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General Meeting Minutes

Wednesday,  October 26, 2022

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by President Carol McRae.

Carol welcomed 53 guests, which included 4 new members to the meeting.

Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker for this meeting was Toni Major. She spoke to us about her journey through many mediums in the arts until it ended using fabric, creating many beautiful art quilts.  The program was enjoyed by all with many questions as to how she achieved the effects on her creations.


Treasurer Theresa Bell presented the treasurer’s report stating our income and expenditures for the past month.

Moved by Theresa Bell and seconded by Gloria Meyer to accept the financial report as given.   Carried

Vice President Heather Murray presented the Vice Presidents Challenge for 2022-2023.  A View through the Attic Window is the subject that is to be addressed in this years challenge.

The winner of the 50/50 draw this evening was Pat Andres.

Giving Back Chairperson, Gloria Meyer reminded the membership of the collections for Raft and Meals on Wheels place mats and Cozies that will be collected at the November meeting.

Gloria announced that there will be a meeting/sew day at Kathryn Karr’s on Saturday November 12, 10 am till 3 pm for Community Quilts.

Program Chairperson, Pat Andres reviewed the speakers for our November General Meeting, Fran Inglis and JanuaryGeneral Meeting, a shop hop.  All members were encouraged to sign up for the workshops that are being offered the day following the General meetings on line, if they were no able to registered at the General Meeting.

The membership was encourage to visit the web site by President Carol who is also our Publicity Chairperson.  The site is ever changing with an abridged report on the General meetings.

Loonie Draw winners for this evening were Heather Murray, Carol Wylde and Joan Chaissen.

Our show and tell this evening was comprised of 8 quilts that capped off our evening wonderfully.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.

General Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

President Carol McRae welcomed all attending  the first General Meeting of the Niagara Heritage Quilter’s Guild for the  2022-2023 year. Present were 93 members and 17 guests.

Carol announced that we were celebrating our 40th Anniversary as a Guild at this meeting, albeit a little late since our Guild was formed in December of 1980.

Treasurer Theresa Bell presented the treasurer’ report to the membership stating that we are in a healthy position with our funds as long as we remain vigilant in our spending.

It was noted that the positions that remain without Chairpersons to guide them, are Fundraising and Community Outreach. If you are interested in helping on either of these committees please contact Lynda Iannandrea.

Program Chairperson, Pat Andres reviewed the speakers for our October General Meeting, Toni Major and November General Meeting, Fran Inglis. Workshops are available the day following these meetings so please see the information on the web site and sign up on-line.

Our 40th Anniversary celebration started off with the cutting of a cake by founding members who were present, followed by an enjoyable and enriching presentation by Nina Stahlschmidt, Jackie Morningstar, Natalie Benner, and Gloria Meyer.  The Special Event Committee of Leslie Moulson, Rose Ranahan Linda Moffet and Arlene McGuire capped off the evening with a slide show from the past which was enjoyed by all.

A drawing for 45 door prizes, Show and Tell with 12 quilts and a joke from Pat Watt sent us on our way.

Hope to see you at the next meeting, Wednesday October 26 at the Royal Canadian Legions, Fonthill at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm.