December 2015 Newsletter - Sierra Gold Quilters Guild

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December 2015 Newsletter - Sierra Gold Quilters Guild
SIERRA SAMPLER
Sierra Gold
Quilter’s Guild
December 2015
Established 1982
www.SGQG.org
Inside this issue:
Notes from the Pres.
Guild Officers
Financial Report
Committee Chairs
VPs Message/Class
Christmas Luncheon
Butte Fire Donations
Sarah Hart’s Quilt
Set-up/Take-Down
Birthdays
Membership
Mini Quilt Show
Hospitality
Chemo Caps
Sunshine
Community Quilts
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Member’s Bulletin Board 6
Food Bank
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Members in Action 8 & 9
Mailer Page
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DECEMBER 2015
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Notes from the President
At the November guild meeting, we decided that our December
luncheon will be the traditional pot luck rather than catered. That
means you need to bring your favorite dish to:
Immaculate Conception Church, 125 Amelia Street, Sutter Creek
on December 8th. ***See the map on page 3.
In past years, the proportions of appetizers to main dish to salad to
desert have miraculously worked out perfectly. Check your intuition
before selecting your contribution, and I’m sure it will work out as
always. The kitchen reportedly has enough plugs for our crockpots, and
please remember to bring the necessary serving dishes and utensils.
As this goes to press, (sorry, my Dad was a journalist) we are still in
need of a president and vice president! The nominating committee
would love to swear in all four officers at the December luncheon;
please consider filling one of these openings.
The ongoing saga of where to meet continues. Our current choices are:
1. Back to the New Fellowship Church in Pine Grove on a month to
month basis. 2. The Immaculate Conception Church in Sutter Creek.
3. Faith Lutheran Church in Pioneer with a change of time and day
(Monday classes and Tuesday afternoon meeting). 4. The Jackson
Rancheria turned out to be welcoming but quite expensive ($400/
month).
Regrettably, I may not be able to make it to the luncheon as my
husband has surgery tentatively scheduled for December 7th in San
Francisco. If I can’t make it, the rest of the board will do a marvelous
job orchestrating the luncheon.
Please accept my best wishes for the holiday season and my heartfelt
thanks for all the support and good will you have shown me.
Thank you - Joan Costello
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Guild Officers 2015
Financial Report
President:
Joan Costello
Balance as of 10/31/2015
$18,401.24
Vice Presidents:
Lannie Staniford and
November Expenditures
$ (783.83)
Sandy Wagner
November Income
$
Secretary:
Debby Sweeten
Ending Balance 11/30/2015 $17,807.41
Treasurer:
Cookie Braunschweig
190.00
Committee Chairs 2015
Animal Beds
Audit Committee
Chemo Caps
Community Outreach
County Fair
County Fair White Glove
Donation Quilt Coordinator
Greeter ☺
Historian
Hospitality
Library
Sandy Askin
Betty Ellison
Mary Foster
Janis Beach &
Kathy Beach
Joan Smith
Penny Dominici
Pat Bjerke
Julie Porter
Sarah Hart
Jakki Schatz
Pat Bjerke
County Library Decorations Kathy Scott
Membership
Schatzi Brimer &
Valerie Bonkowski
Mini-Quilt Show
Susan Farrington,
Martha Barber, Linda Foy
Newsletter
Debby Sweeten
Opportunity Quilt Sue Green
Quilt Show Chairs 2015 Pat Bjerke & Joan
Costello
Raffle
Susan Boyd
Set-Up, Take-Down OPEN
Sunshine
Joan Smith
Webmaster
Sam King
Nominations for Guild Officers 2016
President:
OPEN
Vice Presidents:
OPEN
Secretary:
Debby Sweeten
Treasurer:
Barb Miller
Committee Chairs 2016
Animal Beds
Audit Committee
Chemo Caps
Community Outreach
County Fair
County Fair White Glove
Donation Quilt Coordinator
Greeter ☺
Historian
Hospitality
Library
Sandy Askin
OPEN
Mary Foster
Janis Beach &
Kathy Beach
Joan Smith
Penny Dominici
Pat Bjerke
Julie Porter
OPEN
Jakki Schatz
Pat Bjerke
Membership
Schatzi Brimer & Valerie
Bonkowski
Mini-Quilt Show
OPEN
Newsletter
Debby Sweeten
Opportunity Quilt
OPEN
Quilt Show Chair 2017 OPEN
Raffle
Susan Boyd
Set-Up, Take-Down OPEN
Sunshine
Joan Smith
Webmaster
Sam King
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Message from your VPs
Here are the classes and workshops that have been scheduled for the next 7 months!
The January class will be a community quilt workshop;
In February, there will be a chemo cap workshop;
In March, Jenny Lyon will return. She will be teaching “Fills and Things”;
April is Ellen Dambacher with “Modern Amish” quilts;
In May, Sue Siefkin will be teaching “Focus on Flowers”;
The June class with Schatzi Brimer includes using dryer sheets. Start saving your used dryer
sheets now;
 Scheduled for July is Marjan Kluepfel, with her “Sky Painted Landscapes”.
