans/Pioneer Village, Aug 11 (Karlie will do set up).  Agassiz Fall Fair, Sept 14/15 (Cathy V will do set up).  Categories set for the show. Rosette has been ordered.  Raffle Licence has been applied for.  Shirley V will be renewing her Food Safe, guild will pay half the cost. Guild Boutique will do a sign-up at April meeting (Sandra/Wendy).

Workshops

Tech workshops (Social Media, Photography, anything else techie) will be held at Chwk Library 10:00 to 12:30 on April 7 Sat.  If a second date is needed it will be decided at the end of the April 7 meeting.  Twoonie drop in sewing day is planned for May 5 Sat, waiting on confirmation of location.  Requested a purchase of extension cords for future workshops, was approved.

Library

The libib instuctions will be rewritten and posted on the website.

Bus Trip

The Bus Trip to CQA on June 2 Sat is full.  A wait list has been formed.

Photography

Rachel will be stepping down. Request for a new photoprapher will be at the April meeting.

Retreat

March meeting did the sign-up for Retreat 2019 - it was completely signed-up/fully paid/deposits were collected.  A wait list may be formed.

New Business

Anniversay table cloth was planned, will start the sewing at the Twoonie sew-in day, a sign-up sheet will be at the April meeting for those who want to participate.

 

March Meeting 

Old Business

It was agreed upon by the Executive that a PA system should be purchased.  This will go to a vote by the membeship at the March meeting.

Job descriptions are still needed from some of the Executive positions.

Programs

The March meeting will have Terry Aske presenting her Trunk Show.  The April meeting will host Craig Robinson, a chiropractor who will be talking about best practices for quilters. 

We Care

The workshop is planned for April 14 Sat at the Sardis Library, approximately 30 kits will be available for sewing.

Membership/Registration

82 members are now signed up.  We will be starting a 'Quilting Buddy' program to help with new member orientation.  A checklist will be made up to cover all topics to be covered in the orientation.

Newsletter

Reports are due by Weds 14 March.  

Quilt Show 

The Second Prize quilt has the quilting fully completed by Grace L and is now having the binding completed by Darlene B.  It was decided to have our two prize quilts on display when handing out the tickets to the membership.  We are inquiring about selling tickets for one day at the Threasherman's during the Chilliwack Fair rather than the 3 days at the fair. Next Quilt show meeting Apr 4 after the Exec meeting.

Workshops

The Terry Aske 'Circles' Workshop will proceed, it is full.  Location 9:30-5:00 at the Christ Community Hall. Karri will be sending out info to those attending.

Tech workshops (Social Media, Photography, anything else techie) will be held at Chwk Library 10:30 to 12:30 on two Saturdays, dates to be confirmed and announced.

Library

Five new books were purchased this month. The libib instuctions will be rewritten and posted on the website.

Bus Trip

The Bus Trip to CQA on June 2 Sat has only 5 places left to fill.  These places are open to friends of guild members. The day guild will also be notified these are available. 

Retreat

The Retreat that was newly attended was a huge success. Twenty heart pillows were produced.  The Retreat 2019 has been booked for Feb 22, 23, 24.  Sign up will be at the March meeting, requiring a $60 deposit with two further payments in Sept $100 and Nov $100.

New Business

Agreement to continue sending newsletters via email to past members, hoping to encourage them to re-sign up as a member.

 

February Meeting 

Programs

February will comprise of demonstrations on English Paper Piecing, Embroidery, and Hand Quilting. Members are asked to bring samples from their quilt collect on these techniques to share.  March - Terry Aske Trunk Show.  May - Gail Hunt Trunk Show.

We Care

A second letter has been received thanking the guild for their donation of a quilt to their family.

Purchasing two more rolls of batting. Kits will be availble at guild meetings. Looking to book another We Care Sewing day at Sardis Lib, date to be announced.

Membership/Registration

82 members are now signed up. 

Newsletter

Reports are due by Weds 14 Feb.  

Quilt Show 

Second meeting for commitee leaders was held Feb 7.  All leadership jobs have been filled.  First prize quilt is fully completed, second prize quilt is ready for long arm quilting.  Advertising posters and postcards have been printed.  Wanda (Challenge Quilt Project), Kate (posters & raffle baskets), Sandra & Wendy (boutique table) will be making presentations at the Feb meeting.

Workshops

The Terry Aske 'Circles' Workshop will proceed, it is full.  Location 9:30-5:00 at the Christ Community Hall. Karri will be sending out info to those attending.

Tech workshops (Social Media, Photography, anything else techie) will be held at Chwk Library 10:30 to 12:30 on two Saturdays, dates to be confirmed and announced.

Possible Members Sew-in Day for May, more info to come. 

Library

Diane still has money to spend on new books, if you have any idea please let her know.

Bus Trip

The Bus Trip to CQA on June 2 Sat is half full, cost is $45.  Members will have a last chance to sign up at the Feb meeting before it is open to friends of guild members.

New Business

CQA Postcards will be on display at the Feb meeting.

A request for Executive members to complete a re-write of their job descriptions and email them to Janet.

Looking into the possibility of purchasing a PA system that the guild will use and own.

