Sunday, February 4, 2018

January 31, 2018

Old Business
  • Members who took part in the Made by Rae "Ruby" top class showed off their creations. 
  • Joe Cunningham (Joe the Quilter) class
    • Rock the Block, Album Style (http://www.joethequilter.com/workshops.html)
    • Saturday, April 14
      • Trunk Show - 10-11am
      • Class - 1-4pm
    • Location: NEW
    • Sign ups will be coming via email
    • The Guild will be paying for the Trunk show which will be free to members, $10 for non-members. There is no limit on number of people attending the trunk show.
    • The class is limited to 20 members. Cost is $65.  As usual we will have member only sign-ups for a short period of time and if we don't fill the class, will open it to non-members.  Non-member fee will be $75.
  • Annabelle Wrigley "Doodle Quilt" https://www.instagram.com/p/BdiKD4HHDJe/ class is set for Sunday, September 30.  The board has not determined class fees at this time. 
  • The board asked members how they feel about the number of classes being offered for last and this year? While some said the more the merrier, most felt like the number was fine - that too many classes make it hard to be able to attend all they want to.  It was suggested that we use more of our local talent and the board said they already are planning on doing that.
  • Spring Retreat - Howell Nature Center 
    • There are still openings
    • Cost: $100 which includes food
    • Friday, March 2, 4:00pm to Sunday, March 4, 1pm
  • Dues are overdue.  If you haven't paid, see Jackie Mills.
 New Business
  • Annual Elections - elections were held with 25 members in attendance approving unanimously the slate presented.  New officers are:
    • President - Maggie Wilkin
    • Vice President, Programs - Brenda Rowley-Gray
    • Vice President, Membership - Jackie Mills
    • Treasurer - Amy Stevenson
    • Secretary/Webmaster - Kathy Koch
  • Committees for 2018 at present are:
    • Swaps and Round Robin - Brenda Ratliff
    • Charity - Jackie MacGregor
    • Library - Kim Ulrich
    • Retreats - Amy Stevenson
  • Bylaws were approved.  We had a fun challenge/quiz on the bylaws and Katie Baker won the drawing.
  • Sew-In Teaching Opportunity - Dorie has offered to teach her "Knit Stitch Bias Applique" class at the February sew-in.  She would like to use the guild to test teaching. She thinks it will run 3 hours but we are blocking out 10-4 just in case.  Everyone should bring an ironing station.  She will also bulk order the quilters pressing bars $5 if people sign up early.  Sign-ups will go out via email.
  • Kathy also asked if there was interest in her giving her "How Do I Quilt That?" lecture at a sew-in and there seemed to be enough so possibly sometime this summer.
  • Charity Quilts
    • We donated about 20-25 quilts last year.  (Thank you to all who worked on our charity quilt efforts, with a special nod to Ida for all the extra quilts she's been donating!)
    • February we will have a block challenge.  Bring in for charity Disappearing 9-Patch blocks.  12.5" (to finish at 12").  A sample tutorial is here > http://sew-fantastic.blogspot.com/2009/09/disappearing-nine-patch-tutorial.html  
    • Reminder of sizes:  Mott & VA > 3' x 4' (so 3x4 12" blocks); Ozone House > teen oriented fabrics and twin size; Food Gatherers (typically we give them our QuiltCon quilt to auction off)
    • Brainstorming for 2018
      • Dedicating a sew-in to sewing charity blocks
      • Prizes
      • Putting a charity quilt into the Round Robin
      • Utilize the kits in the charity bin - you don't need to make the entire quilt. Feel free to work on a few blocks and then put it back for someone else to work on.
      • Make a QuiltCon quilt
      • Jackie mentioned that there are a lot of tiny scraps in the bin right now and wondered if we could make pet beds for shelters (use as stuffing)
      • Pillowcases are still always accepted
  • Interest was gauged on the possiblity of an overnight field trip to the Charley Harper Quilt Show (near Cincinnati) April 7-15.  Because of the Joe C class, most likely we would do it the weekend of April 7.
  • We were approached awhile back about the possibility of having a quilt show at a senior center. Laura Sharp will contact them and see if there is still interest and what they were thinking of.
  • MQG - this month they are sharing some block setting ideas; reminded members that this is a member-benefit they can take advantage of
  • QuiltCon - a couple people have quilts in at Pasedena (Debbie G and Pam E). Pam is attending.   2019 will be in Nashville.
  • Teaching events for 2019 - board is looking into possiblity of bringing Guicy Guice. Most likely we would have him teach his tiny piecing class like he did for Glamp.
 Features
  • Library spotlight
  • Skill Share - Amy S presented on how she makes dresdens
  • Round Robin 
  • Swap - scrap swap ensued (members brought scraps in gallon bags).  Next month's swap is a Log Cabin block lottery (12.5" block to finish at 12"). This will be a raffle where the winner gets all the blocks.

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