PebbleCreek Quilters

JUNE 5, 2017 

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Chris Booth, Iris Weise, Linda Shaver, Pam Murphy, Liz Gray, Mary Sheldon, Joanne Kraatz, JoEllen Cruze, and Donna Aybar.
Also Present:  WebMaster Ronda Jones and Emeritus Nancy Treece. 

The meeting was called to order by President, Chris Booth, at 9:00 am.  The May Board Meeting Minutes were approved as written. 

PRESIDENT:  Chris thanked Ronda for making 11 dog beds.  They will be taken to the Humane Society this week.  A work day will be scheduled to make more beds when scrap fabric accumulates.  

SECRETARY:  No Report. 

TREASURER:  JoEllen reported there is $13,300.60 in the treasury.  There is $4,900 in the Long Arm Long Range fund.  There will be an updated statement available on line at the end of June.  

EDUCATION:  Linda reported the Pinheads workshop conducted by Karen Bogadi was held on May 11.  The project was a mouse pincushion by Fig Tree Quilts.  The pattern is in the library.  It is to be used only in the room. 

  • A Skill Builder’s workshop, conducted by Linda Shaver and Pam Murphy, was held on May 23.  18 participants made wrapped rope bowls and placemats.  

  • A Christmas workshop will be held on June 20, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.   The announcement of projects has gone out to all members and is posted on the website.  The list of materials needed is on the website.

  • The Cabin Tracks workshop on Monday evenings is led by Liz Gray and Mary Sheldon.  The first gathering was well attended.  

  • The Farmer’s Wife group continues to meet on Thursday and Sunday afternoons. 

  • The Modern Quilt group is taking a break for the summer and will resume in September.

  • July Skill Builder, led by Karen Bogadi, will be announced at a later date.


PUBLICITY:  Kathleen is to contact 2 quilting shops to sell tickets for the Opportunity Quilt. 

Library:  No Report.
SALES:  No Report.

HISTORY AND WINDOW:  Charity quilts are in the window now.  Liz plans to showcase works by members of the board. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Donna took 3 quilts to the SW Advocacy Center, where they will be used to decorate the walls.  She was given a tour of the expanded facility. 

A work day will be scheduled in August to work on more quilt tops.  

LONG ARM:  Joanne reported there were 21 charity quilts and 7 personal quilts done on the long arm in May.  She is watching for a thread sale to purchase additional thread.  Users of the machine are reminded to use only the needles and thread provided for the machine.  


NEW BUSINESS:   Ronda was recently in contact with Go Daddy, who provides our email service.  A new email program is available from them at an increase of $5 per month which will be more beneficial to our group.  After discussion, Linda moved we purchase the updated email service; seconded by Iris.  Approved by the Board. 

Chris asked that each committee chairperson evaluate their budget for the first 6 months of the year.  Report to Chris the status of your finances - if you are under budget or need more funding.  The budget will be re-evaluated in July and changes made as needed.  

The Board will not meet in July or August; however, there will be general membership meetings in those months.  The next general meeting will be June 12th.  The next Board meeting will be September 5th.  

Iris moved to adjourn the meeting; Donna seconded.  Chris adjourned the meeting at 9:40 am. 

Respectfully Submitted
Nancy Treece, for Secretary Helen Phillips