June is here and our guild year is winding down. We have had wonderful programs this year and still have one more great speaker, Joyce Hughes, to look forward to at our June meeting. In addition to that, we have lots to do.
Here are some things that YOU as a member should be doing:
1. Renew your membership.
2. Make pillowcases. See below, there's actually a prize!
3. If you are a committee chairperson, send your annual report to me before the June meeting.
4. Ask yourself how YOU can help our guild. There are lots of ways that everyone can help, in small or big ways.
Our new board of officers will take office on July 1. I think they will do a great job. Wonderful people have stepped forward. We will also recognize the Volunteer of the Year for the guild at the June meeting.
I have really enjoyed being your president for the past two years. My mission was to make the guild a better group. One of my goals was to get back to following our by-laws and policies and procedures. I want to thank everyone who helped the guild run as smoothly as it does. Keep up this great work!
See you in June,
Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Linda Kerschner
Penn Oaks Guild Meeting Minutes
May 14, 2018
7:00 p.m. President Stephanie Braskey called the meeting to order
Stephanie announced that Charles Moses is going to donate Betsy's quilting fabric and supplies to Penn Oaks for silent auction at the September meeting.
Jamie Loncaric asked the group if anyone minded if she took pictures for Facebook. Backs of heads only. There were no objections.
Stephanie asked for any additional volunteer of the year nominations. There were none. Nominations are now closed and the Board will vote on the winner. The winner will be announced at the next meeting.
Treasurer's Report - Debbie Becker
We have $18,717.28 bank balance. Silent Auction income last month was $822.00. Expenses were $644.10 and included the speaker and the hospice donation from the show profits.
Nominating Committee - Stephanie Braskey - Election of Officers
President - Helen Hofbauer
Programs - Linda Kerschner
Programs Deputy - Denise Blake
Recording Secretary - Ellen McMillen
Corresponding Secretary - Ellen Lance
Treasurer - Cindy Vognetz
Membership - Diana Smyrl
Ways and Means - Pat Sherman
Moved: Kelly Meanix, Seconded: Leslie O'Brien, Approved: All
Jean Zubert could not attend the meeting tonight so the quilt show topic was postponed to next month.
Membership - Diana announced that we have 28 members in attendance along with 10 guests.
Stephanie announced that Diana needs a helper at the membership desk during arrival.
Programs - Rita Marie introduced Sarah Bond. The group enjoyed her history presentation and showing of her spectacular quilts. If you weren't inspired by that trunk show nobody can help you.
The group presented a wonderful show and tell.
Stephanie adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Recording Secretary, Penn Oaks Quilt Guild
June 11: Joyce Hughes is an award-winning, self-taught quilter, lecturer, fiber artist and instructor. Her lecture is titled "My Journey into Quilting." It is a very open and inspiring talk about how she started in quilting, leading into art quilts with thread painting, finishing with ideas to use with panels as art quilts. Joyce's main subject matter will be working with fabric panels showing how, with a little embellishing and/or thread painting, a panel becomes a piece of art. Learn about the preparation of the panel for a project, the freedom of using thread painting, adding embellishments of ribbon, markers, paint, crystals, etc. Joyce will have thread, fabric and panels for purchase.
Hospitality - Angel
June Snack listMembership
Snacks for the June end of year celebration meeting will be a surprise generated by the guild. In order to plan for quantities please text Kelly whether you will be attending or not and she will relay the info to me.
Diana is looking for a helper at the Membership desk while she is attending the board meetings that is held an hour before the meetings. Is there anyone available around 6:00? We feel it is important for someone to greet our guests that may arrive early.
If you are looking for an easy project for summer, consider making pillowcases for Ryan’s Cases for Smiles. Rita Marie and Linda introduced this challenge at the May meeting. The guild member who makes and delivers the most pillowcases before or at the November meeting will receive a prize. There’s nothing like a little competition to help a good cause!
Cindy Kerr will be presenting on November 12th, and we will be giving her our guild’s contributions to the charity she founded to honor her son.
Thank you to everyone who picked up a pillowcase kit at the May meeting, and to Carolyn Davis who put together many of the kits from fabric in her own stash. We will have additional kits at the June meeting. Since the fabric is already washed and cut, it will take less than an hour to finish a pillowcase. Please wash your completed pillowcases before passing them on.
If you have any questions about the challenge, contact Linda Kerschner at email@example.com.
Here is the link to the pattern from Ryan’s Case for Smiles: http://caseforsmiles.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Case-for-Smiles-Hot-Dog-Instructions_updated-1.pdf