Monday, August 12, 2013

Meeting Recap (August 10th, 2013)

We had a packed house this past Saturday as we welcomed familiar friends and new faces.

Let's do a recap, shall we...

  • We opened the meeting with 85 due-paying members and closed it with 90...WOW!!!
  • Last week we received our official 501c3 group exemption non-profit documentation from The MQG.  The MQG has announced that they are working on the membership cards, a new blog button and fingers crossed will soon be announcing the next Fabric Challenge.
  • Lynne announced that our Fall Charity Project will be...Pillows!!!...supporting Siteman.  Did everyone get a chance to see the super cute pillow she brought with her?  All due-paying members will be receiving a survey in their email over the coming weeks asking for feedback on the charity project...Stay Tuned!
  • Our members unanimously voted to add the following to our By-Laws under Article 10 in regards to amending By-Laws.  The bit about voting via online ballot was added since we understand that in some instances it is necessary for all members, including those who are unable to attend our meetings, to vote on By-Law Amendments.  This will be added to our By-Laws this week with an amended date of 8/10/2013.

"Amendments to these by-laws shall be made by majority vote of members present as a regular or special meeting.  If deemed necessary, members may also vote via online ballot, instructions and information to be provided in an email.  The changes must be posted on the Guild's website(s) for all to see."

  • The first online ballot to be sent out will arrive in due-paying members' inboxes later this week.  It will pertain to adding an amendment in regards to "children attending meetings"...which was a discussion that was held during the meeting on Saturday.
  • Our members recapped Jacquie Gering's presentation and workshop, showing some of the projects they made using her crazy piecing technique. 

  • Did you find some "new to you" modern fabric that you want to add to you shopping list?  Thanks to our members who brought in some of their new fabric purchases, it was great to see the color, scale and quality of some of the prints hitting shelves now.   
  • It was great to see what everyone was working on in Show & Tell. Thanks for sharing!!
  • We closed out our meeting with a little group-activity.  We wanted to know what activities/techniques/challenges you would like to learn?  What Speakers would be a good fit for the STLMQG?  Additional thoughts and suggestions you may have for our guild?  And don't forget, you don't have to wait for a questionnaire to offer suggestions.  Thanks to everyone who participated, we can't wait to add these to our growing list and put them into action.

Thanks to everyone for coming out, participating and supporting our guild!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Meeting #36 - August 10th, 2013

Hello Modern Quilters,

We have so much to look forward to now that we are an affiliated MQG and we want to hear from you.  There will be lots of opportunities to offer your feedback and help to shape our future, so you won't want to miss this meeting.

Date: August 10th, 2013
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership #s for 2013
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Monthly Fabric Raffle
-Charity Announcement/Volunteers/Etc.
-Our Guild's Future (Activities, Education, Speakers)
-ByLaw Amendment Proposition
-Jacquie Gering Recap
-What's New in Modern Fabric  **Participation Wanted, see below**
-Mix & Mingle

***Okay, fess up...we know that you have bought some of the new modern fabrics that have hit the market over the last few months.  We would like to ask our members to bring some of their goodies to the meeting for a little "What's New in Modern Fabric" activity.  If you bought a F8th/FQ bundle, we'd love for you to bring the whole thing if you don't mind...otherwise, if you just bought a few pieces here and there, that's good too.  Don't bring your whole stash, just a few fabric-pretties, so you can show your fellow members what's new out there.  Don't worry, the fabric will be in your possession the whole time and of course, we realize that people might bring the same print/collection, that's okay because we want to hear about what drew you to those prints anyway.

 ***We want to see your modern Show & Tell projects, fabric, books, etc.  Let's limit this to no more then 2 pieces/items a member please.

See you on Saturday!!