Meeting held in Colorado City at the Greenhorn Meadows Park Pavilion
Attendance: 27 were present.
Birthdays: We have not been able to have a meeting since March 2020, so 4 months of celebrants were announced! April: Sandy Fundom and Barb Heaton. May: Kathleen Helm, Diane Lamb, and Vicki Shafer. June: Margaret Arnot, Marilynn Centa, and Julie Tengel. July: Carolyn Angelovich and Linda Bickle.
Minutes: As it has been four months since our last meeting, no Minutes were read/approved. Marilynn shared the Thank You note written by Liz for the quilt made and signed by all of us, and given to her before she passed. The Guild also received a card from CQC saying how much they miss us and hope we are finding comfort in our sewing/quilting during this difficult time.
Treasurers’ Reports: Balance in the General Fund is $4282, which includes deposits toward the Retreat. Balance in the Raffle Acct is $1952.
Membership: If you have not yet paid your Dues, please see Barb Heaton.
Games/Raffle Sales: We sold 755 tickets for our 2020 Quilt – Times Gone By. Maryellen drew the winning ticket this morning. The winner is Pat Patterson of Cornville, AZ. He bought tickets from the sales at Valley Market just 10 days ago. While purchasing his tickets, he commissioned a few of our members to make another quilt like it, but a little larger.
Thanks to Kelly J for the display of our 2020 Quilt in her shop for several weeks. She sold a lot of tickets on our behalf, in the shop and thru Facebook. Thanks also to Carol Davis for arranging with Valley Market for a table on Saturday just prior to the drawing, and to Carol and Deb for their sales at the table.
Publicity: Linda Bickle will remake our trifold brochure, with a picture of our new Raffle Quilt for 2021. It is titled Navajo Sunset.
· August – as we will likely still be meeting outdoors, here at the Pavilion, it’s not feasible to have a speaker or an activity where we would need our machines. Although the Rec Center will be available beginning next week, attendance has been limited to 25 people according to health regulations.
· We have not yet rescheduled the trunk show with Joan Musick.
· September – We hope to have our Sew Day to make fleece blankets for the Youth Center.
· October – a program on binding will be given by members. Cathy Ortega will show us Bias Binding, and Julie Tengel will show On Grain Binding.
· November – Paper Piecing with Faith Wellman Designs.
· December – Christmas Party and Luncheon. Need a committee to make arrangements.
· Due to health issues, Tommi has passed the Chairmanship of this committee to Deb Behringer with assistance by Nancy Shaw.
· Deb and Nancy took 6 quilts to Walsenburg for Mt. Rose Hospice. [see photos on the website under Minutes.] Three were for veterans. An article was published in the Huerfano World Journal showing one of these veterans, noting the quilt from Scrappy Ladies.
· Two weeks later we took 5 quilts to AADA. [see photos on the website.] They need quilts to cover adults, so the larger twin size works best. They can use some lap size quilts for the children that sometimes come with a mother.
· We also had with us 2 flannel baby quilts, and we were lucky to be passing the Youth Center as the Director was arriving. We confirmed that they still work with young families and can use these baby quilts. They also look forward to the gift that we make each year for Christmas.
· Deb also noted that Jill is still holding 7 quilts which are intended for the Veterans Home in Walsenburg. She has been unable to visit due to Covid-19 restrictions.
· Several other members indicated they are holding quilts for veterans too. Our focus now needs to be on quilts for AADA and Hospice.
· Carolyn and Shirley have confirmed with the Franciscan Retreat Center that they are still open and looking forward to having us. Our Retreat is scheduled for Oct. 5-7, Mon-Wed.
· Originally 35 members signed up for Retreat, but 10 have now withdrawn.
· By changing Lunch to a Snack, the price will remain the same: Single $257, Double $188.
· Most members put down a $25 deposit. The Balance is due this month and/or August.
· We will still have two rooms for sewing, so we can spread out – but if more people drop out, we may have to go to one room to hold the price down.
· Kelly J had an electrical emergency at home this morning, so cannot open the shop this afternoon.
· Mabel is 96 years old now; she fell this weekend and broke her arm.
· Sue is taking a photo today of the new Raffle Quilt – to be used for publicity.
· Tickets for the new raffle quilt are available – see Maryellen.
· The State Fair will proceed but in an altered format. There will be no indoor exhibits.
· The Southern Colorado Quilt Show has been rescheduled to April 1-10, 2021. Carol Davis will be the Featured Quilter. Entry fees paid for 2020 entries will be rolled over to 2021.
Next meeting – August 10 at 10:00a, Greenhorn Meadows Park Pavilion.
Nancy Shaw for Julie Tengel
At the end of June 2020 we had quilts on hand for these two organizations. A visit was made to Walsenburg to deliver the following quilts:
In June we received an urgent plea from Mt. Rose Hospice in Trinidad for some quilts. They are in need of at least three quilts for some veterans, and could use several other quilts for additional patients. Below are the quilts donated to the Hospice this month.