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York Quilters Guild Meeting Minutes
May 21, 2015
The meeting was called to order by Rita VanWyk-Due, President at 7pm. Rita welcomed everyone and opened the meeting with a quote of the day: “Love is like pi- natural, irrational, and very important.” (by Lisa Hoffman)
Membership: We had one new member this evening.
Programs: Cheryl Dawson spoke about upcoming meetings and classes. The June meeting will be another sewing session. You can bring your own projects to work on as well as work on charity quilts. We will have the church from 10am until 9pm and Cheryl is hoping to organize a “pot luck” dinner for around 6pm.
Cheryl will be having a T-shirt Quilt class on June 27. A sign-up sheet is available.
“Walk Down Memory Lane”: Barb Colvin spoke about the numerous Quilt Challenges that the Guild has had through the years. There have been 28 challenges including the current one. She mentioned that the challenges are good for us because they encourage us to get out of our comfort zone and stretch us to use our imaginations. When you look back over the challenges, you can see the trends over the years. (Jelly rolls were starting to be popular at a particular time, there was a black and white challenge, and challenges using only scraps or orphan squares when recycling became popular)
Show and Tell: Many members showed off their “Sourdough Quilting” squares after taking Rita’s workshop in May. Other talented members showed quilts that they have completed and a chenille pillow from another previous workshop.
Program: Rita VanWyk-Due introduced Dr. Theta Grimaud who has a Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, to discuss ergonomics related to sewing. The definition of ergonomics is suiting the work environment to the worker. Dr. Grimaud suggested numerous stretches for the neck, shoulders, hands, arms, and wrists and suggested to take a 30 second stretch break every 30 minutes that you are sewing. She also stressed the importance of staying hydrated and to “breathe” while you are sewing. She recommended heights for tables: 29” for sitting and 32”-34” for standing height. Good lighting is also a necessity. The program was well-received and members came away with lots of good information to try in order to eliminate fatigue, aches, and pains during future sewing sessions.
Members were asked to bring to the program any items that helped them solve any physical challenges related to sewing. Tables were set up to display the items.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm.
Respectfully submitted ,
Anne King, recording secretary
May 15, 1997 our meeting was “Working with Stripes”. Past President and former member Bobbe Benvin
showed us the ins and outs of working with stripes. We were to photocopy a printed page of striped fabric,
make several plastic templates, bring scissors, pencil, glue stick and plain typing paper.
We used the templates to cut shapes from the striped paper, making 8 pointed stars and other combination.
I guess it was the beginning of the stack and wack idea. Lots of fun and I still have my practice papers.
In May a speedy recovery card was sent to Karen Kay Buckley.
|Margaret Peg Gregory