Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Meeting Recap (November 12, 2022)

We got together Saturday for some crafty fun and social time. Check out November's meeting highlights.

Guild Business
  • Details of local and online events:
    • PerennialSTL: Intro to Mesh Embroidery, Saturday 11/19, 10am - 1pm Upcycled Quilt Coat, Wednesday 12/14 & 12/21, 6pm - 9pm

    • Jackman’s: Christmas Stocking, Thursday 11/17, 10:30am - 2:30pm Build Your Own Bargello Quilt, Saturday 11/19, 10:30am - 4:30pm

    • Do you know of some quilty fun? Be sure to share it in our Facebook group or Instagram page.

  • Congratulations to the newly elected board officers!
    • President: Octavia Pitts through 2023
    • Vice President: Jennifer Deck 2023-2024
    • Secretary: Gail Luther through 2023
    • Treasurer: Susan Muszynski 2023-2024
  • Our current membership numbers are 210 guildies. WOW!!
  • Announcements and Reminders:
    • Membership renewal for 2023 is HERE. Dues will remain $40.
    • Hand (Home) Sew Happy Hour is tonight from 6-9PM. This is the last one for the year. ZOOM link.
    • December raffle meeting will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month-12/17/22 in the Sunset Room. Not the second Saturday and not our normal meeting room. There will NOT be Zoom for this meeting. Please note the change.
    • Tickets for the raffle can be purchased BEFORE the meeting begins.

Kanzashi Flower Folding

We had a chance to mingle with our fellow guild pals while learning how to fold fabric Kanzashi style. After you fold a few petals you can string them together to make a flower. Between chatting with friends and working with our hands, it seemed like everyone had a good time. Thank you to the Programming committee for coming up with a fun activity!

Committee Updates
  • SewMe STL
    • Despite a couple of hiccups, our first SewMe retreat in three years was a success!
    • Save the date for next year's retreat: September 15-17, 2023.
  • Charity Committee
    • The charity committee is still tallying the final count, but a conservative estimate is that our guild produced 200+ quilts to donate to The Women's Safe House. What a beautiful effort from our guild!
  • Swap and Challenge
    • The Fabric Placement challenge has come to an end. Thank you to the committee for bringing this to life.
    • Prize winners for participating: Barb Phelps, Terry Darling, Gail McCarthy, and Megan Smith. Congratulations!

Other Items Covered
  • Fabric Raffle: Thanks to Cotton Cuts we gave away two FQ bundles of Sketchbook by Alexia Marcelle Abegg to Hope Wyss and Robyn Passig. Hooray!
  • Block of the Month Wrap-up: 
    • All of the tutorials for the 2022 Block of the Month are posted on the blog and you still have a chance to win. 
    • Any member who completes their block of the month quilt top by January's meeting will be entered to win a free longarming service from Dottie Vaughn!
    • September and October Block of the Month winners are Kathy Leahy and Carol Schmidt. High fives!
  • Donation: Our membership voted to make a donation to SewHopeSTL to aid in their flood recovery.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Meeting #124 (November 12, 2022)

Anyone else wondering how it's November already? With the SewMe retreat wrapped up, it's time to focus on the culmination of our many projects and challenges. Here's what to expect at the November meeting.

Date: November 12, 2022
Time: 10 am-12:30 pm
Shrewsbury Center - 5200 Shrewsbury Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119


-Welcome & Guild Business
  • Zoom etiquette
  • Financial Information
  • Membership Information
  • Quilting News/Around Town
  • Reminders and Announcements
  • Board election details
  • BOM Wrap-up
  • Committee updates
    • QuiltCon Charity Quilt: Collect remaining blocks.
    • Charity: Collect remaining quilts
    • SewMe: Weekend recap
    • Swap/Challenge: Show and Share
  • Check in
  • Turn QuiltCon Charity Quilt packets
  • Turn in charity quilts
  • Cast ballots
  • Return library books
  • Turn in donations for December raffle
  • Buy raffle tickets
  • Visit free table
-November Activity - Kanzashi Flower Folding

The Programming committee is presenting a Japanese flower folding activity. We'll have supplies available, but if you would like to use your own please bring:
  • Scraps of coordinating fabric cut into squares of 1.5-3".
  • Coordinating buttons
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
-Meeting Wrap-up
  • September and October Block of the Month winners
  • Fabric raffle winner - Thank you Cotton Cuts!
  • Attendance Prizes
  • Show & Tell (time permitting)
-------------------------- Reminders ------------------------------
  • Bring in donations for the December raffle
  • Turn in completed blocks for the QuiltCon Charity quilt
  • Bring your Swap/Challenge blocks and projects for show and share
  • Post your October BOM entries by 11:59 PM this Friday. #stlmqgbom
  • Buy raffle tickets online HERE.
  • Return any library books you have.
  • Wear your name tags.
  • Free table items.
  • Bring your Show and Share goodies!