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Lannie Staniford and Sandy Wagner; VP Co-Conspirators
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Christmas
Luncheon
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Here is a map to the Immaculate
Conception Church, 125 Amelia Street,
Sutter Creek location. The exact location is where the star
is located.
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Please bring your favorite dishes, salads to desserts.
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The kitchen reportedly has enough plugs for our
crockpots, and please remember to bring the necessary
serving dishes and utensils.
Sierra Gold Quilt Guild Members
I, Donna Stokes, received the generous donation of $xxx at
our November meeting. This amazing effort of gifting has
my heart and soul reveling in your generosity and feeling
overwhelmed with gratitude. It is really hard to describe
how one might deal with a tragedies that happen that shake
your very foundation, but when community, friends and
family all come together you realize the value of just what
and how you can endure. I am eternally grateful for the
incredible gift of monies given both to Anita and myself, it
is really immeasurable and touches and comforts me deeply,
to come along-side to support and encourage.
"Though no one can go back and make a Brand New Start,
Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
Thank you all, Donna Stokes
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Sarah Hart’s Quilt
In her words; “Once the quilt show is over with, and as we settle down into fall and winter, if you
want to make a little 8 1/2 inch (8 inch finished) square out of some of your scraps in one of your
favorite patterns I would love it. Greens and browns to remember the pine and cedar woods,
dark red and green for the manzanita, lavenders for the lilacs and wisteria that melted from the
heat, cream and white - or any color - log cabin pattern for mine and other houses saved by
wonderful firefighters, red and yellow for the fire trucks everywhere (my crew was yellow so
firemen aren’t always in red), or anything to represent this beautiful area we call home or what
touched you by going through all this together. Just no grays and blacks please. There is enough
of that around here.”
So let’s get busy and make her some commemorative squares! Please bring your 8 ½ inch
square to the January 2016 meeting.
December
Meeting set-up and
take down
Thank You to the folks that set up for the
November meeting!!!!!
We will be at the Immaculate Conception
Church in Sutter Creek for our next
meeting and Christmas Luncheon.
For the December 8th meeting, the next
names alphabetically are:
Suzette Heinrich
Juliene Hiatt
Donna Hubbard
Ruth Johnson
Shirley Johnson
April Jones
Charlene Jones
Michelle Jones
Shelia Jorstad
Set-up starts at 9:00 am. If your carpool
group helps, I will take their names off the list
for future set-up. If you know you can’t be
here or if you have physical limitations, just
let Debby Sweeten know.
The Christmas Decoration committee will be
coordinating with the set-up crew for the
Christmas Luncheon.
Juliene Hiatt
Martha Phillips
Kathy Scott
Ray'Mona Cunha
Janis Roller
Membership
It’s that time of year again, time to
renew your guild membership for
2016.
Please bring your check for $35 ($20 for an associate membership) to the December meeting and
give it to Schatzi or Valerie. Make your check
out to Sierra Gold Quilters Guild or SGQG.
You may also mail your check to:
Schatzi Brimer
Pine Grove, CA 95665
Thank you - Schatzi Brimer and
Valerie Bonkowski
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Hospitality
Sunshine
Here we are at the end of a very unusual year!
So many high points and a few really low points.
No one can say we're not "flexible"!!
My heartfelt thanks to you all who blessed our
"treats table" with something special from your
heart and home during this year.
We've all enjoy your "little something" with our
coffee and tea during our monthly meetings.
Here's to a happy Christmas season and may the
new year bring each of you lots of good things
and happy surprises!
Jakki Schatz
Chemo Caps
If you know of anyone who
could use a little cheer from
their quilting friends, please
let me know!
Joan Smith
Community Quilts
The January 2016 class is a Community Quilt
workshop. Please put that on your calendar
and come enjoy a fun day with other guild
members. Bring your lunch. More details
about the workshop will be shared at the
December 8th guild meeting.
Thanks to all who took cap kits last month. It's
COLD outside so the hats will be welcome at
STARS.
I will have kits at our Christmas luncheon too.
Janis Beach & Kathy Beach
Quilt Events, Shows &
Tidbits
End of the Year Chemo Cap Challenge!
My challenge to you is that the all of our
members together can make more caps than
Martha Phillips has made by herself.
So far, Martha has turned in 189 caps this year.
“Conversations in Fiber”, Quilt Exhibition and
Sale, The 45th Annual KPFA Winter Crafts Fair,
The Craneway Pavilion, Richmond on the Waterfront, California, December 19 & 20, 2015 ~
10am to 5pm. www.kpfa.org/craftsfair/winter
The REST of us - 172. So, hope you are up to
the challenge! Pick up a kit or two.
If you haven't done caps before and have
questions, please ask and instructions
are available.
