THE PATCHWORK GAZETTE Livingston Piecemakers Quilt Guild Madi’sBuzz

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THE PATCHWORK GAZETTE
Livingston Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 19, Issue 12
March, 2014
Madi’sBuzz
I want to say thank you for the opportunity to serve as your president for the last
two years. I’m blessed to be a part of such a charity-minded group. We can hold our
heads high for all of the community service that we do. I wish President-elect Sylvia
Sills and her board of officers a successful year.
Madi
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Livingston Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Officers
President ..................................... Madeline (Madi) McMurry
1st Vice President – Programs ........................Bonnie Walker
2nd Vice President – Membership ................ Sondra Sterling
Secretary....................................................... Bobbylee Ruskis
Treasurer ........................................................... Kathy Russell
Parliamentarian............................................ Bobbylee Ruskis
Committee Chairs
Bee Keeper ........................................ A member of each Bee
Bus Trip ................................................................... JC Gafford
Buy/Sell/Trade Table.......................................... Mickey Rose
Challenge Retreat............. Josey Fountain & Wanda Langley
Charity ............................................ Bitsy Barr & Debbie Baca
Education, acting..................................................... Bitsy Barr
Electronic Communications ............................ Patsy Simpson
Habitat for Humanity ........................................... Shirley Bell
Historian ................................................................. Kay Hardy
Hometown Christmas ............. Mary Parrish & Brenda Mack
Hospitality ..................................................... Beverly Herrod,
Carolyn Ferrell, & Tammy Nowajewski
Librarian......................................Beverly Herrod/Rose Miller
LPQG Memorabilia Sales ...........................Maxine Mangrum
Newsletter .......................................................... Jeanie Noble
Public Relations .......................................................................
Quilt Show 2015 ......................................................................
Raffle Quilt Design ......................................... Madi McMurry
Raffle Quilt Tickets Printing ................................... Kay Hardy
Raffle Ticket Sales .............................................. Ollie Beverly
Raffle Quilt Traveling Scheduler ......................Nancy Brinton
Special Projects .............................................Charlene Everitt
Sunshine & Shadows....................................... Nancy Gafford
Troop Support ...............................................Charlene Everitt
Webmistress .................................................... Patty Drewett
Fun Stuff Chairs
50/50
.......................................................... Joan Marshall
Birthdays .......................................................... Joan Marshall
Block of the Month ................................................ Ann Smith
Door Prizes ....................................................... Joan Marshall
Fat Quarter Lotto ...............................................Kathie Hilton
Fat Quarter of the Month ................................Nancy Brinton
Gifts to Visitors ................................................. Joan Marshall
Secret Pals ...................................................... Sondra Sterling
Show & Tell .............................................................Sylvia Sills
Standing Reminders
LPQG meets at the First Baptist Church in Livingston on the 2nd Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Hostesses and Board
Members are to be present at 8:45 a.m.
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Hostesses are to have refreshments set up no later than 9:00 a.m. for social until 9:30 a.m.
2.
You will be fined 50 cents for not wearing a nametag. No paper tags allowed.
3.
Library books are due back one (1) month after checking out. You will be fined one dollar ($1) per month or part of month following return day. Limit 3 books out at once.
Board of Directors meetings 1st Monday of every month at First Baptist Church. Guild members may attend but may not vote. Closed
meetings are for Board Members only.
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Visitors are welcome to Guild Meeting and may attend two (2) meetings without joining.
6.
5th Monday workshops will be held at the First Baptist Church. Fifth Monday workshop participants should bring an item or two for the
church pantry.
7.
Be sure to bring your secret pal gift. No one should be left out. If you cannot bring it, please ask a friend to bring it for you or mail it.
8.
Members who present programs will receive fee of $150 if the member wants it. Member workshop instructor will do them for free or
will set a price to offset expenses.
9. Winners of the BOM who complete quilts in six months will receive a $25.00 gift certificate from the LPQG to Jean’s Corner.
10. LPQG members in their birthday months, will serve as greeters and introduce guests and new members to the LPQG offerings around the
room.
