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Heartland Quilters hold April meeting

Heartland Quilt Guild met at First Lutheran Church on April 5. Meeting was called to order by President Deb DeFries with the Pledge of Allegiance. There were 24 members and three guests, Laura O'Neill, Nancy Pecenka and Maureen Pearlt, present.

Show and Tell was shared by Gladys Geidel, Sylvia Bialas, Louise Maeschen, Holly Pence, Pam Roeder, Anna Mae Maeschen, Mary Fredrichs, Mary Thuringer, Eileen Schmit, Brenda Freidel, Laura O'Neill, Alice Mentele, Connie Scholten, Evelyn Mitzel, Karen Lunn, Deb DeFries and Sara Fridley.

Minutes were read and accepted by Mary Thuringer and Brenda Freidel.

Treasurer's report was given by Pam Wolff. It was moved and seconded to accept by Karen Lunn and Ruby Pattison. The annual audit was completed prior to the meeting. There is currently a balance of $1,937.58. It was moved by Karen Hofer and seconded by Mary Fredrichs to pay the bill for a $50 advertisement in the Brookings Quilt Show booklet. Annual membership fees of $12 were collected.

Education Committee report: Mary Fredrichs will coordinate classes and demos for the year. Participants in the morning class today showed their Strip and Twist projects.

Quilt Show Committee Report: Deb Wolff shared sign-up sheets for working at the Quilt Show on June 13-14. The raffle board was explained and members had the opportunity to purchase chances for the sewing machine that will be raffled at the quilt show. Discussion was held about bringing in a trunk show by a non-member for this quilt show. A motion was made and seconded (Brenda Freidel, Ruby Pattison) to decline the offer at this time. The schedule is already full but this might work for another event in the future.

Unfinished business: The baby quilt blocks are starting to come in for the two baby quilts being made by the guild for New Year's babies. The UFO book was made available for people to sign up and recorded completed UFO projects. It will cost $1 to join and May will be the official start. Every other month a completed UFO must be recorded or the participant will owe another dollar.

New business: Deb DeFries reported that she has the completed charity quilt at her house and it is ready to be donated. Discussion was held about donating the quilt to the Heart and Sole Cancer Walk. It was moved and seconded (Brenda Freidel, Ruby Pattison) that the guild will sell luminaries toward paying a team registration from the guild. Brenda will organize the luminary sales and have them available at The Pin Cushion. The first 10 people to buy luminaries will receive the free T-shirts.

Brenda Freidel suggested that the guild could buy some kits to make aprons for the Rescue Pink project which is raising money to help rescue baby girls in India. It was moved and seconded (Brenda Freidel, Dorla Verhey) to purchase $100 of kits (five kits) and members will sew them and return them to Rescue Pink to sell.

Birthdays for April are Ruby Pattison and Deb Stahl.

Treats for April were brought by Ellyn Eddy and Sylvia Bialas. May treets will be served by Pam Roeder and Alice Mentele.

The door prize was won by Louise Maeschen.

Shirley Magstadt gave a program on making "rag quilts" with raw edges.

The next meeting will be May 3 at 1 p.m. at first Lutheran Church. Guests are welcome.