The meeting was called to order by Rachel Wessels at 6:30 p.m.
Treasurer’s report was $840.58. In 2011, $120 was collected in the Christmas fund. A check for that amount was given to the Salvation Army in December, 2011.
For birthdays this year, the honoree can choose between a binding card or a fat quarter. Celebrating a January birthday was Lynn Currin.
Raffle tickets for the Christmas quilt displayed at Miss Lou’s continue to be sold. Guild members can get tickets to sell from Debbie Powell or Karen Hanny.
Charity quilts made this year can be given to Faith Smith for the Ronald McDonald House, Clarice O’Neill for Families Living Violence Free, or Quilts of Valor.
Gerry Charleton and Barbara Bockiaro will be greeting guests and new members this year. These two ladies will see that new people are made to feel welcome.
With the new year, it is time to pay annual dues of $25. Those members seventy-two or older are not required to pay dues.
Members discussed donating to the Senior Center for usage of the facility. A motion was passed to purchase an item worth approximately $100 for the Senior Center. Rachel will talk to the director for ideas on what to purchase.
Hassie Boddy has three quilts on display at the National Humanities Center in RTP. Her quilts will be showing through June.
The schedule for 2012 programs and workshops was presented.
The March workshop, Anita’s Arrow Head, will be taught by Nikki Moshier of the Sew Happy Quilt Guild. Participants may purchase their own fabric or if they would like to donate the quilt to charity, the fabric will be provided.
Quilt in a Box is this year’s challenge and was presented by Donna Compton. Participants are to choose fabrics to put in a box that will be passed around to other participants who will make a 12.5” unfinished block from the fabric in each box. Your box is to be labeled with name, address, phone number and email address. Boxes will be exchanged at each meeting. All finished blocks will be exchanged at December’s meeting.
First and Last Quilts were presented by Sandy King whose first quilt was Trip Around the World. Her last quilt was Jamestown from William Morris fabric.
Anne Dickerson presented her first quilt which was made for her oldest daughter. Her last quilt was hand embroidered blocks from ladies in the nursing home.
Georgia Darnell also presented her first quilt, Rob Peter to Pay Paul. Her last quilt was Grandmother’s Garden.
First and last quilts for February will be shared by Hassie Boddy and Lynn Paticky.
Members enjoyed pairing up for a game of Quiltable, a Scrabble like game using quilting words. The winning team will be announced at February’s meeting.
Show and tell included: Clarice O’Neill with the last blocks from Kathy Stinson’s Blocks of the Month. A Four Patch Scramble by Barbara Bockiaro donated to the domestic violence center. Peggy Stocks with a framed Baltimore album block. Rachel Wessels shared her 2011 challenge piece which was Sunrise Sunset, a gradation of colors. Hollow Cube II was shared by Kaye Pegram and Faith Smith shared a quilted thrift store find.
The next meeting is Monday, February 13, 2012.