The June meeting was held at Ann Arbor's Southeast Area Park with 16 members and 2 guests in attendance.
Secretary/Webmaster: Kathy presented results of the planning survey. 44 out of our 52 members responded to the survey (way to go Guild!). Summary of results indicate the Board's ideas regarding meeting planning are pretty much in line with the membership. Most members felt that paying for speakers is a good use of guild funds and a majority felt that it might be acceptable, depending on the amount, to raise the annual dues in order to continue providing speakers. In addition, about half the respondents would like us to continue to try to do a mix of zoom and in-person meetings when possible with only a few saying they preferred only zoom meetings and some saying they did not want zoom meetings at all.
Programs: Reminder that we have the following speakers lined up for future meetings >
[Correction on the following program dates]
- August (Zoom) - David Owen Hastings "Minimal Design, Maximum Impact"
- October (Zoom) - Carole Lyles Shaw "Sustainable Stashing: Creating an Eco-Friendly Quilt Life"
- MQG Community Outreach Quilt. The members voted between designs submitted. An email will go out to the membership asking for volunteers to piece, complete, quilt and bind.
- QuiltCon is Feb 23-26 in Atlanta with registration for classes starting in a couple of months. See the full catalog online.
- MQG has updated their website. Brenda tested it and her existing login worked although it looked like some content was still in progress.
- MQG will be hosting online sessions Oct 13-16. Registration opens July 26th. Members should have received an email but if not, please visit the MQG website for more information.
- Four members participated in the "Selfie" challenge. The winners of the charm packs were Allison and Wendy. Thank you all for participating.
- Next month's SWAP will be a Smalls Swap. If you would like to participate, please plan on making a "small" item to be yankee swapped. Examples of smalls are: mug rugs, pin cushions, coffee cup cozies, zipper pouches, coin purses, etc.
Makers and their quilts from left to right: Row 1/2: Deb; Row 1: Sheryl, Ida, Nico; Row 2: Pam, Ida, Nico; Row 3: Nico, Deb, Ida; Row 3/4: Allison; Row 4: Allison & Amy, Brenda, Brenda.