Attendance: Barb Heaton, Bernice Mills, Shirley Schwab, Diane Birner, Liz Alberici, Carol Briscoe, Deb Behringer, Maryellen Naughton, Patty Corsentino, Patty Kelley, Fay McPherson, Jo Ozbun, Bev Merritt, Julie Tengel, Carol Clark, Carolyn Baker, Marilynn Centa, Janet Zurovski, Sara Warren, Vicki Shafer, Carol Davis, Kathleen Helm, Virginia Johnson, Mary Filer, Sandy Kline, Kate Kramer, Sara Warren, Jill Pollart, Nancy Shaw, Helen Paul, Renee Helgeson, Barbara Kindig, Peggy Gonzales, Linda Bickle (with her sister Loretta), Virginia Johnson.
Minutes: Minutes of September, 2019 were approved as submitted.
Treasurers’ Reports: The balance in both the General and Raffle Account was recorded. Refunds were made to those who had paid for, but were unable to attend the retreat.
Programs: There is a planned “Sew-In” for after our November meeting to work on charity quilts or other projects of choice. Renee will bring batting for those needing same.
It appears we are very close to the number of stuffed animals needed for the Children’s Christmas presents. Sara reports the number of stuffed toys to date is 79! We are good!
Charity: Tommi has taken quilts to AADA, and Jill Pollart will deliver two quilts the veteran’s organization in Walsenburg.
Old Business: The Retreat was a great success, and the same location has been reserved for next year October 5,6,&7. Discussion will be had in the future re lunch plans. Carolyn and Shirley will chair the retreat again next year. Deb B. made a motion to accept the plan to revisit the Franciscan Retreat Center next year on aforementioned dates. Vote required of full membership. Mary F. seconded with no further discussion.
Quilt-A-Fair resulted in very poor sales, not only for our group, but for the other guilds selling tickets. We need to seriously consider not attending in the future and the collective cost of those volunteering far exceeded what we made in sales.
New venues are needed for sales opportunities…venues that don’t highlight quilting are best. Suggestions were to sell at the grocery store twice a year, try a Walsenburg grocery as well. Mary F. will check the Shriner’s Club. Fay suggested we check with the high school to see if there is opportunity there during sporting events (without having to share our income).
Our Christmas party at La Plaza in Walsenburg is planned for December 9, at a cost of $25. There will be games! Bingo and the large playing card drawing. Those attending should bring two gifts for the prize table, preferably sewing related.
The Quilt and Craft Fair in Walsenburg on Saturday, November 2, from 9:00 to 3:00, has good staffing, so no new volunteers were needed. Boutique forms and tags were available. Please use safety pins to attach tags to your projects. Bring your items to a Monday sit and sew prior to November 2, if you can’t drop off items at the show.
Quilt Show: Kate has secured storage for show equipment, and has already moved everything in. Members are encouraged to search for a waterproof trailer we could buy at a reasonable price for future storage needs. Insurance for the show was quoted at $200, which we should be able to absorb in our annual budget for the show. Sandy K. moved and Marilyn seconded that we have our next show in La Veta and purchase insurance as quoted. We need insurance prior to reserving the Community Center.
New Business: Mary, Shirley and Liz purchased material from Kelly J’s for the 2021 quilt “Delectable Mountains”. Mary shared the pattern. Beautiful.
Carol Davis, Vicki Shafer and Marilynn Centa volunteered to be our Nominating Committee for 2020 officers. We will vote in December. New budgets are due for review in January and vote to accept by February’s meeting.
M. Naughton, Secretary 10-14-2019
Carol showed this wonderful bag in August - which was a kit from Kelly J last year. Look at the next picture .. ..