Minutes of the March Guild Meeting

March 9, 2020

Call to Order: President, Marilynn C. welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at

 10:10 a.m. Daily Thought: Presented by Mary F.
Attendance: 41 members and 2 guests were present.

March Birthdays: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lezlie Evel, Julie Kelley, Sandra Kline, and Bev Merritt.
Minutes: Minutes of February 10, 2020 were approved as emailed to the membership and published on our website.

Treasurers' Report: The balance in both the General and Raffle Account was recorded.

  • General Account: Margaret A. reported the quilt retreat deposit of $700 was paid in February which brought the balance to $2,536.57.
  • Raffle Account: Maryellen N. reported the balance at the end of February was $1,891.67. She bought 500 more tickets for the raffle quilt, and the chairs that were purchased for the rec center came out of the raffle account.


  • Patty C. will check into placing a SL advertisement in the Walsenburg World Journal.
  • SLQ show: Kate K. is working on the flyer for the quilt show in LaVeta. She is placing an ad in quiltinghub.com website for our guild and quilt show. Quiltinghub.com website is a good resource for quilt shows, events, guilds. shops, museums, etc.
  • SL Tri-fold Flyer: A big THANKS to Linda B. for the lay out work, and FREE printing by her son.  Please use these flyers to handout to family and friends.
    Library: Sara Warren
    Sara said that if we don't have what you are looking for let her know and she will get what is needed and add it to the library.
    Programs: Mary Filer (All programs are subject to change. Always looking for new ideas i.e. foundation paper piecing 4.5”x10”, Liz Trunk Show from Westcliffe, QAYG, wool applique.)
    March – Demo Day: Flying Geese, HST/Sleeves/Machine Binding 

                  April – Trunk Show with Joan Musick
                 May – Spring Tea
                 June - Tote bag from food bags, Kate K.
                 July – Flower Pounding
                 August - TBA
                 September – Scrappy Sew Day: Youth Blankets
                 October – Bias Binding, Cathy O. and Getting your fabric On-Grain, Julie T. 

                  November – Paper Piecing, Faith Wellman Designs
                 December – Christmas Party and Luncheon

                  Hospitality: Carolyn A., Bev M., and Faye M.
                 Thanks to whomever brought the goodies for our meeting today!

RETREAT: Shirley S. and Carolyn B.
    The $25 retreat deposit is due now for everyone that is attending. The cost of the room varies depending on which room you want (single, double, or triple per room). The fee can be paid in full or monthly installments. Please bring a baby photo of yourself for a game at the retreat! Photos will be returned!


  • Maryellen purchased a cart to transport the raffle quilt and equipment to and from the venues. She decided to purchase it with her own money because she needed a cart and would like to keep it. She also volunteered to be the raffle quilt chair for the next four years!!!
  • Quilt Of Valor quilts: Nancy S. and Sara W. reminded everyone to turn in the QOF forms with information regarding quilts they have already given away. Forms can be found on the QOF website. The minimum quilt size is 55” X 65” and maximum is 70” X 92”. The preferred size is 60” X 70”. Each quilt should also have a label which can also be found on the QOF website. The information is regarding the precipitant of the quilt. (Name, branch of military, years in the military, which war.) Nancy has some backing and Renee may have batting available.


  • May Tea: Shirley passed around a sign-up sheet for the May tea goodies. Please remember to bring two gifts for game prizes and bring a tea cup along with a place mat. It was decided we will not have a quilt to raffle at the tea this year.
  • Nancy S. moved that the guild purchase 2 – 8 foot tables for our meetings. Motion was seconded and approved. Nancy will purchase before the May tea so we have enough for everyone.
  • Mary F. and Shirley displayed the 2021 raffle quilt top that they pieced together. The quilt will be quilted by Cindy Chesney. The original name of the pattern is Delectable Mountain Getaway. The guild decided to rename this quilt in honor of Liz A. Renaming the quilt was tabled until April. One suggestion was to use the word Navajo, i.e. The Navajo Lady Quilt.


  • The quilt for Liz A. was displayed for everyone to sign. The quilt was pieced by Mary F. and quilted by Shirley S. It turned out very nice with a block in the middle with a special photography for Liz to enjoy.
  • Pride City Quilt Guild Quilt Show
    ◦ Thurs., April 2 to Mon., April 11 at the El Pueblo History Museum

                  ◦ Opening reception: Thurs., April 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.
                 ◦ Quilt and challenge entries due March 20 along with $6 entry fee. 

                  ◦ Deliver entry quilts Tues., March 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                 ◦ Pickup quilts on Mon., April 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • SLQG Tea May 11th
  • SLQG Retreat October 5 to 7 at the Franciscan Retreat Center. Save your fabric scraps for the retreat!
  • Please Note: Our April 13th meeting may run a little short so everyone can leave to pick up their quilts at the PCQG quilt show at the El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo, unless other arrangements can be made to pick up quilts that have been entered in the quilt show.

Next Meeting: April 13, 2020
Respectfully submitted,

 Julie Tengel, Secretary