Sunday, November 11, 2012

Meeting Recap (November 10th, 2012)

Thanks to everyone who came out and attended out meeting yesterday, it was nice seeing your smiling faces.

Here's a recap of things that you may have missed, want to know more about:
  • QuiltCon Quilt Show submissions are due Nov. 30th.  Here's the link for more information.
  • Our guild is signed up for the Madrona Road MQG Challenge, as soon as more is known, I'll forward this onto all of our membership
  • Thanks to Tess, for forwarding along the Quilt Relief that is happening right now for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  If you'd like to learn how you can participate in this massive relief effort, check out this link.
  • Thanks to our two Secretary candidates for their lovely introductions, and inviting commentary.  The ballots were handed out, counted and our new Secretary was announced.  Here is your STLMQG Leadership/Committee Chairpersons look for 2013
  • Sign-ups for the Charity Committee and Member's Swap/Challenge Committee were made available and it looks like we'll have another great group.  If you were unable to attend the meeting and have interest in one or both of these committees, December will be your last opportunity to sign-up.
  • Cindy Lammon will be giving her Photography 101 presentation in December; but discussed that has offered a generous discount to STLMQG members who have interest in their online photography class; which Cindy mentioned she had taken herself.   
  • Another big Thanks goes out to those members who generously donated items to the Ticket Raffle which will be held next month.  Keep an eye here on our blog for some photos of a handful of items up for grabs.  Remember tickets will be sold 3 for $1.
  • Show & Tell was another great success and we are always delighted to see the variety of modern items that are shown, including lovely bags, new quilt designs and over the top inspiration.  Keep up the good work.

Since we won't be seeing you before next week,
the STLMQG wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Meeting #27 - November 10th, 2012

Hello Modern Quilters,

This Saturday is going to be loads of fun as we learn a little about Photography, take a vote in the Election and collect items for our Ticket Raffle.  Also, don't forget Show & Tell.

New to our group, Welcome! Bring a friend, the more the merrier.

Date: November 10th, 2012
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
    :: Membership #s for 2012
    :: Financial Information
    :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Photography 101 Presentation by Cindy Lammon
-Ticket Raffle Donation Collection
-Election Results
-Show & Tell
-Next Meeting Date (December 8th)
     :: Ticket Raffle
     :: Show & Tell Extended Edition
-Remaining Questions/Comments
-Mix & Mingle

***Don't forget your modern quilty nametag, otherwise you won't be eligible for Door Prizes***

***It's Election time.  Those due-paying members in attendance this Saturday will be given a ballot for voting.  Election results will be provided at the end of the meeting.

***This is the month that we will be collecting ALL of the Ticket Raffle items for our event in December.  The event is not only a great fundraiser for our guild; but a way to try your hand at taking home some great items.  You don't have to donate to play either, as we will be selling tickets 3 for $1 at the December meeting.  If you are donating, your donation will be calculated based on the total "retail value" of the entire donation...not each individual item.

Check out the categories below to see how many tickets you will receive:

$10 or less = 5 Tickets
$11 - $30 you receive 10 Tickets
$31 - $50 you receive 15 Tickets
$51 and up = 20 tickets
What sort of items are we looking for? 
  • Quilt shop quality modern fabric (Charm Packs, FQs, Large bag of scraps)
  • Quilt Patterns/Books
  • Crafty supplies (Crochet Hooks, Knitting Needles, Perle Cotton, Clear Rulers, Yarn-Not Acrylic, etc)
  • Misc (Handmade Totebags/Handbags, Yankee Candles, Restaurant/Shop Gift Certificates, etc)
The above are just a few suggestions to get your wheels turning.  While all donated items do not need to be quilting/sewing related; they should be things that you are confident your fellow STLMQG member would be excited to win.  While items can be new or gently used, please keep the following in mind.

Please, Please, Please note that this IS NOT a way for you to clean out your closet, basement, garage of "trash".  While one man's trash may be another man's treasure...don't let that be your motto.  If it belongs on the Freebie Table, it doesn't belong in our Ticket Raffle. 

Finally, when it comes to fabric donations, please make sure that it is quilt-shop quality and of the basic (solids-Kona, Moda, FreeSpirit, etc) or Modern style.  While we know that our membership is comprised of quilters/sewists who like a variety of quilting styles (Traditional, Art, Contemporary, Modern, etc)...this is after all the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild :-)

The above is not meant to put a damper on the fun; but rather to make sure that our membership is presented with a ton of great items to choose from in December. 

***Also, don't forget that we love to see what modern-quilting related projects you've been working on, bring up to 3 items for Show & Tell and let's inspire one another ***