Friday, March 10, 2017

March 2017 Meeting Minutes

  1. Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm and welcome given by Elena Acosta, Vice- President. Daisy Comeaux, President attended meeting but she had laryngitis.
  2. Per Ms. Tommie Morden there were no quests at the meeting. 48 Members in attendance.
  3. Ms. Tommie Morden presented birthday fat quarters to March birthdays. Happy Birthday Sung, led by Joni DeVilbiss.
  4. Program: What is a GSQA Circuit Teacher?a. Panel of teachers were Sherry Herringshaw of Lagniappe Quilt Designs, Connie Ewbanks of Butterfly Stitches, and Judy Holley of Judy Holley They showed us quilts that demonstrated the classes they teach. To have a GSQA sponsored class there needs to a minimum of 15 students. Cost is $20 for GSQA members and $40 for non-members.c. They are available for teaching other groups but the minimum amount paid varies with teacher.
  5. Break was taken for Birthday Table opportunities, refreshments and Alice Fredlund selling lotto blocks, challenge 1,  which are due next meeting and can be mailed to Alice or Daisy Comeaux if can't attend April meeting.
  6. After Break, Jackie Wood showed an award the Giving Quilt received in July, 2016 from United Way, Chapter 9 and Capitol One Bank.
  7. Elena Acosta gave the next border in the Selfie Round Robin Quilt. This month is Paper Piecing.
  8. Treasurer Cindy Jones gave report for February, 2017. We have 71 paying members at this point. Jo Doherty made motion to accept report and was seconded by Joni DeVilbiss. It passed by membership.
  9. Bebe Tulley summarized February 2017 RCQG meeting minutes. Motion to accept by Alice Fredlund, seconded by Joni DeVilbiss, and passed by members. Bebe reminded everyone to get dues in so she can print a current membership list for next meeting.
  10. Other Committee Reports given:
    a. Retreat-Joni DeVilbiss gave report on retreat held February 20-22 in Richard, La at Acadiana Baptist Retreat Center. Attendees talked about their experiences, and was enjoyed by all. Thanks given to Joni and others who helped with food-Jackie, Margie, and Joyce with coffee.
    b. Fat Quarter winner was Sherry Herringshaw.
    c. Fiber Name tag winner was Elizabeth Niemi.
  11. Show and Tell was next
  12. Old Business:
    a. GSQA Seminar tickets still available. Shopping will be available. It is March 15-18 at the Hilton at Kenner Airport. You can register day of class. Classes will be 8-4:30. Night programs will be at 6:30. 
    b. Bridge over Troubled Water is April 1 at Highland Presbyterian Church. Volunteers needed March 30-31. 130 people will be receiving fabric and 80 sewing machines have been given as of this date.
    c. Ugly Fabric Quarter quilts will be due for April meeting.
  13. New Business:
    a. Second Saturday Sew Day is March 11.
    b. Giving Quilt is sponsoring a sew day April 29 at 9:30 am at St. John's Methodist Church to sew kits for UpSIDE-DOWNS, org. Quilts for children with Downs Syndrome and they will be blue/yellow quilts.
    c. Quilts of Valor presented Wednesday March 1 in Hammond. One for a navy and one army vet.
    d. Adjourned at 8:25 pm.
Submitted by Bebe Tulley, Secretary

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February 2017 meeting minutes

  1. Meeting called to order and welcome given by Daisy Comeaux, President. Asked for prayers for Peggy Bourgeois in heart Cath procedure in morning.
  2. Ms. Tommie Morden introduced guests Ethel Forrester and Billece Morrison. 52 Members in attendance.
  3. Ms. Tommie Morden presented birthday fat quarters to February birthdays. Happy Birthday Sung.
  4. Elena Acosta presented information of Selfie Round Robin. First border is curves. A suggested center was given with instructions.
  5. Program was given by Mary Felder and Barbara Lankford on CFAL-Contemporary Fiber Artist of Louisiana. Other River City members who are also members of CFAL was asked to stand.
  6. Barbara Hoffman showed Quilt that had been donated and needed to be completed and given to a charity. She asked anyone interested to please contact her.
  7. Break to sign up for Retreat, Birthday table, and pay dues.
  8. Bebe Tulley summarized January 2017 RCQG meeting minutes. Suzie Montague to send out after this meeting.
  9. Other Committee Reports given:
  1. Retreat-Joni DeVilbiss gave report on upcoming retreat February 20-22 in Richard, La. Joyce Perry will coordinated coffee. There is microwave, refrigerator in Kitchen. Also small refrigerator in rooms.
  2. Lotto Block-Alice Fredlund. This will start in March. Turn Dash Block with a different one each month. Background is Kona white and colors are modern.
  3. GSQA quarterly meeting in January at Main Library in Baton Rouge was well attended. 34 RCQG members went. 177 people attended from FL, AL, Miss and LA. RCQG gave corsages to Renee Hoeprich and past president. RCQG will be reimbursements for coffee and utensils. Sold Extra meals for $5 each.
  4. Birthday table-Carolyn Derbes, Mary White, Martha Spruell. $49 raised this month.
  5. Fat Quarter winner is Louise Porter.
  6. Fiber Name tag winner is Pam Rosebrook.
  1. The Giving Quilt Show at Lamar Dixon show is February 4-5 with awards ceremony on Sunday February 4 at 2pm. 587 quilts presubmitted for show. Will accept more quilts but they will not be displayed. 4 quilts to go to Quilts of Valor. Kids’ activities planned as well as stuff a bear and pillowcases to be made and block by block made for future quilts. 3 awards will be presented: 1st place-$250 challenge quilts, Viewer’s Choice and Judges’ Choice.
  2. Second Saturday Sew Day is February 11.
  3. Ugly Fabric Quarter quilts will be due for April meeting.
  4. Beverly Yearby announced Patriotic Quilt Exhibit at Zachary Library sponsored by Honeybees of Zachary quilt guild.
  5. Show and Tell.
  6. Adjourned at 8:10 pm.

Submitted by Bebe Tulley, Secretary

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Message from the President - March 2017


How glorious it is to live in Louisiana in Springtime, like God's mercy reached down and gave us a kiss and a blessing, all at once.  Peace be with you all.

First, The Giving Quilt Show was very well attended by many of our friends and local quilters. Their remarks were quite complimentary of the show's composition and its quilts.  Some remarks were that the quilting and workmanship on the quilts were more complex and very interesting.  The Quilts of Valor (QOV) presentation was very touching as always.  My thanks to all of you who contributed your time and talent to the show.

There will be other QOV presentation opportunities closer to Memorial Day in May or Veterans Day in November.  Contact me if you have a veteran to honor.

With the presentation at the meeting, let's narrow our choices for circuit teachers and  plan some dates/classes.

On Second Saturday Sew Day- March 11th - BR Modern Quilt Guild is the sponsor hosting the sew-in date this time along with Remember Me and our guild.  Jan Bourgeois of Ryan's Case for Smiles org. will be there with pillowcase kits to sew (the kits are free).  Come join the fun to make pillowcases or just bring a project to work on.  Good fellowship.  More details are in the newsletter.

I'll tell you about the Feb. 20-22 retreat.  It was great fun. You should have been there.

Thanks to our refreshment ladies for this month: Mary Wolf, Billece Morrison, and Frances Jones.

SEW, dear ones, be inspired, as I am by your creativity and drive,



Monday, February 20, 2017