Volume 24   Issue 06                                                            December 2019

President's Corner

As Thanksgiving has come and gone I know our focus is now on the Christmas season. Our upcoming choose and cut may just have that one of a kind special gift that you are looking for. I hope that your holidays are filled with tons of time spent with friends and family while enjoying much love and laughter. 

 I want to say Merry Christmas to all.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas season and it is filled with joy and peace.. 

Anne Rost


    3  - Carol Norris

    5 - Tina Duffey

  20 - Eleanor Plummer

  26 - Sarah Massey

                                                            OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS


President - Anne Rost           Vice-President - Lorae Lewchalermwong

Secretary - Anne McDonald                     Treasurer -  Lynn McClary           

Historian -                                                       Library - Nancy Morrell & Velma Blevins

Membership - Adrienne Sherrow Newsletter - Ann Joyce

Education Program -  Nancy Kish             Quilts of Valor - Carolyn Patton, Barbara Moncrief

Publicity - Lorae Lewchalermwong Raffle Quilt Production -  Mary Allen

Raffle Quilt Sales -                                Outreach - Lois Edwards, Marie Pruitt

Sunshine -    Anne McDonald        Quilt Show - Jann Boggs

Calling - Barbara Moncrief, Nancy Kish

Quilts at WCC - Barbara Moncrief 


Minutes of the regular business meeting held on November 21, 2019.

Present were 19 members and 1 guest. President Anne Rost declared the meeting open at 1:40pm. She welcomed our guest, Ellen Davis.

There was a correction to the previous minutes – Anne McDonald, Secretary, spoke of the mistake in the final decision to release the new Guild brochure. It is in fact ready for printing.

Treasurer’s Report – This was distributed and was up to date as of November 20. Treasurer, Lynn McClary, presented the projected budget from July 1 to June 30, 2020. She explained the changes in line items. The Miscellaneous category is too vague and she suggested a change to Guild Expenses. There was discussion, after which this was changed to Guild Expenses/Community Outreach. At this stage, Lynn proposed that the guild change the beginning of its financial year from July 1 to January 1. She explained the sensible and more efficient reasons for this. Nancy Kish made the motion, seconded by Janey Jones to accept these changes. Unanimous vote. Carl Stevens raised a budget question on the $1000 item for Quilts of Valor. There followed lengthy and probing discussion, resulting in reducing this line item to $800 instead of the original $1000. This motion was made by Carl and seconded by Mary Allen. A vote was taken, with 15 ayes and 4 nays. Carl made the motion, seconded by Nancy Kish to allot the $200 difference to the Community Outreach category. Jann Boggs made the motion to approve the budget, as amended, seconded by Carl Stevens. Unanimous vote.

Guild booth at Choose & Cut. Nancy Kish spoke of the need for items to be sold at this event. Help for set up is needed between 2:30 and 4:00 pm on Friday,  December 6.

Quilts of Valor – Carolyn Patton reported on the success of the recent presentation of quilts. At this time, there are already six nominations pending for next year. Jeff Miller spoke of his very favorable impression of this year’s event. The next work day will be on January 3 at the Presbyterian Church in Sparta. 

Education -  Nancy Kish reminded members of the requirements for the Christmas square drawing that will take place at the Guild Christmas Luncheon. Jann Boggs  showed her square and was asked if she would consider giving a class on it.

Due to the possible weather interference, a class in January is tentative. An open sew day is hoped for in February – again dependent on the weather. Nancy asked for interest in a workshop featuring Patty Cline in March. This would be a three day event and needs a minimum of ten attendees to happen.

2020 Quilt Show – Jann Boggs has volunteered to chair this event. She emphasized the fact that this needs to be a team effort and asked for early volunteers to step up at the January Guild meeting.

Mary Allen spoke of the white drapes which were formerly used as the backing for hung quilts at the show. They are at her house. There was discussion as to possible uses for them.

2019 Christmas Luncheon – Anne McDonald spoke on the upcoming Christmas Luncheon. A sign up sheet for this event was circulated.


Library -  Nancy Morrell spoke about books and two DVDs that are for sale.

2019 Guild Raffle Quilt – The last figure for total sales of tickets for this quilt was approximately $1700 gross. In comparison, last year’s sales to November were approximately $1400.There was discussion about a $95 fee for Mountain Heritage which should have been refunded.

2020 Raffle Quilt – Mary Allen explained the block for this project. She has kits with instructions available.

Membership – Membership cards will be available at the Christmas Luncheon.

New Guild Rule – President Anne Rost announced a new ruling for guild meetings. From then, any telephone ringing or pinging while a meeting is in session, will impose a fine of one fat quarter. The first offender turned out to be Ms. Rost herself!

Ashe County Guild versus Guild Challenge – Carl spoke on this event. Our guild which voted to participate in this event needs to select in January/February a quilt or quilter to represent us at this event. Ashe needs to be notified in March. So far eight guilds are taking part. Organizers are waiting on five others’ decisions.

Member accident – Carl reported on one of the Guild’s founder members, Jo Seagle, who has had a bad fall and was now with family in Mass. recovering.  Sunshine will send card to local address and hope it will be forwarded. Jann Boggs will research an address in Mass for her.

Historian – There have been no responses to calls for someone to fill this position. Nancy Kish suggested that the Historical Society might like to have these records. Anne Rost suggested that the records need to be scanned.

Guild website - It was established that the Guild has no email address. The website address is

Sheriff’s quilts – Anne Rost reported that there are prepared kits for these, put together by Barbara Moncrief. The next work day at Barbara’s home will be on December 15 at 10:00am. At this time, there are 20 completed quilts in hand. Four more were handed in at the meeting.

The motion to adjourn was made by Mary Allen, seconded by Sarah Massey. Unanimous vote. 

In Show & Tell, Nancy Kish showed a quilt she had won; Ann Joyce, Mary Allen, Laura Davis and Janey Jones showed examples of their beautiful work.

Respectfully and hopefully accurately submitted

Anne McDonald

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The DANA home is in need of items such as the following to provide to those needed shelter and safety when having to leave everything they own behind.  Please bring a donation to the Christmas luncheon…

    • Undergarments
    • Socks
    • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Soaps
    • Things you may think could be useful

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We will meet to work on the sheriff’s quilts on the 6th of December at Barbara’s at 10:30. Barbara will have soup prepared for lunch.

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On a positive note, please bring 2 ½” strips by WOF  (X3) and Fat Quarters (X3) to the Christmas Luncheon to play the Left/Right/Center game.

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 Due to the possible weather interference, a class in January is tentative. An open sew day is hoped for in February – again dependent on the weather. Nancy asked for interest in a workshop featuring Patty Cline in March. This would be a three day event and needs a minimum of ten attendees to happen.