PebbleCreek Quilters

April 3, 2017 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Chris Booth, Iris Weise, Helen Phillips, JoEllen Cruze, Donna Aybar, Linda Shaver, Pam Murphy, and Mary Sheldon. 

Also present:  Webmaster Ronda Jones 

Chris Booth called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  The March 6, 2017, Board minutes stand approved as posted. 


President:  No report. 

Vice President:  Iris Weise reported we have 68 reservations for the spring luncheon scheduled for April 17.  The deadline for reservations is Monday morning, April 10.  Members are asked to bring any log cabin quilts they have for display.  Wendy Gilbert will be the speaker at the luncheon.

Secretary:  No report.

Treasurer:  JoEllen Cruze stated we have $14,632 in the treasury. 

Programs/Education:  Linda Shaver reported in March we had the first quarterly meeting of the pinheads.  The farmer’s wife group  have been meeting on Thursday and Sunday afternoons.  The modern quilt group met the first Friday of March and will meet the first Friday of April.  On March 28, Susan Wendt taught a disappearing 9-patch class.  On March 31, Linda Publicover conducted a skill building class. 

On April 4, Donna Aybar will have a “Mom and Me Apron” class.
On April 25, Chris Booth will teach the curved log cabin.
There will be a Christmas workshop in June.
Books and patterns have been purchased for some of these classes and those items are in the library. 

Community Service:  Donna Aybar reported 7 tops were completed at the Red, White and Blue community service project and several were sent off to be completed.  There will be another Red, White and Blue community service project in August. 

Kits are being made for the April 11 community service project.  Lunch will be provided. 

Plans are being made for a workshop in August where we will make gifts to be sold in the gallery. 

We will continue to collect fabric scraps for dog beds.  Mary Sheldon and Donna Aybar will work out the new details. 

Long Arm:  Chris Booth noted that Ron Paul has serviced the long arm. See report attached. 

Publicity:  No report.
Sales:  No report.

Social:  Mary Sheldon reported the next social will be on April 24.

Librarian:  No report.
Historian:  No report.
Webmaster:  No report. 

Display Window:  Chris Booth mentioned the Woodcarvers would like to use our opportunity quilt in their upcoming display window.  We will need to check on availability of the opportunity quilt.


Challenge Quilt:  Chris Booth reported Kathleen O’Connor will announce next year’s challenge at the luncheon. 

Documentation:  No report.


Chris Booth noted the Gravity Quilt will not be displayed at the Spring Luncheon as the quilting has not been completed. 


Chris Booth will talk to Sue Jackson about adding another board to the design wall. 

A new iron has been purchased and Chris Booth will order 12 more large clamps. 

Iris Weise moved the meeting be adjourned, and Linda Shaver seconded.  Chris Booth adjourned the Board meeting at 9:45 a.m. 

Respectfully submitted by
Helen Phillips

Long Arm report from Service done on 3-22-2017

Machine was “very clean” –thank you ladies!
We have:
Put in a new bobbin case 

Adjusted the needle position. The needle was out of alignment, which usually happens when something is hit that is too thick or hard for the needle to go through.  If you do hit something like that (the needle will most likely break), please let us know so we can check and readjust the alignment.  There are ways of avoiding this, if your quilt has a lot of thick seams, please talk with one of the committee so we can show you how to work around this. 

Hydraulics are working. The machine can be lowered (even lower than before) and raised.  It is level where it is, so we will not be moving it back and forth. 

Oil – places to oil and number of drops are on the machine.  Continue to follow the 8 hour schedule and do not oil at the end of your session. 

Threading slightly changed – marked on machine – no longer needs to go through the top eyelet twice, does not twist through the three hole bar - up thru first hole, down through the third hole, not twisting, not good for the thread. 

Tension is set correctly, should not have to be adjusted. If the machine is not sewing correctly, first check threading of top and bobbin. Do not move the machine too fast or sporadically. 

Tension is set correctly, should not have to be adjusted. If the machine is not sewing correctly, first check threading of top and bobbin. Do not move the machine too fast or sporadically.