Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Non-Meeting Recap (March 14, 2020)

Well, it's been a strange couple of weeks, folks, and I imagine it will only continue to get stranger (more strange?) as the next month goes by. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as the board makes the best decisions possible in this rapidly evolving environment. Though we did not get to meet in person, we loved seeing everyone's quilts on Instagram via #sharequiltsnotgerms. We hope you continue to utilize that hashtag throughout the coming weeks as we strive to lift spirits while also supporting each other in staying home and doing our part in preventing the spread of this virus to those less likely to survive it. 

As an added bonus, #sharequiltsnotgerms has been used by The Modern Quilt Guild as an example of how a guild can keep it's momentum in our sequestered days and we've seen members all over the world using it! 

Here is our non-meeting recap:
  • Event Cancellations: 
    • Hand-Sew Happy Hour, March 24th
    • No April Meeting!
      • This is not a cancellation so much as a reminder that we did not schedule a meeting in April due to the Easter holiday and Tara's visit, which has since been cancelled. 
    • Tara Faughnan Trunk Show and Workshops
      • All members who had registered for a workshop have been contacted. We are working hard to reschedule Tara and will notify the membership if/when this is accomplished. 
  • Events Coming Up (as of now):
    • Jen Carlton Bailly Workshop Registration next month
      • Workshop sign up registration links for our June speaker, Jen Carlton-Bailly, will be emailed to members at 8:30PM Thursday, April 16th. Be sure to read the email recap for those details, you don't want to miss it! 
      • The 2020 Speaker tab has details on the two classes Jen will be teaching. The member rate for each workshop is $50. 
      • Be sure you are familiar with the cancellation policy, it is spelled out at the bottom of the 2020 Speaker Tab. 
      • Jen's Trunk Show is June 12th at the Brentwood Community Center. Doors open at 6, presentation to start at 6:30. It is free for STLMQG members, $5 for non-members. 
    • Sign Painting: Barn Quilts, Sunday, April 19th
      • Members can join us in painting your very own Barn Quilt Block! In this workshop you can choose from a variety of barn quilt sign designs. During the workshop you will stain the wood and use a stencil to paint on your design in the colors of your choice. Please see the email for registration links and further details. 
    • Hand-Sew Happy Hour, April 21
      • St. Louis Bread Co. in St. Louis Hills, 6607 Chippewa St., St. Louis, MO 63109
  • 2020 Charity Projects Announcement
    • 3 Charities were selected this year; we will be making pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles and Fostering Families. We will also be making quilts for LEO. You can find all the details on the March 16th Blog Post. 
    • Be sure to use #stlmqgcares and #stlmqg in your social media posts
  • 2020 Challenge Announcement:
    • For this year's Challenge the committee has chosen a postcard inspired quilt. We want this quilt to portray a story, just as a postcard would.  Select a destination, event or life happening and make a postcard like quilt to tell us that story!  You can find all the details on the March 17th Blog Post. 
  • 2020 Block of the Month (BOM) March and April fabric types are being announced right now! Both are due by the May meeting as we do not have an April meeting.  Full details here.  Don't forget to use #stlmqgbom and #stlmqg to earn your points toward the end of year drawings. 
Fabric #3 (March): Geometric

A geometric pattern can be defined as a pattern consisting of lines and geometric figures, such as triangles, circles and squares, that tend to be symmetrical.

Fabric #4 (April): Abstract

A motif that does not depict a person, place, or thing in the natural world and are hard to describe in any other way. 

  • Odds and Ends
    • Block Lotto Blocks are now due at the May meeting! Feel free to use this time to make more.  The next Block Lotto block will be announced in May as well. 
    • The first 2020 swap has been postponed until May. Stay tuned, the committee has a really cute plan!
    • The Programming Committee continues to ask for ideas and volunteers willing to do live demos of any Tip/Trick/Technique (10 minutes) to share during a Guild Meeting. Reach out to Robin Medici directly with your input.

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