Thursday, December 29, 2022

A2MQG Meeting Minutes, December 2022

December was our annual holiday party/get-together/meeting.  It was held this year at N.E.W. with 13 people in attendance (one via Zoom).  

Brenda thanked the outgoing Board and Charity Chairs with some nice goodies.  Thank you Brenda for your wonderful job as President!

January Retreat (Friday Jan 27 - Sunday Jan 29 with optional Thursday) - there are still a couple spots open. Contact the board if you are interested in attending.

We had a fun time with the Notions Swap.  Everyone participated and I think all enjoyed the surprise gifts they received - everything from rulers to patterns to pin cushions.

We also played a fun game of Quilty Bingo.  Everyone managed to snag a prize and some even got two. Thanks to all the members who donated items for the game.

We continued month two of our Round Robin start-up. we currently have about 5 people participating and since the more we have, the better it is... it's never too late to join in! If you are interested bring your starter pack to the January meeting.

And then what I often think of as the best part of the meeting - some show and share happened as well:

Hope you all have a safe and warm holiday season and see you in January!

        January meeting (weather permitting) 

                        Wednesday, January 25

                        at N.E.W. with a Zoom link

P.S. If you haven't renewed your membership, now is the time.  We will be submitting our numbers to MQG in January and turning off emails and FB access at that time.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

A2MQG Meeting Minutes, November 2022

The November meeting was held at N.E.W. with 17 members in attendance, 4 of which were via Zoom. N.E.W. happily resolved the issues with Zoom connectivity for the Zoom portion so there were no issues with audio or visual clarity.

Membership:  We have only had about 1/2 our membership pay for their dues (which were due in October). Please be sure you get your dues paid by the end of this month as we will start with a clean slate in January for emails and Facebook access.   If you aren't sure if you've paid or not, just contact the board and we will verify.  You can fill out the membership form (required each year) which includes a link to pay via PayPal or the address to send a check to Amy..

Programs: Nothing new to report but Cheryl S. is working on getting us an in person class for the Spring.

Library: No report but reminder that you can find a list of the borrowable books on the website (right nav bar).

Charity: We are still looking for a Charity Chair for 2023.  Jackie reported that we do have 3 quilts that need to be donated.  Also the QuiltCon Community Giving quilt is done.  We have decided to allow the quilt to be sold at QuiltCon with the money going to the charities they've chosen.

Retreat:  Remainder of money is due by December 15th for the January retreat if you haven't paid.  Amy has sent invoices. If you think you need to pay or have questions, please contact the Board or Tara.  We do have 3 spots open if you would like to attend or if you are attending but would like to add a family member or friend.

Round Robin has started up again.  Members may jump into the process at any regular meeting.  Note that if we do not meet in person you will just hold on to the quilt you have in hand until the next in person meeting.  Also, it is requested that you do not work on or trade quilts with other members outside of the meeting.  Tara will be keeping track of who has what and that just confuses things.

Postcard Exchange:  The postcard exchange keeps getting better and better.  A lot of fun was had and members really did a great job figuring out what to make for their swap partner.

Sew-Ins:  Results of the survey sent indicated that we only have a small number of people interested in attending the Zoom sew-ins and that Tuesday nights were just not working for most.  It has been decided to keep having the meeting but to move it to Thursday night.  Kathy has sent out the new Zoom link and will start putting the link in the signature line of all board emails so it is closer at hand for attendees.

We were able to share some fall/halloween makes as well as some fun show and shares.


The next meeting will be held on December 21st (that's a week early) at N.E.W. at our usual time.  

  • If you would like to participate, we will be having a Notions Swap - please bring a small $10-ish notion wrapped in a fat quarter.  This will be our usual Yankee Swap.
  • Please feel free to bring a sharable dessert or appetizer dish to share.  
  • The Board will be providing hot chocolate.  You can also bring your own Keurig type cups if you'd like to make coffee or tea for yourself.
  • We will be having our usual meeting items such as show and share. Bring your Round Robins if you are participating or wish to jump in.