Sunday, May 13, 2012

Meeting Recap (May 12th, 2012)

Although yesterday's meeting was a little short, it was jam packed with lots of information about upcoming events, swaps, challenges, etc.  So sit back and let's start, shall we.

  • Lynne, our Secretary, announced that we now have 66 due-paying and active members. 
  • Rene, our Treasurer, provided the financials.
  • The Modern Meet-Up, our guild is co-hosting with the KCMQG, is this coming Saturday, May 19th.  All the information you need can be found here, including the ever-growing list of Sponsors.  Hope to see you there!
  • Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day begins May 21st through May 25th.  If you are a Blogger it's a great opportunity to reach hundreds of new readers and potential subscribers.  If you just like to read Blogs and possibly win free stuff, it's great too.  The details can be found here.
  • The Blogger's Quilt Festival begins May 18th and runs through June 1st.  It's alot of fun to participate in this event and tell the whole story of a quilt that you have made.  Check out the details here.

  • Thanks to our Members's Swap/Challenge Committee for keeping us guessing during our Polka-Dot Swap.  We hope everyone was excited about the 2 FQs they got to take home and add to their stash.
  • We mixed up Show & Tell a little differently this time, allowing people the opportunity to look more closely at each piece during a mid-meeting break.  There was soooo much inspiration and loveliness around, thanks to everyone who participated including our newest members and guests too.
  • The Member's Swap/Challenge Committee introduced our 1st Challenge for this year titled "Inspiration".  They have provided specific inspiration we all are to use (a piece of Art, a Song, a Book and a Photo) in a quilt. The quilt is due August 11th.  For more information, complete rules and links to the actual pieces of work visit our blog in the next 2 weeks. 
  • We discussed a handful of events planned for the latter portion of the year including a block swap, Photography 101, Using White Space in Quilts, Improv Sewing and a presentation by Aby Garvey.  As always if you have suggestions, please let us know.
  • Finally, we discussed another quick Fabric Swap for next month that focuses us Charm Squares; which most of you know measures 5" x 5".  More details coming soon.

Here's some links to things that were discussed during the meeting:

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