Prairie Pioneer Quilt Guild
March 10, 2023
The evening started with our speaker Kris Reeves from Loup City, NE.
President Anna Wood opened the meeting. She began by introducing our two visitors.
The minutes from the November meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter.
Motion made to approve by Amanda Blackburn, seconded by Lisa Foglesong.
The treasurer’s report was approved as printed in the newsletter. Motion made by Debbie Krugman, seconded by Shirley Wahlgren.
Anna announced that member Lynette Koelzer will be speaking at the International Quilt Museum on Saturday, March 18, for National Quilting Day. She will speak at 9:30 and 1:00.
Community Quilts: They have 25 quilts to be quilted at this time. They would love to have some help if anyone could volunteer some time. Contact Julie Lechner if interested.
Susie will be bringing some give away fabric to the meetings for use in community quilts. Please pick up and help keep someone warm and happy.
Courtesy: Shirley Walgren will be emailing reminders when it is your turn to bring cookies for the meetings. One change in the new yearbook. The Salad Supper will be at the April meeting instead of the May meeting as listed in the yearbook.
Newsletter: Tina Johnson is the Newsletter Editor for this year. Deadline for April newsletter is March 28th.
Programs: April 13 our speaker will be Yvonne Hollenbeck from Clearfield, SD. Her program is entitled “Patchwork of the Prairie”. This program is presented through a grant by Humanities of Nebraska, it must be advertised and open to the public. Please bring a guest. Our salad supper is also scheduled for that evening. Supper begins at 6:00, program at 7:00.
Mystery Bus Trip: The bus trip will be held on Saturday, June 17th. Deadline to sign up is April 15th. Cost will be $80. We need 52 people to sign up to make this happen. Members will be signed up first. If we do not have enough members sign up, it will be opened up to nonmembers. Please pay by check if possible.
Yearbook: Please make the following correction:
Page 4: April and May dates need to be switched. Salad Supper in April.
Note on page 17 that we have membership symbols for each member to help divide up responsibilities for courtesy committees, fundraisers and other events.
Please check your information and if it is incorrect, please let Lisa Foglesong know.
Quilt School: Linda Lesiak cancelled tonight’s class due to weather. She will be rescheduled for the August meeting. Debbie Krugman still needs volunteers for the June and July meetings. If you have a special talent you would like to share please contact her.
Anna Wood announced that Janet Stuhmer and her husband are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Congratulations!!
The 2024 Member Retreat will be held on April 19 – 21. More information will be coming.
The Presidents Challenge this year is to make a pinwheel quilted item in jewel tone colors. More information is in the yearbook.
The Holiday gift exchange will be a mug rug. More information is in the yearbook.
The Raffle Quilt made by Dee Regier, Tina Johnson and Julie Lechner was on display. It is beautiful. Each member is asked to buy at least 10 tickets to sell or to keep yourself.
Tickets should be here by the April meeting. Margaret Williams and Barb Hovie have volunteered to sell and keep track of the tickets sold. Thank you Margaret and Barb!!
On April 15, Shirley Wahlgren will be an afternoon speaker sharing her love of Vintage Quilting at the Midwest Machine Quilters event. Event runs from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Evangelical Free Church in Central City. It is open to the public.
Question was asked about the TBD fundraiser listed in the budget for 2023. Steering committee will be talking about that in future meetings.
Member Janet Kosmicki fell and broke her hip. She is doing well and should be home in the next couple days.
Door prizes were won by : Lisa Foglesong - Fabric packet Georgetta Platt - Easter Bunny decoration Pat Nuncio - Snip and Sip Denise Denning - Display Case
We had 8 members bring Show and Tell. They were all beautiful. Thank you ladies.
Submitted by Vicki Bartels