Thanks! Mary Foster
Mini Quilt Show & Show & Tell Quilts
December
Holiday Quilts, Table Runners, & Placemats
****Martha, Linda and I would like to let the members know that we'll be handing the
reins over to someone else to do the Mini quilt show after the December meeting.****
Our 4 years have been fun and challenging and we'd like to thank all of you for participating in it.
It's time we get new blood to take over. We've found small groups of three or four people, works
very well. I think we all love the mini quilt show so talk to your small groups and see if this is
something you'd like to do as we all love to see the beautiful quilts hanging around the room.
Susan Farrington, Martha Barber, & Linda Foy
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Member’s Bulletin Board
Christmas Specials!!
FOR SALE: Great little Featherweight available. $380 includes nice case and
some accessories. Call Sarah Dougherty for details.
FOR SALE: I have a White Speedylock 1634 ~ Differential Feed ~ Serger for sale that was
cleaned at Dublin's Sewing center that I would like to sell. I'm asking $175. The cleaning cost
$110. I've never used it. It belonged to my son's girlfriend so is used. It comes with several cones
of thread. Please email me or call if you're interested.
Quilt Hangers - Barb Miller. Small quilt hangers can be purchased on-line at ackfeldwire.com.
Wall, desk top and different sizes available.
“QUILTER’S CUISINE” COOKBOOKS: Have you looked at the great recipes included in
the Guild’s “Quilters Cuisine” cookbooks? This is a great cookbook - and it makes a terrific gift.
It’s a great bargain - Now just $5!!! See Mary Ann Engelbrektson or contact her at.
MONTHLY REMINDERS
MINUTES and TREASURER’S REPORT: View the monthly minutes and Treasurer’s reports
from the Guild meetings at www.SGQG.org.
RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS: Please keep us in mind for your donations of quilt related
items. Also, suggestions for items that would be of interest would be appreciated.
ANIMAL BEDS: Don’t forget to bring your completed animal beds or pick up new bags. See
Sandy Askin if you have any questions. Earn a free raffle ticket for your donation!
MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS to our monthly newsletter are greatly appreciated. Have you
found an interesting website? Know of an upcoming quilt show? Use a new/wonderful notion?
Please help us make our newsletter a “must read”! Please email Debby.
Here is the link to our Sierra Gold Quilt Guild website Bulletin Board. Lots of great articles.
http://www.sgqg.org/SGQG_Bulletin_Board.pdf
Newsletter Input
Please send your news articles for the January
2016 issue to Debby Sweeten by
Tuesday, December 29th.
Thanks, Debby Sweeten
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DECEMBER 2015
Interfaith Food Bank
THE FACES OF HUNGER
I’m a child, I’m a senior citizen, I’m a single parent, I’m homeless, I’m temporarily unemployed or
can’t earn a sustainable living wage. I’m disabled, I’m a veteran, I’m a recovering alcoholic/drug
addict. I live in your community. You often pass me on the street. Your children go to school
with me. You work with me. I sit next to you in church. I live in your community but I don’t
want anyone to know my situation. I am your neighbor and friend. These are the faces of
hunger…
Today… Right now… Over 6,000 Amador County residents
struggle with food insecurity.
What is food insecurity? In short, “struggling to avoid hunger”.
You can assist the Interfaith Food Bank in
fighting food insecurity and help feed the many faces of hunger by
becoming a monthly sustaining donor of any amount you choose.
Your monthly contribution will provide a steady stream of funding during the year when
donations are low and inconsistent.
To find out how you can be a “Friend of the Food Bank”, visit feedamador.org
or email - [email protected] – call 209-267-9006
Write or stop by for a tour: 12181 Airport Road Jackson CA, 95642
Remember, hunger doesn’t end with the holidays and
no one should face the day hungry!
Your gift is truly a blessing and appreciated by so many.
Thank you for your continued support and
have a blessed holiday season.
Tom Thompson
Executive Director
Interfaith Council of Amador
Interfaith Food Bank
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For our traveling members!
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Published & Mailed by: Sierra Gold Quilter’s Guild
Editor-Debby Sweeten
Website: http://www.SGQG.org
Sierra Gold Quilt meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month unless noted otherwise.
Location: Immaculate Conception Church in Sutter Creek, 125 Amelia Street,
Sutter Creek (**December only).
General Meetings: 10 AM until 12 noon. Workshop or working/chatting until 3 PM.
****Classes/Workshops: are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, usually 9 AM until 3 PM.
Bring to the
Meeting:
*Name tag* *Coffee Cup* *Refreshments* *Library Books* *Calendars*
*Block of the Month* *Community Quilts* *Clothing Protectors* *Chemo Caps*
*Dog Beds* *Show & Tell*
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*2 Wednesday Workshop, bring own beverage and lunch.*
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Sierra Gold Quilters Guild….Est. 1982
P. O. Box 1078
Pine Grove, CA 95665
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