Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Meeting Recap (September 8, 2018)

Thank you to everyone who came out to Saturday's meeting and trunk show and workshops with Latifah Saafir! It was great to see everyone and have some fun!

  • Gayle, our Treasurer, gave us the updated financial info.
  • Krista, our Secretary, announced our membership numbers and passed out our new MQG membership cards and pins.
  • Marie, our VP, announced several pieces of quilting news and happenings (more about these will be sent via email).
  • Jessica, our President, covered several items:
    • The hand-sew happy hours and location for the entire year have been posted to the blog. This month's meet-up will be on Tuesday, September 18.
    • SewMeSTL is going to be three days of fun this year (October 5-7)! Info on activities and the schedule will be sent via email this week. You can find all the other details on the retreat in this post.
  • As a reminder, we have lots of items due in November (our next monthly meeting):
    • QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge blocks
    • Final Nurses for Newborns quilts (Charity Committee). You can find all of the details here.
    • 2018 Colors of the Year Challenge entries (Member Swap and Challenge Committee). You can find all of the details here.
    • Final Rainbow BOM entries (be sure to finish your blocks for at least 9 of the 10 colors to receive your 5 bonus points). You can find all of the details here.
    • Block Lotto#4 blocks. You can find all of the details here.
  • Jessica announced the next Rainbow Block of the Month (BOM) Challenge color -- blue! You can find all of the details here.
  • For this month's activity, we welcomed Latifah Saafir for a trunk show and lecture entitled "My Journey, My Vision, My Voice." You can read more about it and see lots of pictures in this blog post.

  • We wrapped up the meeting with a great Show and Tell. Keep an eye on our Instagram page to see lots more pics of the meeting, show and tell, and our members' projects throughout the month.

Reminder: We will not have an October meeting because of SewMeSTL, our annual retreat, which will take place Oct. 5-7. Get excited, everyone! More details in this post.

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