 

November Meeting 

Old Business

A credit has been secured from a letter sent with a complaint on the decorations from the Anniversary Cake.

Programs

November will host a Quilt Canada speaker Marcy Horswill, Diane will be reviewing the library searching tools, Karlie will be introducing the Journal Challenge. December will be Pot Luck, games and a Secret Santa exchange.

We Care

Almost all quilts donated to BC Wildfires Relief for families in need have been delivered by the MP of the area.

Membership/Registration

77 members signed up at this time.  Decided that the guild membership list will be sent to all members.

Newsletter

Reports are due by Weds 8 Nov.  A request for a small article to be written and submitted to Jane about your cohort group if you belong to one.  

Quilt Show 

First meeting for commitee leaders was held Nov 1st.  All leadership jobs have been filled.  First prize quilt has been quilted and is ready for binding and label attachment.

Youth Bags

Check the We Care page under Programs for a list of what is still needed.  It was agreed that budget money (under donations) would be spent to purchase what was not donated and was needed to fil the bags.  Bag filling day was set for Sat Dec 2, location still to be announced.

Workshops

Workshop in Abbotsford at 'Strung out on Beads' has 9 participants, there is space for one more.  Carpooling will be arranged.  Clipboard will be passed around again at the November meeting to ask for workshop requests or volunteers to teach.  Checking into a Retreat/Sewing Day for early December open to all members ($2 cost to members, guild will pay venue rental).

Retreat

Last payment of $100 is due at November meeting, reminder announcment will be in Newsletter and emailed to participants.

New Business

CQA sponsorship of $250 will be sent and requested to be attributed to Viewers Choice.

 

October Meeting 

Old Business

Still looking into other possible meeting venues.

Programs

October will have a trunk show by members Gail W and Ginger C, mini quit special show & tell one per member.  November will host a Quilt Canada speaker Marcy Horswill, Diane will be reviewing the library searching tools, Karlie will be introducing the Journal Challenge. 

Fat Quarter Draw

This month the colour is blue.  Remember there is no limit to the number you can contribute, and for each fat quarter you bring your name will be entered into the draw.

We Care

Quilts were donated to BC Wildfires Relief for families in need.

Membership/Registration

65 members signed up at the September meeting.  A reminder that if you are not a member by the October meeting your email will be removed from our mail out and you will be removed from the Closed FaceBook page. Hamels and Countryfolk have contibuted gift certificates for all 10 meetings.

Advertising

All advertisers from the past year have signed up again, still need to collect payment from some.

Newsletter

Reports are due by Weds 11 Oct.

Quilt Show 

A call for committee leaders will be continued at the October meeting.  A link was added to the Webpage with instructions on making a block to contribute to a Second Prize Quilt for the show, we are hoping for about 50 from the members.

Youth Bags

Lots of donations came in at the Sept meeting, Janet will be making a new list of what is still needed, it will be posted in the newsletter.

Workshops

Arrangements are being made for a workshop in Abbotsford at 'Strung out on Beads', more info on a date, cost, supplies to be given at the October meeting.  Checking into a 'Tech Drop-In' possibly held on a Saturday at Chwk Sr Sec.  Clip board will be passed around at the October meeting ask for workshop ideas.

 

September Meeting 

Programs

September will be the Brithday Celebration of the guild's 20th Anniversary.  Free fabric swatches of the design contest will be handed out to the paid members. Beatrice Rieske will be doing a demo on the correct way to attach borders and sashing.

Fat Quarter Draw

This month the colour is orange.  Remember there is no limit to the number you can contribute, and for each fat quarter you bring your name will be entered into the draw.

We Care

The guid received a card from the Ann Davis Transition house thanking us for the quilts Susan dropped off in the summer. The committee would like to organize a workshop in Sardis library in November to make quilts with 6 inch squares. Gail will write a report about the We Care program to be included in the Garrison newsletter. Beatrice is collecting heart pillows for cancer patients.

Membership - Registration

Reminder your membership fees are due at the September meeting, the cost is $30.00 (same as last year).  If paying my cheque please make it out to the CHILLIWACK PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD.  If paying by cash please place it in an envelop with your name on it.  In both situations please include your memebership number.

Newsletter

Jane invites all members to contribute to the newsletter.  Tell about a show you visited, a retreat you attended, new pttern you are trying, blogs you visit, cohorts you sew with, really anything that would interest another quilter.

Library

Fines for overdue due books are due to be paid.  Diane will be placing an article in the newsletter reminding everyone how to use the online library seaching tools for our book collection.

Sunshine - Hospitality 

New cards with the Guild logo will be printed as we are running low.  The new ones will be in colour.

Quilt Show 

The committee for the Raffle Quilt will have their first sewing day on Sat 23rd Sept.  The fabric for the quilt was purchased during the summer.  A call for committee leaders will be conducted at the September meeting.

Retreat

Lyn will be collecting the next payment for the Feb 2018 retreat.

Youth Bags

We will begin collecting donated items for the Youth Bags, a list of requested items will be available to view.  Money earned from the raffles at the 2016 Quilt Show will subsidize the purchase of some of the items needed for the bags.

Members Information 2017 - 2018

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