Saturday, January 23, 2016

Meeting Recap (January 9th, 2016)

January's meeting was a quiet beginning to an exciting year that is to come.  If you were not in attendance or want a closer look at any of the info that we discussed, here is a recap.

  • Members signed up for committees and emails have gone out to those who were interested. We look forward to what the Charity Committee and Member's Swap/Challenge Committee put together for us this year.
  • We announced a monthly Member Trunk Show starting in February, giving members an opportunity to share more then they would at a typical Show & Tell. Angie Henderson (@a.sewcrazy) will be starting us off in style in just a few weeks.  
  • Thanks to a donation by Lucky Spool, the STLMQG library has been created.  Monica, our guild VP, will be running our library, so if you have any questions or want to check out a book, be sure to ask her at our next meeting.
  • As January is the customary month to make resolutions, we thought it would be fun to ask our member's to create Crafty Resolutions.  It could be anything related to quilting, sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, so on and so forth.  We just asked that it be measurable, so something like "reading more crafty books" would not suffice...but "reading 5 more crafty books" was acceptable.  We collected the index cards and will break them back out in December of this year to see how well we all did.  
  • Did you know that we have STLMQG logo items?  Check out our STLMQG shop to pick up a totebag, t-shirt, mug, etc. 
  • The Officers have several educational, challenging and fun things planned for this year and will begin announcing some of them during our February meeting.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Meeting #61 - January 9th, 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

Now that the holidays are over, and you are getting back in the swing of things, we want to welcome you to the start of another great year with the St. Louis MQG.  Let's see those things you have been working on over the break, and let's discuss what you AND we have planned for 2016.

Date: January 9th, 2016
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights


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

-Committee Sign-Up 
   :: Member's Swap/Challenge Committee
   :: Charity Committee
-Quilting Library (c/o Lucky Spool)
-Member Trunk Show Sign-Ups *See below*
-Quilting Resolutions
-2016 Activities
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

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::  Let's see what fun modern quilty things you received (fabrics, books, notion you've been eyeing) or what items you made during the holiday break.  Please limit this to 3 items per member.  Additionally, in an effort to ensure we have time for everyone, please make sure that you give us the abbreviated 2 min story not a dissertation :-)

:: The Freebie Table  is changing this year. Starting this January, whatever you bring that is left over at the end of the meeting, you must take back with you, or dispose of accordingly (throw it out, donate to Goodwill, etc).  We will no longer be collecting and bringing back the leftover items month to month.  Also, please be respectful of your fellow members and don't bring "junk" to begin with, this is an opportunity to part with things that you no longer love; but think other members might want.

:: We are looking for 9 STLMQG members to participate in a new monthly program called "Member Trunk-Show".  The key is that you MUST actually make modern quilts/projects, since we are after all a modern quilt guild whose motto is "All Modern All The Time".  This program will give 9 members the opportunity to share a little bit more about themselves, show more of their work then is allowed during Show & Tell, as well as what future projects they are working on, etc.  Obviously, if you are a pattern designer or long-arm quilter who also makes quilts yourself, you can mention your business; but this is NOT a sales pitch.  To qualify, you must have been a member of the STLMQG for at least 1 full year and have a clear understanding of what modern quilting is.  Sign-ups will occur during the meeting, don't be shy.

See You Saturday!!!