February, 2017

Quilts N’ Stuff
The Newsletter of the Helena Quilters Guild

P.O. Box 429

Helena, Montana 59624

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**The February meeting will be Thursday February 9th at 7:00 p.m. It will be held in the Upstairs Sunday School Room**
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All Helena Quilters’ Guild meetings and events, unless otherwise stated, are held at the Life Covenant Church at 800 North Hoback in the main floor Sunday School Room. Entry is through the front door of the church. Monthly meetings are on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Seamers and Dreamers is an open cluster that meets upstairs at the Life Covenant Church on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 10:30 to 4:00. Everyone is invited to attend. Work on your hand or machine projects or use Guild stash fabric to work on “Quilts for Comfort”.

Officers 2016-2017
President – Theresa Jackson Vice President – Bobi Harris
Treasurer – Daysee Swant Secretary – Kerri Myles
Librarian – Carolyn Meier Newsletter – Loreen Smith
Hospitality – Diane Haun Quilts for Comfort – Jill Larson
Programs – Bobi Harris 2017 Quilt Show Chairs: Theresa Jackson and Daysee Swant

Please note, we still need one or two volunteers 2018 National Teacher (National Teacher can be a single chair person or co-chaired by two people).


The January Meeting was called to order by President Theresa Jackson.

Announcements: Bobi Harris stated the Quilting Bee in Spokane should have their new building done by end of Feb.

Sun Shiners Quilt til you Wilt next sew date is Jan 14, 15 and 16th. Location is at MCDD Conference Center at 2712 Billings Ave behind Walmart. Non Guild members are welcome also. Susan Douglas is the contact.

Guild Member Mary Numme has a Gammill Premier quilting machine for sale. She also has Red Snapper system and a white Featherweight for sale. Contact Mary for more info and pricing at her email address: mnumme2@gmail.com.

Program: Bobi Harris, Program Chair, had a nice” Plan B” program where we worked on a quilt block called Broken Sugar Dish. Sugarloaf Wool will reschedule for a program. Check them out at www.Sugarloafwool.com

Exchange and Challenges:

Cutting up the Chicken had show and tell and exchanged for next month. Jean S. is the chair for this exchange.

UFO Challenge is on going. Registration has ended. Connie W. is keeping track of the finished UFO’s.

T-Time in the Rockies-Make a quilt for 2017 quilt show that represents what T-Time means to you.

Show and Tell: Lots of great projects were shown.

Old Business: Motion to approve Nov minutes made by Glynis S second, Linda P. Motion approved. Motion to approve Treasurer Report made by Jill L. Second by Janel C. Motion approved.

New Business: 50/50 won by: Glynis S.

Name Tag prize won by: Nancy G.

Feb Greeters Marie H and Sandy L. Treaters Irene W. and Colette J.

Quilt for Comfort Report: Jill L. Chair- Labels for Q4C are available for sewing onto Q4C quilts.

Jill found volunteers to quilt and bind pieced quilts.

There will be a Quilt for Comfort Sew Day at the church March 18th.

Spring Retreat. Chair is Diane Haun. Dates in Choteau are April 27-30, 2017. Deposit is $70.

Quilt Show: Sandy C and Linda Peterson volunteered to handle printing bookmarks, posters, raffle tickets and to order pins.

Volunteers are needed for: Raffle Quilt Display, Set Up and Take Down, Awards, Volunteer Organizer. Contact Theresa J. or Daysee S if interested.

Still looking for volunteers to organize 2018 National Teacher. Contact Theresa J. if interested Daysee made a motion to destroy records after 4 years instead of 2. Retain all year end reports. Second by Bobi H. Motion passed.

Meeting Adjourned: Next Meeting Thurs Feb 9th. Respectfully Submitted Kerri Myles Secretary

Quilt Show Planning Meeting

There will be a planning meeting for the Quilt Show Chairs at 6:30 p.m., prior to the regular meeting on Thursday, February 10th.

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Hospitality Roster:

                             Greeters                       Treaters

February 9
tiny rose Sandi Lehman
Marie Haywood
Irene Wilson
Colette Johnson

March 9
tiny rose Diana Simkins
Rene Simkins
Carolyn Meier

April 13
tiny rose Bev Roope
Jeanine Ford
Kathy Gessaman
Juanita Padden


Husqvarna/Viking H Class 100Q sewing machine $300

This machine has had little use, probably less than 20 hours of sewing. It’s lightweight, 15#’s. Perfect for taking to class or retreat. Extra bobbins and ¼” foot included. Follow this link to see more: http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/en-US/Machines/H-CLASS-100Q Contact Diane Haun, 227-6215 or 461-0119 for more information


Gammill Premier Long Arm with 10 foot table $3,500

White Featherweight 221K w/case & accessories, recently serviced $525 Red Snapper w/ canvas leaders $75 Contact info-- Mary Numme mnumme2@gmail.com anytime or call 406-465-1962 (evenings only)

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2017 Retreat—Thursday April 27 thru Sunday April 30. Stage Stop Inn, Choteau MT, 1005 Main Ave N. --Diane Haun

I am now taking deposits for the retreat at the January meeting. Deposit is $70 due by March 9, 2017, with the balance of $100 due by the April meeting, April 13, 2017.

Cost includes double occupancy room, 2 queen beds per room, the motel’s continental breakfast and 3 catered dinners.

You are on your own for lunch. Each room has its own mini fridge and coffee maker. There is also a big fridge and commercial ice maker we can use in the catering kitchen. As far as we know, the hotel has coffee and tea available all day.

There is also a pool and hot tub available and a small on-site bar.

When you pay your deposit please also let me know who you are rooming with. If you don’t have a roommate choice I will assign a roommate after all deposits have been made.

Also if you have any dietary restrictions/needs, gluten, vegan etc. please let me know that. The caterer is very accommodating and did not seem to have a problem if we had any of those kinds of requests. The option is also available to stay in a room by yourself. The cost for that is $280.

If you have any questions call Diane Haun at 461-0119.

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President’s Blocks

What is?

Tee, Tea, T, Theresa! Our President will love cheery colored blocks relating to Tea (or coffee!) The blocks should be 8" finished size, and Theresa would like you to sign them. There will be a collection box and pens at the next meeting.

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Cuttin’ Up the Chicken

Bring your Cuttin’ Up the Chicken project to exchange at the February meeting.

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Newsletter Editor: Loreen Smith (ljsmith@mt.net)

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