Friday, October 29, 2021

A2MQG Meeting Minutes, October 2021

Our October meeting was held via Zoom. There were 20 members and 1 guest in attendance.

Website:  Kathy reminded attendees that our Diversity Inclusion statement is now available on the website. 

Membership:  We've had several new members over the last couple of months - we are currently at 63. Dues for 2022 are due right now. Reminder that dues may be paid via the website or a check mailed to Cheryl (see email send to membership for details).

Programs: Reminder that our November meeting will be on November 17 via Zoom (a week earlier than normal due to the holiday). The meeting will feature guest speaker Cheryl Arkison who will talk on "Improv is my Love Language".  We most likely will not have time for normal meeting coverage although members are encouraged to email to the guild email address any Show and Share photos.

Charity:  Continue working on the improv charity blocks and get them to either Jackie or Brenda.  Amy has submitted our MQG Community Quilt to QuiltCon.

MQG: Members are reminded that Sunday, October 31st is the deadline for submitting your QuiltCon quilt entries to MQG.

Elections: Elections were held online with 23 members voting by the end of the October meeting.  The entire slate of officers were voted in with no write-in ballots.  Therefore the officers for 2022 are:

  • President: Brenda Rowley-Gray
  • VP Programs: Cheryl Smallwood
  • VP Membership: Lana Krolikowski
  • Treasurer: Amy Stevenson
  • Secretary/Webmaster: Kathy Koch
Committees for 2022 are (non-elected positions):
  • Retreats: Tara
  • Charity: Jackie
  • Library: Kim
  • Swaps/Challenges:  (open - Maggie is looking to step down from this position so we are looking for a volunteer to head this committee)

Discussion:  Has anyone worked on a series or done the same quilt over time?  Several members shared projects they are or have worked on.  Brenda would like this to be an ongoing item so share so members are encouraged to send photos to share with the group.

Retreat:  January 28-30, 2022 - Even though we have not met our minimum for the Retreat, Creative Passions is willing for us to keep our spot at the same price per person.  We are hoping to get more members decide to attend after the holidays.  There are currently 6 signed up, deposits are due now with remaining amount due end of December.  Retreats are "bring your own projects" and the price of $150 includes continental breakfast.  Typically attendees coordinate at least one potluck dinner but that can be decided closer to the event.  We will be in the main CP building in our usual separate room with kitchenette so there is a refrigerator, microwave, sink.

Swaps and Challenges: Current swap is a fabric postcard swap.  We currently have 12 people signed up for 18 postcards.  Maggie will send out swap partner information on November 1st.  Participants should plan on mailing their cards no later than December 1st.

Library: Kim reminded members that even though we aren't meeting in person, if you see a book in the library (link is on our website on the right), let her know and she will figure out a way to get the book to you.

Next Board Meeting: November 18th

Next meeting: Wednesday, November 17 via Zoom