Monday, January 15, 2018

Meeting Recap (January 13, 2018)

Thank you to everyone who came out to Saturday's meeting! It was great to see everyone back from the holidays and excited for a new year of fun and learning.

  • Gayle, our Treasurer, gave us the updated financial info.
  • Krista, our Secretary, announced our membership numbers.
  • Jessica, our President, covered a whole host of items:
    • The hand-sew happy hours and location for the entire year have been posted to the blog. This month's meet-up will be on January 18.
    • Information about registration for Shannon Brinkley's visit in April was provided. Check your emails in the coming days for all the details.
    • Be sure you're using the #stlmqg on social media so we can find you!
    • We haven't received our new member cards yet but should have them for the February meeting.
    • SewMeSTL is going to be three days of fun this year (October 5-7)! Info on hotel rates and how to reserve will be sent via email.
  • Marie announced the Block Lotto we'll be doing this year. The first block is a simple plus block. You can find all of the details here.
 
  •  We played a fun "Who's In This Guild?" game to find out more about each other and our sewing preferences. You can see pictures of the results on our Instagram page. The discussion that followed was full of fun insights.

  • Jessica announced our Rainbow Block of the Month (BOM) Challenge. The first month's color is pink! You can find all of the details here.
 
  • We wrapped up the meeting with a great Show and Tell. Our members were busy over the holidays! All of the quilts are posted on Instagram. 

We've got lots more fun planned for next month, so make sure to mark your calendars for February 10th!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Meeting #80 (January 13, 2018)

Hello modern quilters!

We hope you will join us this Saturday to ring in the new year and get the ball rolling on all of the fun we have planned for the year ahead.

Date: January 13, 2018
Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm 
Location: The Heights

8001 Dale Ave, St. Louis, MO 63117
*Childcare available, please see info here* 
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Agenda:

-Welcome & Guild Business
     :: Membership Information
     :: Financial Information
     :: Quilting News / Around Town

-Announce Block Lotto
-"Who's In This Guild?" Game and Discussion

---Break---

-Announce Rainbow BOM
- Show & Tell** (see info below)
- Mix & Mingle

**For this month's Show and Tell, we want to see the projects you've been working on, but we also want to hear about the fun new fabrics, books, patterns, and notions you picked up over the holidays! Inspire us!

-------------------------- Reminders ------------------------------

:: Don't forget we're still accepting dues for 2018. Dues ($40) can be paid by cash, check, or credit card. You can pay at the meeting or online through our Paypal link.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Meeting Recap (December 9th, 2017)

Thanks to everyone that came out to Saturday's meeting, we enjoyed seeing your faces and hope that you had fun. 

  • Krista, our Treasurer, gave us the updated financial info.

  • Jessica, our Secretary, announced our membership numbers.

  • Marie, our VP, announced a handful of things happening around town that could help you with your holiday shopping.
 
  • Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped collected, organize and prepare the room for our annual fundraiser. If you want to get a peek at the event, our Instagram page was updated to include a quick video and some photos of the items that were up for grabs.

  • If you missed Show & Tell, you can see pics of many of the items that were shown, including the lovely quilt that was made for Kristy, our President. The 168 blocks were made by both past and present members put together over the past few months.  The quilt was then pieced by Jessica, quilted by Dottie and bound by Krista



That closes out 2017!  Thanks for coming along on this journey with us, we hope that you learned a new skill this year, met someone new and took some risks with your work.  

The current and future Board wishes you and yours a Happy Holidays! and Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Meeting #79 (December 9th, 2017)

Hello Modern Quilters,
We hope you will join us this Saturday as we celebrate 2017 and look forward to all of the exciting new things that 2018 has to offer. 

Date: December 9th, 2017
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

*Childcare available, please see info here*

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Agenda:

-Welcome & Guild Business
     :: Membership Information
     :: Financial Information
     :: Quilting News / Around Town

 
- Final Raffle Item Collection *See below*

- Membership Dues *See below*
- Fundraiser Event  *Members Only*
---Break---
- Show & Tell
- Mix & Mingle

 

-------------------------- FYI ------------------------------

:: If you wish to be a member of the STLMQG next year, this is your final opportunity to pay your dues. Remember $40 cash. check (made out to the STLMQG), or even charge (with a small additional fee) and our Officers will ensure you are on next year's roster. 

:: Our annual December Fundraiser is always a blast and there will be ample time to "shop"; but don't forget a few things.  