11. The Charter Members and Past Presidents' Lunch will be held in April of even numbered years.
Guild Bees Monthly Schedule
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2 Monday4th Monday
5th Monday
4th Tuesday
2nd Wednesday
Charity Workshop—after the Guild meeting 1 PM at Jean’s Corner
EQ7 Bee at Jean’s Corner.
Workshops — don’t forget lunch
Sundowners—6:30 p.m. at the Heritage House
Square-in-a-Square Bee—9 a.m. ‘til??? at Jean’s Corner
COMMUNITY BEES
Every Wednesday
Every Thursday
3rd Thursday
Blessing Bee in Trinity
Thursday Bee at Escapees Park Club House—10-2 Bring your lunch.
Heaven Bound Bee at 1st Baptist Church, Point Blank—10 a.m.-noon
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After every normal Guild meeting bring your Brown Bag Lunch
and supplies to participate in a Sit & Sew session.
All meetings are at the First Baptist Church, 106 Colt Road, Livingston,
unless otherwise noted.
Sunshine & Shadows
- Nancy Gafford
Nancy Gafford is at home recovering from knee surgery.
Sondra Sterling has a broken leg.
Education
- Bitsy Barr, acting chair
All Education quilts will be shown at the next LPQG Quilt
Show. If you have a book out, please get to work on your
quilt. You now have 13 months to get it done.
Wanda Langley has been in the hospital.
Jeanie Noble has new and improved hearing aids!!!
Woohoo!
April Birthdays
March
10—Sylvia Sills
17—Bonnie Magid
24—Sally Tullos
24—Janet Edwards
24—Brenda Mack
28—Nancy Brinton
Birthdays
28—Bonnie Walker
Fat Quarter of the Month
- Nancy Brinton
To participate in the FQOM you need to bring a fat
quarter to have your name in the drawing. If you win,
you need to participate in the FQOM for the next 12
months, but you cannot win for these
next 12 months.
Colors for 2014:
April — Pink print or tone on tone
May — Yellow print
June — Jewel tones
July — Patriotic print
August — Purple print
September — Blue, solids or print
October —Halloween print
November — Harvest print
December — Christmas print
Hostess
- Beverly Herrod
April is our Pot Luck Luncheon to celebrate the
Guild’s 20th Anniversary.
All members are asked to bring a covered dish—
anything except desserts.
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March 2014 Board Minutes
Members present: Jeanie Noble, Bonnie Walker, Nancy Brinton, Kay Hardy, Mary Burnette, Bobbylee
Ruskis, Sylvia Sills, Patty Drewett, Madi McMurry and Joan Marshall.President, Madi McMurry, opened the
meeting at 9:45AM. The Minutes from the February Board Meeting were read by Bobbylee Ruskis, Secretary. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Patty Drewett. The motion was seconded and passed.
Bobbylee reported that all binders of previous year’s minutes will President, Madi McMurry, opened the
meeting at 9:45AM. The Minutes from the February Board Meeting were read by Bobbylee Ruskis, Secretary. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Patty Drewett.
The motion was seconded and passed. Bobbylee reported that all binders of previous year’s minutes will be placed in the storage shed.
Bonnie Walker, Programs Chair, reported on the upcoming programs, which will be:
March - Ruler Revolution - a program showing new rulers and their uses.
March workshop - Madi McMurry - Celtic pattern
April - 20 year celebration, installation of officers and pot luck lunch. Bonnie will order a sheet cake.
June - A Walk On The Wildside, a program about raw edge applique.
June workshop - Jammie Ackley - Tennessee Waltz Quilt
Membership Chair, Sondra Sterling was absent, but sent word that she has ordered the 20 year pins for
Treasurer, Kathy Russell was absent, but sent the Treasurer’s Report with a balance of $7130.07. A motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report was made by Bobbylee Ruskis. It was seconded and passed.
A report of active Bees was given by those representatives present.
Nancy Brinton noted that Fat Quarter of the Month will be green print for March.
Hometown Christmas has had Mary Parrish volunteer to head this up.
Sunshine and Shadows Chair, Nancy Gafford, was not present. Bonnie Walker said that her younger brother will be having prostate and bladder surgery. Sondra Sterling hurt her leg.
Mary Burnette has agreed to assist Patty Drewett working on the web site. They will be called the Web Team.
