Monthly Meetings

September 4, 2019 Meeting Agenda

The meeting was called to order at 7:35PM by our President Michelina Maguire.  She welcomed all the members back for the start of the new year.

Members were greeted by the Membership committee with new membership cards for the forthcoming year and renewal applications for those who needed them.

Fabric Giveaway – Each member was asked to select a fabric packet from the boxes at the front table upon entering the meeting tonight.  This is fabric remaining from the Ruth Ann Baker fabric stash sale back in June.  Each member received a beautiful selection of quilting fabrics and a raffle ticket to be used later in the meeting.

Membership – There were 72 members present, with one new member attending to night’s meeting.

Raffle Winner – Name Tag – Karen H.                                                                                                 Fat Quarter Winners – Ann D.., Jill B., and Lynne R.

Block of the Month –  Step-It Up blocks.  19 blocks were brought in by members to be raffled off  to one participant.  The BOM Raffle winner was – Diana C.

Next month’s BOM is an on point 6 1/2″ square.  Each participant must make FOUR blocks for next month.  The fabric theme is HALLOWEEN fabrics.

Pro Bono Quilts –  Debbie stated that she collected 88 quilts, for a total of over 150 quilts. Many members contributed their designs and labors, but Peg S. had contributed 50 tops during the past year.  A hearty congratulations and applause went out to Peg for her contribution.   The Pro-Bono raffle was won by – Liz D.

The 2018 RAFFEL Quilt is completed.  Raffle ticket packets are available for pickup.   Each member, as part of their membership, is required to sell FOUR raffle ticket booklets. Additional raffle ticket booklets were included.  If you can sell more, or if you need more booklets, contact Lynne R for additional tickets.  All tickets must be returned to the committee by………………..

The Raffle quilt will be on display at the Longwood Fair  on September 8 and 9, 2018.    Michele has graciously offered to be on hand to sell raffle tickets at the fair.

Quilts Retreat – The November retreat is full.  The April 12, 13, & 14, 2019 retreat is accepting reservations.  The fee is $200 per person and is due prior to the event.  See Lucie B for details on the retreat.

Holiday Gift Camp –  On Saturday, October 20, 2018 Lauren is hosting our first annual holiday gift camp.  Project sign up sheets were available for the projects.  Signups will be available at our October 2 meeting.   Come spend a day sewing with friends.

An item was introduced to the membership with regard to food at the Holiday Party.  In past years, there had been some difficulty with the amount and quantities of food bought by our members to the party.  A motion had been introduced to cater the food at the holiday party, thereby eliminating the gaps in the food available that night.  After a heated discussion, a vote was taken of the membership and it was decided NOT to cater the party.  The Holiday Party committee will review the distribution listing and will revise the party food listing.

Book Raffle –  The book raffle was won by Linda T. Diana C and Vickie S.

Show and tell was as creative and exciting as it can be!  Our members outdid themselves this summer with their beautiful creations and designs.  Photos can be seen under the Show and Tell Photo tab above.  Check our the wonderful creativity!

After the conclusion of the meeting items, President, Michelina held a surprise raffle.  Each member had been given a raffle ticket when they entered the meeting this evening.  The raffle consisted of the fabrics bundles and quilt projects left over from the fabric sale.  Project bundles and packets and kits were raffled off to the present members.   Those who numbers were not called in the raffle were given a chance to win project bundles and kits.

The meeting was concluded at 9:30 pm.


The program for this month meeting was a trunk show given my Linda R.  She had collected antique quilts for many years and has a collections of more than 30 beautiful and distinctive quilts.  Her favorite pattern is the Dresden Plate and Linda loves to collect this pattern.  Below are some pictures of her collection.  Hope you enjoy!




Thank you Linda for sharing your beautiful collection of antique quilts.






March 6, 2018 Meeting Agenda

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by our President, Michelina Maguire.
We were fortunate to have a guest speaker at our meeting. Joyce Fischer, an antique quilt collector and a professional quilt appraiser. Joyce enthralled us with her collection of antique quilts. Her collection included quilts ranging from the Civil War until the 21st Century. She discussed the fabrics and colors used and patterns selected throughout the years.
Some of her quilt photos are:

After a wonder showing of her quilts, there was a quick break for refreshments and the meeting business was brought to order.

