Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Other pages have been updated

I finally found a free lunch hour to update the new pages.  Remember, I will not be updating the other website anymore so check here often for up-to-date information on the guild.  

The next month's meeting should be exciting while we learn about our "batting" average.  Also, please read your newsletter and review the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.  We will need to vote on this.  

And if you haven't paid your annual dues, please bring your check for $25 to the next meeting.  If you know you aren't going to be able to make it to the next meeting and you want to keep receiving your newsletter, please contact me at atwood1@comcast.net and I'll let you know where you can mail your check.  The roster will be completed after the next meeting and distributed at the November meeting.  We will be printing the roster in a booklet style so it will be smaller, will include all the information you could ever want on the guild including by-laws, committee chairs, committee information, etc.  

If you want to be involved in this quilt guild there are opportunities available just for YOU!  Want to know what is involved, just give me a call and I can explain.  There should be a manual for each committee with more information.  Call me at 209-509-5153  Grace Hoya.

—Great Little Quilt Sale (or some other Ways & Means project)
—Opportunity Quilt Ticket Sales (2011-2012)
—Opportunity Quilt 2012-2013 (plan the pattern and construct the quilt)
—Opportunity Quilt Ticket Sales (2012-2013)
—Parliamentarian (Parliamentary knowledge is helpful)
—Programs 2012-2013—Work with Charlotte Meade this year
—Retreat—you can decide where and when
ATC/Postcards/Round Robin/Mystery—do one or all!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Reminder - 7th Annual Show and Tell at Quilters Quarters

7th Annual Show and Tell/Open House from 6-8 tonight at Quilter's Quarters in Hanford, and also a huge sale! plus the 1 yard grand prize drawing for the $100!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kings River Quilt Show

Since we have some cross over members and since I know we all like to support any fellow quilter, here's information on another local quilt show.  The price is right and what a great way to spend a day (or two).

Saturday, September 24, 2011
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Immanuel High School
1128 S Reed Avenue
Reedley, CA 93654

Featured Artists:  Kathleen Heinrichs and Jan Whittington

Admission: $6.00

Friday, September 2, 2011

Great Night at Guild

Another great Guild meeting.  We had a brief business meeting where the new Executive Board was installed (except for Mary Jane Loya, President, who will be installed next month).  Thanks to Rita for taking over for one more month.  Our show, which was our new Executive Committee Members trunk show and quilt history was fun and very interesting.  It started with our new Vice President, Linda Carter, who told us how she got started (using cardboard templates - YUK, to what she's working on now.  Bernita Garcia gave us a history on her sewing career and her life in general.  She gives most of her quilts away therefore not many to show for her quilting history.  She did end her talk with her latest curved table runners (sorry - photo came out so blurry you couldn't even see it).  Next came Margaret Davis.  She was witty and funny and did show us some of her older stuff and some of her newer finished stuff.  Apparently she has a finishing problem.  It was great to get to know you ladies better.  Thanks for sharing with us your history.

Show and tell was spectacular again last night.  The talent in our guild just amazes me.  Please check our show and tell page to see what was shown if you weren't able to make it.  Of course, remember, pictures never do the quilts justice but you will get an idea.

Thanks also everyone who came ready to pay your dues.  We already have 51 members paid of which 8 are new members.  If you weren't able to make it to the meeting, it's not too late to pay your dues.  We have one more month before we start printing the roster.  So next month make sure to come to the membership table to sign up.  So many benefits for joining.  Welcome to our new members as well.  I didn't get the new members packets to you last night but look forward to getting it next month.  Also, we ran out of membership cards and Beverly's coupons.  If you didn't get yours last night, I will also have those ready for you next month.  If you aren't able to make the meeting but still want to be part of the guild, just mail your dues with a note of all your pertinent information to the guilds P.O. Box.  Common Threads Quilt Guild  P.O. Box 488  Lemoore, CA 93245-0488  Attn:  Membership

I hope you will enjoy this new website format.  Let me know what you think.  If you want, please become a follower (see right sidebar)- you will be notified somehow whenever we update this page.

In the meantime, please feel free to email me (commonthreadsquiltguild@gmail.com) with any comments.

Thanks.  Barbara Sindlinger