Sunday, November 6, 2016

October 26, 2016 Minutes

Old Business
  • Debbie G presented her proposed quilt exhibit guidelines at the Riverside Arts Gallery in Ypsilanti in March.
    • Deadline for submissions is January 15th
    • Quilts do not need to be ones you create brand-new for the show
    • Can offer your quilt for sale - gallery gets a 30% commission
    • Committee to select quilts will be:  Debbie, Kim, Brenda (R-G?), Amy S., Jackie M., Teri.  Anyone else interested can contact Debbie or Amy D.
  • Dues due at tonight's meeting for 2017.  
    • Cost: $42 which can be paid via PayPal 
    • (unless you pay check or money order then you get discounted rate of $40)
  • Sew-Ins @ NEW Center
    • November 5 (Saturday)
    • November 13 (Sunday)
    • Cost $15 per event which covers continental breakfast, snacks and lunch
  • Teaching event
    • Lynn Carson Harris will be offering a class at NEW on Saturday, December 3
    • Cost and other details to be sent out in email and FB 
New Business
  • First Annual Introduce a Friend to Modern Quilting
    • The guild set up stations around the room where guests could visit and ask questions about various aspects of modern quilting - everything from fabric selection to binding as well as techniques such as EPP, paper-piecing, applique, etc.
    • There was a good turnout and it seemed to be enjoyed by the existing membership as well.
  • SWAP 
    • Secret Stalker Swap ensued
    • Seems like everyone was on target for their stalkee and everyone really enjoyed the mini-quilt they received.
    • Next month's swap will be a "Challenge" (you get to keep what you work on) > The challenge is "use a novelty print in a project" and bring it to share of course!
  • Round Robin
    • Participants showed off their quilts
    • Due to the number of people who wanted to pull their quilts out for awhile, it was decided to put the RR on hiatus until January.  
Thank you to this month's snack bringers, Emily & Jody.
Next month's snacks are Pam (snack) and Karen (drink).

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Meeting Location Changes

Just a reminder about upcoming meetings and locations in case you missed the announcements or want to join us for the first time:

November 30:  Last meeting at Calvary church, 1415 Miller Ave., Ann Arbor.  Meet and greet at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30.

December 21:  First meeting at our new location - the NEW Center, 1100 N. Main St., Ann Arbor. Same times.  This meeting is our holiday party, so please feel free to potluck cookies or other goodies!  Note for your calendar - the meeting is not on the last Wed due to the holiday.

Then in January we are back to our schedule of last Wednesday of the month, at NEW Center.