Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Meeting Recap (July 11, 2020)

Success!! It's not as rambunctious or colorful as our usual meetings, but the general consensus is that the Zoom format is going to work out just fine! Thanks to everyone who attended. Here is how it went:

Welcome and Guild Business:
  • Tess, our Treasurer, went over a couple of helpful tools within Zoom that should help meetings run effectively. She also then covered our financials. 
  • Pam, our VP, covered a few things that are happening in the quilting world including
    • City Sewing Room is renting time on their Bernina Longarm
    • Perennial is having a Waxed Denim Apron class later this month
    • MQG has regular webinars and lectures, including the upcoming "Taking Photos for Quilt Show Entry" and "Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkards Path"
    • QuiltCon Together Registration is Wednesday, July 15th @ 9am!! If you are interested, be prepared. Classes have gone fast in years past. 
  • Lilo, our Secretary, gave a quick update on membership numbers and attendance. 
  • Upcoming Speaker: We couldn't be more excited to announce Sara Trail, Founder of the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) as a guest speaker for our August meeting. Sara will be presenting on the 'Youth Voice through Textile Arts'. Please visit the 2020 Speakers Page for all the exciting details. Non-members are more than welcome and can join for just a small donation, link on the 2020 Speaker tab. Please spread the word!
  • Zoom Sewcials: Tess McMahon and Nancy Duglosz have put together a list of quick and fun quilting topics and will be hosting these conversations via Zoom throughout the fall. Our first one is Wednesday, July 29, 7-8 PM and the topic is Quilt Labels. Please see the 'Zoom Sewcial' tab to the right for more details and future topics. 
  • Drop Off Boxes: Members around the metro area have volunteered to host drop boxes on their properties into which we can all turn in any items that may be due in the upcoming months. This includes blocks for our Block Lottos and all Charity projects. Please see your recap email for the full details and the Membership Drive for a map of locations and list of folks who are helping. NOTE: If there is not a drop box handy for you, you may mail your items to Tess McMahon. 
Committee Updates: 
  • SewMe Committee: Reminder that SewMe dates have been moved to March 12-14, 2021. 
  • Quilt Show Committee: "The Quilt Show Committee is incorporating Social Distancing into many aspects of our 2021 Quilt Show. As you are planning and making quilts, please consider uniqueness over quantity so we can include quilts from all our members and display a wide variety of modern quilts. We are targeting March 2021 to start accepting quilt submissions." -Robyn Passig and the Quilt Show Committee

BOM Fabric #7 (July): Text
Text fabric would include anything that implies letters, words, or numbers. Have fun!!
(All the details on the 2020 BOM can be found in the tab to the right!)

Fabric Raffle:
While we utilize Zoom, meeting fabric raffles have transitioned to an online format and will be live from the Tuesday meeting reminder until about 11am during the meeting. Links will be provided. This month we had two particularly yummy Guicy Guice fat quarter bundles for members to win. A huge thank you to our sponsor, COTTON CUTS, for providing the fabric. Congratulations to our winners, Jamie Willis and Kerry Calvery! 

Main Programming:
Emily, President, presented a thorough overview of the resources guild members have at their fingertips. If you are not familiar with an element we strongly encourage you to take some time to check it out - links and further details can be found in your recap email. These resources keep us connected, relevant, and educated about our modern quilting movement. 
  • STLMQG Resources:
    • Pre and Post Meeting Emails
    • The Blog!
    • Member Drive on Google
    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    • Zoom
  • MQG Resources: 
    • Regular Emails
    • Main Website
    • Membership Website
    • Instagram

Quick View, Status of Guild Activities:
  1. Block of the Month (BOM). #stlmqgbom
    • Due Date: By the start of the next meeting, post via Instagram using appropriate #s or email to stlmqg@gmail.com
      • Fabric #7 - Text Fabrics!
  2. Charity Projects. #stlmqgcares
  3. Postcard Challenge. #stlmqg
  4. Block Lotto. #stlmqgblocklotto
    • Airmail Envelope
      • Due in drop boxes by August 1st
    • Scrap Bin Geese
      • Due in drop boxes by September 1st
  5. Pin Pennant Swap. #stlmqgpennantswap
    • Sign Up closed, please see your email for details and participation instructions. 
    • If you and your partner are both finished and attending the July Birthday Party, be sure to bring them then! Otherwise, mail to your swap partner no later than July 31st. We want everyone to have them by the August Zoom meeting.
Quick View, Upcoming Events: (This information is also always on the Meeting and Events tab on the blog.):
  1. Home Sew Happy Hour: Tuesday, July 21st, 6-9 PM
  2. STLMQG Birthday Party: Saturday, July 25th, 6-Dark PM
  3. First Zoom Sewcial: Wednesday, July 29th,  7-8 PM
  4. Sara Trail from Social Justice Sewing AcademyAugust 8th, 10-11:30 AM
That's it! See you at the next one!

Monday, July 6, 2020

Meeting #100 (July 11, 2020)

We are excited to welcome everyone to Zoom, the new format in which we will conduct the remainder of our meetings for 2020. Please see the Meeting and Events tab to your right for further information on dates, times, and how to join if you are not a current member. 

Date: July 11, 2020
Time: 10 am-11:30 am
Format: Zoom. 
Links to access the meeting are provided in Tuesday's reminder email, and again in an email sent Friday evening before the meeting.

This meeting will include:

-Welcome & Guild Business:
  :: Membership Information
  :: Financial Information
  :: Quilting News / Around Town

  :: Upcoming Speaker Announcement!!
  :: QuiltCon 2021 Upcoming Registration
  :: 10th Anniversary Party date/location
  :: Sew Me STL 2020 and 2021
  :: Block of the Month Fabric Type
  :: Review of ongoing activities, due dates, and how to turn them in. 
  :: July Fabric Bundle Raffle - ONLINE AND AVAILABLE NOW!! See your email for details. 
  :: Hand-Sew Happy Hour date/time/format
  :: Committee Updates
  :: Member Announcements

- Special Topic
  :: Review/Reminders on the resources provided both by STLMQG and MQG to help us all stay connected to each other and to the offerings and happenings within the modern quilting world during this time of distancing. 

- Show & Tell (time permitting)
- July Bundle Raffle Drawing

-------------------------- Reminders/Items Due ------------------------------

:: Be sure to post your June BOM block on Instagram with #stlmqgbom and #stlmqg! If you do not use Instagram you can email your entry to stlmqg@gmail.com. Due by meeting time (10 am July 11th).