         1. Bring a pen so you can write your name on your tickets --or--bring small return address labels to use instead.
         2. If you still have fabulous items you wish to donate, we will be collecting them at the beginning of the meeting.  Just remember, this is NOT an opportunity to get rid of items that belong on the Freebie Table.  Anything you bring should be something that people will be excited to take a chance at winning.
         3. If you wish to purchase additional tickets, you can do so at the meeting.

:: Don't forget your Show & Tell items, we want to see what interesting and creative things you have been working on, what new fabrics you have purchased, books that inspire you, etc.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Meeting Recap (November 11th, 2017)

We hope that you enjoyed the meeting, and were inspired to pick up some fabric and start sewing. Here is a recap in case you missed something.

  • Krista, our Treasurer, gave us the updated financial info and reminded everyone that this and December are your last opportunities to pay your 2018 dues.

  • Jessica, our Secretary, announced our membership numbers.
 
  • Kristy, our President, reminded everyone that Region 3 (which includes us) of The MQG now has a new representative (Heather Kinion @fire4hairlady); whom we look forward to collaborating with during her term. 

  • Several volunteers helped collect the Raffle Items that our members donated for our annual December ticket raffle.  As a reminder, it is not too late to donate, just be sure that it is something our members would be willing to "fight over", as this is a fundraiser after all.

  • We are thrilled to announce that Gayle Larson will be our next Treasurer for the upcoming term. 

2018 & 2019 Board
 President :  Jessica Schunke
Vice President : Marie Nicholson-Hill
Secretary : Krista Robbins
Treasurer : Gayle Larson

  • Committee opportunities were discussed and Jessica created an easy to use sign-up sheet; which was emailed to all current members.  

  • If you are interested in participating in the QuiltCon Quilt Show, please be sure that you finish and submit your entry by the November 30th due date. 

  • Interested in helping to piece together our QuiltCon Charity Quilt, please check your inbox as a recent announcement was made.

We look forward to seeing you in a few short weeks, until then...be sure to check us out on social media.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Meeting #78 (November 11th, 2017)

Hello Modern Quilters,

With the dropping temps, it is definitely Quilting Weather; so let us gather together on Saturday to collect those raffle items, finalize our Board and so much more. We hope to see you there!

Date: November 11th, 2017
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

*Childcare available, please see info here*

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Agenda:

-Welcome & Guild Business
     :: Membership Information
     :: Financial Information
     :: Quilting News / Around Town

   
- Collect Raffle Items *See below*


---Break---

- SewMeSTL Chat

- Officer Elections

- Committee Discussion and SignUps

- Membership Dues *See below*

- QuiltCon Quilt Show Reminder


- Show & Tell

- Mix & Mingle

 
-------------------------- FYI ------------------------------

:: Don't forget your Show & Tell items, what have you been working on, what exciting modern fabrics have you purchased and are excited about using, what books and or patterns are inspiring you lately.

:: November and December is when continuing members should pay their 2018 dues ($40). We accept cash, check and now Credit Card *with an additional nominal fee.

:: Remember we cannot have a December Ticket Raffle without your donated items, so please remember to bring them to November's meeting. As always we are looking for top quality modern fabric, handmade items, books, patterns, knitting/crochet items, quilting-related items, etc.  These should be items that your fellow members are "fighting" to get their hands on. Please be respectful and do not use this event as a way to clear out your trash-able 1990s quilting magazines, old tangled thread, etc. To see how this event works, check out this link from 2013.

In exchange for your total donation, you will be issued a set number of tickets in December based on the below table. 

If the estimated Retail value of your entire donation is…
$10 or less = 5 Tickets
$11 - $30 you receive 10 Tickets
$31 - $50 you receive 15 Tickets
$51 and up = 20 tickets

Sunday, October 1, 2017

No October Meeting

Hello Modern Quilters,

Just a quick reminder that we will NOT be having our regularly scheduled meeting on Saturday, October 14th, as it is our annual quilting retreat...SewMeSTL.








All attendees should have received an Event Info email on Sunday, October 1st; which includes info on what to bring, what to expect, etc.


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It always feels like the last quarter of the year zooms by, so here are a few quick things to consider prepping for: 
 
  • We are looking for a passionate member to be the guild's next Secretary, is that you? October 15th is the due date to put your name in the hat...don't delay.
  • We will be collecting 2018 membership dues ($40) which must be paid at our November or December meeting.  All members who do not pay during one of those two months will be removed from the Roster, due to the fact that we have to have final numbers into The MQG by the end of December.
  • Show & Tell
  • Collecting items as part of our December Fundraiser.  Want to know more about that event, check out this post from 2013; which breaks it all down.

We hope to see you at SewMeSTL; but otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in November. 

Thank You!