Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December meeting

Greetings and Salutations, 
A short meeting was held introducing the 2010 Board: 
*** President: Vickie Becker * Vice President: Jennifer Drake * Secretary: Helen Cherry * Treasurer: Rhonda Dobek ***
Looks like a Great Board for the New Year. Be sure to come and check it out. We are looking forward to yet another 
stellar 2010 Pueblo West Quilters year!
Great big THANKS to the Retiring Board from 2009 – Mary Richardson, Patsy Morris, Krystal Martinez, and Vickie Becker.
A Fat Quarter drawing (Uglies) was won by Carla.
Congrats! To the Christmas Committee, that would be Kris, Janet and Cheryl, for the awesome Party…all we had to do was pay, come and bring a gift (if you wanted to play-so to speak)
Door Prizes were given and there were a lot of them – those receiving were: Faye, Rene, Sue, Barbara, Sally, Cherry, Marilyn, Sandra, Lynda, Mary Anne, June, Alta, Violet, Joey, Jo – WOW that was a lot of prizes and it was a fun time.  
Block of the Month for January was an Embroidered Snow Man given out by Joey to be done in blue thread on a white or white-on-white 12 ½ by 12 ½ block.
The dinner was great, check out the pictures, lots of food, ziti, meatballs, chicken, salad, vegetable medley topped off with a dessert made by our Janet, Kris, Cheryl aka ‘The Christmas Committee’
Our usual Raffle Drawings was also held and went to Linda, Virginia, Sandy.
Annual LUV Quilt Drawing went to Dawn – who if you look back thru the photo you will see made some gorgeous quilts and by the way there were 60 LUV QUILTS DONATED IN 2009! Did I hear a cheer??? Hooray to all who participated.
The Gift Exchange was next and there were a few rules, Simple but fun, those who brought gifts were given a number and then got to choose a gift in that order. (Now the fun part) When the gift is chosen and opened; then it can be stolen, the second person can then steal any previously opened gift or choose a never been opened from the table. Thank goodness for the little caveat that any gift can only be stolen 3 times. 
We were to make or purchase a ‘kit’ pattern and enough fabric to accomplish the pattern – some of those received that I remember were: Stain Glass Tree Quilt, Root of the Madder Tote, This & Thank Starry Night, Jelly Roll and Pattern, Star Table Runner, Quick N EZ Table Runner, Christmas Snow Wall Quilt, Years to come Table runner, Let it Snow Tote with thread, Thangles with Greens and Yellows, Sweet N Sour Table Runner, Holly Pattern with 12 Petal Flower Design, (sigh) there were many more – and it was fun to watch the progression of the ‘stealing’ 
All in all it was a wonderful evening and a great culmination of the 2009 Pueblo Quilt Guild meetings. 
Many Thanks to the board for yet another great year and
to the Christmas Committee for taking on a big job and doing it in style!