Bonnie Walker made a motion to pass on the Quilt Show for 2015. She suggested that we suspend the 2015 show while a committee explores the possibility of a smaller, more casual show that would be less stressful. The motion was seconded and
passed. It will be presented to the membership in the March meeting.
A motion to adjourn was made by Patty Drewett. It was seconded and passed. The meeting closed at 11:30 AM.
Respectfully submitted,
Bobbylee Ruskis, Secretary
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March 2014 Guild Minutes
The meeting was opened by President Madi McMurry at 9:45. A prayer was said by Kathy Russell.
A motion to accept the minutes of the February meeting was put forth by Devonne Metzger. It was
seconded and passed.
Program Chair, Bonnie Walker introduced the speaker, Patti Nethery, speaking on her company
“Ruler Revolution“. After the program, Bonnie stated that next month will be the guild’s 20 th anniversary celebration, along with the installation of officers, drawing of the winner of the donation quilt, and a pot luck
luncheon. Bonnie will bring a large sheet cake. The workshop for March will be Madi McMurry teaching a
Celtic pattern wall hanging - $15 for the class and $18 for the book. Jean’s Corner has the fabric needed. In
May, the program will be Member Vendors, In June a program of raw edge applique, and the workshop for
June will be Jammie Ackley teaching the Tennessee Waltz Quilt pattern.
Membership Chair, Sondra Sterling, announced that there were 57 members present and 5 guests. She
asked that members please pay their dues this month.
Treasurer, Kathy Russell, showed a balance of $7130.07. A motion to approve the report was given
by Patty Drewett, and it was seconded and passed.
Bee reports were given by several representatives present.
Shirley Bell, Chair of the Exchange Table, asked that you bring a self-addressed envelope along with
the exchange items for the money to be put in.
Debbie Baca and Bitsy Barr, Chairs of Community Service Projects, numbered 54 items turned in.
Habitat for Humanity has enough quilts for presentation at the next house built, according to Shirley Bell.
It was requested that no more stuffed animals be hanging off of the fidget aprons, as they are too hard
to wash.
Hospitality Chair, Beverly Herrod, asked for drinks to be brought in April along with your pot luck
food.
Library Chair, Beverly Herrod, asked for more magazines.
Charlene Everitt, Troop Support Chair, asked for help packing boxes for the troops this week, and
thanked everyone for a wagon full of donations.
Sunshine and Shadows - Sondra Sterling broke her leg and is in a cast. Wanda Langley was in the ER
with extremely high blood pressure. Maxine McDaniel fell.
Patty Drewett and Mary Burnette will be the new Web Team. Expect a new look on the Web.
A 15 year pin was presented to Carolyn Brewster.
New officers were elected by acclamation as follows:
President - Sylvia Sills
1 Vice President, Programs - Jammie Ackley
2nd Vice President, Membership - Sondra Sterling
Treasurer - Nancy Brinton
Secretary - Patsy Simpson
Parliamentarian - Madi McMurry
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Birthdays were celebrated by Pat Frazier, Shirley Bell, Charlene Everitt, Pat Johnson and Ann Smith.
50/50 prize of $21.50 was won by Verda Bland.
The Block of the Month was won by Delores Jones. She took home 16 blocks.
Stash Builders Opportunity was won by Manual Franco, Beverly Herrod, and Madi McMurry.
Fat Quarter of the Month (green) was won by Kay Hardy.
Door Prizes were won by:
Beth Dunn, Bonnie Magid, Kathy Russell, Mary Burnette, Connie Timm, Beverly Herrod, Mary Ann Wilson, Barb Persinger, Madi McMurry, Sondra Sterling, and Bitsy Barr.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Pat Frazier. The motion was seconded and passed.
Respectfully submitted,
Bobbylee Ruskis, Secretary.
Be kind to your neighbor:
Please turn off all cell phones or put on silent mode
while attending the guild meetings.
It has been brought to my attention that there is a lot of
whispering/talking going on during the program and the
meeting. Remember the members in front or behind
you might not be able to hear what is being said over
your conversation. - Madi
Communications
- Patsy Simpson
If you are not receiving your LPQG emails, send
an email to Patsy at [email protected] That
way, she will have your email address and can
make corrections to her list if it is necessary.
