Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Devine Quilters Newsletter October 2012

PRESIDENTS NOTE          What a wonderful four days at Camp Gravatt.  Eighteen of us sewing, dancing, and singing in the Chapel. Food was great.  Thanks to our one and only Joyce Greer and her Facilitator Pat Whittle.  I worked on charity quilts for a day and a half--putting binding on five quilts.  Beth--I have one for Devine.  Thanks to Leslie for getting the ladies from Fiber on a Whim.  I thoroughly enjoyed the trunk show and the class on Seascapes   
 Be sure and come and see what Leslie is going to teach us--Should be fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sue Spillane

Devine Quilters Meeting
Monday, August 6th, 2012

Sue Spillane convened the meeting at 7:10 PM and introduced Jan Girod of "Fiber on a Whim."  Jan launched into a delightful talk about her evolution as a quilter with help from her partner, daughter Kristin Rodriguez.  Kristin was in charge of displaying her mother's quilts during the presentation.  Each quilt contained a variety of techniques demonstrating Jan's development as a quilt artist.  Guild members got to view Jan's work up close at the intermission.

The business meeting was called to order after the intermission.  Three new members were introduced.  The minutes from the last meeting were approved.  A report from the treasurer followed.  Given the level of funds in the treasury and the commitments the guild has made for the rest of the year, Sue encouraged everyone to participate to the fullest in October's silent auction.

Leslie reviewed the programs to come and asked the members to consider what activity they would like to have at the December meeting.  Some past activities were mentioned as part of the discussion, but a decision will not be made until more members weigh in on preferences.

Beth distributed quilt tops for quilting.  Nothing is new on the "Lone Star" project.

Sue told the members that we need a 2nd VP and a President in 2013.  She asked the members to think about candidates for these two positions.

The September meeting will be held on September 10th, due to the Labor Day holiday.  Please note the date change.

After Show and Tell, the meeting adjourned.

Quilt Show Notes:

  1. 44th annual NQA Quilt Show, June 27-29, 2013, Columbus, Ohio
  2. World Quilt Show - Florida IV, November 8-10, 2012, Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida
  3. Seneca Quilt Show, September 21-22, Shaver Recreation Center, 698 W. South Street, Seneca, SC.  See Seneca's Web site for additional details, as this event runs from August 26th through September 31st, and has a number of events culminating in the quilt show.
  4. Georgia Quilt Show, Duluth, GA, October 18th-20th, Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA, 30097
  5. Houston, November 1-4, 2012

Financial Report 
Balance August 1 $                      2,935.50
Income to date $                         234.00
Expenditures to date $                         836.37
Net Income $                       (602.37)
Grand Total $                      2,333.13
Program is going to be presented by yours truly.  Leslie Mullins
Be sure to be at the September meeting to Doodle Do with Leslie. She will share tips and tricks to get you started on this relaxing, theraputic process.  Supplies will be provided - all you need is an attitude of adventure.
Sept 2012 DQ newsletter charity report

Charity Report
Received 2 completed quilts...thank you!
I’ll be bringing a few kits and/or tops with batting/backs to each meeting for members to take one home and finish at their convenience. 
Remember, one of the 5 purposes of Devine Quilters is: “To enrich our lives by the commitment of donations related to quilts and other fiber arts (i.e. quilts, scholarships, time or efforts) to deserving organizations, hospitals, groups, or individuals”. The Guild’s main need at this time is for quilting the large number of tops that are ready—please take one home to quilt on your home short arm machine—straight line quilting or practicing your free hand quilting.  These quilts are a good size for practice!
Please keep in mind as you reorganize and/or thin out your stashes—we can always use quality fabric donations:  yardage for backings or for cutting up for kits, and fat quarters and 2.5” strips that you no longer need (how did thatfabric get in that bundle/jelly roll?).  I’ll collect them at all meetings.
The 2012 running total is:
Adult completed:  6      Child completed: 13     Total: 19
Delivered to Breast Center:  4   Delivered to Children’s Garden: 13    Total delivered:  17
---Beth Karr