PebbleCreek Quilters

October 8, 2018 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Chris Booth, Jean Fry, Helen Phillips, JoEllen Cruze, Judy Frank, Kathy Brown, Sandy Crabtree, Linda Publicover, Lynne Hupp, Mary Sheldon, Liz Gray, Cathy Howell and Wendy Gilbert 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT:  Roberta Penchina, Irene Lukes, Joanne Kraatz and Irma Taylor
Also present:  Webmaster Ronda Jones 

Chris Booth called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  The September 10, 2018 General meeting minutes stand approved as posted. 


President:  Chris Booth welcomed new members Arlene Simpson and Tisha Johnson. 

Vice President:  Jean Fry reported members may now pay their 2019 membership dues.  The menu and price for the Christmas luncheon will be announced the first of November.  In the past, the club has picked up some of the taxes and gratuities.  The luncheon will be held on December 10. 

Secretary:  No report. 

Treasurer:  JoEllen Cruze stated the current balance is $11,807.  Treasurer’s report is available on the website. 


  • Kathy Brown reported a rulers and templates class will be held on October 12, and participants will need to be certified on the long arm before taking this class.  A disappearing 4-patch class is scheduled for October 30, and a “Hoopla” hexagon class is scheduled for November 27. 
  • Interest was noted with respect to a quilters’ academy class after the first of the year.  Members interested in organizing an academy class should contact Kathy Brown or Sandy Crabtree. 
  • The Monday evening “sew fun” will begin on Monday, October 15, from 4 to 8 pm.  There will be projects or demos at the “sew fun” evenings.  Kathy Brown will demonstrate holiday table toppers on October 15. 
  • Chris Booth noted Pam Branfuhr will be hosting on Wednesday evenings from 4 to 8 pm.  The project on October 17 will be to sew adult bibs to be sold in the Gallery.

 Community Service: 

  • Judy Frank reported the members completed 34 zippy-strippy bags.  Members are encouraged to donate toiletries that can be placed in the bags in late November and given to the New Life Center. 
  • Hope bags will made at the community service project scheduled for October 20.  Sergers will be needed along with sewers, cutters, and pressers. 
  • In September, 20 quilts were donated to Hospice of the Valley and 10 quilts were donated to Ryan’s House.  In 2018 thru September, 158 quilts have been donated making a total donation of 444 items. 
  • Linda Labenz will use donated quilt tops for the “adopt a top” spray basting workshops.  Members interested in spray basting should contact Linda Labenz.  Spray basting is a technique for members to use when quilting on their domestic machines.  If a top has been spray basted, it cannot be quilted on the long arm. 
  • Chris Booth noted that members should spray the fabrics outside, and not in the Diamondback room.

 Long Arm:  Linda Publicover noted if a personal quilt is quilted on the long arm, the member is to pay for the hours requested on the long arm, even if the actual time is less than requested. 

Chris Booth noted that the new payment structure is essentially a decrease in the fees for personal quilts on the long arm for most members. 

Publicity:  Lynne Hupp was present for Marlene Kuskie during her absence.  Articles are being prepared on the zippy-strippy bags, the opportunity quilt, and patriotic quilts. 

Sales:  JoEllen Cruze noted $32 was received from Gallery sales during September. 

Social:  Mary Sheldon reported the next social planned for October 22 will be held at the Oasis pool from 12 to 4 pm.  There will be food and fun things to do.

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

Display Window:  Chris Booth noted the superb display of patriotic quilts created by Cathy Howell and Wendy Gilbert for the month of October. 


Opportunity Quilt:  JoEllen Cruze noted $110 was received from the Gallery in September for opportunity quilt sales.
Chris Booth will be contacting quilt shops regarding displaying and selling tickets for the opportunity quilt.  

Quilt Show:  No report. 

Challenge Quilt:  Kathleen O’Connor noted the hexagon challenge items will be due in March for display. 

Documentation:  No report. 

Veterans’ Appreciation Quilts:  Liz Gray reported 22 recipients are planning to attend the November 11 Veterans’ Day program at 2:00 p.m. in the Renaissance Theatre.   Some of the quilts are currently on display in the display windows.  Volunteers will be contacted regarding participation in the program. 


Cathy Howell noted a workshop was held on September 26 for the Jeremy Chandler scholarship fund quilt.  The quilt top has been completed and Joanne Kraatz has volunteered to quilt it on the long arm.  Jonnie Chandler expressed her appreciation to the members who assisted in this great endeavor. 

Ronda Jones will chair the nomination committee and oversee the preparation of a slate of officers for 2019.  The proposed slated of officers will be presented to the membership at the November meeting.  The members will then vote on the slate of offices at the December luncheon.  Members interested in serving on the board or a committee should contact Ronda Jones. 


Chris Booth noted we share the Diamondback room with four other groups.  Quilters need to be respectful and should not enter the room for fabric or other items when another club is using the room.

Jean Fry noted the Road to California bus is full but they are taking a wait list in the event someone has to cancel.  Final payment is due the first of December. 

Chris Booth noted the next general membership meeting will be held on November 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 Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the Diamondback Room.

Lynn Hupp moved the meeting be adjourned, and  Karen Bogadi seconded.  Motion approved. 

Respectfully submitted
By Helen Phillips​