Wednesday, January 28, 2009

President's Message

Hello Ladies of the Pueblo West Quilt Guild.
Tuesday February 3rd 7:00 P.M. Ecumenical Church,434 Conquistador.
Our executive board will demonstrate how to make bowls out of fabric and clothesline rope. We will give everyone who wants to participate 25 ft. of rope and show you how to wrap it.. You will need to bring 1/2 yd. of fabric cut into 3/4 inch strips. That will be enough for a small bowl. You won't have to bring sewing machines.
The hostesses this month for refreshments are Violet Craddock, JoAnne Allen,and June Bush.
Block of the month by Katya Holen, From the Heart. Make it in red or pink with white or white on white.
All of the committees haven't been filled, so we'll have the sign up sheets out again for you. The executive board is taking over the planning committee, since no one signed up for it.
Don't forget your yearly dues are due at the February meeting. See you there.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Jan 6, 2009 Meeting


President Mary Richardson called the meeting to order at 7:00pm at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. The first order of business Mary introduced the 2009 board members: Mary Richardson President, Patsy Morris Vice President, Vicki Becker Treasurer, and Crystal Martinez Secretary.
After welcoming one guest and FIVE new members and all returning members, Mary announced that the sign-ups for the 2009 committees were placed at the back of the room and reminded everyone to please sign up.


Katya Holen read the December's meeting notes. Approval of the meeting notes were motioned by Judy Visalli and 2nd by Joann Allen

Vicky Becker gave the start of the year Treasure's report with a balance of $1,495.41, which was accepted by Mattie Taylor and 2nd by Joann Allen.


Everyone was in agreement that the Christmas party was a GREAT success, the christmas committee did a great job!


Mary sent out an email concerning changing the day for this years meeting to the 1st Tuesday of each month. After a majority yes-response from members. The new executive board members voted to change the day. After a motion by Betty Yerget and 2nd by Kris Boder, a unanimous vote by present members; the day for all the 2009 PWQ meetings will be on the 1st Tuesday at 7pm.

Mary has spoken with the pastor about a donation quilt in exchange for rent, he has agreed. The topic will be discussed at the February meeting.

We also now have a corner at the church to store our items.
Mary found that there were several problems with the ads placed in The View, Happenings, and the Pueblo Chieftain. She hopes these are fixed before next meeting.

Patsy showed what we will be doing at next months meeting- Fabric Bowls. The board will be suppling the cord for the bowls. Eveyone who would like to participate please let the board members know. A supply list was provided, please bring 1" or 3/4" wide stripes for your bowls.

We will still be having a put-n-take table, but please take back your items if it is left.


We now have a separate sign in for LUV QUILTS. Violet Craddock will be handling this years LUV quilts, please put your name in for the drawing at the end of the year. We are also giving away charms for exchange of a LUV quilt.

Judy, Dawn, Patsy, and Crystal kicked off the year for LUV Quilts


The board has decided to limit the sew-n-share items to 3 items per person, due to the increasing size of the quild and to allow more time for guest speakers and work nights.

Carolyn Collette-donation quilt, 2 Quilts of Valor. Carolyn also mentioned she has received a total of 17 quilts for the Quilt of Valor.

Alta Swaine- Bento Box, 2 baby quilts

Katya Holen-potholders and a tortilla warmer

Patty Dunnington-moose wall hanging and a black lab paper pieced pillow.

Judy Visalli-baby quilt and a ducky quilt

Janet flick-mickey mouse american quilt

Leah Sanchez-salt water taffy mystery class quilt


Chris Magan was the winner of 21 colorful Annie's choice blocks

Katya Holen presented the February BOM-Heart block 12 1/2" unfinished to be done in either red or pink along with either white/ tone on tone


Mary ann McSchooler-name tag winner

Door prizes- Vicki Becker, Jean McDonald, and Berni Villanueva


Mary read a letter received from the Fisher House greatfully thanking for the generous walker bags donated to them for the returning injured solider of Iraqi Freedom

Mary Pretzer announce the annual M&M mystery retreat in Westcliffe this year, will be held the last weekend of April 25-27. Please see Mary Pretzer for more info.

Mary Richardson reminded everyone we still have the PWQ lapel pin for sale.

Mary adjorned the meeting for refreshments provided by the board members and for the LUV quilt work night.

Submitted by

Crystal Martinez, Secretary

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

Greetings and Happy New year to everyone.

As most of you know our meeting date has been changed by majority email vote to the first TUESDAY of the month. We will now have the room to ourselves.
The Pueblo West View ran the wrong date in the view. We tried very hard to make sure the "CORRECT" dates were covered.

We will have a short business meeting and a sew night. Please bring your LUV quilt pattern for 2009 cut out and ready to sew along with your sewing machine, drop cords and accessories.


December Meeting & Minutes



Out-going President Mari Pretzer called the brief business meeting to order at 6:00pm. Everyone was welcomed to the annual PWQ Christmas Party. The Secretary’s report for the Nov. 3 meeting was approved after a couple of corrections of names after a 1st by Lorraine Glach and a 2nd by Marilyn. The Treasurer’s report gave an ending balance of $1622.76 and was accepted by a 1st by Renee Kern and a 2nd by Jeanne Reneck.


Mari’s president’s block: copies of the block pattern were available and Mari said there was no hurry. She showed the blocks already received and it will be a very pretty Christmas quilts of bows. She reminded everyone to sign their blocks.


January is a work night and the new board said the project is a LUV quilt that could be a lap quilt about 45” X 50”. Instructions of what to bring to the meeting were passed out.


PWQ has donated a total of 86 LUV quilts this year. In appreciation of everyone’s hard work and generosity a $50 gift certificate to JOANN’S was presented to a lucky drawing winner - Mary Richardson. This was most appropriate as she has been the person who has collected all the LUV quilts and presented them to the various local organizations.

Mari Pretzer then acknowledged members for their contributions to the club this year: her fellow board members; Laura Ries, Katya Holen and Virginia Biggs. Others acknowledged were:

Heidi Gard on Planning Committee, Nina Stephens in supportive help to Virginia, Charlotte Hillson for venue help at Liberty Point Rec. Center and Ecumenical Church, Chris Boder for venue help at Liberty Point Rec. Center, Chris Magan, Faye Kimble and Bernie Villanueva for BOM committee, Mary Richardson for LUV quilt donation committee, Patti Dunnington for In-House drawings help.

Everyone’s participation in PWQ is what makes this club the BEST.


BOM of the Penguins winner was Laura Ries.

IN-HOUSE drawing winners were: Marilyn Vigil, Renee Kern, Patsy Morris and Jeanne Reneck.


BOM for the January was presented by Vickie Becker and is called Annie’s Choice. By coincidence, this was the very first BOM that PWQ did. The block is a two color block. The colors are black with “hot” colors such as hot pink, lime green, bright orange, etc. Instructions were passed out and people were reminded to trim the 1/2 square triangles to 3 ½”.


Mari acknowledged the hard work of the Christmas Party committee of Marilyn Vigil as chair and Charlotte Hillson (who was not in attendance due to illness) and Patsy Morris. Charlotte made paper-pieced ornaments for everyone. Many door-prizes were won throughout the evening. A gift exchange was done and all who participated enjoyed the gift giving. A very good buffet meal was also enjoyed. Many thanks to the Christmas committee for a great party.

Respectfully submitted by PWQ 2008 Secretary, Katya Holen