PebbleCreek Quilters

April 16, 2018 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Chris Booth, Jean Fry, Helen Phillips, JoEllen Cruze, Marlene Kuskie, Donna Aybar, Kathy Brown, Linda Publicover, Pam Branfuhr, Mary Sheldon, Liz Gray, Priscilla Naworski, Cathy Howell and Wendy Gilbert 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT:  Millissa Masters, Barbara Maurer, Irene Lukes, Roberta Penchina, Joanne Kraatz, Irma Taylor, and Donna Wisnoski
Also present:  Webmaster Ronda Jones, and Linda Shaver, Emeritus 

Chris Booth called the meeting to order at 11:25 a.m.  The March 12, 2018 Board meeting minutes stand approved as posted. 


President:  Chris Booth welcomed guests and introduced guest speaker Mary McElvain. 

Vice President:  No report.
Secretary:  No report.
Treasurer:  JoEllen Cruze stated the current balance is $15,128.  Treasurer’s report is available on the website. 


               Kathy Brown reported classes and demonstrations since the March meeting included woven baskets by Irene Lukes,                           accordion half-square triangles demonstrated by Millissa Masters, pineapple block tool demonstrated by Helen Phillips,                     and  Donna Wisnoski taught a “High Tech Tucks” class. 

              On April 20, Roberta Penchina will demonstrate using rulers and templates on the long arm.  Dalonna Cooper will conduct                  a  workshop where members will create technique notebooks on using different needles, threads, and presser feet on                        domestic machines on May 12. 

              Monday evenings at 4:00 p.m.:  On April 23 and 30, Sandy Crabtree will teach a single block and then mounting that block                on canvas.

Community Service:

              Donna Aybar reported about 25 dog beds, 25 walker bags, 25 receiving blankets, activity mats, and quilts have been                          donated for a total of 86 items donated during the last month.  The activity mats were donated to Abrazo, a quilt was                     donated to Hospice of the Valley, a quilt given to the Military Officers’ Association, and a quilt was donated to the New Life               Center. 

             On May 19, there will be a community service project to make quilt tops for children, with a focus on quilt tops for boys. 

             Summer plans are to finish up charity quilts, and work on adopt-a-quilts and Veterans’ appreciation quilts. 

              The community service project for October will be zippy-strippy bags for the New Life Center.  These bags will be filled                    with collected toiletries. 

              Hope bags for the New Life Center will be made in November.

               Ronda Jones presented the new procedures for making dog beds from fabric scraps.  Members are to contact Donna Aybar                 when they have a dog bed ready for delivery to Mr. Ellison of the Pet Companions Club.  The new procedure will be posted                 on the website. 

Long Arm:  No report.
Publicity:  No report.
Sales:  No report.
Social:  No report.
Librarian:  No report.
Historian:  No report.
Webmaster:  No report.
Display Window:  No report. 

Opportunity Quilt:  No report. 

Quilt Show:  Chris Booth thanked Millissa Masters and Barb Maurer for their leadership and noted the quilt show was quite successful.  Approximately 600 individuals attended, and almost $500 in opportunity tickets were sold.  The Activity Center was very pleased and the Gallery had over $1,500 in sales. 

Chris Booth thanked Karen Bogadi for the bed turning, Rosemary Stoker and her committee for the ribbons, Donna Wisnoski for opportunity quilt sales, and Emery and Sue Whaples for their assistance.  Chris also thanked Linda Shaver, Sue Whaples, Marlene Kuskie, and Patty Schuldt (the room leaders), and all the husbands who helped, and all the volunteers. 

The ribbon winning quilts were on display and a critique questionnaire was given to the members at the luncheon. 

Chris Booth noted Sue Jackson was a big supporter of the Quilt Show and the Board voted to do another quilt show in the Spring of 2020. 

Challenge Quilt:  Kathleen O’Connell noted 2 windows were filled in March with 44 entries of the 2018 log cabin challenge. 

The 2019 challenge will be hexagons.  It can be any size, color, or fabric. 

Documentation:  No report. 

Veterans’ Appreciation Quilts:  Liz Gray stated kits have been prepared and a workshop will be held on April 17.  Members should contact Liz Gray to add a veteran to the list of recipients. 


Priscilla Naworski presented a thank you note received from the “Cinder Sisters” for the 45 pounds of tools that were donated and shipped to the Community Center in Northern California.  The homes of 30 members of the quilt guild there were destroyed by the fires last fall. 


Chris Booth noted the Activity Center will be closed for several weeks in July, starting July 9. 

The next board meeting will be held on May 7, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Diamondback Room.  Jean Fry will preside at the next general meeting on May 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., with social at 6:30 p.m.

Jean Fry moved the meeting be adjourned, and Lynne Hupp seconded.  Motion approved. 

Respectfully submitted
By Helen Phillips