Board Members

2017 – 2018

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Roberta Upton

President

I'm from Norfolk, VA and while my grandmother always wanted me to learn to quilt, I had other plans.  In 2012, I finally decided to try quilting as something to new to do while retired.  I joined the guild in 2013.  Since joining, I have made so many new friends, received excellent assistance in learning more about quilting and jumped in so hard that I'll never have the time to complete all the lovely quilts I have in my mind.  The Forsyth Piecers and Quilters is one of the best groups I have had the pleasure to know and I hope that during my tenure as President, I will help guide the group to increase our presence in the community, grow our membership and help the members to learn and expand their knowledge and have a good time. I believe we have some fun things in the works and look forward to "shaking things up" a bit and help prepare for our Quilt Show in the Fall of 2018.  Welcome to all! The guild President presides over the meetings, oversees all operations of the guild, and maintains all board approved motions.  

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Cathie Cartwright

1st Vice President

All aspects of quilting and quilters fascinate me.  I am a hand quilter and have participated in guilds since 1980.  My current focus has been a personally designed wool & flannel Christmas quilt for each family member.  Nine completed quilts have each won blue ribbons and the last two quilts are in progress.  The pressure is "on." I grew up in Chicago, graduated from Elmhurst College, worked as a National Park Service ranger in California and Nevada, worked at a middle school library in  Minnesota while kids were in school, and just celebrated 18 years with Edward Jones Investments. Wayne and I have been married for 46 years.  Both of our kids, Mike and Emily became doctors, both attended Wake Forest School of Medicine.  We retired here in July 2014 to enjoy our grandkids.  My next door neighbor, Margaret Varner brought me to Forsyth Piecers before our moving boxes were unpacked.  Thank you Margaret! The 1st Vice-President takes over the duties of the President when needed and is responsible for scheduling speakers and for the next year’s programs.

Gina Kostelecky

2nd Vice President

The 2nd VP supports the 1st VP, assist the speaker at the meetings, handle Show and Tell, room setup for the meeting and learn the 1st VP position.

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Patti Mansson

Treasurer

I love to quilt and I love people! My passion is appliqué and I piece when I need to. I love color and creativity and quilting gives me that opportunity. I love to hand quilt my projects and I am learning to machine quilt some of them. I have many hobbies, reading, painting, crocheting and knitting, most of my Patti Mansson Quilttime is spent on quilting and reading at this point in my life. I am assisted with all of my hobbies by my dog, Bella and two cats, Amy and Lucy! I am retired although I still work one day a week. My life is busy and fun with my family, my husband, Butch, one daughter, Jenny and her husband Darren. Also a son, Bobby and his wife, Natalie and four grandchildren who live here. My daughter, Christine and her husband Matt and two more grandchildren live in Minnesota, they provide the travel in our life to see them. I originally came from Minnesota so I have other family members there also. Forsyth Piecers and Quilters has given me many opportunities to expand my quilting knowledge and meet and become friends with many wonderful people. The Treasurer collects and disburses guild funds for all guild activities, including our biennial Quilt Show and our decennial Symposium. Proper financial records are maintained. Annual audits are performed at the end of each fiscal year.

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Debbie Stoltz

Secretary

I enjoy staying busy and being creative. While I’ve sewn and crocheted from an early age, I always wanted to make a quilt. So when I hit the big 4-0, I decided I’d better do something about it. I bought a sampler pattern for beginners, and fell in love with the whole process. I still have much to learn, and my applique is definitely nothing to brag about, but I keep trying. Eventually I’ll get good at it. Mainly I enjoy all the wonderful people who I’ve met through quilting and the opportunity to share this awesome craft. I have a wonderful husband, Tony, who supports my love of quilting, and still makes me laugh every day. I have two grown children, Chris and Amy, who both married a few years ago, so our family has grown to include Maya and Matt. Life is good. I’m also a long-time member of, and current president of the Surry Quilter’s Guild. I have an MBA from Gardner-Webb University and I work at HBI as an IMSS Inventory Manager. The secretary takes monthly minutes of each guild meeting. The minutes are submitted to the Newsletter chair for posting in the Newsletter for members to read.

Past Presidents — Lifetime Honorary Members

Year — Member

1983-1984 — Karen Pervier
1984-1985 — Linda Martin
1985-1986 — Fannye Hall
1986-1987 — Suzi Jackson
1987-1988 — Sue Kneppelt
1988-1989 — Kris Kokoski
1989-1990 — Ava Troxler
1990-1991 — Chris Hudson
1991-1992 — Pat Lysell
1992-1993 — Bonnie Leazer
1993-1994 — Nancy Drauszewski
1994-1995 — Debbie Voigt
1995-1996 — Katie Graves
1996-1997 — Martha Claire Henzler
1997-1998 — Genevieve Dillingham
1998-1999 — Gail McNeill
1999-2000 — Glenna Williams

Year — Member

2000-2001 — Jean Markle
2001-2002 — Lisa Alley
2002-2003 — Rosann Davis
2003-2004 — Laura Patridge
2004-2005 — Shirley Brinkley
2005-2006 — Peggy Bruton
2006-2007 — Renee Bachmeier
2007-2008 — Jennifer Lane
2008-2009 — Laura Patridge
2009-2010 — Ann Petitjean
2010-2011 — Leanne M. Brendle
2011-2012 — Ava Lewandowski
2012-2013 — Carrie Pippins
2013-2014 — Patti Mansson
2014-2015 — Debbie Stoltz
2015-2016 — Adele Aiken
2016-2017 — Tim Rickman

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