Elected officers serve two year terms. Election of officers occurs at the December meeting.
|Vice President:||Trish Currey|
Dues are $20.00/year (waived for 2021) and due by the end of January; a membership card will be issued when dues are paid. Our fiscal year runs from January-December. If you join after June, the dues are prorated.
Members are responsible for buying $20 worth of raffle tickets, which they can either buy for themselves or sell.
A membership list is published in February and March.
Members are also encourage to make at least one comfort quilt per year. These quilts go to various charities within Barnstable County.
Members are given a name tag, which they are expected to wear at meetings.
Published once a month and comes out the week before the meeting. Members are encourage to submit information about upcoming activities, helpful hints, good websites, etc.
NOTE: Susan will continue editing the newsletter through December 2021, when she will step down from the position. We will need a new editor starting in January 2022. Please consider volunteering for this position.
Holly Santangelo and Lori Crawley
The drawing for the 2020 Raffle Quilt has been postponed to our 2022 Open House.
BLOCK OF THE MONTH
Florence Stedman (May-October) and Holly Santangelo (November-April)
Carol Swirbliss and Julie Palmieri
Members make quilts that are donated to local charities such as the Falmouth Service Center, veteran’s groups, safe houses, homeless shelters and similar groups.
NOTE: Hold onto comfort quilts and they will be collected in the future, when we can safely gather. If you need a label for your quilt, contact Julie Palmieri.
WAYS & MEANS
Pauli Pendleton and Lori Crawley
Fabric, notions, quilt blocks and other quilting related items donated by members are raffled off. Depending on the donations, this may happen 2-3 times a year.
The AUCTION is held once a year and consists of the same type of articles as in the Ways & Means but are auctioned off. Both of these activities raise money for the Guild.
Contains small quilting gifts. If it’s your birthday that month, you get a gift.
Cards are sent to members who are sick, have a death in the family, or a family milestone. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of any guild member that a card should be sent to.
Our Annual Quilt Show with boutique of items made by members.
FALMOUTH ART CENTER (FAC)
Members are invited to submit work for shows. The guild member, who is also a FAC member, informs us of upcoming shows, classes, and submission deadlines.
FALMOUTH SERVICE CENTER (FSC)
The guild not only donates quilts to the FSC but we donate funds to their school opening backpack program and holiday program.
LIBRARY SEWING DAY
A full day, usually a Saturday, of sewing once a month. Sewing days at the Falmouth Public Library are canceled until further notice due to Covid-19.
QUILTING WEEKEND RETREATS
A retreat has been schedule at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Hyannis for the first week in December 2021. Please contact Lori for more details and to reserve your spot as they are limited and it is first come, first served.
Ginger Rabesa – email@example.com
The website is updated with the monthly newsletter, events and activities the Guild is holding, and other essential information.
OTHER ACTIVITIES WHICH REQUIRE MEMBER LEADERSHIP
NEW ENGLAND QUILT MUSEUM
Virtual Experiences – https://www.neqm.org/calendarindex
Lynn DiRusso is currently organizing a mystery quilt this year via Zoom.
Lynn DiRusso coordinates various block and/or row quilts swaps throughout the year.
FAT QUARTER FANDANGO
Bring any number of fat quarters on a theme and you receive one raffle ticket per fat quarter. The winner gets them all.
Exchange gifts with a member who doesn’t know the giver.
A bus trip to visit quilt stores around the area and even New England. This trip is usually arranged in conjunction with the Holly Berry Quilt Guild.
BARNSTABLE COUNTY FAIR
Quilts submitted for judging are displayed during the Fair in July.