If you need telephone notifications,
let Patsy know at 936-967-0269.
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COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
- Bitsy Barr & Debbie Baca
Fifty-five items were turned in this month and donations were made by Sue Glick and
Mary Ann Wilson. Thanks to all who are participating in our projects. We had our drawing
for the three exchange items: Bonnie Walker won the book and quilt; Bitsy Barr won the seasonal fabric and Nancy Brinton won
the mystery quilt tools in a bag! Thanks to all who bought tickets. The money goes to fund our committee projects. Five people
attended the bee at Jean's following the meeting. See you next month!
Bitsy Barr
MEMBERSHIP REPORT FOR MARCH 2014 - Sondra Sterling
Happy St. Patrick’s Day !!
ATTENDANCE AT THE MEETING 57 members
NEW MEMBERS
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GUESTS 4 who signed in
DOOR PRIZES WON BY: Bonnie Magid, Beth Dunn, Beverly Herrod, Sondra Sterling, Mary Burnette,
Barb Persinger, Mary Ann Wilson, Madi McMurry, Connie Timm, and Bitsy Barr.
Carolyn Brewster, former President (4/2002-3/2004) received a belated 15 year pin.
GUESTS: Reid and Sha Valencia, Isabel Gobel, and Linda Bell. Isabel also joined after the meeting.
New Member info:
Isabel Gobel
946 Rocky Creek Rd Livingston, TX 77351 281-455-1856 [email protected]
Volunteer hours 338 for preceding month
TREASURER’S TRANSACTION REPORT Feb 1– 28, 2014
- Kathy Russell
BALANCE 01/31/2014 ___________________________________________________________________ 7,420.23
RENT MEETING ROOM ____________________________________________________________________ -155.00
NEWSLETTER _____________________________________________________________________________ -57.10
STORAGE RENT ___________________________________________________________________________ -45.00
Historian ________________________________________________________________________________ -54.06
Speaker Fees ____________________________________________________________________________ -300.00
Jean’s Corner—BoM Gift Certificate __________________________________________________________ -25.00
Deposit: Membership Dues _________________________________________________________________ 80.00
Deposit: Raffle Quilt Income _______________________________________________________________ 266.00
2/1/2014—2/28/2014 ____________________________________________________________________ -290.16
BALANCE 2/28/2014 ____________________________________________________________________ 7,130.07
TOTAL INFLOWS ______________________________________ 346.00
TOTAL OUTFLOWS ___________________________________—636-16
NET TOTAL __________________________________________ -290.16
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Pat Gordon
Rose Miller
Bobbylee Ruskis
Sue Glick
Reid
Valencia
Bitsy Barr
Madi McMurry
Glenda Henson
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Show & Tell
- Sylvia Sills
Charlene
Everitt
Jammie Ackley
Bonnie
Walker
Patricia Frazier
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Delores Jones won the March Blocks of the
Month.
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Program Listing for 2014—Bonnie Walker
03/03/2014—Board meeting
03/10/2014—Patti Nethery “Ruler Revolution”
03/31/2014—5th Monday: Madi McMurry
“Celtic Pattern” by Karen Combs
04/07/2014—Board meeting
04/14/2014—Installation of Officers and
Guild’s 20th Anniversary
05/05/2014—Board meeting
05/12/2014—Member Vendor
06/02/2014—Board meeting
06/09/2014—Veronica Cox “Take a Walk on the
Wild Side”
06/30/2014—5th Monday: Jammie Ackley
“Tennessee Waltz Quilt”
07/07/2014—Board meeting
07/14/2014—Mary Massey
“Not Your Grandmother’s Log Cabin”
08/04/2014—Board meeting
08/11/2014—Skills Fair
09/01/2014—No Board meeting (Labor Day)
09/08/2014—Fabric Challenge
09/29/2014—5th Monday: Open
10-06/2014—Board meeting
10/13/2014—Git ‘R Done” Challenge
11/03/2014—Board meeting
11/10/2014—Marcia Kaylackie “Sweet Dreams”
12/01/2014—Board meeting
12/08/2014—Christmas/Holiday Party
12/29/2014—5th Monday: Open
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Upcoming Quilt Shows
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