April 2, 2018
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Chris Booth, Jean Fry, Helen Phillips, JoEllen Cruze, Donna Aybar, Judy Frank, Marlene Kuskie, Kathy Brown, Liz Gray, Mary Sheldon, Priscilla Naworski, and Pam Branfuhr
COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Patsy Wagner, Millissa Masters, Barbara Maurer, Irene Lukes, and Donna Wisnoski
Also present: Webmaster Ronda Jones, and Linda Shaver, Emeritus
Chris Booth called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. The March 5, 2018 Board meeting minutes stand approved as posted.
REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND STANDING COMMITTEES:
President: No report.
Vice President: Jean Fry reported the cutoff will be April 6 for registration for the Spring luncheon to be held on April 16.
Secretary: No report.
Treasurer: JoEllen Cruze stated the current balance is $15,128. Treasurer’s report is available on the website.
Programs/Education: Kathy Brown reported the One Block Wonder class was held on March 27 with a follow-up workshop on March 31. Donna Wisnoski will teach a “High Tech Tucks” class on April 10. Roberta Penchina will demonstrate using rulers and templates on the long arm on April 20. Dalonna Cooper will conduct a workshop where members will create notebooks on using different needles, threads, and presser feet on domestic machines on May 12.
Monday evenings at 4:00 p.m.: On April 2, Millissa Masters will demonstrate the accordion half-square triangles. On April 9, Helen Phillips will demonstrate the pineapple block ruler. On April 23 and 30, Sandy Crabtree will teach a single block and then mounting that block on canvas.
Community Service: Donna Aybar reported 16 receiving blankets and 17 bears were completed at the community service workshop on March 24. On March 14, 26 dog beds were made with 25 of those donated to the Veterans shut-in home check group. Dottie Werner also completed 17 dog beds and donated those in the club’s name. During March, 28 quilts were donated, and 18 activity mats were donated to Abrazo Hospital. Priscilla Naworski donates a baby quilt each month to the Phoenix Pregnancy Support Group in the club’s name.
On April 14, Diane Lawrence will be leading a children’s walker caddie workshop. Kits will be assembled. Items will be donated to the Children’s Hospice Center.
Summer plans are to finish up quilts and work on the Veterans’ quilts.
Chuck Patton with the Surprise Hospice of the Valley, and a Pebblecreek resident, made a cash donation to the club to defray costs for charity items.
Long Arm: Irene Lukes reported 6 charity quilts and 15 personal quilts were completed on the long arm during March.
Publicity: Marlene Kuskie reported one article will be sent to the Pebblecreek Post each month.
Sales: Pam Branfuhr reported all the St. Patrick’s Day placemats and Easter items have been sold. Red, white and blue kits have been made up for Memorial Day. The spiral and gift package table runners are very popular and sell quickly.
Social: Mary Sheldon reported a brunch will be held following the Board meeting to celebrate the success of the March 18 quilt show.
Librarian: No report.
Historian: Priscilla Naworski reported scrapbook pages are being prepared. Consideration will be given to updating to a digital scrapbook and then adding it to the website.
Webmaster: No report.
Display Window: No report.
Opportunity Quilt: Chris Booth noted ticket sales at the Quilt Show totaled $494.
Quilt Show: Millissa Masters reported 158 quilts plus challenge quilt items, for a total of 202 quilts and quilted items were on display at the Quilt Show held on March 18. Expenses for the show totaled $554 but there are $250 worth of items that can be reused at the next quilt show. The Gallery noted they had over $1,000 in sales during the Quilt Show.
There were many positive comments about the Quilt Show. Donna Wisnoski noted one gentleman commented he had attended many shows in the past ten years and it was the best show he has seen.
Ribbon winning quilts will be displayed at the Spring Luncheon.
A critique questionnaire will be give to the members at the Spring Luncheon.
Challenge Quilt: Chris Booth noted challenge quilt items have been removed from the windows and any items not picked up were placed in Cabinet 22.
Documentation: Donna Wisnoski reported documentation is scheduled for April 13. A recent article regarding the documentation program noted over 90,000 quilts have been documented. Donna will be giving a presentation to Quilters Anonymous regarding the program.
Veterans’ Appreciation Quilts: Liz Gray stated kits have been prepared and a workshop will be held on April 17. A list is being made of recipients. A couple of the quilts will be held and given to Pebblecreek veterans under hospice care.
Donna Wisnoski has reviewed the hexagon quilt and box of quilt blocks donated to the club by Sue Godwin’s daughters. These items include 1930s and 1940s fabrics and have been hand pieced. Helen Phillips motioned the hexagon quilt and box of quilt blocks donated to the club by Sue Godwin’s daughters be offered for sale for $75 each at the Spring luncheon. Jean Fry seconded the motion. After discussion, motion carried
Millissa Masters noted the Creative Arts Center requested that we hang some quilts from the hallway ceiling. There was discussion of hanging quilts during the holidays or in connection with the March challenge quilts.
Helen Phillips motioned we plan to have the next quilt show in 2020. JoEllen Cruze seconded the motion. After discussion, motion carried.
Marlene Kuskie motioned the 2020 quilt show be held during the month of March. Donna Aybar seconded the motion. After discussion, motion carried.
Millissa Masters will check with the Creative Arts Center and secure a date for the March 2020 quilt show to be held on a Saturday or Sunday.
Chris Booth noted there will be a membership meeting at the Spring Luncheon to be held on April 16, 2018.
The next board meeting will be held on May 7, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Diamondback Room.
Marlene Kuskie moved the meeting be adjourned, and Jean Fry seconded. Motion approved.
By Helen Phillips