Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meeting Recap (November 8th, 2014)

Here is a recap of things you might have missed or things that you should know about.

  • The Member's Swap/Challenge Committee announced its final swap at November's meeting.  The details are simple, make a pincushion any size, shape, or color (remember, we are a modern guild) and bring it to the February 2015 meeting.  The members will vote on their favorites, some small prizes announced and the Rob Your Neighbor swap will be creative and make something that you would be proud to show off and have stolen over and over again :)  When we did a pincushion swap years ago, it was a blast, so we are excited to see what you create.

  • We collected so many fantastic items for our annual fundraiser (to be held at December's meeting), that we know you are going to have a thrilling time deciding what to take your chance on.  It's not too late to donate, so please bring your items to December's meeting.  To find out more, including the types of items we are looking for and how our fundraiser works, check out this link.

  • Congratulations to Andrew Joslyn, who was voted in as the Regional Representative for The MQG Board of Directors, Region 3 (our region). If you haven't yet had an opportunity to check out Andrew Joslyn's introduction, be sure you do so.

We distributed the remainder of the Sew Me St. Louis prizes, and discussed how much fun we all had and what to look forward to next October.  We will be doing a proper event recap in the coming weeks, including thanking those who donated their time, prizes, etc.

Casey talked about her experiences at Quilt Market in Houston, including what the event is like for someone like herself who has written a book and needs to do promotions, networking, etc.

Our 2015 Officers were announced, and we are happy to welcome Monica Smith onto the team as Vice President. The rest of the team remains as such (Kristy Daum - President, Rene Seltzer - Treasurer, and Kelly Smith - Secretary).  We would like to thank Lynne Miller, our current VP, for all of her hard work and dedication these past years.  

We started taking sign-ups for our 3 committees; but it's not too late to join in on the fun and sign-up at December's meeting.  The committees are:
  • Member's Swap/Challenge Committee
  • Charity Committee
  • Events Committee
It's that time of year when we collect membership dues for next year.  We must get our final membership numbers into The MQG by January 1st, so December's meeting will be your last opportunity to renew for next year. If you know that you will not be able to attend December's meeting, please contact us, so arrangements can be made to include your name on our 2015 Roster.  Don't forget, our annual dues are $40 and include the opportunity to participate in Sew-Ins, Challenges, attend workshops, our now annual Sew Me St. Louis event, and much more.  

Have you been participating in our WOW (War On WIP) event throughout the year?  Did you know that December's meeting is your last opportunity to complete and share any of those WIP, to be entered into the gift certificate and prize opportunity?  It's not too late. 

See you on December 13th!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Meeting #50 - November 8th, 2014

Hello Modern Quilters,

It feels like it has been ages since we all got together, although many of you attended Sew Me St. Louis last month; which was an exciting event. November has a lot to offer, so we hope to see you there.  

Date: November 8th 2014
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-SewMe St. Louis Recap

-Ticket Fundraiser Item Collection
-2015 Officer Election
-Quilt Market Recap
-WOW (War on WIP) Show & Tell 
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

-------------------------- FYI ------------------------------

:: This month starts our annual Ticket Fundraiser.  Check out this link to learn more about how this event works. We will be collecting items this month, so please be sure to bring them. As always keep in mind that we are a MODERN quilt guild, so please do not bring in items that should otherwise be given to GoodWill, sold at a Garage Sale, or trashed. We want people to be excited by what they see come December.

 :: We will be collecting 2015 dues at the November and December meeting, so please remember to bring $40 cash or check with you, so you don't lose a minute of what our guild has to offer.  We have already started working on next year's calendar and it is shaping up to be another great year.

:: Speaking of 2015, we have a lot of opportunities for you to get more involved in our guild through committees. Our guild would not be the same without these committees (Member's Swap/Challenge, Charity, Education, and Events) and the wonderful members who bring them to life.  You can sign-up starting in November.

:: November 15th is our final Sew-In for 2014, you'll be able to sign up following Saturday's meeting.

See You Saturday!!