Sunday, October 6, 2013

Meeting Recap (October 5th, 2013)

Yesterday's meeting was jam-packed with lots of news and information, so let us get to it right away.

  • 10 Minute Tip - Ann shared lots of tips and tricks for how to prepare your quilt for a Longarm.
                  **If you would like to share with us a 10 Minute Tip, find the 10 Minute tip button along the right sidebar**

  • There is so much going on with our STLMQG Cares "Pillow-Bomb" project, so be sure to check out the STLMQG Cares tab along the top to see how you can get involved.  A big Thank you to everyone who made pillow covers, bought pillow forms, cut and/or donated fabric. 

  • Our Officer elections will be in November.  If you have been a member for at least one year, love and understand modern quilting, and are interested in running for office, please contact Jamie by the end of October and she will put you on the list.  Want to know what the Officer's responsibilities include, check out this PDF.

  • We Want You!!!  We have several amazing committees and want you to be involved.  Drop us an email if you are interested or sign-up at the next meeting.
    • Member's Swap/Challenge Committee - Responsible for creating 1 Quilt Challenge and 2 Swaps a year.  They are the ones who created the Ohio Star Challenge.
    • Education Committee - Responsible for creating two education opportunities (Demos, Panels, etc.) sharing things that would be of interest to our modern guild.

  • Riley Blake Challenge - This Quilt Challenge kicked off this month and is due at our February 2014 meeting, to see the rules, visit our Challenges tab at the top of our blog.

  • Panel Discussion (Pattern Writing/Submission) - Thanks to Casey, Krista and Kristy for sharing their insight into the world of pattern writing and magazine submission.  Here are some of the websites and various things which were mentioned.

  • Finally, just a heads-up reminder that we will be collecting 2014 dues in November and December; which are $ or check.  In order to remain a STLMQG member, you must pay by the December meeting.  This is so we have an official member count; which is submitted to The MQG and determines our affiliation fees for the 2014 calendar year. 

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