Sunday, August 12, 2012

Meeting Recap (August 11th, 2012)

Our meeting yesterday was filled with some new faces and potential new members (Welcome!), lots of great inspiration thanks to our Inspiration Challenge and Show & Tell...along with a little sneakpeek of things to come in September.  If you missed any of it, here's a quick recap.

  • We discussed the QuiltCon Juried Quilt Show categories and as promised, here are links if you'd like to know more.  Remember, you don't have to be attending QuiltCon to participate.  The Quilt Show registration closes on November 30th.
  • The Member's Swap/Challenge committee led our Inspiration Challenge reveal where we saw a handful of quilts both large and small, and with a variety of Inspiration intrepretations.  If you participated in the challenge, make sure that you upload a photo to our Flickr group, so all of our members can see what you made.
  • Mary Claire announced our Fall Charitable Project in collaboration with Katie's 100 Quilts for Kids campaign.  We'll have a separate blog post up soon with all of the information you need.  In the meantime, note that you have until October 13th to participate and if you need that extra little incentive; there will be a handful of prizes given away.
Swim, Bike, Quilt

  • Our members brought a wide selection of Show & Tell and we were thrilled to see some of our guests participate too. 
  • We discussed our Guild Elections; which takes place in November and announced a few new roles that we hope our members will consider applying for including Fabric Raffle Chair and a full-fledged Charity Committee.
      • Fabric Raffle Chair: They will be given a small stipend to which they must purchase Modern-style fabric (Fat Qtr Bundles, Charm Packs, Jelly Rolls, Misc. cuts, etc) that will be raffled off during each meeting.  All members will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance at winning the Fabric brought in that month. 
      • Charity Committee:  We are hoping to get a small committee together that will help the Charity Committee Chair coordinate and execute 2 charitable activities each year.
      • We additionally asked our membership if they had suggestions for additional committees, etc that might be helpful for our guild to consider.  If you have any ideas, please do not hesitate to let us know.  We'll continue to discuss this topic at our September meeting as well; but welcome emails in the interim.
  • Finally, we had a little fun while discussing our September activity; which is sure to be a blast:  Modern Quilting Trivia.  The actual game details are still being worked out; but we tossed out a few questions to get the ball rolling.
      • In what city was the first MQG created?
            • Los Angeles
      • What month was our STLMQG founded? Year?
            • July. 2010
      • If I say Lizzy?
            • House

We hope that you had fun and look forward to seeing you again next month.  In the meantime, make sure you check back here on our Blog, as we'll be giving you additional information about some of the activities mentioned above.

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