Monday, August 29, 2011

Important Mtg. Tomorrow & AccuQuilter Event!

Hello Everyone!

Our Bonnie Hunter Event is only weeks away!  YA-HOO!  We need to cut strips!  The AccuQuilter will be available prior to the meeting tomorrow night beginning at 5:00 pm in the Library Mtg room if you would like to use it!  Come with your fabric pressed and trimmed to 13.5 inches (maximum width) or less!  You can have the strips cut in minutes!

Also...please plan to attend the meeting!  It is very important!  See you there tomorrow!

Friday, August 19, 2011


The following is an important message from Guild President Dawn Jewell about an upcoming guild meeting:

Guild members,

I have scheduled the city library meeting room for Tuesday, August 30th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., for a general membership meeting, in order to discuss the fee’s associated with using the Home Ec. Room  for our open sews and retreats.  There is a school board meeting on September 14th,  in which the concerns regarding the Facility Use Fees is on the agenda and open for discussion.  My hopes are that we will have a letter drawn up, with signatures by the guild members, to submit for the board packets with our concerns about the hardship these fee’s would put on us a non-profit organization, along with a list of all the contributions our guild makes to the community.  I am also requesting support from any of our members that can make the board meeting as I think this may help influence the decision of the School Board.

I am looking into the fee’s charged by the Little Chapel as an alternative to using the Home Ec. Room and would also like to discuss how we plan to finance our open sews and retreats in the future.   These are important topics and greatly influence the future of the guild so please come and make yourselves heard!  Any input is needed and appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Dawn Jewell
Northwind Quilters Guild

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Important Mtg. Information from Our President!

Guild President Dawn Jewell asked me to post the following email:

I met briefly with Jim Nygaard, superintendent for Cordova School District, and discussed using the Home Ec. Room.  Jim, along with the board members,  are discussing the best way to approach the issue of charges for different organizations for use of the buildings and/or rooms, trying to arrive at standardized rates in order to avoid any type of discrimination.  A utility usage study has also been performed to determine the actual cost for use of said rooms.  Jim and the board members are open to discussion and solutions to accomplish a fair exchange.  Criticism is not wanted but keeping everything standardized and fair is posing a dilemma.  Jim is aware of our non-profit status and the work we do for the scholarship fund and is looking for input.   Please email with ideas or visit with the Cordova School District board members with your ideas.


Dawn Jewell
Cordova Wireless Communications Inc.
Roaming Coordinator