The July meeting was held at Ann Arbor's Southeast Area Park.
Secretary/Webmaster: Kathy reminded members to read the minutes (posted here every month - usually shortly after the meeting takes place).
Sew-In's: Nothing is currently planned over the next couple of months but let the Board know if you would like to host one and we can reserve N.E.W. for that day.
Library: Kim brought some books in to share for members to borrow. Remember that we have a list of loanable books on the website.
[Correction on the following program dates. Carole is actually in October and David will be August's speaker. Apologies for any confusion.]
- We have planned a Zoom presentation for our August 31st meeting by David Owen Hastings called "Minimal Design, Maximum Impact''
- Our October meeting will feature a presentation by Carole Lyles Shaw on "Sustainable Stashing: Creating an Eco-Friendly Quilt Life".
- Retreat: We are getting ready to send out sign-ups for the January retreat (Jan. 27-29) at Creative Passions. The cost is a bit higher this year - will be $165. If you also want to go on Thursday, there will be an additional $30 fee. The retreat also provides manicures/pedicures you can sign up for and there is a quilt shop run by CP in town.
- Brenda noted that the website is getting better - more of the content has been moved over.
- The Sessions registration is now open to MQG members (if you are a member of this guild, you are also an MQG member). Sessions is a new event this year where they are offering virtual lectures over several days, October 13-16. The lectures will be recorded and available for 14 days after the event. Cost is $95 for all classes.
- QuiltCon registration opens on August 16th at 3pm ET. The conference will be in Atlanta February 23-26 next year. Rossie Hutchinson shared which classes she will be teaching.
- Community Outreach Quilt: Amy S. discussed the project to make the Outreach quilt. She will be purchasing the fabric and sign-ups will go out asking for volunteers to make blocks and other tasks. Tara and Lana offered to cut and distribute the fabric.
- It was shared that Creative Bug offers free crafty classes through many libraries in the area. Ann Arbor District Library is one of them although you do need to be an Ann Arbor resident. Kathy shared on FaceBook a list of the local libraries that may offer Creative Bug.
- Brenda shared the book that she had made through Snapfish which contained photos and information about all the quilts she's made. She said it cost about $97 which was 50% off. Members who've used Snapfish said always look for the 50% deals.
- We had a donation of fabric coordinated by Rossie which was sold to members as a fundraiser for the guild.