Friday, May 20, 2016

Meeting Recap (May 14th, 2016)

This past Saturday's meeting was jam-packed and we want to ensure that you didn't miss a thing, so check out the recap below.

  • Going forward, Monica, our VP will be announcing events going on around town related to quilting, sewing, crafting and the Arts.  If there is something happening that you would like your fellow members to know about, please be sure to send her an email or seek her out before the meeting.
  • Member, Dottie Vaughn, is leading our guild's QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge, and this month several members signed up to be a part of this group; which will design and create a quilt to hang at QuiltCon East next year. 
  • Dottie also presented an excellent program all about needles, including what those numbers mean on the packaging, why you really (yes, really) should change your needle, and several other educational things. Did you see the prop she brought with her? 

  • Jessica, our Secretary, led the group through the survey results, what we are changing, what we need help with, etc. This was quickly followed up with an overwhelming response from our membership; which resulted in two new committees being spontaneously created (Education & Quilt Show).  Several members signed up to present programs in the coming months and year. Thank You!!!!
  • This month's Member Trunk Show featured the works of Silvia Sutters, whose quilt journey is still relatively new; but definitely one to follow.  Please be sure you check her out on Instagram @astrangerview
  • Our first SewMeSTL retreat room raffle was won by Patti B.  Congrats!  
  • If you are participating in the #i70swap, your item is due at July's don't worry, you didn't miss the due date.

Here are some things you might want to know about:

  • Are you going to QuiltCon East next February in Savannah, GA?  Interested to learn more?Check out the links below for the event itself as well as an application to be a Super Volunteer.

  • Quilt Market, the quilting industry trade show is happening right now in Salt Lake City.  Want to get a sneak peek of the fabrics, patterns and notions that could be showing up at your favorite quilt shops. Check out the Instagram hashtag #quiltmarket

Remember we don't have a meeting next month (June) due to room at The Heights; but we hope to see your smiling faces during our STL ShopHop on Saturday, June 11th.  Details to come.  Until then, please be sure to connect with us on social media.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Meeting #64 - May 14th, 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

Before we know it the pools will be opening, children will be out of school and we will be deep into Summer. Let us spend some time together before all of the craziness starts. We hope to see you at our meeting this Saturday. 

Date: May 14th, 2016
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

*Childcare available, please see info here*


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

-QuiltCon Group Quilt Announcement & SignUp
-All About Needles presented by Dottie 
-Survey Results & Discussion (What's New, Did You Know)
-Member Trunk Show = Showcasing the talents of Silvia Sutters
-Activity Sign-Ups (Lots of ways for you to get involved)
-Event News
   :: Quarterly Sew-Ins
   :: June ShopHop
   :: SewMeSTL
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

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

:: Don't forget, this month's raffle is for a room at SewMeSTL; which is October 8th-9th.

:: Let's see what fun modern quilty/sewing related things you have been working on, what fun fabrics you have purchased recently, and what books you are excited to dive into.  

:: Interested in starting a project; but unsure what to make.  Come and take a look at our Quilting Library, donated by Lucky Spool with recent additions by Casey and Kristy.  Members can check out one book a month, with the understanding that it will be returned the following month.

:: For those participating in the i70 Swap, your items are not due until July, so no need to rush to finish them for May.

:: Remember the Freebie Table  rules have changed. 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).

See You Saturday!!!