The Membership Raffles Winners were:

     For the Fat Quarters – Eileen, Ann and Helene

     For the Name Tag – Elise

Block of the Month Raffle Winner – for the Kite – Sachiko

Book Raffle – The winners were Ellen, Carol, and Lauren

Pro Bono Raffle – Sheryl

Congratulations to all the raffle winners.

Other Business discussed were:

Food donations for the Church. Any donations may be left in the hall’s kitchen area.

The Honey Bee Raffle – Lucille will be having a basket wrapping session at her house on Wed., March 14 at 11:30 AM to prepare and wrap all the baskets. A light lunch to be served.

Quilt Camp – The table with the projects is set up and members are signing up for classes. We are still looking for additional projects. If you have a project, bring a sample with you to the April 3, 2018 meeting for display and for member signup.

The 2018 Raffle Quilt in progress and Lynne and her assistants are keeping it well in hand. Photos of the quilt blocks are posted on the webpage under Guild Activities/ Raffle quilt.

Discussion took place regarding a Row by Row quilt project. Judy will put together the rules and obligations for a Row by Row quilt. Minimum of 10 members must sign up for this project. More information to come.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM








February 2, 2018 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by our President, Michelina Maguire.

Our meeting was attended by Esterita Austin.  She presented a slide show of her incredible quilts and quilting techniques.  She has developed painting techniques that create incredible quilts.


Click on any of these photos to look closer at Esterita’s beautiful quilts!


RAFFLE QUILT for 2018….Chaired by Lynne.  Anyone interested in completing a block for the quilt, please pick up the block kits.  Blocks must be returned by the February, 2018 meeting.

BLOCK OF THE MONTH…. So many beautiful blocks done this month!  Warm Mittens galore!


March’s Block is the KITE!  Let’s bring on Spring with this adorable block.

HONEY BEE RAFFLE….Chaired by Lucille.  Donated items are being collected for the HONEY BEE Raffle baskets.  The HONEY BEE Raffle will be held during the APRIL 3, 2018 meeting.  Collection of donations to end at this Feb meeting.  Lucille says she needs more baskets.  Helpers will be needed at the end of March to assemble baskets and prepare for the meeting.  Please contact Lucille to help out.

QUILT CAMP….. Saturday, April 21, 2018 .  Anyone interested in teaching a project, please see Kathy or Madeline.  Teacher sign-up sheet available for projects.  If you are interested in teaching a project at Quilt Camp, please bring in your sample and a student supply list to the March and April meetings.

PROGRAMS….Chaired by Jean, Alyson and Liz.  These Ladies have organized a terrific slate of events for the remainder of the year.   Lots of fun events and programs still to come.   Here are some of the upcoming events:

March Meeting – Joyce Fisher

April Meeting – HONEY BEE Raffle

May Meeting – Studio Arts

June Meeting – Our Year End Party!

There was a discussion regarding starting a Row by Row project.  10 people per quilt, each one makes a row on a quilt and then passes the project onto the next person.   Judy will be gathering information and names.

TUFFETT CLASS…. This class was cancelled due to the winter storm.  The class has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 26, 2018, a date that was amenable to both the instructor and the guild.

JENN’S JOURNEY…. January 20th class had to be cancelled due to illness.  A new date is being discussed.  We will let you know when one is set.


Membership Raffle Winners….for the Name Tag –          for the Fat Quarter – Kathy

Block of the Month Winners….Mittens – Linda

Book Raffle Winners….Margorie and Ruth

Pro Bono Quilts….Liz

Congratulations to all our lucky winners.

Michelina proposed a 50/50 Raffle.  Looking for someone to chair this program at the meetings.

WEBSITE – Membership Directory.  The Roster was emailed out to all members.  There was an error and it will be corrected.  If anyone has any changes to make, please contact us at  A new roster will be emailed out when corrected.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 pm.

Kathy Kelner, Web Mistress