Monday, October 28, 2013

October Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order on time by President Lori Hartman. All members were welcomed. 14 members and 5 guests were present.
Committee reports were called: Lori H reported that the donations of cross blocks for Roberts’s Hope quilts will continue. Sherry M. delivered the Treasurer’s Report. Lori H. announced we are now a fully registered member of the National organization of the Modern Quilt Guild. As of this meeting we have 31 members.
New business was called: Jessie L. gave a presentation on Sewing Summit. Jessie mentioned several blogs during her presentation, among them: Laugh Live Love; Hot Pink Stitches; Two More Minutes; and her own, Inside the Paper Box. The Solid One Yard Rip Off was conducted with a twist; the direction was reversed for a larger variety of fabric. OYRO – Polka Dots projects were presented; FYI the lunch box tutorial can be found on the Pink Penguin blog. It was decided to participate in the ORYO again next month with the fabric selection of CHRISTMAS. Chantal demonstrated the importance of conditioning your thread with beeswax for handwork without knots and tangles. Show and Tell was presented. Door prizes from Jaybird Quilts, Stitched With Love, and Creative Sewlutions were awarded. A $25 gift card from Stitched with Love was awarded to a OYRO – Polka Dot participant. The Tote and Treats Challenge was conducted with 12 participants. A challenge was issued to complete a project with the OYRO – Solids edition. The Pantone Color of the Year Emerald Wonky Log Cabin fabric was passed out. Make one or more Wonky Log Cabin Blocks with an Emerald center. One or more winners will be selected, contingent on the number of participants. Contact Bettepat with any questions, or to get Emerald center fabric. The next meeting was announced for 5 November 2013. The program will be Last Minute Christmas Gifts, please bring ideas and examples to demonstrate. Mark your calendars, there will not be a meeting in January 2014.
No old business was discussed.
The meeting adjourned timely

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