- Gayle, our Treasurer, gave us the updated financial info. You can still pay your 2019 dues; because we're past the halfway point of the year, dues are now just $20 for the rest of the year. You can pay via our Paypal link or mail a check to Gayle (see our member roster for her contact info).
- Krista, our Secretary, announced our membership numbers and passed out our MQG and STLMQG membership pins. We passed 150 members this meeting! Note: This year, the MQG is no longer sending printed membership cards. If you'd like a paper copy to use for discounts, etc., you can access and print it online. To access your digital card, log in to your MQG account, click on "My Dashboard" in the right sidebar, then click the orange "Membership Card" link at the top of your profile page.
- 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:
- This month's Hand-Sew Happy Hour will take place on Tuesday, August 20 at the St. Louis Bread Co. in Brentwood. More info here.
- In September, we're welcoming Giuseppe Ribaudo to the guild for a lecture and workshops. You can find more info about his visit here.
- SewMeSTL registration will take place this week! Be sure to read the email we sent last night with lots of info, as well as the new blog post here.
- QuiltCon will be held in Austin Feb. 20-23. Member registration for classes and entries for the quilt show are now open. Terry Darling and Marge Thomas are organizing our charity quilt efforts this year. They revealed the design and distributed packets for all of the blocks. If you missed the meeting, you can help out with assembling the quilt or other tasks later in the fall.
- Heather Benz told us about all the fun things the SewMeSTL Committee has planned for our retreat, which is coming up October 18-20. On behalf of the Member Swap and Challenge Committee, Terry also announced our final swap of the year, which will take place at SewMe. More info on both can be found here.
- The Charity Committee announced our fifth long-arm quilting winner for the Project Linus project. Congrats to Jessica Schunke, whose quilt top will be quilted by Jamie Mueller. Thank you both for participating! Keep working on those quilts; the final collection will take place in November. You can find all the info on the project here.
- For this month's activity, we celebrated the color wheel. We began by watching Heather Jones’s Creativebug class, Color Theory for Modern Quilters (we watched chapters 2, 3A, and 4). Then, using a variety of paint chips, members chose 3-4 colors in one of three categories (Monochromatic, Analogous, and Complementary/Split-Complementary). After the break, we then explained that members would use those colors to participate in the Mini Masterpiece Challenge. All the details on the challenge can be found here.
- Marie collected the cutest stack of pumpkin blocks for our third and final Block Lotto of the year. Congratulations to our winner, Nancy Dlugosz.
Photo courtesy of Erin Chan
- We announced that the Rainbow BOM skill for August is fussy cutting (details here)! Then, we raffled off a copy of Fussy Cutters Club: A Boot Camp for Mastering Fabric Play by Angie Wilson to those who brought their completed July log cabin/courthouse steps blocks to the meeting.
- We wrapped up the meeting with another 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.
We will not have monthly meetings in September or October. Instead, we hope you can join us for Giuseppe Ribaudo's visit in September (info here) and/or Sew Me St. Louis, our annual in-town member retreat, in October (info here). Our next monthly meeting is November 9.