December 11, 2017 Ritzy Thimble Meeting Minutes
Celia called us to order a little after 6 by wishing us all a Merry Christmas and reflecting on the past year as our president. Thank you Celia for a great job in 2017!
Attendance & Membership - Wanda Somers
Visitors - no visitors
Members - 43 signed in
Door Prizes - Colleen Thomas
Winners were: Cindy Conrad, Norma Spewjewski, Narda Hipsher, Arlene Murphy, Sharon Leinert,
Jennifer Theien, and Gail Ware.
UFO's - Allison Darken
Time has been extended to January - be sure to email Allison with your stats on completed projects
2017 Christmas Challenge - Patty Ashworth We had our mug rug Christmas exchange...What a fun way to celebrate Christmas and our quilting skills! Great job Patty!
Bags for Beads of Courage - Lin Stricker, Sassy Foster and Pat Lakers
Kits are available and will be distributed in January. The bags are due in March
Bionic Gear Bag signups started. Sharon Clayton to teach class on Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 at Civic Center. See Narda for details.
Quilt Exhibit being planned for 2019
Patty Ashworth gave us a heads up about plans for an exhibit to be held at the Art Center in Oak Ridge - more on this later
President's Block - Celia Shanks
If you would like to make a 9 1/2" unfinished block for Celia's quilt, please see her for the fabric and instructions. Due in January and February 2018.
Information has been handed out about the Smoky Mountain Quilters Quilt Show on June 15 & 16, 2018 at the Knoxville Expo Center. For more information and entry forms, visit www.smokymtnquilters.com
Mystery Quilt Project will begin in February 2018
NEW: Colleen Thomas is organizing a group purchase of Rotary Blades. The order will be placed after our January 8, 2018 meeting.
10 60mm - $20
10 45mm - $10
10 28mm - $8
email Colleen at email@example.com to let her know your needs.
Norris Guild: You are welcome to join us in ordering blades. Colleen would need a check at the time you place your order.
Christmas Party - December 11
What a spread of wonderful finger foods! Had a nice turn out for our annual Christmas Party!
Sew & Tell
The following showed their beautiful work:Wanda Somers, Gail Ware, ,Glynnis Nappo, Bonnie Miller, Debra Carroll, Johnnie Reber, Linda Johnson, Paula Lynch, Norma Spewjewski, Allison Darken, and Verilyn Smith.
See you at our January 8, 2018 meeting