Sunday, February 12, 2012

Meeting Recap (February 11th, 2012)

Thanks to everyone who ventured out in the cold today to attend our meeting, it was another packed house as we swapped magnets, collected pillowcases and discussed some upcoming activities.  Stay tuned to this blog for more information regarding those upcoming activities; but in the mean-time here is what transpired.
  • Lynne, Secretary-extroidinaire, announced that we were at or near 60 members when we started the meeting today.  Yet, she was super busy collecting renewals and signing up new members, so the final #s will be in next month. 
  • Jamie, Cara and Mary Claire showed off some notions, new fabric and a book during our "You Oughta Know" segment.  If you'd like to participate next month, make sure that you sign up here.
  • We agreed to amend our By-Laws; which can be found here, or in their permanent home in the About Us/Contact tab at the top of the Blog.
  • There was a discussion of adding some Speakers to our calendar.  Patty Young and Aby Garvey were both mentioned and you can learn more about them by clicking their names above.  Please let us know your thoughts as we will be making a decision soon.
  • During January's meeting, the topic of Social Media resurfaced and we felt like it would be beneficial for our membership to learn about the ways in which they can stay connected to not only our guild; but the modern quilting community as a whole.  We will be offering a Presentation/Workshop combo in March and April and hope that you'll bring your questions as well as your enthusiasm.  If you are interested in being a Demonstrator, please contact us at
  • Wendy and Nancy talked about the Bits & Pieces "Fanfare of Quilts" Show that is coming up March 17th and 18th.  You can read all about it here.
  • The Members Swap/Challenge Committee was introduced.  Jessica, shared with all of us their 1st activity; which is a Pouch Swap.  Check our blog on Tuesday, as we will be providing lots of links and tutorials to get those creative juices flowing.  As names were secretly swapped, Jessica mentioned how you could "stalk" your Partner; by checking out their Blog, Flickr Favs, etc.  If you would like to make a Mosaic to help aid your partner too, we have created this handy tutorial on how to use BigHugeLabs.  We encourage you to upload your Mosaic to our Flickr Group Pool.
  • Our members have been working in miniature the last few weeks making their Itty-Bitty Magnet.  Wouldn't you like to have some of these little cuties on your fridge.

  • Finally, we waited in anticipation as Mary Claire, our VP and Charitable Committee Chair, announced whether or not we had met the pillowcase goal that we had set for ourselves.  As you all know the pillowcases we were collecting were part of the American Patchwork & Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.  When all was said and done, we had shattered our goal (150) thanks to our members' extroidinary generousity...they made an astounding (227) pillowcases.  Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Come visit our blog on Tuesday as we share lots of inspiration for the Pouch Swap, and later on Friday for our Flickr Feature Friday segment.

1 comment:

XYModernQuilter said...

INSPIRATION -The picture of the itty-bitty magnets would be a great modern quilt. Any takers!