PebbleCreek Quilters

February 5, 2018 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Chris Booth, Jean Fry, JoEllen Cruze, Donna Aybar, Judy Frank, Marlene Kuskie, Linda Publicover, Kathy Brown, Liz Gray, and Pam Branfuhr

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT:  Patsy Wagner and Millissa Masters 

Also present:  Webmaster Ronda Jones, and Linda Shaver, Emeritus

Chris Booth called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  The January 2, 2018 Board meeting minutes stand approved as posted. 


President:  No report.

Vice President:  Jean Fry reported arrangements are being made for the Spring luncheon to be held on April 16.  Discussion held on food choices and program with no decision. 

Secretary:  No report.  Linda Shaver took the minutes in the absence of Helen Phillips. 

Treasurer:  JoEllen Cruze stated the current balance is $14,063.  Treasurer’s report is available on the website. 

Programs/Education:  Kathy Brown reported the Diva wallet class on January 27 was a success.  On February 27, Ila Larson and Irma Taylor will conduct an “Oasis” class.  On March 27, Linda Labenz will teach a one-block wonder class.  Donna Wisnoski will teach a “High Tech Tucks” class on April 10.  Dalonna Cooper will conduct a machine quilting workshop using domestic machines with rulers on May 1.  

Kathy Brown will host the Monday evening sewing fun and requested ideas. 

Community Service:  Donna Aybar reported 16 quilts were delivered in January to Hospice, 8 baby quilts were delivered to Abrazo along with 3 bibs and 3 burb cloths.  

     Community service projects are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month unless there is a conflict.  The March 17 community       service project will be moved due to the quilt show setup. 

     On February 17, the community service project will be “memory care activity mats” for Abrazo memory care patients.  Kits have           been made and are ready to be assembled. 

     Upcoming projects include receiving blankets (March 24), walker bags (April 21), quilt tops for boys (May 19), hope bags (September       15), and zippy strippy bags (October 20). 

     Some of the “adopt-a-quilt” projects have been completed and will be shown at the February general meeting.  This is an ongoing        project and there are kits available in the tub ready for adoption. 

     Kare Bears have requested two baby quilts for their Spring raffle.  Quilts have been chosen and are ready to be delivered to Kare           Bears 

     Donna Aybar asked Kare Bears if they would be interested in a quilt being donated once a month for a PC resident in need.  Kare           Bears will address how to approach it. 

     Plans are to make 8-10 Veteran’s Day quilts this year.  

     Judy Roos has donated 4 quilt tops and a thank you note has been sent to her. 

     Sue Godwin’s daughter has been sent the thank you note received from Wounded Warriors for the cash donation made in memory of       Sue Godwin. 

     Donna Aybar stated Donna Wisnoski recommended we hold making a decision on Sue Godwin’s vintage hexi-quilt at this time. 

     Members are to be reminded that the white-on-white bolt of fabric in the charity cabinet is to be used only for piecing, not as a           backing.  A discussion was held about purchasing bolts of red, white, blue and black solid fabrics but no decision reached. 

     Batting will be ordered this week for charity quilts.  The black batting may be used for charity quilts as needed.

Long Arm:  Linda Publicover reported 12 personal quilts and 13 charity quilts were quilted on the long arm during January.  Two sessions of the mandatory class for those using the long arm have been held and one additional class is scheduled for February 8.  More dates will be added as needed. 

Publicity:  Marlene Kuskie reported bookmarks, posters, and flyers have been ordered for the Quilt Show and will be distributed upon receipt.  Ideas for articles for the Pebblecreek Post were requested.  A feature on the opportunity quilt was suggested. 

Sales:  Pam Branfuhr reported six Valentine items have been placed in the Gallery.  Kits have been assembled for items for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.  A check for $72 was received for items sold in the Gallery.

Social:  No report. 

Librarian:  Liz Gray reported work continues on the Library with many new additions. 

Historian:  No report.

Webmaster:  Ronda Jones reported there have been issues regarding certification sessions when signing up to use the long arm.  A notation area on the form will be added. 

Display Window:  No report. 


Opportunity Quilt:  Chris Booth noted there was $150 in ticket sales at the Desert Fest.  Volunteers will be needed to sell tickets at the Pickleball Tournament on February 14, 15 and 16, and at the parking lot sale on February 25.  A sign-up sheet will be distributed at the February 12 general meeting.  A label is being made for the 2018 Opportunity Quilt. 

Quilt Show:  Millissa Masters reported 112 quilt entries have been received from 32% of the members.  The deadline to enter is February 12.  

Challenge Quilt:  Chris Booth noted challenge quilt items will be displayed in the window in March. 

Documentation:  Thirteen quilts are scheduled to be documented on February 9.



Chris Booth reported new tables and chairs will be coming from Robson as a part of building improvements.  Security cameras will be added to all rooms in the Creative Arts Center.  Rekeying of the CAC has been completed.  Cabinets currently having key locks will be redone with combination locks.  

Millissa Masters reported from the CAC meeting that the Pebblecreek Holiday Fest is scheduled for December 1, with set up on November 30.  Problems with accounts payable have been resolved and all checks (Gallery sales and other sales events) will be issued on the 15th of each month in the future.  A study is being done concerning a redesign of the CAC. 

Chris Booth reported that discount cards for Mulqueen’s have been received and are being distributed. 

Chris Booth noted the membership meeting will be held on February 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., with a social beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Coyote Room.

The next board meeting will be held on March 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Diamondback Room. 

Jean Fry moved the meeting be adjourned, and  Pam Branfuhr seconded.  Motion approved. 

Respectfully submitted
By Linda Shaver
LS/Helen Phillips