Saturday, February 14, 2015

Meeting Recap (February 14th, 2015)

Thanks to everyone who spent their Valentine's Day morning with us, while we couldn't promise chocolates and wine...we hope that you enjoyed your time.

Now, let's get to the recap:

  • Kelly announced that we have 87 members, as 2 new-to-us visitors joined today.  Welcome!
  • Casey and Jessica from the Member's Swap/Challenge Committee, provided the Pincushion Swap details and with a resounding cheer, we had a table full of intricate pincushions to vote on and swap.  Be sure to check out our #stlmqg hashtag on Instagram to see photos of the pinnies.
  • We asked that members bring their recent pattern and book purchases with them to share a little bit about why they bought them, what they were looking forward to making, etc.  It is our hope that members received some first-person recommendations, and introductions of new to them items.
  • Kristy led an Instagram 101 session and several members were up and running, uploading their first photos and learning about hashtags, swaps, destashes, etc. 
  • Following the break, Casey introduced the next swap; which begins March and concludes in April.  All those who are interested in participating should bring a 5" x 5" or larger piece of focal fabric to the March meeting.  Before the April meeting, participants will purchase 4 coordinating FQs, building a small bundle.  In April, the focal fabric and coordinating bundle will be given to it's original owner.  

Here are some quick announcements you might want to check out.

  • Have you been interested in purchasing a book by one of C&T's authors?  In honor of those authors who will be attending QuiltCon, C&T is offering a 25% discount. All the details can be found here.

Thanks for another great meeting, see you on March 14th !

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Meeting #53 - February 14th, 2015

Hello Modern Quilters,

Happy Valentine's Day, Happy Mardi Gras or simply Happy Saturday. We hope to see you at our meeting. 

Date: February 14th, 2015
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News

-Pincushion Swap
-New To You Patterns & Books
-Instagram What?
-Program discussion
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

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

:: Have you been following along with us on social media?  If you are on Instagram use the hashtag #stlmqg to get a sneak peek of several of the awesome pincushions which will be swapped on Saturday.  You do still have a few days to finish one, so it's not too late. 

:: We would like to ask all attending members who would like to participate to bring in either a pattern (quilting, garment, tote, etc.) or a book (quilting or craft-related) they purchased within the last 6 months.  We would like to ask you to say a few words about why you bought it (interested in the technique, love the author/designer, etc.) and if you have made anything from it, please bring that as well...although that is not necessary.  We hope that this activity will expose our members to new patterns and books which they may not have seen before.

:: Finally, we have had quite a few members ask us how they can get on Instagram, so we would like to spend a few minutes setting anyone up and giving a quick overview on how it all works. 

See You Saturday!!