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Heartland Quilt Guild hold February meeting

Heartland Quilt Guild met on Feb. 6 at Mitchell Public Library. The meeting was called to order by President Alice Nickelson with the Pledge of Allegiance. There were 25 members and no guests present.

Heartland Quilt Guild met on Feb. 6 at Mitchell Public Library. The meeting was called to order by President Alice Nickelson with the Pledge of Allegiance. There were 25 members and no guests present.

Show and tell was shared by Evelyn Walters, Shirley Magstadt, Ruby Pattison, Sue Larson, Evelyn Mitzel, Mary Thuringer, Connie Scholten, Joan Luttge, Karen Hofer, Holly Pence, Pam Wolff, Gwenn Effling, Sara Fridley, Alice Nickelson and Carmen Johnson.

Minutes for the January meeting were read and approved with corrections.

The treasurer's report was given and no bills were presented. A reminder was given that membership dues will be due in April.

Education committee report: Mary Fredrichs shared the schedule for future demonstrations and classes. If you are on the list for a class, it will be your responsibility to find a substitute if needed.

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Charity committee: A motion was made and seconded (Ruby Pattison/Mary Fredrichs) to continue making pot holders and table runners for LifeQuest for at least one more month. A nice selection was collected but more are needed.

Quilt show committee: The committee met on Jan. 11 to continue planning for our Quilts in Bloom show on June 24-25 at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Old business: Remember to check out our Facebook page: "Heartland Quilt Guild of Mitchell SD."

New business: A discussion was held on local organizations that could benefit from having a quilt donated from the quilt guild. A motion was made and seconded (Ruby Pattison/Holly Pence) that the Safehouse will receive one of the large completed quilts the guild has made. Carma Popp will coordinate with them to receive it.

The quilt show plans were discussed. Karen Lunn will be the featured quilter. Three new black curtains were made to add to the ones we use to display hanging quilts at the show. The Quilt Show Challenge Project this year will be to make anything that fits the "Bloom" theme but with a maximum size of 36" x 36".

The Yankton quilt guild is interested in renting our poles, stands, hangers and curtains for their quilt show in the fall. Discussion was held on doing an inventory and then deciding on a deposit fee and rental costs. Final decisions will be made at a future meeting on what should be charged.

Sara Fridley shared information about the monthly scrap challenge that the guild will be doing this year. Each month a new color will be featured and members will be challenged to make something - large or small - using their scraps featuring that color. This month's color is pink. Anyone bringing their completed projects to the next meeting will be entered into a prize drawing. This challenge will run through the end of the year.

Joan Luttge arranged for a special cake to honor Mary Fredrichs as she will be moving before our next meeting.

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A demonstration was given by Shirley Magstadt on the "fold and sew" method of making blocks. Next month's class will be presented by Carmen Johnson and Deb Olson on making traveling ironing boards using TV trays. If you are interested in making one during the meeting, bring an old TV tray (wooden is best) fabric and batting, (two layers) large enough to cover the top of the tray, and also a piece of the silver, insulated heat pad fabric.

Birthdays for February are Tonya Ford, Cindy Trebil and Kathy Wormstadt.

Thank to Joan Luttge and Sandy Murray for this month's treats. March treats will be brought by Pam Wolff and Sara Fridley.

The door prize was won by Alice Nickelson.

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on March 5 at the library. Guests are welcome.

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